Curriculum Vitae

Kichimoto Asaka

Born: January 30, 1960, Tokyo, Japan

Nationality: Japan

Education: LL.B., Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, 1983; LL.M., Graduate School, Division of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo, 1985; LL.M., Duke University School of Law, 1987

Employment: 1985-1990 Research Associate, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo; 1990-1992 Lecturer in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo; 1992-2004 Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo; 2004-present Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo

Academic and Professional Organizations: Executive Director, Japanese American Society for Legal Studies; Director, Japanese Society of Comparative Law; Member, Japan Association of the Law of Civil Procedure; Associate, American Bar Association; Member, Supreme Court Historical Society; Associate Member, International Academy of Comparative Law

Teaching Subjects: Anglo-American Law, Introduction to Law

Major Publications
Article (written in English):
– Electoral Reform in Japan: A Comparative Constitutional Law Perspective, (1997) 27 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 25
–Debates on Constitutional Amendments and the Possible Establishment of a "Constitutional Court" in Japan, [2004] 10 New Zealand Association for Comparative Law Yearbook 129 (2005)
–Admired but Unwelcome American Lawyers, 23 Duke Law Magazine no.2 at 42 (2005)
–Common Law Education in Japan: Past, Present, and Future, (2009) 39 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 747

Books (written in Japanese):
– Federal and State Judicial Systems in the United States (University of Tokyo Press 1999)
– American Civil Procedure (Kobundo 2000, 2nd ed. 2008, 3rd ed. 2016)
– Access Guide for Foreign Laws (co-authored, Ichiro Kitamura ed., University of Tokyo Press 2004)
– Selected Cases of American Law (co-edited, Norio Higuchi et al. eds., Yuhikaku 2012)

Articles (written in Japanese):
– Multidistrict Litigation in the United States Courts; Transfer, and Coordination or Consolidation, 103 Journal of the Jurisprudence Association no.4 at 155, no.5 at 136 (1986)
– The Reach of the Federal Courts in the United States: Federalism Limits on Exercising the Jurisdiction, 109 Journal of the Jurisprudence Association no.2 at1, no.3 at 108, no.4 at 74, no.5 at 82 (1992)
– Judicial System in America Prior to the Enactment of the Judiciary Act of 1789: The Evolution of Ideas on "Independent Judiciary" and "Appellate Review" , 106 Journal of the Association of Political and Social Sciences nos.3/4 at 125 (1993)
– Access to Court and Abuse of Process: Debates on Amendments to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Japanese Law in an International Context 155 (Shiro Ishii & Norio Higuchi eds, University of Tokyo Press 1995)
– The Structure of the Common Law in the Nineteenth-Century America: Swift v. Tyson Revisited, 112 Journal of the Jurisprudence Association no.12 at 1 (1995), 113 Journal of the Jurisprudence Association no.1 at 1 (1996)
– The Abolition of Appeals to the Privy Council and the Establishment of the Supreme Court in New Zealand: Weakened Unity of the Common Law?, 120 Journal of the Association of Political and Social Sciences nos.5/6 at 72 (2007)
–Strategy and Tactics of American Lawyers in Class Actions, 3 The University of Tokyo Law Review 135 (2008)
–The Initiative Process in California: How Can Citizens Make Law?, 71 Sociology of Law 23 (2009)
– Mutual Citations of Decisions Among Common Law Countries: England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, 74 Comparative Law Journal 19 (2012)
– The Lost Substance of the Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution: The Role of a General Provision for Unenumerated Rights, 2 On Modern Constitutionalism 177 (Yasuo Hasebe et al. eds., Yuhikaku 2013)
– Law-making in the United States, 1 Dynamics of Contemporary Law: Formation and Establishment of Law (Yasuo Hasebe ed., Iwanami 2014)
–Constitutional Issues of Bankruptcy Law in the United States: On Bankruptcy Clause, Contact Clause and Article III, Current Missions of Civil Proceedings (Hiroshi Takahasi et al. eds., Yuhikaku 2015)