Dr. Kaoru Kashiwagi
Admitted to the Japan Bar in 1952, Mr. Kashiwagi has extensive experience in domestic and international legal matters. During his more than 65 years of practice, he has handled a wide variety of legal matters, specializing in commercial litigation and arbitration matters. In 1989, Mr. Kashiwagi became the first Japanese bengoshi licensed as a Foreign Law Consultant in Hawaii.
The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1950); Judicial Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (1950-52); International Comparative Law Center, Dallas, Texas (1977); Tsukuba University, Graduate School of Business Sciences, Business Law (Doctor of Law (Ph.D.), 2004); University of Hawaii (Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, 2005).
Mediation Committee, Tokyo Family Court (1970); Sub-Committee for Compulsory Execution in Civil Matters, Legislative Council, Ministry of Justice, (1979-80); Consultation Committee for Enactment of Rules Concerning Civil Matters, Supreme Court (1980); Sub-Committee for Commercial Code, Legislative Council, Ministry of Justice (1983-85); and Counsel, Japan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (1975-present); External Auditor, Honshu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (2009-2013); Daini Tokyo Bar Association (Vice-President, 1965).
Daini Tokyo Bar Association; Hawaii Bar Association (as Foreign Law Consultant); America-Japan Society; Tokyo American Club; The International Friendship Exchange Council.