Notice of 2018 Spring Meeting of the HLSAJ

The Harvard Law School Association of Japan will hold this year’s spring meeting (the 68th meeting of the HLSAJ) as follows. We will welcome Mr. Hisashi Owada (former HLS visiting professor), who retired from the International Court of Justice on June 7, 2018, as our guest speaker. We are very much looking forward to his remarks based on his 15-year career as a judge on the International Court of Justice, including time as the President.

The details of the meeting are as follows:

Date and time: November 9, 2018 (Friday), beginning at 18:30
Location: Josui Kaikan “Sakura-no-Ma*” (Tel: 03-3261-1101)
*Please note that the banquet room is different from the last meeting.
Dinner charge: 6,000 yen for members and 4,000 yen for guests, both payable at the meeting

Members wishing to attend should RSVP by (i) sending an e-mail to our Secretary, Mr. Kazuhiro Yanagida (, or (ii) completing and returning the postcard enclosed with the invitation (in the case of members who received the letter of invitation by post), in either case no later than Friday, October 26.

Please also be advised that there are additional proposals and requests included in the official letter of invitation (a copy of which is linked below).

For those members who did not receive the email or letter of invitation for some reason (for example, because of the failure of the HLSAJ to register you as member or to keep track of your email or street address), please email Mr. Kazuhiro Yanagida, the Secretary of the HLSAJ, at and inform him of your planned attendance.

For additional details regarding the spring meeting, please see the official letter of invitation.