KIKUCHI & PARTNERS

HIROKO KIKUCHI: PARTNER

Hiroko Kikuchi: Partner

Career

March 2000 Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
November 2001 Passed Bar Exam
April 2002 Legal Apprentice (56th Term)
October 2003 Completed legal apprenticeship (56th Term)
Registered as an attorney with Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Joined this Office
April 2006 Vice Chairperson of the Committee of Criminal Law System and Rights of Criminal Detainees of Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Member of JFBA Criminal Detention System Reform Realization Headquarters and member of the Secretariat of the same
November 2007 Promoted to Junior Partner
July 2008 Studied in the United States (New York University, Law School)
August 2010 Returned to Japan and reinstated with the Office
November 2010 Passed the Bar Exam of the State of New York, U.S.A.
April 2011 Chairperson of the Committee of Criminal Law System and Rights of Criminal Detainees of Daini Tokyo Bar Association
May 2011 Registered with the State of New York, U.S.A. as an attorney
October 2012 Promoted to Partner
April 2014 Chairperson of the Joint Committee of the Three Tokyo Bar Associations to Investigate Detention Facilities
February 2016 Volunteer Probation Officer

Fields of Expertise

  • Corporate legal affairs
  • Labor cases
  • Examination of English contracts, etc.

Publications

  • “Report of Inspection Tour of the MH Prison Downview,” UK Survey Report of the Joint Committee of the Three Tokyo Bar Associations to Investigate Detention Facilities
  • “Report of Inspection Tour of the MH Prison Manchester,” UK Survey Report of the Joint Committee of the Three Tokyo Bar Associations to Investigate Detention Facilities
  • “A look at the Prison Inspection System and the Appeal Examination System in Britain – UK Survey Report of the Joint Committee of the Three Tokyo Bar Associations to Investigate Detention Facilities –,” CPR New Letter (Center for Prisoner Rights Newsletter), March 2007 Issue
  • ‘Study on the Causes of False Charges’, Keiso Shobo (translation collaboration of chapters 6 and 7)
  • “Report of Inspection Tour of the Harima Rehabilitation Program Center,” NIBEN Frontier, July 2013 Issue
  • “Civil Engineering Viewed from the Outside: Power behind the Scenes,” Journal of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers Vol.101, No. 2 (February 2016 Issue)
  • ’Death Penalty and the Victims’, Nippon Hyoron Sha, Co., Ltd. (Japanese translation of the English book published by United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner) (translation of 3.1(3) of Chapter 3)
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