KOBAYASHI Tomohiko

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Department of Law
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Last Updated :2019/07/18

Researcher Profile and Settings

Education

  •   2014 08  - 2015 05 , University of California at Berkeley, School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M)
  •   2007 04  - 2008 03 , Kyoto University, Doctoral candidate (all but dissertation), Graduate School of Law
  •   2001 04  - 2004 03 , Kyoto University, Graduate School of Law, Doctor course
  •   1999 04  - 2001 03 , Kyoto University, Graduate School of Law, Master course
  •   1994 04  - 1999 03 , Kyoto University, Bachelor course, Faculty of Law
  •   1994 04  - 1999 03 , Kyoto University (Japan), Faculty of Law, Bachelor course (Bachelor of Laws, 1999)

Degree

  • LL.M.(University of California at Berkeley Law School)
  • LL.M.(Kyoto University)

Association Memberships

  • JAPANESE SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • American Society of International Law
  • Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN)
  • Asian Society of International Law, Japan Chapter
  • JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF WORLD LAW
  • THE JAPAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW
  • THE JAPANESE ASSOCIATION OF SOCIOLOGY OF LAW

Committee Memberships

  •   2017 04  - 現在, Hokkaido District Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Member, Seafarers' Section of the Council for Regional Transport
  •   2016 09  - 現在, Japanese Society of International Law, Website Committee
  •   2016 03  - 現在, Japanese Association of International Economic Law, Committee on International Cooperation
  •   2013 10  - 現在, Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law, Committee on Research Planning

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2017 10 ,  - 現在, Otaru University of Commerce, Department of Law, Professor (full-time, tenured)
  •   2016 10 ,  - 2017 01 , National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), College of Law and Politics, Visiting Associate Professor (3-month intensive)
  •   2014 04 ,  - 2014 05 , Far Eastern Federal University (Russian Federation), Law School, Foreign Professor (3-week intensive)
  •   2008 09 ,  - 2009 03 , Tufts University (USA), Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Visiting Researcher (Fulbright grantee)
  •   2008 04 ,  - 2017 09 , Otaru University of Commerce, Faculty of Commerce, Associate Professor (full-time, tenured)
  •   2005 02 ,  - 2007 03 , Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Deputy Director (full-time)
  •   2004 04 ,  - 2005 02 , Kyoto University, Graduate School of Law, Associate (full-time)
  •   2018 07 ,  - 2018 08 , Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time) (1 week intensive)
  •   2017 04 ,  - 現在, Fuji Women's University, Department of Arts and Sciences, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time)
  •   2016 07 ,  - 2016 08 , Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time) (1 week intensive)
  •   2016 04 ,  - 現在, Hokkaido University, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time) (1 semester / year)
  •   2016 04 ,  - 2016 07 , Hokkai Gakuen University, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time)
  •   2016 04 ,  - 現在, Otaru University of Commerce, Center for Glocal Strategy, Faculty staff
  •   2010 12 ,  - 2010 12 , University of Nagasaki, Faculty of Global Communication, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time) (1 week intensive)
  •   2010 04 ,  - 2016 03 , Otaru University of Commerce, Center for Business Creation, Faculty staff
  •   2010 04 ,  - 2014 07 , Hokkaido University, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time)
  •   2008 07 ,  - 2014 07 , Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time) (1 week intensive)
  •   2005 08 ,  - 2005 08 , Matsuyama University, Faculty of Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor (part-time) (1 week intensive)

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • law, New fields of law, international trade law, esp. WTO and FTAs
  • law, International law, Public International Law
  • Law, International law, International Economic Law

Research Interests

    Addressing "circumvention" of international obligations to ensure their effectiveness, Relationship between international law and domestic laws, World Trade Organization (WTO), World Trade Organization, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, Antidumping, Economic Partnership Agreement, Regional Trade Agreements, Free Trade Agreements, Domestic implementation of international law, public international law, international trade law, WTO law, FTA

Published Papers

Misc

Books etc

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Heal the World: Options to Amend WTO Agreements to Save the AB
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, Workshop on the “WTO Appellate Body and Its Reform”,   2019 01 13 , 招待有り
  • A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, Tokyo Workshop on Paradise Lost or Found?: The Post-WTO International “Legal” Order (Utopian and Dystopian Possibilities),   2019 01 10 , 招待有り
  • Restricting environmentally harmful subsidies to ensure sustainable resource development in the Arctic region: Lessons from the subsidy rules negotiation at the WTO
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, PCRC 4th International Symposium: International Law for Sustainability in Arctic Resource Development: Integrating economic, social, environmental and scientific dimensions,   2018 12 18 , Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC), Kobe University
  • TPP's Impact on the East Asian Politica Economy
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, OneAsia Lecture Series,   2018 10 09 , 招待有り, Japan Research Center, National Taichung University of Science and Technology
  • You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave: Use of the Rules of Origin to Combat Circumvention of the Anti-dumping Duties and its WTO Compatibility
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, 2018 AWRN-CIBEL Joint Conference: “WTO, International Economic Law and Emerging Challenges – Asia Pacific Perspective”,   2018 08 17 , China International Business & Economic Law Initiative, University of New South Wales
  • Relationship between CPTPP and TPP: Institutional Issues Involving the Intertwined FTA Networks
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, The Global Annual Conference of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law,   2018 07 01 , Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
  • Is He Doing Bad Business?: Legal Impacts of US’s Withdrawal on the US, Japan and Other Original Signatories to the TPP
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, 8th Annual Conference of the Taiwanese Society of Japan Studies,   2017 11 10 , 招待有り, Taiwanese Society of Japan Studies
  • Comment to the Panel "Contemporary Role of the International Administrative Law Approach in the Globalizing World"
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of International Law,   2017 09 06 , Japanese Society of International Law
  • Comment: How to Preserve the Integrity and Independence of the WTO Panel and the Appellate Body?
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, Asia WTO Research Network,   2017 06 05 , National Taiwan University
  • Legal Leeways to Revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, One Asia Forum 2016,   2017 01 13 , 招待有り, National Taichung University of Science and Technology
  • Quo Vadis, TPP?: Institutional Issues Involving Accession, Amendment and Withdrawal
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, 2016 International Conference on Japanese Political Economy and Foreign Affairs,   2016 12 09 , 招待有り, Tamkang University
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and Harmonization of Labor Standard
    Hideki FUNATSU and Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, 10th East Asian Triangle International Symposium,   2016 11 11
  • Memento Mori: Membership Issues in the Entry into, Modification of, and Withdrawal from the TPP
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, Asia WTO Research Network (AWRN) 2016 Conference,   2016 05 17
  • Adding Asian Flavors to EU’s FTAs and Framework Agreements?
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, European Union Studies Association Japan,   2015 11 21 , 招待有り
  • Comment: Changes in Cycles and Risks of Circumvention
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, Symposium on International Trade Law and Policy: Relating to Natural Resources, Energy and Environment–Perspectives on Sustainable Development,   2015 03 02 , 招待有り, Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
  • “Double counting” in AD and CVD investigations
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, 2014 International Conference on Trade Remedy System,   2014 11 21 , 招待有り
  • Catch Me If You Can: A Case for Coherent Anti-Circumvention Framework in the WTO Agreement
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, Midyear Meeting and Research Forum 2014 of the American Society of International Law,,   2014 11 07 , American Society of International Law
  • Revisiting the Role of Anti-Circumvention Provisions under the WTO Agreeent: Lessons for Further Economic Integration in East Asia
    Tomohiko KOBAYASHI, AWRN Academic Conference 2014,   2014 06 15
  • "Constitutionalization" of the WTO Law
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Japanese Association of World Law,   2013 05 , 招待有り
  • Catch Me If You Can: Revisiting the Role of Anti-Circumvention Provisions under International Law
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, 2012 International Conference on Law and Society,   2012 07 , Law and Society Association
  • How Will This Huge EPA Fit into the WTO Regime (or Not)?
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, EUIJ-Kansai Workshop “Toward a Japan-EU EPA,” Kobe University, Japan,   2012 03 10 , 招待有り
  • On Circumvention of Agricultural Export Subsidy Commitments from East Asian Viewpoints
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, 2011 KSIL-CSIL-JSIL Joint International Conference,   2011 06 27 , 招待有り
  • Dynamic Process of Transnational Dispute Settlement as an Autopoietic System? Implications of North American Experiences to East Asia
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Inaugural Conference of the Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN/SIEL),   2009 08 03 , Asian International Economic Law Network (AIELN/SIEL)
  • RTA as an International Institution: A Multi-Dimensional Comparison of its Institutional Arrangement
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Inaugural Conference of the Society of International Economic Law,   2008 07 16 , Society of International Economic Law (SIEL)
  • Japan's Experience in Addressing Antidumping Measures Taken by the Western Countries
    Legal Assistance for Viet Nam after Its Entrance into the WTO,   2008 03 02
  • Multidimentional Process Analysis of the International Dispute Settlement Mechanism
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Japanese Association of Sociology of Law,   2007 05
  • Dynamic Process of Transnational Dispute Settlement as an Autopoietic System?: Case Studies of Disputes involving WTO, NAFTA, andDomestic Laws
    KOBAYASHI Tomohiko, International Meeting on Law and Society in the 21st Century : Joint Annual Meetings of Law and Society Association (LSA) and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL/ISA), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany,   2007 07 25
  • Legal Issues on Amending the WTO Agreement
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Japanese Society of International Law (JSIL),   2006 05 , 招待有り
  • Practice of the Republic of South Africa in the Implementation of the WTO Agreement
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Public Policy Studies Association Japan,   2004 06 , 招待有り
  • Dynamic Process of Compliance with the GATT/WTO: The Transformation of South African International Trade Regulations since the 1990s
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Fifth International CISS Millennium Conference,   2004 07 07 , Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section (CISS) of the International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Recourse to the International Legal Norms in the Domestic Judicial Process
    Tomohiko Kobayashi, Japanese Association of Sociology of Law,   2003 05
  • Catch Me If You Can: Revisiting the Role of Anti-Circumvention Provisions under International Law
    KOBAYASHI Tomohiko, 2012 International Conference on Law and Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA,   2012 06 07

Research Grants & Projects

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • Japan and the Development of the Asia-Pacific Economy, National Taichung University of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
  • Actual Problems of International Economic Law, Far Eastern Federal University (Russian Federation)
  • Basics of Business Law, Business School, Otaru University of Commerce
  • International Economic Law, Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
  • International Economic Law, Hokkaido University
  • Public International Law, Hokkai Gakuen University
  • international Economic law, Otaru University of Commerce
  • Introduction to Business Law, Otaru University of Commerce
  • Introduction to Law and Legal Process, Otaru University of Commerce

Social Contribution Activities Information

Social Contribution

  • Instructor at the Teaching License Renewal Course, Lecturer, Otaru University of Commerce,   2019 07 20  - 2019 07 20
  • Instructor at the Teaching License Renewal Course, Lecturer, Otaru University of Commerce,   2018 07 29  - 2018 07 29
  • Instructor at the Teaching License Renewal Course, Lecturer, Otaru University of Commerce, Teaching License Renewal Course,   2016 07 23  - 2016 07 23
  • Instructor at the Teaching License Renewal Course, Lecturer, Otaru University of Commerce,   2014 08 04  - 2014 08 04
  • Instructor at the Teaching License Renewal Course, Lecturer, Otaru University of Commerce,   2013 08 10  - 2013 08 10


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