Below is the itinerary for this year’s fall meeting of the Harvard Law School Association of Japan (the 70th meeting of the HLSAJ).


We will welcome Mr. David A. Sneider (HLS J.D. 1984), who is Head of the Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP Tokyo office, as our guest speaker.  We are very much looking forward to his remarks based on his long experience in the Japanese legal market.


Date and time of the meeting: December 3, 2019 (Tuesday), beginning at 18:30


Place:  Josui Kaikan “Pegasus*”   Tel: 03-3261-1101

Please see the enclosed map for the location.

*Please note that the banquet room is different from the last meeting.


Dinner charge6,000 yen for members and 4,000 yen for guests, both payable at the meeting


Lecture: Mr. David A. Sneider, “A Foreign Lawyer’s Reflections on the Past 40 Years in the Japanese Legal Market”


A resolution to re-elect the Treasurer of the HLSAJ will also be considered at this fall meeting.


Please let us know your planned attendance or absence by no later than Wednesday, November 20 by (i) sending an e-mail to our Secretary, Mr. Kazuhiro Yanagida ( or (ii) completing and returning the enclosed postcard. Please note that we have sent the enclosed postcard to fellow members who would like to continue receiving invitations by post.


Please also be advised that we have the following proposals and requests:

  1. A resolution to re-elect the Treasurer


Mr. Masahisa Ikeda’s term as Treasurer of the HLSAJ will expire at the end of this fall meeting.  We propose that his reelection be approved at the meeting.


  1. Annual membership dues


If you have not already paid your annual membership dues for 2019, please pay them, in the amount of 4,000 yen, either by bank transfer to the following account of the HLSAJ or in cash upon your arrival at the meeting, along with the applicable dinner charges:


Details of the bank account:

Bank:                               Akasaka Branch of Mizuho Bank (Branch No. 539)

Type of account:              Ordinary account

Account number:             686425

Account name:                 ハーバードロースクールアソシエイションオブジャパン幹事池田祐久



  1. Method of communication to members


We are sending this letter of invitation via e-mail, and not by post, to those of you who previously agreed to the use of e-mail as the exclusive method of communication from us.


With an eye to the challenging financial conditions of the HLSAJ, we would like to continue minimizing the use of postage as best as we can, as postage is a significant item of expense.  To this end, we kindly ask those of you who received this letter of invitation via post to consider switching from the use of postal service to the exclusive use of e-mail when receiving communications from us.  If you would like to receive future communications from us via e-mail, and not by post, please let us know in an e-mail addressed to Mr. Kazuhiro Yanagida (


We very much look forward to meeting with you at the fall meeting on December 3.

                                                                         Sincerely yours,

                                                                         Minoru Nakazato


                                                                         Harvard Law School Association of Japan