Kunio Hamada

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Kunio Hamada (濱田 邦夫, Hamada Kuni, born May 24, 1936) is a former member of the Supreme Court of Japan from 2001 until 2006.[1]

Until his appointment to the court, he worked in private practice, initially at Anderson, Mori & Rabinowitz and Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. He founded the law firm of Yanagida & Hamada in 1972, his portion of which eventually became part of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto.

In November 2007, he was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, by the Japanese Government for his public service.[2]


  1. ^ Fujita, Akiko (2009-07-01). "Japan Gets Ready for New Jury System". VOA News. Voice of America. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  2. ^ "IPBA 2010 - Speakers' Profile". 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2009-11-12.