1.5 billion people speak English in the world but of these only about 25% speak English as their first language. When a businessperson from China has a meeting with a businessperson from Japan, they will probably conduct their meeting in English. If a businessperson from Russia joins them, it is almost certain that the common language will be English. Our GMAP course aims to give students not only a sound foundation in international business law but also the confidence and ability to speak about, listen to, read and write about business law matters in English. Students who have both a sound grasp of business law and the ability to communicate about it in English, will be able to deal with business partners from every country in the world. They will be able to negotiate legally safe transactions and also present strong legal arguments in the event of a dispute.
Prof. Fujio KAWASHIMA川島 富士雄 教授
LL.B. (1990, University of Tokyo)
1990 Research Associate, University of Tokyo
1996 Associate Professor, Kanazawa University
2005 Associate Professor, Nagoya University
2011 Professor, Nagoya University
2015 Professor, Kobe University
International Economic Law, Competition Law in Asian Countries
Since 1990, I have been tackling research topics including: the WTO dispute settlement system, legal reform after China’s accession to the WTO, and development of competition law in Asian countries. For a decade, I have been supervising in English a lot of foreign students who were interested in WTO law and competition law. Taking advantage of such experience, I would like to invite you to the study of international economic law and/or competition law. In GMAP, I am in charge of coordinating and lecturing courses such as WTO Law and Asian Competition Law. Please feel free to visit my office if you are interested in the above-mentioned topics, regardless whether you are taking these courses.
Prof. Yukio OKITSU興津 征雄 教授
LL.M. (2005, University of Paris II; 2002, University of Tokyo)
My research interests include jurisdiction of States, especially the issues of extraterritoriality in various fields of law (international criminal law, corruption, sanction law, data protection). At the GMAP, I am in charge of the Public International Law course as a coordinator. Studying public international law helps you put things in perspective, even if you pursue your career in business law or private law. I would be happy to advise you and liaise you with the course.