Akio Morishima

Advisor

 

Nationality:  Japan
Date of Birth:  November 14, 1934
Marital Status: Married, three children  

Current Position:
Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University, Japan
Special Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
President, the Japan Environment Association (JEA)
Professor of Law, Graduate School of Integrated Science and Art, University of East Asia, Japan
Lawyer, Kato, Nishida & Hasegawa Law Office

Education
School of Law, University of Tokyo, LL.B., 1958
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1968

Professional Career:
1958 – 1961 Research Associate, School of Law, Tokyo University, Japan
1961 – 1971 Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Nagoya University, Japan
1971 – 1996 Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Nagoya University, Japan
1988 – 1990  Dean, Faculty of Law, Nagoya University, Japan
1992 –1996  Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law, Graduate School of    International Development, Nagoya University, Japan
1994 – 1996 Dean, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya     University, Japan
1995-2013 Member, Central Council of Environment, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (2000-2004 President)
1995-2012 Member, Council of Industrial Structure, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan
1996 – 2000 Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University, Japan
1998 – 2007 President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
2000-  Professor, Graduate School of Telecommunication Education,    University of East Asia, Japan
2005 –2013 Chair of the Board of Directors, Japan Climate Policy Center   (JCPC)

Visiting Position:
1973 – 1974 Visiting Scholar, Yale Law School, U.S.A.
1976 – 1977  Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, U.S. A.
1980-1981 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada
1991-1992 Visiting Professor, Leiden University, Netherlands

Current Involvements:
• President, Japan Center for International and Comparative Environmental Law
• Chairman, Supporting Group on the Civil Code of Cambodia, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
• Chairman, Advisory Committee on Civil Code of Vietnam, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
• Member, Japan Association of Environmental Sciences (1997-1999 President)
• Special Adviser, Association of Environmental Law and Policy, Japan (1997-2009 President)
• Member of Board of Directors, Japan Association of Traffic Law
• Member, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific

Awards:
• Environmental Protection Award (Environment Agency, Japan), 1995
• Global 500 Award (UNEP), 1996
• Elizabeth Haub Environmental Law Prize (Universite de Livre de Bruxelles), 2001
• Japan Association of Environmental Sciences Award (Japan Association of Environmental Sciences), 2001
• Cambodian Friendship Order (Commandeur) , 2002
• Cambodian Friendship Order (Grand-Croix) , 2009
• Foreign Minister's Commendations for FY 2009 (Minisitry of Foreign Affairs of Japan), 2009
• The Order of the Secred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (The Emperor of Japan), 2013

Books in English:
• Co-author, Environmental Law in Japan, MIT Press, 1981
• Co-author, Modern Trends in Tort Law, Kluwer Law International,199
• International Environmental Law and Regulations (in Japan), Butterworth, 1993
Articles on Environmental Law in English:
• Green Aid for the Global Environment, Japan Review of International Affairs,           pp272-276, (Summer1955)
• Damage Funding from Legal Perspective: Japanese Legal Experience in Pollution Damages, pp 253-263, Environmental Damage Costs, OECD (1973)
• The Standard Setting Process in Japan (with J. Pugash), The Harvard         Environmental Law Rev.,Vol.1 pp43-49 (1978)
• Land Development Planning and Land Use Regulations in Japan, pp332-338, Current Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Japan and East Asia, ABA (1978)
• Japanese Environmental Policy and Law, pp77-84, Kato et al, Environmental Law and Policy in the Pacific Basin Area, University of Tokyo Press (1981)
• Japanese Environmental Policy and Law, pp77-84, Kato et al, Environmental Law and Policy in the Pacific Basin Area, University of Tokyo Press (1981)
• Human Population and its distribution, large urban concentration (discussion by W. L. Sutton), pp75-86, edited by Bourdeau, Fosella and Teller, Environmental Ethics, CEC (1989)
• Strategic Research on global Environmental Issues at IGES, International Review for Environmental Strategies Vol.1 No.1 pp25-31(Summer2000)
• Challenges of Environmental Law – Environmental Issues and Their Implications to Jurisprudence, pp6-26, Land Use Law for Sustainable Development, edited by Chalifour, Kameri-Mbote, Lin Heng Lye, Nolon, Cambridge University Press (2007)
• The Response of the Judiciary of Japan to Environmental Problems, Umweltrecht und Umweltwissenschaft, Festschrift fur Eckar Rehbinder, Erich Schmidt Verlag (2008)