PROFESSIONALS

Ryohei OKAWARA


Practice Area


Specialized / Other Practice Area

School Legal Affairs

Education

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2007-2008)
Hitotsubashi University Law School (J.D., 2007)
Hitotsubashi University (LL.B., 2005)

Admission

Japan (2008)

Experience

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), Member of the Investigation and Research Cooperative Committee for the Maintenance and Improvement of the Quality of Correspondence High Schools (2019-Present)
TMI Associates (Associate, 2009-2013, 2017-2019; Partner, 2020-Present)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), Member of the Subcommittee for the Consideration of Improvement to the Incorporated Educational Institution System; Incorporated Educational Institutions Committee; Council for Chartering Universities and Incorporated Educational Institutions (2017-2019)
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), Higher Education Bureau, Private Education Institution Department (2013-2017)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
Japan Institution for Higher Education Evaluation, A member of University Assessment Committee
Association of Private Universities of Japan, Researcher
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Articles & Publications

2020/05/10ARTICLE “Legal Response to Covid-19 Taken by Incorporated Educational Institutions (2)”
2020/05/10 ARTICLE “Legal Response to Covid-19 Taken by Incorporated Educational Institutions (1)”
2020/04/10ARTICLE “Legal Response to Covid-19 Taken by Incorporated Educational Institutions (1)”
2020/03/10 ARTICLE “Professional Practice Regarding Written Pledges and Guarantees upon Matriculation Based on the Revised Civil Code (Vol.2)”
2020/02/10 ARTICLE “Professional Practice Regarding Written Pledges and Guarantees upon Matriculation Based on the Revised Civil Code (Vol.1)”

Seminars & Lectures

2020/02/17EXTERNAL “Seminar on the Amendments to the Civil Code (in Relation to Claims)”
2019/11/29EXTERNAL “Basic Knowledge of Legal Practices Required for Officers of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Private School Leaders Seminar 2019 – Newly-Appointed Directors Session)”
2019/11/21EXTERNAL “Practice in the Management and Collection of School Expenses and Scholarship Loans – Enrollment Agreements / Guarantees and Revolving Guarantees of Guardians / Extinctive Prescription and Debt Collection (Tentative Title)”
2019/10/28EXTERNAL “Audits to Stabilize the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Training Session for Auditors of Incorporated Educational Institutions in the First Year of Reiwa)”
2019/10/16EXTERNAL “Responses to the Governance Code Associated with Responses to the Amendment to the Private Schools Act – Focus on the Maintenance of Articles of Endowment and other Regulations (Special Seminar: Strengthening the Governance of Universities and Colleges – How to Tackle the Governance Code)”
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Articles & Publications

2020/05/10 ARTICLE “Legal Response to Covid-19 Taken by Incorporated Educational Institutions (2)”
2020/05/10 ARTICLE “Legal Response to Covid-19 Taken by Incorporated Educational Institutions (1)”
2020/04/10 ARTICLE “Legal Response to Covid-19 Taken by Incorporated Educational Institutions (1)”
2020/03/10 ARTICLE “Professional Practice Regarding Written Pledges and Guarantees upon Matriculation Based on the Revised Civil Code (Vol.2)”
2020/02/10 ARTICLE “Professional Practice Regarding Written Pledges and Guarantees upon Matriculation Based on the Revised Civil Code (Vol.1)”
2019/12/10 BOOK “Practical Operations of Inspector’s Audits Changing Due to the Amendment to the Private Schools Act”
2019/11/10 ARTICLE “Maintenance of Articles of Endowment and Other Internal Regulations of Schools in Response to the Amendment to the Private Schools Act and the Governance Code”
2019/09/23 ARTICLE “Concrete Measures for Reforming the Governance of Incorporated Educational Institutions that Establish Private Universities, Private Colleges, and Junior Colleges – Focusing on Responses to the Amendment of the Private Schools Act and ‘Defensive Governance’”
2019/09/10 ARTICLE “Consideration on ‘Measures for the Improvement of the Incorporated Educational Institutions System’ (Vol. 5) – Strengthening of Management and Clarification of Failure Resolution Procedures”
2019/08/10 ARTICLE “Consideration on ‘Measures for the Improvement of the Incorporated Educational Institutions System’ (Vol. 4) – Promotion of Information Disclosure”
2019/07/10 ARTICLE “Consideration on ‘Measures for the Improvement of the Incorporated Educational Institutions System’ (Vol. 3) – Improvement/Strengthening of Autonomous Governance of Incorporated Educational Institutions (3)”
2019/05/15 ARTICLE “Handling of Claims for Refunds of Tuition Fees and the Like during the Bankruptcy of an Incorporated Educational Institution”
2019/05/10 ARTICLE “Consideration on ‘Measures for the Improvement of the Incorporated Educational Institutions System’ (Vol. 1) – Improvement/Strengthening of Autonomous Governance of Incorporated Educational Institutions (1)”
2019/02/18 ARTICLE “Systematic Reforms of Incorporated Educational Institutions: Well-Balanced Governance Between Aggressiveness and Defensiveness”
2019/01/16 ARTICLE “The Amendment to the Civil Code (in Relation to Claims) and the Operation of Universities – Prompt Measures Should Be Taken in Preparation for Impending Enforcement”
2018/10/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 9): The Main Effects on Credit Management ④ (Guarantee (2))”
2018/09/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 8): The Main Effects on Credit Management ③ (A Supplementary Explanation to Extinctive Prescription; and Guarantee (1))”
2018/08/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 7): The Main Effects on Credit Management ② (The Statutory Interest Rate and Transfer of Claims)”
2018/07/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 6): The Main Effects on Credit Management ① (Extinctive Prescription)”
2018/06/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 5): The Main Effects on Professional Practice in Relation to Agreements (4) (Service Agreement)
2018/05/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 4): The Main Effects on Professional Practice in Relation to Agreements (3) (Lease Agreement)”
2018/04/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 3): The Main Effects on Professional Practice in Relation to Agreements (2) (Sales Agreement (Vol. 2))”
2018/03/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol. 2): The Main Effects on Professional Practice in Relation to Agreements ① (Sales Agreement (Vol. 1))”
2018/02/10 ARTICLE “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Vol.1): General Theory”
2017/09/21 ARTICLE “In Face of the ‘2018 Problem’ Caused by the Declining Birth Rate – The Current Status of and Issues in Legal Affairs of Educational Institutions”
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Seminars & Lectures

2020/02/17EXTERNAL “Seminar on the Amendments to the Civil Code (in Relation to Claims)”
2019/11/29EXTERNAL “Basic Knowledge of Legal Practices Required for Officers of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Private School Leaders Seminar 2019 – Newly-Appointed Directors Session)”
2019/11/21EXTERNAL “Practice in the Management and Collection of School Expenses and Scholarship Loans – Enrollment Agreements / Guarantees and Revolving Guarantees of Guardians / Extinctive Prescription and Debt Collection (Tentative Title)”
2019/10/28EXTERNAL “Audits to Stabilize the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions (Training Session for Auditors of Incorporated Educational Institutions in the First Year of Reiwa)”
2019/10/16EXTERNAL “Responses to the Governance Code Associated with Responses to the Amendment to the Private Schools Act – Focus on the Maintenance of Articles of Endowment and other Regulations (Special Seminar: Strengthening the Governance of Universities and Colleges – How to Tackle the Governance Code)”
2019/10/15EXTERNAL “Practical Points for Improving Governance Systems of Incorporated Educational Institutions Based on the Amendment to the Private Schools Act”
2019/09/20EXTERNAL “Concrete Measures for Incorporated Educational Institutions Required due to the Amendment to the Civil Code (in Relation to Claims) (Staff Workshop 2019)”
2019/09/12EXTERNAL “Legal Responses of Incorporated Educational Institutions in Advance of April 1, 2020 – Focusing on Practical Responses to the Impending Enforcement of the Amended Private Schools Act and the Civil Code (September Regular Meeting of the Association of General Affairs Division Directors of Private Universities and Colleges)”
2019/09/02EXTERNAL “Reforming the Governance of Private Universities and Colleges (Meeting of Presidents 2019)”
2019/08/28EXTERNAL “Impact of the Partial Amendment to the Civil Code on Incorporated Educational Institutions (Briefing Session on the Governance of Universities and Colleges)”
2019/08/20EXTERNAL “Changes in the Responsibilities of Auditors due to the Partial Amendment to the Private Schools Act (Meeting of Auditors)”
2019/07/23EXTERNAL “Amendments to Laws Strengthening Governance and Measures to be Taken Therefor – What Universities Should Do Following the Amendment to the Private School Act and the Civil Code”
2019/04/19EXTERNAL “The Specific Responses that Incorporated Educational Institutions Are Required to Make Due to the Amendment to the Civil Code (in Relation to Claims)”
2019/04/12EXTERNAL “Governance of University Corporations and the Legal Issues Which They Encounter – The Future of University Corporations / The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code / Questions and Answers”
2019/03/05EXTERNAL “Seminar for Incorporated Educational Institutions – Notable Points in Accounting and Consumption Tax Reform and the Main Effects of the Amendment to the Civil Code on Professional Practice”
2018/12/03EXTERNAL “Towards the Strengthening of Governance in Incorporated Educational Institutions Establishing Junior Colleges”
2018/10/27EXTERNAL “Effects of Two Revisions of the Civil Code on School Administration – Focus on the Educational Aspects”
2018/02/19EXTERNAL “Legal Measures and Clever Responses for Governance, Compliance and Risk Management of Educational Institutions Thereto – Points in Improving the Governance System, Responses to Compliance both Generally and During an Emergency, and Other Risks”
2017/12/02EXTERNAL “The Effect of the Amendment to the Civil Code on the Management of Incorporated Educational Institutions – in Association with the Necessity of Enforcement of Legal and Compliance Systems”
2017/10/04EXTERNAL “Seminar for Incorporated Educational Institutions – Management Issues Faced Thereby”