Kenji Yano qualified as an attorney at law in 2010 and established Tokyo Kokusai (International) Partners Law Office with his colleagues in Tokyo in 2020. He was a former member of Foreign Nationals and International Service Section of Tokyo Public Law Office. He has experience working at law firms in Tokyo and London.
He provides legal services on all matters of domestic and international family law (children law including Hague Convention cases, divorce law, the law of succession, older people), all issues concerning foreign nationals, employment law, and employment law and corporate compliance.
As well as Juris Doctor (JD) in Competition Law in Japan, he received Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights Law from University College London (London) in 2018. He has experience working at Dawson Cornwell in 2019, a leading international family law firm in England recognised nationally and globally. He had also conducted research in family law in London and Melbourne from 2018 to 2020, with a particular interest in child’s welfare, the ethic of care and relational theory. He is a member of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL).
His legal service has been highly appreciated by his clients. Not only has he researched and worked in Japan and overseas, but he has also travelled over 20 countries across the world. He understands how hard it would be for foreign nationals to live outside their countries and how they feel if they have troubles outside their home.
If you have any issues concerned please do not hesitate to contact him. He is here to support you and does his best to achieve your best interests.
Professional Experience/ Education
|2007||Hitotsubashi University, Faculty of Law (B.A, Comparative Law)|
|2009||Kobe University School of Law (J.D with Distinction, Competition/Antitrust Law)|
|2010||Qualified as an Attorney at Law in Japan|
|2011-2017||Associate, Usui & Partners (Tokyo)|
|2018||University College London, Faculty of Laws (LLM in Human Rights Law)|
|2018-20||Conducted research in family law in London (UK) & Melbourne (Australia)|
|2019||Foreign Lawyer, Dawson Cornwell (London)|
|2020||Tokyo Public Law Office, Foreign Nationals and International Service Section|
|2021||Tokyo Kokusai (International) Partners Law Office (newly established)|
- Member of Japan Federation of Bar Associations
- Member of Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association including the following committee member;
- Domestic Relations Legislation
- Hague Convention on Child Abduction.
- Arbitration Center (Vice-Chairman of International Family Affairs ADR Subcommittee)
- Human Rights Protection (Foreign Affaires Section)
- International Exchange
- Japan Association of Arbitrators（JAA）
- International Society of Family Law (ISFL)
- Lawyers Network for Foreigners
- English Speakling Lawyers List of the Embassies in Japan (UK, US, Australian, etc.)
- Registered Attorney dealing with the Hague Convention on Child Abduction cases of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
- Supporting Member of the non-profit organisation ‘Fathering Japan’ which encourages fathers todo caring for children.
- Supporter of the non-profit organisation ‘Orange Ribbon’ whose aim is to combat child abuse.
”Family Law Implications in the Neo-Pandemic Society” (September 2020）
※Webinar for foreign Consular staffs in Japan [language: English]
- Reading Books: “The Tale of Genji” (by Shikibu Murasaki), Sōseki Natsume, Yukio Mishma, Kazuo Ishiguro
- Travelling: around 20 countries across the world
- Visiting Bookshops in the world: the most favourite is Hatchards in England.
- Sports: baseball (15 years), tennis, table tennis, scuba diving
- Films & Music: Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran