I am Kaori Nejihashi, a lawyer based in Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan. I am licensed in Japan and New York.

I started my career as a lawyer in 2000 at a law firm in Tokyo. The law firm was associated with the Tokyo Office of an U.S. based law firm (O’Melveny & Myers LLP) , and I did a lot of work for foreign corporations doing business in Japan.

In 2005, I went to the U.S. to study at Harvard Law School under Fulbright scholarship. I got an LL.M. and returned to my home city, Nagoya, in 2006. 

Since then, I have been providing legal services to domestic and foreign clients. Although I am based in Nagoya, Aichi, my service area covers all Japan as recently many proceedings can be taken through video / telephone conference. 


2023 appointed as Outside (Independent) Director of ACSL Ltd.

2019  appointed as Outside (Independent) Director of ASTI Corporation

2007  admitted to practice in New York

2006  change registration to Aichi Bar Association
Tsujimaki Law Offices (Nagoya, Aichi prefecture)

2005-2006  study at Harvard Law School (LL.M.) under Fulbright scholarship

2000  register as attorney in Japan (Tokyo Bar Association)
Watanabe Kokusai Law Offices (associated with O’Melveny & Myers LLP)

1999  graduate from Tokyo University (LLB)

Publication and Thesis

“Q&A Practices and Forms of International Family Cases” (joint authorship) (Minjiho Kenkyukai) (2020)
“Q&A Consultation on Labor Issues” (joint authorship) (Aichi Bar Association, Special Committee on Labor Tribunal System) (2010)
“Arbitrability of Patent Disputes in Japan: Can Arbitrators Address the Defense of Patent Invalidity in Infringement Disputes?” (Thesis written in LL.M. course) (2006)
“Tax Law for Lawyers; Fourth Edition” (joint authorship) (Daiichi Hoki) (2004)
“Legal Consultation regarding Contract of Guarantee” (joint authorship) (Seirin Shoin) (2003)


Investment into and operations in Malaysia (at Toyohashi Chamber of Commerce) (2017)
International Distributorship Agreement (at JETRO Nagoya) (2015)
Japanese Legal System (English lecture at Nagoya University) (2014)
English Non-disclosure Agreement (at Aichi Bar Association) (2013)