Miguel Kitamura is the founder of KitamuraLaw. A graduate of
Tokyo University, he worked in the Japanese government for 13
years and began his career in private practice in 1992. He holds
master's degrees from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School
of Government, Harvard University. Miguel Kitamura represents a
wide range of internationally-known clients in
telecommunications and broadcasting, life sciences, software
and intellectual property in Tokyo, for their
regulatory/commercial issues and acquisition/merger transactions
of these firms.
He represented the Japanese government institutions in cases brought
against before the World Trade Organization. He also wrote several articles
on the issues of high-technology industries including semiconductors and
pharmaceuticals, and international intellectual property issues. Languages: English, français
Mamoru Narukawa, Ph.D. in biostatistics
Dr. Narukawa, graduate of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of Tokyo
University, brings unique value to the firm's service as a scientific
advisor. Previously, he served in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
of Japan and is well versed in the agency practice. He held key positions
in approval, development and reimbursement of drugs. He is also a tenured professor at Kitasato University.
Koki Arai, Ph.D. in economics
Dr. Arai who worked in the Fair Trade Commission of Japan on a variety of international and transactional issues is
currently professor of economics at Shume University. He has written extensively on economic analysis of competition
and regulatory issues facing Japan.
Yuji Kitamura, Ph.D. in physics
Dr. Kitamura received a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Welfare Economics of Drug Approval in Japan (2013)
WTO Evidentiary Rules (1999)
Application of Japanese Law to Web Transactions (1997)
Paul Krugman's Impact on International Trade Policy