IRIE, Hideaki


Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, Kyushu University

Research Interests

  • Conflict management

Subject Areas for Supervising Written Work

  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Bachelor Degree, Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, 1992
  • Master Degree, Graduate School of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, 1994
  • Master Degree, Graduate School of Politics, Hosei University, 2004
  • Doctor in Law, Graduate Schools of Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo, 2011


  • 1994-2006:      Researcher, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (a private think tank)
  • 2006-2010:    Visiting Researcher, Waseda University.
    Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Research
  • 2007-2009:    Project Researcher, EC Network.
  • 2009-2011:    Project Researcher, the University of Tokyo.
    The Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies
  • 2011-now:     Associate Professor, Kyushu University
    The Graduate School of Law, the Law School
    Researcher, The Center for Conflict Management Studies of Kyushu University

Representative Publications

  • “Modern mediation – a comparative study between Japan and U.S.” (in Japanese)
  • Hideaki Irie (2012) “Ideology of Mediation – Embracing the Custom-made Approach”, Journal of Japanese arbitration and ADR, 7, 114-121. (in Japanese)
  • Hideaki Irie (2010) “Value Creation of Japanese Private Mediation Movements: An Empirical Study”     Journal of information studies, 78, 79-106. (in Japanese)
  • Hideaki Irie (2010) “An Overview on the Current Status of Japanese Private Dispute Resolution – Small impact of the ADR Act and it’s still at the early stage”, JCAA Newsletter,  25, 1-3.
    Available at (in English)
  • Hideaki Irie(2010)“Practical Discussion on Informed Consent in Mediation”, Soft Law Journal, 16, 65-95.(in Japanese) English summary is available at