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Professor Shinto Teramoto

Professor Shinto Teramoto has practiced as an attorney-at-law licensed under the laws of Japan, and has taught at the University of Tokyo Law School since 2007. His fields of academic, as well as practitioner's expertise, are intellectual property, finance, partnership and trust laws.

He received his LL.B from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 1985, and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan in 1987. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Arizona State University Law School from 1993 to 1994.

Professor Teramoto has been engaged in many activities related to intellectual properties and finance with multiple agencies in the Japanese Government, including the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan Patent Office, the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, & the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

His recent research interests focus on i) the fundamental elucidation of the intellectual property law system in the context of social network analysis, as well as ii) identifying the function of media in cultural diversification.