Adviser  Shin‐ichi Ago

Adviser  Shin‐ichi Ago





University degrees

Jun. 1971  The University of Tokyo(LL.B)
Mar. 1973  The Graduate School of the University of Tokyo (LL.M)
Sep. 1977  Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva, completion of the doctoral course (submitted Doctoral thesis and received Ph.D degree in 1989)


Oct. 1977   Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Saitama University
Apr. 1980   Associate Professor at the same above
Oct. 1985    Application Officer, International Labour Standards Department,
International Labour Office (ILO, Geneva)
Oct. 1993   Professor at Kyushu University Faculty of Law
Oct. 2008   Vice President of Kyushu University (concurrent post)
Mar. 2013   Retired from Kyushu University, conferred title of Professor Emeritus
Apr. 2013   Specially Invited Professor at the Faculty of Law, Ritsumeikan University
Apr. 2018   Director of Kyoto Museum of World Peace, Ritsumeikan University
Mar.2023  Retired from Ritsumeikan University
Sep.2023  Admitted to the Tokyo Bar Association as a qualified lawyer
Part-time lecturer at numerous universities, including universities and institutions overseas, such as:
Intensive course lecturer at the Summer school of the Law Santa Clara University Law School CA, U.S.A. in Strasbourg (1986); Visiting lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (1990, 1991, 1993); Guest lecturer at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1997); Seminar lecturer at Mekong Regional Law Center, Bangkok (1997); Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (April 1996); Visiting Professor at Thammasat University, Thailand (July 1997); Professor at the University of Vitoria (Canada)(Winter semester 2007); Visiting Professor at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (3 weeks in August every year since September 1999); Visiting Professor at Thammasat University, Thailand (from October 2005 to March 2006 and 2-3 months each year since 2018); Visiting Professor at Graduate School of Political Science, Bordeaux University (from September to October 2010

Consultancies and other activities

2001 – 2002   Member of Economic and Trade Legislation Study Group, JETRO
2004 – 2006   Chairperson of Evaluation Study Group for International Cooperation
              Projects (Labour Division), Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
2006 – 2007   Member of Hello Work Working Group, Cabinet Office
2006 – 2008   Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan
2008 – 2011   Titular Member of the Science Council of Japan (First Section),
2013 – 2022    Judge of the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank
2015 – present     Member of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of
 Conventions and Recommendations

Affiliated academic societies

Japanese Society of International Law,  Japanese Association of World Law,  International Law Association, Japanese Association of Asian Law, Asian Society of International Law, The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law, Asian Labour Law Association