Hiroyuki Kamano is partner of the Kamano Sogo Law Offices in Tokyo.  His principal areas of practice are international transaction, banking, and investment law. He is a member of the Tokyo Bar and the District of Columbia (U.S.) Bar. Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Kamano practiced law at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. for eight years.

Mr. Kamano is active as a lecturer and commentator. He has lectured at various U.S. and Japanese institutes, including Georgetown University Law Center, the Smithsonian Institute, the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department, and the Japanese Foreign Office and the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren).  He also appears as a guest speaker on Japanese television.

Mr. Kamano has authored numerous English and Japanese books and articles in the area of U.S.-Japanese economic relations as well as international trade, banking, and investment law.  He published a book entitled “Patent Mafia Attacks Japan” in 1993.  Further, he contributed to his own bi-weekly column “Washington Hotline” in Tokyo Keizai (Oriental Business Weekly) for four years.  His articles also have appeared in the East Asian Executive Report, Speaking of Japan, Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Japan Economic Journal), Nihon Kogyo Shimbun (Japan Industrial Journal), and Kokusai Shoji Homu (Journal of International Business Law).

Prior to practicing law in Washington, D.C. as an American lawyer, Mr. Kamano was affiliated with the Legal Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan from 1979 to 1981.  Before that he served the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from 1971 to 1979.  During this period he was active in various international conferences, including the Puerto Rico Summit Conference in 1976, the Meeting between Prime Minister Fukuda and President Carter in 1978, the Conference of International Economic Cooperation in 1976, the United Nations Committee on Multinational Corporations in 1977 and the OECD Ministerial Conference in 1976 and 1977.

Mr. Kamano received his law degree from Kyoto University in 1969 and Master of Law degrees from the University of Tokyo and Harvard Law School in 1971 and 1974.

For further information, please contact Hiroyuki Kamano at:

Hibiya U-1 Building 14th Floor
1-1-7, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-0011, Japan
Email: hkamano@kamanosogo.jp
Website: www.kamanosogo.jp/lawyers.html