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NOGUCHI Motoo

NOGUCHI Motoo

Title
Special Counsel
Languages
Japanese (native)/ English (highly fluent)/ French (primary)
Telephone Number
+81-3-3214-2689
E-mail address
motoo.noguchi@iwatagodo.com

Career Summary

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

Message

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.

News

  • 2022.07

    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.

  • 2022.05

    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.

  • 2022.04

    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.

  • 2020.05

    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.

  • 2020.05

    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.

  • 2020.04

    We welcomed a new special counsel , Noguchi Motoo , and a new counsel , Karashima Satoshi. We welcomed a new attorney, Ishikawa Teppei.