I was born in Yokosuka, grew up in Yokohama and graduated college in Tokyo. Then I moved all the way to Hokkaido after the bar exam to work as judicial apprentice. After two years of legal training and upon debut as a lawyer, I decided to start from southernmost of Japan, Okinawa. That was in 1999 and I had been working as general practitioner since then.
My expertise includes, but not limited to, business law, international family law, contract law, traffic accident, inheritance, real estate, litigation and criminal defense.
Yokohama city, Kanagawa
Education and Experience
|Mar, 1995||Graduated the Chuo University in Tokyo|
|Nov, 1996||Passed the Bar Exam in Japan|
|Apr, 1999||Admitted by the Okinawa Bar Association|
|Jul, 2006||Established the Amakata Tetsu Law Office|
|May, 2008||Graduated the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of law (LL.M)|
|Oct, 2008||Passed the New York State Bar Exam|
|Apr, 2009||Admitted by the New York State Bar Association|
|Apr, 2015||Established the Amakata Law Office|
|Oct, 2016||Incorporated and changed the name of the office to
Amakata & Kawasaki, LPC
Activities and Organization
|Apr, 2009 – Jan, 2015||Part-time lecturer at University of the Ryukyu Law School
(Criminal Law and Criminal Mock Trial)
|Apr, 2010 – Mar, 2012||Vice President of the Okinawa Bar Association|
|Apr, 2015 − July, 2017||Okinawa Prefecture Public Safety Commissioner(Supervising Okinawa Police)|
|April,2018-Mar,2019||Chairman of the Okinawa Bar Association|
※Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa （ACCO）
※Member of the Rotary Club of Naha North.