PROFESSIONALS

Yu TOMITA


Practice Area


Education

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2007-2008)
The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1989; Bachelor of Architecture, 1994; Master of Architecture, 1996)

Admission

Japan (2008)

Experience

TMI Associates (Associate, 2012-2013; Counsel, 2014-Present)
Kagurazaka Keystone Law Office (2008-2012)
Yu Tomita Architect Office (1997-2006)
Arata Isozaki Atelier (1996-1997)
Ministry of Construction (1989-1991)

Cases

Litigations & Non-Contentious Cases Procedures
Administrative Litigations
Civil Disputes
Commercial Disputes
Law Disputes

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Architect
Director, Japan Association of Architectural Firms
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Articles & Publications

2019/04/11ARTICLE “President of Condominium Management Association Has ‘No Standing to Sue’: An Unusual Judgement was Made regarding a Claim for Warranty Against Defects in a Case where Exterior Wall Tiles Broke Off”
2018/12/13ARTICLE “Responsibility Not Found for ‘Double Use’ of Land – Parking Lot Spaces Sold Separately Made the Condominium Illegal”
2018/10/11ARTICLE “Dispute over an Attempt to Change the Condominium Management Company – The Supreme Court’s First Judgment that the Management Association Can Remove a Chairperson”
2018/09/13ARTICLE “The Revocation of Building Certification Immediately Before Completion Cannot Be Reversed – The Risk of Misinterpreting Laws Should Be More Emphasized upon Application for Construction”
2018/07/12ARTICLE “Special Feature [Earthquake Trial]: Professionals Held Responsible in Trials Due to a String of Earthquakes.”

Other Articles & Publications

  • “Government Authrized Text for Architect manager”
  • “Troubles over the buildings of the integrated designed system and a study of institutional prevention of the troubles”

Seminars & Lectures

2018/12/03EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Changes to the Responsibilities of Builders and Sellers – Easy-to-Understand Explanation of the Effects on Requirements for Responsibility, Opinions of Related Parties, and Contracts, etc.”
2018/04/24EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents – with an Explanation on the Impact on the Field of Construction of the Revised Civil Law to Be Enforced in April 2020”
2018/03/27EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents – with an Explanation on the Impact on the Field of Construction of the Revised Civil Law to Be Enforced in April 2020”
2017/09/05EXTERNAL “The Methods for Business Operators to Prevent and Cope with Construction-related Issues”
2017/07/25EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Consequential Changes in the Responsibilities of Sellers and Constructors of Buildings”
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Articles & Publications

2019/04/11 ARTICLE “President of Condominium Management Association Has ‘No Standing to Sue’: An Unusual Judgement was Made regarding a Claim for Warranty Against Defects in a Case where Exterior Wall Tiles Broke Off”
2018/12/13 ARTICLE “Responsibility Not Found for ‘Double Use’ of Land – Parking Lot Spaces Sold Separately Made the Condominium Illegal”
2018/10/11 ARTICLE “Dispute over an Attempt to Change the Condominium Management Company – The Supreme Court’s First Judgment that the Management Association Can Remove a Chairperson”
2018/09/13 ARTICLE “The Revocation of Building Certification Immediately Before Completion Cannot Be Reversed – The Risk of Misinterpreting Laws Should Be More Emphasized upon Application for Construction”
2018/07/12 ARTICLE “Special Feature [Earthquake Trial]: Professionals Held Responsible in Trials Due to a String of Earthquakes.”
2018/03/08 ARTICLE “The Amount of Compensation for Uneven Settlement Increases to Eight Times the Construction Cost of Piling – Harsh Judgment Against Construction Companies in Litigation over Responsibility for Unreached Piling”
2017/10/26 ARTICLE “Filing a Lawsuit Alleging That ‘A Nursery Is Noisy’ – The Tolerable Limits of Neighborhood Residents’”
2017/08/24 ARTICLE “Disapproval of the Referendum’s ‘Legal Binding Effect’”
2017/08/24 ARTICLE “‘The Wrong Explanation Led to the Failure in the Proposal’ The Court Ordered the Payment of Consolation Money to the Designer”
2017/05/11 ARTICLE “Deliberate Alteration of the Ground Surface Leads to the Revocation of the Building Certificate”
2017/01/10 BOOK “Responses to Housing-Related Problems Which Have Been Changing Due to the Amendment of the Civil Code – Agreements and Certificates”
2016/08/25 ARTICLE “Explanation on Laws and Regulations Useful for Professional Practice ‘Denying the Liability of a Confirmation and Inspection Body Despite the Building Certificate Being Revoked’”
2016/07/27 ARTICLE “Explanation on Laws and Regulations Useful for Professional Practice ‘Settlement Money Incurred Due to Liquefaction Damage – Is it Possible to Claim for Damages against the Subcontractor?’”
2016/07/20 BOOK “Legal Work Involving Construction and Real Estate Companies – Prevention of Risks in Design, Construction and Sale and Purchase and Professional Practice Regarding Responses Thereto”
2016/06/30 ARTICLE “Defects in the Amendments to the Provisions of Warranty against Defects in the Civil Code in Terms of Costs for Dispute Resolution”
2016/04/30 ARTICLE “Issues Concerning the Current Administrative Case Litigation Act and the Possibility of the Re-amendment Thereto – Focusing on Conflicts over Town Planning”
2015/09/01 ARTICLE “An Analysis of the Compliance Risks in Using Already Existing Buildings and the Remedies Therefor”
2015/08/10 ARTICLE “Reasons for the Failure of the ‘New National Stadium’: Increase in the Construction Costs Due to the Absence of the Responsible Person”
2015/05/25 ARTICLE “Unrecognized Copyright – ‘Drawings Are Not Expressions’”
2015/03/09 ARTICLE “Terrible Cases should be Brought before the Court – the Key Factor is How You Were Involved in the Appointment of the Constructor”
2014/12/25 ARTICLE “Consideration of the Amendments to the Act for Promotion of Renovation for Earthquake-Resistant Structures in Connection with Liability for Structures on Land”
2014/12/25 ARTICLE “Liability for Escalator Accidents should be Determined According to Safety in Ordinary Use”
2014/03/17 ARTICLE “Corrective Measures for Building Certification System from Case Studies on Revocations of Building Certificates due to Fabrication of Earthquake-Resistance Data for Building Designs”
2013/09/20 ARTICLE “Issues on Revised Act on Promotion of Seismic Retrofitting of Buildings and Liability of Structures”
2013/08/10 ARTICLE “Special Report: Insights of Negotiation in Neighborhood: Listen Carefully First to What the Opponent Claims”
2013/08/10 ARTICLE “Explanation on Useful Judicial Precedent (Vol.8) Court’s Decision on Aneha Case which Denied the Responsibility of the Construction Manager”
August 10, 2013 BOOK “Ways Regulations on Development and Construction Should Be In Mature Society – Proposal on Negotiated Development Rules –”

Other Articles & Publications

  • “Government Authrized Text for Architect manager”
  • “Troubles over the buildings of the integrated designed system and a study of institutional prevention of the troubles”
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Seminars & Lectures

2018/12/03EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Changes to the Responsibilities of Builders and Sellers – Easy-to-Understand Explanation of the Effects on Requirements for Responsibility, Opinions of Related Parties, and Contracts, etc.”
2018/04/24EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents – with an Explanation on the Impact on the Field of Construction of the Revised Civil Law to Be Enforced in April 2020”
2018/03/27EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents – with an Explanation on the Impact on the Field of Construction of the Revised Civil Law to Be Enforced in April 2020”
2017/09/05EXTERNAL “The Methods for Business Operators to Prevent and Cope with Construction-related Issues”
2017/07/25EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Consequential Changes in the Responsibilities of Sellers and Constructors of Buildings”
2017/06/01EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Changes in the Responsibilities of Designers, Constructors and Sellers of Buildings Associated Therewith”
2017/04/25EXTERNAL “Seminar for Nurturing the Generalists Who Provide Legal Support to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: How Business Operators Can Prevent and Respond to Issues in Relation to Construction”
2017/03/23EXTERNAL “Amendments to the Civil Code and Changes in the Responsibilities of Sellers, Constructors and Designers of Buildings Associated Therewith”
2016/11/01EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Sellers of Buildings and Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents”
2016/09/29EXTERNAL “Compliance with the Construction Business Act Considered Referring to Example Cases”
2016/09/23EXTERNAL “Warranties against Defects and Tort Liability Assumed by Sellers of Buildings and Construction Companies Learned from Recent Judicial Precedents”
2016/05/20EXTERNAL “Construction Industry Compliance as Seen in Disposal Cases, Court Cases and Responses to Incidents”
2016/04/06EXTERNAL “Recent Legal Issues that Developers of Condominiums, etc. Should Grasp”
2015/12/09EXTERNAL “[Risk Management that Condominium Developers Should Undertake!] Responsibilities of the Seller, Builder, and Subcontractor in the Event that a Condominium Building is Leaning Due to Inadequate Piling, etc.”
2015/11/13EXTERNAL “[Risk Management that Condominium Developers Should Undertake!] Responsibilities of the Seller, Builder, and Subcontractor in the Event that a Condominium Building is Leaning Due to Inadequate Piling, etc.”
2015/05/14EXTERNAL “Problems Surrounding Inadequate Structural Resistance of Buildings and Responsibilities of Sellers, Constructors, Designers and Verification Agencies”