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- April 1961
- Born in Tokyo, Japan
- March 1979
- Graduated from Musashi High School
- October 1982
- Passed the national bar exam
- March 1983
- Received LL.B. from the University of Tokyo
- April 1985
- Graduated from the Supreme Court, Legal Research & Training Institute (37th Class)
- April 1985
- Appointed prosecutor and worked in District Public Prosecutors Offices in Tokyo, Toyama, Maebashi, Tokyo, and Fukushima (August 1992-August 1993 University of Washington, Law School, Visiting Scholar)
- April 1996
- Professor, Research & Training Institute, Ministry of Justice
- March 2000
- Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Asian Development Bank (on secondment, Manila, Philippines)
- April 2004
- Prosecutor, Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, Hachioji Branch
- June 2004
- Professor, United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI)
- June 2004
- Appointed concurrently attorney, International Legal Affairs Division, International Legal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (until April 2014)
- June 2005
- Visiting Expert, International Criminal Court (The Hague, the Netherlands)
- May 2006
- Appointed concurrently United Nations International Judge, United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, Supreme Court Chamber (Phnom Penh, Cambodia, until July 2012) (September 2006-August 2007 Visiting Fellow, Yale Law School, Schell Center for International Human Rights, and MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, Genocide Studies Program）
- June 2012
- Director, International Department, Research & Training Institute, Ministry of Justice (until April 2014)
- December 2012
- Elected Chair of the Board of Directors, The Trust Fund for Victims, International Criminal Court (The Hague, the Netherlands, served two terms until December 2018)
- April 2014
- Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
- April 2018
- Appointed concurrently Ambassador for International Judicial Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs(until March 2020)
- July 2019
- Elected member of the Panel of Experts, The Committee on the Election of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (The Hague, the Netherlands)
- April 2020
- Joined Iwata Godo
In total 35 years of my career as prosecutor and Government attorney included 14 years of prosecution (10 years at district court level and 4 years at the Supreme Court level), 16 years with three international organizations, and 16 years of concurrent services at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I was given opportunities to be the first Japanese national to serve as UN international judge of the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia and Chair of the Board of Directors, The Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court.
In my second career of private practice from now on, I would like to utilize my experience above to assist individuals and companies in actively pursuing their goals with pride and confidence in this globalized world. I will do my best and I look forward to serving you.
Special Counsel Noguchi Motoo authors "Lessons from the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia" in the Mainichi
Special Counsel Noguchi Motoo authors "Reflections on the Khmer Rouge Trial" on the website of KaFSA (Kasumigaseki Foreign Service Association)
Our special counsel Noguchi Motoo appears on BS Fuji's Prime News, commenting on the ICC arrest warrant for Russian President Putin.
An interview with our special counsel Noguchi Motoo on the special court in Cambodia, "Atrocities Cannot Escape Justice: The Importance of Setting an Example" appeared in Asahi Shimbun Digital on September 22
An interview with our special counsel Noguchi Motoo, "How Should a War Leader be Judged?" appeared on the "Saturday Watch 9" section of the NHK website on July 5.
Highlights of an interview with our special counsel Noguchi Motoo on the possibility of prosecution of the Russian President by the International Criminal Court were broadcast on NHK's "Saturday Watch 9" on May 28.
Kyoto Shimbun carried a comment on April 23 by our special counsel, Noguchi Motoo, on the Japanese government's possible secondment of a prosecutor to the International Criminal Court with respect to Russian war crimes.
Noguchi Motoo's interview article titled "Japanese government should show its determination" appeared in The Japan News dated May 20, 2020.Yomiuri Shimbun dated April 30, 2020.
Noguchi Motoo's interview article titled "Japanese government should show its determination" appeared in the article titled "Special Topics: Requests to Stay Home, Japanese Government's Measures for COVID-19''' on Page 9 of the morning edition of The Yomiuri Shimbun dated April 30, 2020.
We welcomed a new special counsel , Noguchi Motoo , and a new counsel , Karashima Satoshi. We welcomed a new attorney, Ishikawa Teppei.