Supreme Court of Japan
The MIPLC is honored that the Supreme Court of Japan has entrusted it to provide advanced IP education for young Japanese judges. This program began during the academic year 2005/06 with Judge Tomohiro Hioki being the first Japanese judge to attend the MIPLC LL.M. program. He was succeeded by Judge Shogo Nishida in 2006/07, Judge Shintaro Takami in 2007/08, Judge Hiromitsu Magira in 2008/09, Judge Takanori Okimoto in 2009/10, and Judge Kumiko Katsumata in 2010/11.