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Toshiyuki KONO
Professor of Private International Law  
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Private International Law and Civil Ligtigation, Law and Culture

Toshiyuki Kono is Professor of Private International Law. His main research fields are in the fields of private international law, international civil litigation, and heritage law. Recent research includes international enforcement of intellectual property rights and litigation and the economic analysis of the conflict of laws. He served as a member of the experts' group to draft the Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and was a member of the Japanese Delegation and Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression. He was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS in 2011 as a vice president in 2014 and then as its president in 2017. In this capacity, he has been actively involved in the evaluation of nomination files for World Cultural Heritage. He has also dealt extensively with issues on the control of illicit traffic of cultural property, as well. He has also been assisting the Bhutanese Government in their draft heritage law. As for his teaching activities, Professor Kono holds a seminar and lecture

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on private international law in the law school, international civil litigation for the LL.M course, as well as a tutorial seminar for graduate students. In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, which recognizes scholars in the areas of humanities and social science whose outstanding contributions have strengthened the relationship between their home countries and Germany.

IP and Private International Law
Books
Kono T/ Reich A./ Hiscock M., Transnational Commercial and Consumer Law: Current Trends in International Business Law, Springer (2018)
Kono T., Security Interests in Intellectual property, Springer, (2017), pp.156.
Basedow J./ Kono T., Special Economic Zones, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2016), pp.257.
Kono T., Efficiency in Private International Law, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2014), pp.216.
Kono T., Intellectual Property and Private International Law, Hart Publishing Company, Oxford, (2012), pp. 1038.
Kono T., The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2010), pp.786.
Basedow J./ Kono T./ Metzger A., Intellectual Property in the Global Arena, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2010), pp.404.
Kono T., Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property - Communities, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development, Intersensia, Antwerp/Oxford/Portland, (2009), pp.415.
Basedow J./ Kono T., Economic Analysis of Private International Law, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2006) pp. 246.
Kono T./ Paulus C./ Rajak H., Selected Legal Issues of E-Commerce, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp.171.
Basedow J./Baum H./Hopt K./Kanda H./Kono T., Deregulation and Legal Issues, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp. 331.
Basedow J./Kono T., Legal Aspects of Globalization, Kluwer Law International, London, (2000) pp.230.
Articles and Book Chapters (in English)
Kono T/ Kagami K, "An institutional Approach to the Creation of Innovation Ecosystem and the Role of Law", Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs, vol.4,issue 1, 167-185 (2015)
Kono T., "Authenticity, notions and principles", Change over Time, Fall 2014, Vol. 4, No.2, pp.436-460.
Kono T. and Kagami K., "Is a Uniform law Always Preferable to Private International Law? - A Critical Review of the Conventional Debate on Uniform Law and Private International Law from the Viewpoint of Economic Analysis", Japanese Yearbook of International Law, Vol.56 (2013), The International Law Association of Japan, pp.314-337.
Kono T., "Intangible Cultural Heritage and its Protection: Several Issues through the Lens of Japanese Experience", in Scovazzi T./ Ubertazzi B./ Zagato L., Il Patrimonio Culturale Intangibile nelle sue Diverse Dimensioni, Giuffre Editore, Milano (2012), pp.249-264.
Kono T., "Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Matters of Intellectual Property", in Brown/Snyder, General Reports of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Springer, Dortrecht/Heidelberg/London/New York, (2011) pp.393-421.
Kono T., "The 'Transparency' Project, its Achievement, and Some Cross-Cutting Issues", International Law Association of Japan, Japanese Yearbook of International Law, Vol.53 (2010), pp.306-319.
Chaen S./Kono T./Yokomizo D., "Jurisdiction in Intellectual Property Cases: The Transparency Proposal", in Basedow J./ Kono T./ Metzger A., Intellectual Property in the Global Arena, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2010) pp.77-145.
Kono T./ Tada N./ Shin M., "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Relating to IP Rights and Unfair Competition", in Basedow J./ Kono T./ Metzger A., Intellectual Property in the Global Arena, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2010) pp.293-340.
Kono T./ Wrbka S., General Report, in Kono T., The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2010) pp.1-230.
Kono T., Japanese National Report, in Kono T., The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2010) pp.467-493.
Kono T., "The Reform of International Civil Procedure Law in Japan", Journal of Japanese Law, No.30 (2010), pp.147-173.
Kono T.,"Japanese Swords Taken During the Occupation After the Second World War", in Prott L., Witness to History - Documents and Writings on the Return of Cultural Objects, UNESCO Publishing, Paris (2009), pp.173-181.
Kono T., "Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: unsolved Issues and Unanswered Questions, in Kono T., Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property - Communities, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development, Intersensia, Antwerp/Oxford/Portland, (2009), pp.3-39.
Kono T., "Progressive Development of International Law through UNESCO - focusing on the Field of Cultural Heritage", Soochow Law Journal, Vol.6, No.1, (2009) pp.1-63.
Kono T. "Geographical Indication and Intangible Cultural Heritage", in Ubertazzi B. and Espada E.M., Le indicazioni di qualita degli alimenti, Giuffre Editore, Milano, (2009) pp.289-299.
Kono T., "Is Japanese Law a Strange Law?" Reports and Summarized Contributions of the Symposium held in Tokyo on 28 and 29 November 2008, introduction to the Symposium, Journal of Japanese Law, No.28 (2009), pp.229-230.
Kono T., Critical and Comparative Analysis of the Rome II Regulation on Applicable Laws to Non-contractual Obligations and the New Private International Law in Japan, in Basedow J./ Baum H./ Nishitani Y., Japanese and European Private International Law in Comparative Perspective, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen,(2008), pp.221-241.
Kono T., Chapter 25 "The UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions", in Alexander K. and Andenas M., The World Trade Organization and Trade in Service, Martinus Nijhof, Leiden/Boston (2008) pp.845-902.
Kono T. /Cornett J., "What is Intangible Cultural Heritage? - An Analysis of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the requirement of compatibility with Human Rights", in Blake J., Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage - Challenges and Approaches, Institute of Art and Law, Builth Wells (2007), pp.143-174.
Kono T., "UNESCO and Intangible Cultural Heritage from the viewpoint of Sustainable Development", in Yusuf A., Standard-Setting in UNESCO, Sixty Years of Normative Action in Education, Science and Culture, UNESCO Publishing, Paris/ Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston (2007), pp.237-265.
Kagami K/ Kono T./ Nishitani Y., "Economic Analysis of Conflict-of-Laws Rules in Tort - Lex loci Delicti Principle vs. Interest Analysis Approach, in Basedow J./ Kono T., Economic Analysis of Private International Law, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2006) pp. 121-142.
Kono T., "Intellectual Property Rights, Conflict of Laws and International Jurisdiction: Applicability of ALI Principles in Japan?", Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 30, No.3, (2005) pp.865-883.
Kono T., "Keynote Speech - The Basic Principles of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Comparative Analysis with the Convention for the Protection of World Natural and Cultural Heritage and Japanese Law", in the Japan Foundation, Okinawa International Forum 2004, Utaki in Okinawa and Sacred Spaces in Asia, Community Development and Cultural Heritage, (2004), pp. 37-43.
Kono T., "Some Considerations on International Jurisdiction and the Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters from a Japanese Perspective", in, Charmody C., Iwasawa Y./ Rhodes S., Trilateral Perspectives on International legal Issues: Conflicts and Coherence, The American Society of International Law, Washington D.C., (2003) pp.157-170.
Kono, T., "Return of cultural property displaced during occupation and/or armed conflict: a Japanese point of view", in Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Cultural Properties Administration of the Republic of Korea, UNESCO, International Expert Meeting on the Return of Cultural Property and the Fight against its Illicit Trafficking, (2002) pp. 55-78.
Kono T., "Internet Auction and Its Critical Analysis from the Viewpoint of Contract and Commercial Law", in Kono T./ Paulus C./ Rajak H., Selected Legal Issues of E-Commerce, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp.41-55.
Kono T., "Deregulation in the Field of Securities Law and Private International Law from a Japanese Perspective", in Basedow J./Baum H./Hopt K./Kanda H./Kono T., Deregulation and Legal Issues, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp.287-301.
Kono T.,"The significance of the Buffer Zone under the 1972 World Heritage Convention", Art Antiquity and Law, Vol.5, No. 2, (2001) pp.177-184.
Kono T., "Recent Trends in Japanese Civil Procedure - Reform of the Code of Civil Procedure", The European Journal of Law Reform, Vol.2, No.1 (2000) pp.155-164.
Kono T., "Enforcement of Foreign Intellectual Property Rights in Japan: Jurisdiction and Applicable Law", in, CASRIP (The Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property, University of Washington), Rethinking International Intellectual Property, CASRIP Publication Series, Seattle, (2000) pp.20-30.
Kono T., "The Recognition of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings and Private International Law", in Basedow J./Kono T., Legal Aspects of Globalization, Kluwer Law International, London, (2000) pp.213-226.
Articles and Book Chapters (in German)
Kono T., Internationale Lizenzen im Recht des geistigen Eigentums und Insolvenz, FS Heldrich (2005) S.781-792.
Kono T., "Eine Skizze der Entwicklung des Bereicherungsrechts in Japan", Archiv für die civilistische Praxis, Vol. 200, Heft 3/4 (2000) S.519-525.
Articles (in Spanish)
Kono T. "La Reforma de la Ley Relative al Procedimento Civil en Japón", Anuario español de Derecho internacional privado, 2009, pp.509-524.
Articles and Book Chapters (in Japanese)
Kono T., "Nihon Ho no Kiso: Bunya Odanteki Kosatsu to Bunseki" (The Fundamentals of Japanese Law: Cross-Cutting Considerations and Analysis), Jurist, No. 1394 (2010) pp.6-7.
Kono T., "Kokusai Saiban Kankatsu ni okeru Futsu Saibanseki to Tokubetsu Saibanseki" (International General and Special Jurisdictions) Jurist, No.1386 (2009), pp.29-36.
Kono T., "Kokusai Saiban Kankatsu ni kansuru Hanrei no Kinoteki Bunseki" (Functional Analysis of Judgments in the field of International Jurisdiction), New Business Law (2008) pp.9-19.
Kono T., "Kokoga Hen dayo, Nihon Ho" (Is Japanese Law a strange law? Introduction), New Business Law, No.900 (2008), pp.78-79.
Kono T., "Ho no Tekiyo ni kansuru Tsusokuho 20 Jo no Keizai Bunseki" (Economic Analysis of Article 20 of the Act on General Rules for Application of Laws), Jurist, No.1349 (2008), pp.112-117.
Kono T., "Saiken Joto" (Transfer of Receivables), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law) Vol.136, No.2 (2007), pp.179-201.
Kono T., "Soto kara Nihon Ho wa Domiete iruka" (How does Japanese Law look like from the outside?), Jurist, No.1312 (2006), pp.30-36.
Kono T., "Kokusai Shiho to Keizaigaku - Rensai ni atatte" (Private International Law and Economics - the Concept of the Series), Jurist No.1342 (2007), pp.170-176.
Kono T., "Saiken Joto" (Applicable Law to Transfer of Receivables), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law) Vol.136, No.2 (2007), pp.179-201.
Kono T., "Bunka Tayosei to Kokusai Ho - Audio Visual Sangyo wo meguru Boeki Matsu wo Sozai toshite" (Cultural Diversity and International Law - Focusing on Trade Conflict concerning Audio-visual Industries), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law), Vol.135, No.1 (2006), pp.58-101, No.2 (2006), pp.287-316.
Kono T., "Bunka Tayosei Joyaku wo Doyomuka - Sono Haikei to Kongo" (How to Read the Convention for the Protection and the Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions), Bunka Cho Geppo (Monthly Report of the Agency for Cultural Affairs), 2006 January issue (2006), pp.12-13.
Kono T., "Gaikoku Tokkyo wo Ukeru Kenri ni Taisuru Tokkyo Ho 35 Jo no Tekiyo Kanosei ni tsuite" (Applicability of Article 35 of Japanese Patent Law concerning the Right to receive Foreign Patents), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law) Vol.132 No.4/5 (2005), pp.586-603, No.6 (2005) pp.852-863.
Kono T., "Global User no tameno Nihon Ho Sogo Portal - Nihon Ho Joho no Kaigaihasshin no Hitsuyosei to Yuyosei" (A Comprehensive Portal Site on Japanese Law for Global Users - The Necessity and Utility of Disseminating Information on Japanese Law to overseas), Jurist No. 1284 (2005), pp.37-41.
Kono T., "Bunka Tayosei Joyaku Soan no Kiso ni Kakawatte" (Drafting the Convention for the Protection and the Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions), ACCU News, No.351, pp.2-4.
Kono T., "Okinawa no Ima ni Ikiru Mukei Bunka Isan", (Living Intangible Cultural Heritage in today's Okinawa), the Japan Foundation, Kikan Kokusai Koryu (International Exchange Quarterly), No.104 (2004), 74-81.
Kono T., "Mukei Bunka Isan Joyaku no Shiso to Kozo" (The Philosophy and the Structure of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage), the Japan Foundation, Report of the Okinawa International Forum in 2003, Okinawa no Utaki to Asia no Seinaru Kukan (Utaki in Okinawa and Holy Spaces in Asia) (2004), pp.37-45.
Kono T., "Ryakudatsu to Henkan - Bunkazai ni Kokuseki wa aruka", (Plunder and Return - Nationality of Cultural Property?), the Japan Foundation, Kikan Kokusai Koryu (International Exchange Quarterly), No. 102 (2003), pp.56-60.
Kono T., "Fukei Keikaku no Hoteki Konkyo ni kansuru Hikakuhoteki Kosatsu - The State of Bavaria and Munich City wo Sozai to shite" (Comparative Analysis of the Legal Grounds of Landscape Planning - The State of Bavaria and Munich City as its materials", in Nishimura Y., Nihon no Fukei Keikaku (Landscape Planning in Japan), Gakugei Publishing, Tokyo (2003), pp.62-67.
Kono T., "Bunkazai no Fuho na Yunyu, Yushutsu oyobi Shoyuken Iten wo Kinshi shi oyobi Boshi suru Shudan ni kansuru Joyaku to Wagakuni ni okeru Shikko" (The Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and its implementation in Japan), Jurist No.1257 (2003), pp.80-88.
Kono T., "Kokusaiteki Saiken Joto" (International Transfer of Receivables), in Watanabe Y./ Nomura Y., Ronten Kaisetsu Kokusai Torihiki Ho (Selected Issues on International Trade Law), Horitsu Bunka Sha, Kyoto (2002), pp.124-136.
Kono T., "Gaikoku Saibansho" (Foreign Courts), in Takakuwa A., Dogauchi M., Shin Saiban Jitsumu Taikei 3, Kokusai Minji Sosho Ho, Zaisan Ho Kankei (New Legal System for Court Practice, Vol.3, International Civil Procedure, Property Right) Seirin Shoin Publishing, Tokyo (2002), pp.318-325.
Kono T., "Kansetsu Kankatsu" (Indirect Jurisdiction) in Takakuwa A., Dogauchi M., Shin Saiban Jitsumu Taikei 3, Kokusai Minji Sosho Ho, Zaisan Ho Kankei (New Legal System for Court Practice, Vol.3, International Civil Procedure, Property Right), Seirin Shoin Publishing, Tokyo (2002), pp.326-342.
Kono T., "Europe ni okeru Kokusai Tosan Kanren Joyaku to, UNCITRAL Kokusai Tosan Model Law to Wagakuni no Kokusai Tosan Ho" (European Conventions on International Insolvency, the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and International Insolvency Law in Japan), Japanese Association of Private International Law, Japanese Yearbook of Private International Law, No.3 (2002), pp.53-79.
Kono T., "Ko no Yoiku, Kango, Hikiwatashi - Ko no Minjimen ni kansuru Hague Joyaku to Kokusai Minji Sosho Ho to Kokusai Shiho no Toitsuteki Kaishakuron no Kokoromi" (Custody and Handover of Children - Uniform Interpretation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, International Civil Procedure Law and Private International Law), in Japanese Association of International Law, Nihon to Kokusaiho no 100 Nen (100 Years for Japan and International Law), Vol.5, Kojin to Kazoku (Individual and Family) (2001), pp.177-202.
Kono T., "Tosan Kokusai Shiho" (International Insolvency and Private International Law), in Yamamoto K., Yamamoto K., Sakai H., Kokusai Tosan Hosei no Shintenkai (New Development of Cross-border Insolvency Law), Kinyu Shoji Hanrei (Judgments on Financial and Commercial Issues) Special Issue, No.1112 (2001), pp.147-158.
Kono T., "Kaisha no Juzoku Ho no Kettei Kijun - Honkyochi Ho Shugi to Seitsuritsu Junkyo Ho Shugi" (Criteria of Law Applicable to Corporations - Place of Principal Office and Place of Foundation), Jurist No.1175 (2000), pp.2-8.
LL.B. & LL.M. (Kyoto University)
President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Director and President of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law
President of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS International)
Member of the Governing Board of the International Research Center of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (C2 Center of UNESCO)
Chair of the Committee for Intellectual Property and Private International Law, the International Law Association (ILA)
Member of the Committee for Global Cultural Heritage Governance, the International Law Association (ILA)
Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law
Member of the Editorial Board of Anuario español de Derecho internacional privado
Board Member of the Japanese Association of Private International Law
Jury member of Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize
Director of LL.M./ LL.D. Programs of Kyushu University
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Toshiyuki KONO
Professor of Private International Law
AREAS OF RESEARCH
Private International Law and Civil Ligtigation, Law and Culture

Toshiyuki Kono is Professor of Private International Law. His main research fields are in the fields of private international law, international civil litigation, and heritage law. Recent research includes international enforcement of intellectual property rights and litigation and the economic analysis of the conflict of laws. He served as a member of the experts' group to draft the Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and was a member of the Japanese Delegation and Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression. He was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of ICOMOS in 2011 as a vice president in 2014 and then as its president in 2017. In this capacity, he has been actively involved in the evaluation of nomination files for World Cultural Heritage. He has also dealt extensively with issues on the control of illicit traffic of cultural property, as well. He has also been assisting the Bhutanese Government in their draft heritage law. As for his teaching activities, Professor Kono holds a seminar and lecture

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on private international law in the law school, international civil litigation for the LL.M course, as well as a tutorial seminar for graduate students. In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange, which recognizes scholars in the areas of humanities and social science whose outstanding contributions have strengthened the relationship between their home countries and Germany.

IP and Private International Law
Books
Kono T/ Reich A./ Hiscock M., Transnational Commercial and Consumer Law: Current Trends in International Business Law, Springer (2018)
Kono T., Security Interests in Intellectual property, Springer, (2017), pp.156.
Basedow J./ Kono T., Special Economic Zones, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2016), pp.257.
Kono T., Efficiency in Private International Law, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2014), pp.216.
Kono T., Intellectual Property and Private International Law, Hart Publishing Company, Oxford, (2012), pp. 1038.
Kono T., The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2010), pp.786.
Basedow J./ Kono T./ Metzger A., Intellectual Property in the Global Arena, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2010), pp.404.
Kono T., Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property - Communities, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development, Intersensia, Antwerp/Oxford/Portland, (2009), pp.415.
Basedow J./ Kono T., Economic Analysis of Private International Law, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2006) pp. 246.
Kono T./ Paulus C./ Rajak H., Selected Legal Issues of E-Commerce, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp.171.
Basedow J./Baum H./Hopt K./Kanda H./Kono T., Deregulation and Legal Issues, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp. 331.
Basedow J./Kono T., Legal Aspects of Globalization, Kluwer Law International, London, (2000) pp.230.
Articles and Book Chapters (in English)
Kono T/ Kagami K, "An institutional Approach to the Creation of Innovation Ecosystem and the Role of Law", Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs, vol.4,issue 1, 167-185 (2015)
Kono T., "Authenticity, notions and principles", Change over Time, Fall 2014, Vol. 4, No.2, pp.436-460.
Kono T. and Kagami K., "Is a Uniform law Always Preferable to Private International Law? - A Critical Review of the Conventional Debate on Uniform Law and Private International Law from the Viewpoint of Economic Analysis", Japanese Yearbook of International Law, Vol.56 (2013), The International Law Association of Japan, pp.314-337.
Kono T., "Intangible Cultural Heritage and its Protection: Several Issues through the Lens of Japanese Experience", in Scovazzi T./ Ubertazzi B./ Zagato L., Il Patrimonio Culturale Intangibile nelle sue Diverse Dimensioni, Giuffre Editore, Milano (2012), pp.249-264.
Kono T., "Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Matters of Intellectual Property", in Brown/Snyder, General Reports of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Springer, Dortrecht/Heidelberg/London/New York, (2011) pp.393-421.
Kono T., "The 'Transparency' Project, its Achievement, and Some Cross-Cutting Issues", International Law Association of Japan, Japanese Yearbook of International Law, Vol.53 (2010), pp.306-319.
Chaen S./Kono T./Yokomizo D., "Jurisdiction in Intellectual Property Cases: The Transparency Proposal", in Basedow J./ Kono T./ Metzger A., Intellectual Property in the Global Arena, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2010) pp.77-145.
Kono T./ Tada N./ Shin M., "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Relating to IP Rights and Unfair Competition", in Basedow J./ Kono T./ Metzger A., Intellectual Property in the Global Arena, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2010) pp.293-340.
Kono T./ Wrbka S., General Report, in Kono T., The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2010) pp.1-230.
Kono T., Japanese National Report, in Kono T., The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Protection of Cultural Heritage and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, (2010) pp.467-493.
Kono T., "The Reform of International Civil Procedure Law in Japan", Journal of Japanese Law, No.30 (2010), pp.147-173.
Kono T.,"Japanese Swords Taken During the Occupation After the Second World War", in Prott L., Witness to History - Documents and Writings on the Return of Cultural Objects, UNESCO Publishing, Paris (2009), pp.173-181.
Kono T., "Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: unsolved Issues and Unanswered Questions, in Kono T., Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property - Communities, Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Development, Intersensia, Antwerp/Oxford/Portland, (2009), pp.3-39.
Kono T., "Progressive Development of International Law through UNESCO - focusing on the Field of Cultural Heritage", Soochow Law Journal, Vol.6, No.1, (2009) pp.1-63.
Kono T. "Geographical Indication and Intangible Cultural Heritage", in Ubertazzi B. and Espada E.M., Le indicazioni di qualita degli alimenti, Giuffre Editore, Milano, (2009) pp.289-299.
Kono T., "Is Japanese Law a Strange Law?" Reports and Summarized Contributions of the Symposium held in Tokyo on 28 and 29 November 2008, introduction to the Symposium, Journal of Japanese Law, No.28 (2009), pp.229-230.
Kono T., Critical and Comparative Analysis of the Rome II Regulation on Applicable Laws to Non-contractual Obligations and the New Private International Law in Japan, in Basedow J./ Baum H./ Nishitani Y., Japanese and European Private International Law in Comparative Perspective, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen,(2008), pp.221-241.
Kono T., Chapter 25 "The UNESCO Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions", in Alexander K. and Andenas M., The World Trade Organization and Trade in Service, Martinus Nijhof, Leiden/Boston (2008) pp.845-902.
Kono T. /Cornett J., "What is Intangible Cultural Heritage? - An Analysis of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the requirement of compatibility with Human Rights", in Blake J., Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage - Challenges and Approaches, Institute of Art and Law, Builth Wells (2007), pp.143-174.
Kono T., "UNESCO and Intangible Cultural Heritage from the viewpoint of Sustainable Development", in Yusuf A., Standard-Setting in UNESCO, Sixty Years of Normative Action in Education, Science and Culture, UNESCO Publishing, Paris/ Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston (2007), pp.237-265.
Kagami K/ Kono T./ Nishitani Y., "Economic Analysis of Conflict-of-Laws Rules in Tort - Lex loci Delicti Principle vs. Interest Analysis Approach, in Basedow J./ Kono T., Economic Analysis of Private International Law, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, (2006) pp. 121-142.
Kono T., "Intellectual Property Rights, Conflict of Laws and International Jurisdiction: Applicability of ALI Principles in Japan?", Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 30, No.3, (2005) pp.865-883.
Kono T., "Keynote Speech - The Basic Principles of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Comparative Analysis with the Convention for the Protection of World Natural and Cultural Heritage and Japanese Law", in the Japan Foundation, Okinawa International Forum 2004, Utaki in Okinawa and Sacred Spaces in Asia, Community Development and Cultural Heritage, (2004), pp. 37-43.
Kono T., "Some Considerations on International Jurisdiction and the Draft Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters from a Japanese Perspective", in, Charmody C., Iwasawa Y./ Rhodes S., Trilateral Perspectives on International legal Issues: Conflicts and Coherence, The American Society of International Law, Washington D.C., (2003) pp.157-170.
Kono, T., "Return of cultural property displaced during occupation and/or armed conflict: a Japanese point of view", in Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Cultural Properties Administration of the Republic of Korea, UNESCO, International Expert Meeting on the Return of Cultural Property and the Fight against its Illicit Trafficking, (2002) pp. 55-78.
Kono T., "Internet Auction and Its Critical Analysis from the Viewpoint of Contract and Commercial Law", in Kono T./ Paulus C./ Rajak H., Selected Legal Issues of E-Commerce, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp.41-55.
Kono T., "Deregulation in the Field of Securities Law and Private International Law from a Japanese Perspective", in Basedow J./Baum H./Hopt K./Kanda H./Kono T., Deregulation and Legal Issues, Kluwer Law International, London, (2002) pp.287-301.
Kono T.,"The significance of the Buffer Zone under the 1972 World Heritage Convention", Art Antiquity and Law, Vol.5, No. 2, (2001) pp.177-184.
Kono T., "Recent Trends in Japanese Civil Procedure - Reform of the Code of Civil Procedure", The European Journal of Law Reform, Vol.2, No.1 (2000) pp.155-164.
Kono T., "Enforcement of Foreign Intellectual Property Rights in Japan: Jurisdiction and Applicable Law", in, CASRIP (The Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property, University of Washington), Rethinking International Intellectual Property, CASRIP Publication Series, Seattle, (2000) pp.20-30.
Kono T., "The Recognition of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings and Private International Law", in Basedow J./Kono T., Legal Aspects of Globalization, Kluwer Law International, London, (2000) pp.213-226.
Articles and Book Chapters (in German)
Kono T., Internationale Lizenzen im Recht des geistigen Eigentums und Insolvenz, FS Heldrich (2005) S.781-792.
Kono T., "Eine Skizze der Entwicklung des Bereicherungsrechts in Japan", Archiv für die civilistische Praxis, Vol. 200, Heft 3/4 (2000) S.519-525.
Articles (in Spanish)
Kono T. "La Reforma de la Ley Relative al Procedimento Civil en Japón", Anuario español de Derecho internacional privado, 2009, pp.509-524.
Articles and Book Chapters (in Japanese)
Kono T., "Nihon Ho no Kiso: Bunya Odanteki Kosatsu to Bunseki" (The Fundamentals of Japanese Law: Cross-Cutting Considerations and Analysis), Jurist, No. 1394 (2010) pp.6-7.
Kono T., "Kokusai Saiban Kankatsu ni okeru Futsu Saibanseki to Tokubetsu Saibanseki" (International General and Special Jurisdictions) Jurist, No.1386 (2009), pp.29-36.
Kono T., "Kokusai Saiban Kankatsu ni kansuru Hanrei no Kinoteki Bunseki" (Functional Analysis of Judgments in the field of International Jurisdiction), New Business Law (2008) pp.9-19.
Kono T., "Kokoga Hen dayo, Nihon Ho" (Is Japanese Law a strange law? Introduction), New Business Law, No.900 (2008), pp.78-79.
Kono T., "Ho no Tekiyo ni kansuru Tsusokuho 20 Jo no Keizai Bunseki" (Economic Analysis of Article 20 of the Act on General Rules for Application of Laws), Jurist, No.1349 (2008), pp.112-117.
Kono T., "Saiken Joto" (Transfer of Receivables), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law) Vol.136, No.2 (2007), pp.179-201.
Kono T., "Soto kara Nihon Ho wa Domiete iruka" (How does Japanese Law look like from the outside?), Jurist, No.1312 (2006), pp.30-36.
Kono T., "Kokusai Shiho to Keizaigaku - Rensai ni atatte" (Private International Law and Economics - the Concept of the Series), Jurist No.1342 (2007), pp.170-176.
Kono T., "Saiken Joto" (Applicable Law to Transfer of Receivables), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law) Vol.136, No.2 (2007), pp.179-201.
Kono T., "Bunka Tayosei to Kokusai Ho - Audio Visual Sangyo wo meguru Boeki Matsu wo Sozai toshite" (Cultural Diversity and International Law - Focusing on Trade Conflict concerning Audio-visual Industries), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law), Vol.135, No.1 (2006), pp.58-101, No.2 (2006), pp.287-316.
Kono T., "Bunka Tayosei Joyaku wo Doyomuka - Sono Haikei to Kongo" (How to Read the Convention for the Protection and the Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions), Bunka Cho Geppo (Monthly Report of the Agency for Cultural Affairs), 2006 January issue (2006), pp.12-13.
Kono T., "Gaikoku Tokkyo wo Ukeru Kenri ni Taisuru Tokkyo Ho 35 Jo no Tekiyo Kanosei ni tsuite" (Applicability of Article 35 of Japanese Patent Law concerning the Right to receive Foreign Patents), Minshoho Zasshi (Journal of Civil and Commercial Law) Vol.132 No.4/5 (2005), pp.586-603, No.6 (2005) pp.852-863.
Kono T., "Global User no tameno Nihon Ho Sogo Portal - Nihon Ho Joho no Kaigaihasshin no Hitsuyosei to Yuyosei" (A Comprehensive Portal Site on Japanese Law for Global Users - The Necessity and Utility of Disseminating Information on Japanese Law to overseas), Jurist No. 1284 (2005), pp.37-41.
Kono T., "Bunka Tayosei Joyaku Soan no Kiso ni Kakawatte" (Drafting the Convention for the Protection and the Promotion of Diversity of Cultural Expressions), ACCU News, No.351, pp.2-4.
Kono T., "Okinawa no Ima ni Ikiru Mukei Bunka Isan", (Living Intangible Cultural Heritage in today's Okinawa), the Japan Foundation, Kikan Kokusai Koryu (International Exchange Quarterly), No.104 (2004), 74-81.
Kono T., "Mukei Bunka Isan Joyaku no Shiso to Kozo" (The Philosophy and the Structure of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage), the Japan Foundation, Report of the Okinawa International Forum in 2003, Okinawa no Utaki to Asia no Seinaru Kukan (Utaki in Okinawa and Holy Spaces in Asia) (2004), pp.37-45.
Kono T., "Ryakudatsu to Henkan - Bunkazai ni Kokuseki wa aruka", (Plunder and Return - Nationality of Cultural Property?), the Japan Foundation, Kikan Kokusai Koryu (International Exchange Quarterly), No. 102 (2003), pp.56-60.
Kono T., "Fukei Keikaku no Hoteki Konkyo ni kansuru Hikakuhoteki Kosatsu - The State of Bavaria and Munich City wo Sozai to shite" (Comparative Analysis of the Legal Grounds of Landscape Planning - The State of Bavaria and Munich City as its materials", in Nishimura Y., Nihon no Fukei Keikaku (Landscape Planning in Japan), Gakugei Publishing, Tokyo (2003), pp.62-67.
Kono T., "Bunkazai no Fuho na Yunyu, Yushutsu oyobi Shoyuken Iten wo Kinshi shi oyobi Boshi suru Shudan ni kansuru Joyaku to Wagakuni ni okeru Shikko" (The Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and its implementation in Japan), Jurist No.1257 (2003), pp.80-88.
Kono T., "Kokusaiteki Saiken Joto" (International Transfer of Receivables), in Watanabe Y./ Nomura Y., Ronten Kaisetsu Kokusai Torihiki Ho (Selected Issues on International Trade Law), Horitsu Bunka Sha, Kyoto (2002), pp.124-136.
Kono T., "Gaikoku Saibansho" (Foreign Courts), in Takakuwa A., Dogauchi M., Shin Saiban Jitsumu Taikei 3, Kokusai Minji Sosho Ho, Zaisan Ho Kankei (New Legal System for Court Practice, Vol.3, International Civil Procedure, Property Right) Seirin Shoin Publishing, Tokyo (2002), pp.318-325.
Kono T., "Kansetsu Kankatsu" (Indirect Jurisdiction) in Takakuwa A., Dogauchi M., Shin Saiban Jitsumu Taikei 3, Kokusai Minji Sosho Ho, Zaisan Ho Kankei (New Legal System for Court Practice, Vol.3, International Civil Procedure, Property Right), Seirin Shoin Publishing, Tokyo (2002), pp.326-342.
Kono T., "Europe ni okeru Kokusai Tosan Kanren Joyaku to, UNCITRAL Kokusai Tosan Model Law to Wagakuni no Kokusai Tosan Ho" (European Conventions on International Insolvency, the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and International Insolvency Law in Japan), Japanese Association of Private International Law, Japanese Yearbook of Private International Law, No.3 (2002), pp.53-79.
Kono T., "Ko no Yoiku, Kango, Hikiwatashi - Ko no Minjimen ni kansuru Hague Joyaku to Kokusai Minji Sosho Ho to Kokusai Shiho no Toitsuteki Kaishakuron no Kokoromi" (Custody and Handover of Children - Uniform Interpretation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, International Civil Procedure Law and Private International Law), in Japanese Association of International Law, Nihon to Kokusaiho no 100 Nen (100 Years for Japan and International Law), Vol.5, Kojin to Kazoku (Individual and Family) (2001), pp.177-202.
Kono T., "Tosan Kokusai Shiho" (International Insolvency and Private International Law), in Yamamoto K., Yamamoto K., Sakai H., Kokusai Tosan Hosei no Shintenkai (New Development of Cross-border Insolvency Law), Kinyu Shoji Hanrei (Judgments on Financial and Commercial Issues) Special Issue, No.1112 (2001), pp.147-158.
Kono T., "Kaisha no Juzoku Ho no Kettei Kijun - Honkyochi Ho Shugi to Seitsuritsu Junkyo Ho Shugi" (Criteria of Law Applicable to Corporations - Place of Principal Office and Place of Foundation), Jurist No.1175 (2000), pp.2-8.
LL.B. & LL.M. (Kyoto University)
President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Director and President of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law
President of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS International)
Member of the Governing Board of the International Research Center of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (C2 Center of UNESCO)
Chair of the Committee for Intellectual Property and Private International Law, the International Law Association (ILA)
Member of the Committee for Global Cultural Heritage Governance, the International Law Association (ILA)
Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law
Member of the Editorial Board of Anuario español de Derecho internacional privado
Board Member of the Japanese Association of Private International Law
Jury member of Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize
Director of LL.M./ LL.D. Programs of Kyushu University
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