Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, Kyushu University

Research Interests

  • Information Transactions in the Digital Environment
  • Copyright and Freedom of Expression
  • Creative Economy and Innovation
  • Fashion and Protection of Designs
  • Territoriality Principle of Intellectual Property and Conflict of Laws
  • Diversification of Cultural Expressions and the Role of the State
  • Digitization of Archives and the Digital Museum

Subject Areas for Supervising Written Work

  • Intellectual Property
  • Art and Law
  • Cultural Policy and the Law


  • LLB – The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, 2000
  • LLM – Harvard Law School, 2003


  • Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, 2000-2005
  • Long-term Overseas Research Fellow, Institute of Intellectual Property, 2002-2004
  • Visiting Scholar, East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, 2002-2004
  • Associate Professor, Kyushu University Faculty of Law, 2005-present
  • Member of the Working Team on Licensing and Use, Commission on Legal Affairs, Subdivision of Copyright, Council for Cultural Affairs, 2005-2008
  • Research Fellow, Central Research Institute of Intellectual Property, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, 2005-present
  • Working Group Member, Study Council for Promoting Translation of Japanese Laws and Regulations into Foreign Languages, Cabinet Secretariat, 2005-2006
  • ASLI Fellow, The Asian Law Institute (ASLI), Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 2007
  • Member of the Working Team on International Rulemaking, Commission onInternational Affairs, Subdivision of Copyright, Council for Cultural Affairs, 2008-2009
  • Member of the Investigation Committee on Preventing the Abuse of Patent Rights that Obstruct Industrial Development, Institute of Intellectual Property, 2008-2009
  • Member of the Working Team on International Jurisdiction and Applicable Law, Commission on International Affairs, Subdivision of Copyright, Council for Cultural Affairs, 2009-2010

Representative Publications

  • Ryu Kojima, Basic Considerations on Forms of Information Transactions: Focusing on Protection and Use of Information Goods in Cyberspace and Related Legal Disciplines (Entrusted by the Japanese Patent Office: Reported of the 2004FY Industrial Property Research Promotion Project, Institute of Intellectual Property 2005)
  • Ryu Kojima, Information Transactions in a Digital Environment: From the Perspective of Intellectual Property Law, 11 Intellectual Law and Policy Journal 185-203 (Hokkaido University 2006)
  • Ryu Kojima, Prior Informed Consent: An Intellectual Property Law Perspective, in Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property 309-316 (Toshiyuki Kono ed., Intersentia 2009)