Hiraku Kanaya


March 2005 Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
March 2007 Completed the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Law and Politics, School of Law (the University of Tokyo, Law School)
September 2007 Passed the New Bar Exam
November 2007 Legal Apprentice (New 61st Term)
December 2008 Completed legal apprenticeship (New 61st Term)
Registered as an attorney with Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Joined this Office
September 2010 Member of the JFBA Headquarters of Realization of Court Ordered Full Attendant System and member of the Secretariat of the same
June 2011 JFBA Headquarters of Realization of Court Ordered Full Attendant System, Deputy Secretary General
June 2015 Committee/secretariat member of the Committee on the Rights of Children, JFBA (current post)

Fields of Expertise

  • Family affairs cases (parental authority, surrender of child custody, visitation contact, adult guardianship, minor guardianship, etc.)Corporate legal affairs
  • Juvenile cases
  • Criminal cases


  • New Practical Guide for Juvenile Cases (Third Edition)’, Gendaijinbun-sha (joint authorship)
  • “Issues and Points to Note in the Application of the Revised Juvenile Act,” Niben Frontier, March 2015 Issue
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