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Takehiro OHYA

Professor of Jurisprudence,
Keio University Faculty of Law

Takehiro OHYA is professor at Keio University Faculty of Law, where he lectures on Jurisprudence. He was a research fellow of the Graduate School of Law and Political Science, at the University of Tokyo from 1997 to 2001, and wrote his fellowship thesis entitled: Rule and Meaning --- A Basic Theory on the Nature of Legal Interpretation, for which he was awarded an encouragement prize by the JALP (Japan Association of Legal Philosophy). After serving for the University of Tokyo for 4 years, he moved to Nagoya University Graduate School of Law as Associate Professor in 2001, and was promoted into full Professor in 2013, lecturing mainly on the history of legal ideas. His main fields of research are the philosophical basis of legal interpretation, and the effect of information technology on legal / political systems. He is a member of IVR (Internationale Vereinigung fuer Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie) and JALP, in which he works as a member of executive board from 2009.

Education

Education

1993-1995
School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo.
1995-1997
School of Law, the University of Tokyo
LL.B. in Public Law

Positions

Positions

Main Employment

1997-2001
Assistant Fellow, Graduate School of Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
2001-2013
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University
2013-2015
Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University
2015-present
Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Adjunct Positions

2002-2005
Adjunct Lecturer, Nagoya University of Foreign Studies
2007-2010
Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
2008-2011
Fellow, Virtual Center for Advanced Studies in Institution, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
2010-2015
Presidential Advisor, Nagoya University
2011
Visiting Scholar, the University of Washington Law School
2012-2013
Adjunct Lecturer, Tokyo Metropolitan University
2016-present
Visiting Professor, Nagoya University
2016-2018
Adjunct Lecturer, Nagoya University Law School
2016-present
Adjunct Lecturer, International Christian University

Academic Organizations

Academic Organizations

Japan Society for Legal Philosophy
Member, Executive Board Member (2009-), Audit (2009-2013), Secretary (2013-2017)
International Society for Legal and Social Philosophy
Member
Japan Society for Law and Education
Member
Japan Institute of Law and Information Systems
Member
Institute for Information and Communication Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Comminications
Visiting Fellow (2017-)

Professional Boards

Professional Boards

2016-present
Member, Committee for AI Network Society, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Comminications
Member, Working Group for Spending Reform, Counsil for Admin. Reform, Cabinet Secretariat
2018-present
External Reviewer, Admin. Policy Review, Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare
Member, Committee for Principle of Human-Centric AI Society, Cabinet Office
External Reviewer, Admin. Policy Review, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry
Member, Counsil for Local Institutions, Cabinet Office
2019-present
Member, Committee for Policy Evaluation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Member, Research Committee for Local Assemblies, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Advisor, Bureau of Admin. Evaluation, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Member, Counsil for Youth Problem, Tokyo Metropolitan Office
Member, Research Committee for Post Management in Local Public Organizations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Temporal Member, Counsil for Transportation Policy, Ministry of Land Infrastructure Transport and Tourism
2020-present
Chair, Board for Data Utilization to Solve Social Problems, Yahoo Co.
Member, Future Choice 2.0, Cabinet Office
External Reviewer, Admin. Policy Review, Ministry of Justice

Works in English

  • Takehiro OHYA, "Image of Jurisprudence Reconstructed to Enhance Innovation: Liability Allocation for Improved Predictability", in: Sébastien Lechevalier (ed.), Innovation Beyond Technology: Science for Society and Interdisciplinary Approaches, Springer, 2019, pp. 285-299.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "Privacy and Safety in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)", Annemarie Matusche-Beckmann / Takuma Sato (eds.), Rechtsprobleme der Informationsgesellschaft: Japanisch-Deutscher Rechtsdialog (Iurisprudentia Saraviensis: Schriftenreihe der rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes, Band 10), Verlag Alma Mater, 2018/4, pp. 215-225.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "Legal Assistance and Legal Development: a View from Japan", Kosuke Nasu (ed.), Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft 152 "Insights about the Nature of Law from History (the 11th Kobe Lecture, 2014)", Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017/3, pp. 89-95.
  • Takehiro OHYA, “History and Present of Legal Interpretation in Japan”, in: Yuanshi Bu (ed.), Juristische Methodenlehre in China und Ostasien, Mohr Siebeck, 2016/2, pp. 241-255.
  • Takehiro Ohya, "Is There Any Need for the Judges to Go Further?: Comment on Cass R. Sunstein, Beyond Judicial Minimalism", Yasutomo Morigiwa and Hirohide Takikawa (eds.), Archif für Rechts- ind Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft 132 "Judicial Minimalism --- For and Against: Proceedings of the 9th Kobe Lectures. Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto, June 2008", Franz Steiner Verlag / Nomos Verlag , 2012/11, pp. 45-50.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "Twisted Diet: A Failure in Legislating Politics in Japan", Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation, Harts Publishing, vol. 2, no. 3, 2009/4, pp. 253-269.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "On the Scarcity of Civil Litigation in Japan: Two Different Approaches and More", Acta Juridica Hungarica, vol. 49, no. 3, The Institute for Legal Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Science, 2008, pp. 340-350.
  • Takehiro OHYA, “Flaming, Balkanization, and “Burning-up”: The Modern Bandits Haunting the Internet”, Proceedings for The 2nd International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, vol. 2, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2006, pp. 294-299.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "Some Ideas on the Codifications: Killing, Resurrecting, or Delivering Legal Interpretations", Proceedings for the International Symposium “Re-Codification and Social Changes in the Age of Globalization”, The JSPS Bilateral Program with Hungary: Joint Research and Seminar on “Recodification in the Age of Globalization”, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, and Center for Asian Legal Exchange, 2005, 7 pages.

Translations from English to Japanese

  • Lauren F. Pfister & Fèi Lèrén, "Justice in East Asian Thought", New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, 6 vols., Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004. → 「東アジア思想における正義」『新スクリブナー思想大事典』丸善、2016。
  • John Rawls, "Kantian Constructivism in Moral Theory," Collected Papers, ch. 16, Samuel Freeman (ed.), Harvard University Press, 2001, pp. 303-358. → 「道徳理論におけるカント的構成主義」(未公刊)
  • 梁承斗「人権保障: どのような人権を、どのように」今井弘道・森際康友・井上達夫(編)『変容するアジアの法と哲学』 有斐閣, 1999/3, pp. 75-78.