Amemiya Law Office specializes in shipping law 

as well as neighboring area such as Land, Air and Multimodal Transportation and 

International Trade, Insolvency and Corporate matters.



What's New

  • 1/2/2024
   Takashi Hakoi, Basic Lecture on Maritime Law 5th Edition was published.
    Articles published in the 2023 issue of Maritime Transport Studies (No. 72)
             Masahiro Amemiya, "Duties and Responsibilities of the Parties in Salvage at Sea"
  • 25/11/2023
  Shinichi Takano served as a moderator and commentator on the topic of "Various Issues Regarding Rejection of  
  Receipt of Carriage of Goods by Sea by Consignee in Chinese Court Cases" at the lecture held by the 
          Japan-China Maritime Law Joint Study Group.
  • 11/2023
      Masahiro Amemiya was appointed to the visiting professor of the Dalian Maritime University in China.
  • 7/2023
   Masahiro Amemiya was appointed as a member of the sub-committee for the revision of the TOMAC Arbitration  
           Rules.
  • 3/2023
           Masahiro Amemiya and Takashi Hakoi were appointed as members of the Collision Convention Committee of the                    Japanese Maritime Law Association
  • 1/2/2023
           Articles published in the February issue of Kaijiho-Kenkyukaishi (No. 258)
                Shinichi Takano, "Case Note: The meaning of "seagoing vessel" under and Article 684 of the Commercial Code and Article 2(1)(i) of the Act on Limitation of Shipowner Liability." 
  • 1/2/2023

     "The Law of Marine Collision" [2nd edition], co-authored by Masahiro Amemiya, Takashi Hakoi and others was    
     published.
     
  • 28/12/2022

       The following article was published in the 4th volume of Waseda University Law Society Centenary Commemorative
       Essay, Developments, Advanced and International Law Edition.
    Takashi Hakoi, "Consideration of the shipper's right to dispose of freight
                                    - with a focus on the shipper's right to hold a registered bill of lading"
  • 8/2022
 Masahiro Amemiya and Takashi Hakoi were appointed as members of the Electric Bills of Lading Committee of the     Japanese Maritime Law Association.
  • 1/8/2022

     Articles published in the August issue of Kaijiho-Kenkyukaishi (No. 256)
    Shinichi Takano, "Functions of bailment in cargo claims under English law"

  • 1/6/2022

       Articles published in the June issue of Jiyu to Seigi featuring Issue 1: "Today's Development of the Contract of
       Carriage".
        Takashi Hakoi, "General Comments: Fundamental Features of the Law of Contracts for Carriage of
    Goods and its Particularities"
        Shinichi Takano, "Basic Structure of Contracts for Carriage of Goods"

  • 27/4/2022

     Masahiro Amemiya and Takashi Hakoi were appointed as members of the Legislative Counsel of the Ministry of
     Justice (Commercial Law (Bill of Lading) Subcommittee).

  • 4/2022
  Masahiro Amemiya's courses (Practice and Law of International Maritime Matters) as a lecturer at Waseda University
  Graduate School of Law have been changed from Maritime Safety and Maritime Disputes to Law of Charter Party I               and II.
  • 2/2022

     "Japan National Report : Cruise Industry in Japan and Applicable Laws and Regulations", co-authored by 
       Takashi Hakoi, Fumiko Masuda and Shinichi Takano is published in the "Legal Aspects of Cruises"

  • 25/9/2021

       Masahiro Amemiya moderated the Lecture "Trend of Maritime Law in China, Korea and Japan" at the 13th East Asia
       Maritime Law Forum.

  • 1/4/2021

       Masahiro Amemiya and Takashi Hakoi were as members of the committee on the digitization of commercial law.

  • 28/3/2021

       Takashi Hakoi was appointed to the board of directors of the Dalian Arbitration Commission in China.

  • 25/3/2021

       Article published in the March issue of The Report of The Japanese Maritime Law Association (No.64):
    Masahiro Amemiya
        "Introduction" : Special feature "Amendments to Standard Forms related to Maritime Transactions"
    (Discussion at the 69th Annual Meeting of Maritime Law Association of Japan)

  • 10/3/2021

     Masahiro Amemiya was appointed as a Special Commissioner of the Judicial System Research Committee
     of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.

  • 20/2/2021

       Takashi Hakoi, Basic Lecture on Maritime Law 4th Edition was published.

  • 11/2020
 Shinichi Takano joined Amemiya Law Office.
  • 9/12/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya gave a lecture on the theme of "Arrest of Ships in Japan" at the 2019 Maritime Law Conference
 organized by the Chinese Maritime Research Institute, Department of Shipping and Transportation Management 
   (NKUST), Taiwan Kaohsiung District Court.
  • 1/11/2019
 Article published in the November issue of Kaijiho-Kenkyukaishi (No. 245):
Masahiro Amemiya = Li Gang (Chinese Lawyer) = Fang Yi (Chinese Lawyer) 
"Private International Maritime Law in China"
  • 28/9/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya moderated the "Revision of Standard Terms and Conditions for Shipping" discussion at the 69th
 Japan Maritime Law Association.
  • 22/7/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya and Takashi Hakoi gave a lecture on the following topics at the Japan-China Maritime Law Study
 Group held by the Institute of Maritime Law (Waseda University Research Institute) and Dalian Maritime University.

  Masahiro Amemiya - Private International Maritime Law
Takashi Hakoi - Common provisions on contracts of land, sea and air carriage after the revision of the Japanese
        Commercial Code
  • 7/2019
   Masahiro Amemiya lectured at the seminar on “Bill of Lading’s Practice” at the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
  • 6/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya lectured at the seminar on “Basic Bill of Ladings” at the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
  • 26/3/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya gave a lecture on the theme of "Outline of Goods Transportation law and the Maritime Commerce law  under the Revised Commercial Code" at the JFBA Live Business Training.
  • 3/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya lectured at the seminar on “Bill of Lading’s Practice” at the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
  • 9/3/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya and Takashi Hakoi presented the following at the Japan-China Maritime Law 
   Public Symposium held by the Institute of Maritime Law (Waseda University Research Institute).

  Chair: Masahiro Amemiya

  Theme: Revision of the China Maritime Commerce Law
  Reporter: Beiping Chu (Professor and Dean of Dalian Maritime University)
  Moderator: Takashi Hakoi
  • 2/2019
 Masahiro Amemiya lectured at the seminar on “Basic Bill of Ladings” at the Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
  • 1/2/2019
 Article published in the February issue of Kaijiho-Kenkyukaishi (No. 242):
Masahiro Amemiya = Li Gang (Chinese Lawyer) = Fang Yi (Chinese Lawyer) 
"Issues related to the bankruptcy of shipping companies in China"
  • 27/12/2018

       Masahiro Amemiya was appointed as the chair of "Review Committee on Standard Conditions of Carriage and
       Standard Conditions of Coastal Carriage" which has been organized by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport
       and Tourism.  
  • 25/12/2018
 Takashi Hakoi gave a lecture on the theme of "Succession, Development, and Revision of the Japanese Maritime
 Commerce Law (Focusing on the definition of maritime transport and the scope of application of the Maritime
 Commerce Law)" at the Law School of Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China).
  • 29/10/2018
 Masahiro Amemiya gave a presentation about "Reform of Commercial Code (Transport Law) in Japan" 
   at the 9th International Conference on Maritime Law of the China Maritime Law Association.
  • 15/10/2018
 Masahiro Amemiya gave a presentation about "the right of consignee" at the mini symposium of the 68th annual 
   meeting of the Maritime Law Association of Japan.
  • 1/10/2018
 Article published in the October issue of Jurist featuring "revision of commercial code (transportation and 
 maritime commerce) etc.":
Takashi Hakoi "Maritime Commerce (Vessel, Collision, Salvage, Maritime Lien etc.)"
  • 21/9/2018
 Takashi Hakoi was appointed as Senior Dean of the Faculty of Law and Dean of the School of Law, Waseda 
 University.    
  • 20/7/2018 
 Takashi Hakoi, Basic Lecture on Maritime Law 3rd Ed., 2018 was published.
  • 10/7/2018
   Masahiro Amemiya was appointed as the chair of “Documentary Subcommittee of amendments to 
 Standard Contract Forms for coastal carriage with the revision of Commercial Code (Transportation and 
 Martime law) which has been organized by Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc.
  • 29/6/2018 
 Masahiro Amemiya was appointed as the councilor of Japanese Maritime Law Association.
  • 18/5/2018  
 Revision of Commercial Code (transportation and maritime law) and International Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 
 was enacted. (Masahiro Amemiya and Takashi Hakoi had participated in the discussions on the revision 
 as a secretary of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice.)
  • 1/3/2018 
 Articles published in the March issue of Horitsujiho featuring “transportation and maritime law amendment 
 – examination of theoretical and practical aspects”:
Masahiro Amemiya “Practical examination on shipper’s obligations”
Takashi Hakoi “Theoretical examination on carrier’s responsibilities”
  • 2-3/2018
 Lecture on “Controversial topics on Bill of Lading’s Basic and Practice” by Masahiro Amemiya 
 at the Japan Shipping Exchange. Inc.

 
Amemiya Law Office

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Tokyo, 102-0093, JAPAN
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