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Professor Ryu Kojima

Professor Ryu Kojima has taught in Kyushu University Faculty of Law since 2005. His fields of academic expertise are intellectual property, art and law, and cultural policy and the law.

Professor Kojima received his LL.B. from The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 2000, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2003. Between 2000 and 2005, he served as a Research Fellow at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law.

Professor Kojima was a Visiting Scholar at The East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School from 2002 to 2004, and Visiting Fellow at The Asian Law Institute at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore in 2007.

Professor Kojima has been engaged in several activities at the Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs, such as the Working Team on Licensing and Use, the Working Team on International Rulemaking, & the Working Team on International Jurisdiction and Applicable Law, etc.

Professor Kojima's recent research interests focus on i) information transactions in a digital environment, ii) the territoriality principle of intellectual property and conflict of laws, and iii) diversification of cultural expressions and the role of the state.