Toru Kodama is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tsukuba, one of the largest national universities in Japan. There, he is currently promoting various policy research projects, including a research project regarding the wine industry in Japan. Before joining that university, Toru spent many years providing policy and legal advisory services to major businesses and government agencies in Japan. Toru was also a full time Associate Professor in the field of intellectual property law and the creative industries at Kyushu University in Japan and a visiting scholar at Duke University and Columbia University School of Law in the USA. Toru received a B.Eng. degree from Tokyo Metropolitan University and a M.A. degree in International Public Policy from Osaka University. And, after completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Law Course at the University of Exeter and the Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School, he was Called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in London. He also received a LL.M. degree from King’s College London.
Toru delivered a talk within the IWINETC 2019 conference programme titled: