Yosuke ItoAugust 30, 2018
Mr. Ito is a graduate of Sophia University in Japan. He is a prosecutor at the International Judicial Proceedings Support Office of the Ministry of Justice in Tokyo, and provides legal support for litigation pending before domestic courts in foreign countries where Japan is involved as a party. In addition, he conducts research on international arbitration among other international dispute resolution methods, to which Japan could become a party. Drawing from his experiences as a participant in international fora on issues such as money laundering and terrorist financing, it became apparent that various conception of the rule of law based on diverging domestic cultures and norms continue to pose a challenge to the effective designs of international legal frameworks and policies. However, it is important to note that participants can discuss about and share common interests for promoting better coordinated efforts among nations. With this in mind, he believes that maintaining a balanced perspective is vital for achieving shared goals with other countries.