Marine Counsel

1983Practical training at law firms and P&I clubs in London, UK
1979-Yoshida & Partners (Marine Counsel)
1961-1972Taiheiyo Kaiun Co., Ltd. (Master Mariner)

1974Meiji University (LL.B.)
1956-1961Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine (Navigation)

Birth Year: 1937 in Hokkaido

Munehisa is one of the most sought-after marine counsels in Japan. In addition to usual collision, grounding and third party claim cases, he handles substantial number of complicated and challenging marine casualty cases such as explosion, fire and sinking. His expertise, namely technological knowledge of ship’s structures, materials and chemicals, is indispensable. The more the case is complex, the more his professionalism outshines. His reports and comments are the result of thorough review of facts and deliberation, and can beat the others’ arguments. He has long been an inspiration to young people in the field.

He is an active member of the Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine Rowing Club. His dream is to participate in the famed Henley Royal Regatta with his friends. If you are a foreigner visiting Japan and wondering where to eat, he is the one you should ask for an advice.