Kiyoko Nishi Professor, Japan, 2017-19
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Professional Biography

Kiyoko Nishi obtained an LL.B., LL.M. and LL.D. degree from the University of Tokyo and was awarded the Academic Award in Family Law for research on Wills. Professor Nishi is currently an Associate Professor at the Law School of Keio University. Professor Nishi was previously an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Law School of Sophia University. Courses taught include Succession Law (Wills, Trusts and Estates), Property, Family Law, Consumer Laws, Law of Obligations (Contracts and Torts), Contemporary Laws. Professor Nishi's other roles include current work as the Executive Secretary for the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Review Committee, Science Council of Japan. This committee received a discussion request from the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare to advance the discussion and draw up the report “Issues Related to the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Centered on Surrogate Pregnancy: Toward a Social Consensus http://www.scj.go.jp/ja/info/kohyo/pdf/kohyo-20-t56-1e.pdf (English ver.)" and as Executive Secretary, Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Justice where she is making an amendment of the Succession Law required for the super-aged society. Previously Professor Nishi was a member of the Examination Board for Court Officials. As a member of the Advisory Committee for Drafting of Civil Code of Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) were they provided legal technical assistance to less-developed countries, for example, making laws, development and skill enhancement of personnel in charge of the legal system, etc.. Professor Nishi served as a member of the Special Committee on Council for Gender Equality, Cabinet Office which engaged in the establishment of the 4th Basic Plan for Gender Equality.

Education

Law School, Keio University

Focus of Study

Current Areas of Interest include regulation on assisted reproductive technology (ART), policy creation for gender equality and the management and succession of property of the “Muen-sha (Linkless Persons who do not have a relationship with family, local community, or place of work).”