Kyushu University Integrated Leagal Office

Member

TOSHIYUKI KONO

Head of Office, Director, Vice-President

Greetings

The Kyushu University Integrated Legal Office (QILO) was newly established in April 2019 as an organization that integrates university legal affairs by dissolving the International Legal Office, which began its activities in 2011, and also including the Legal and Compliance Division, which is in charge of university regulations, handling lawsuits, and ensuring compliance. As a result, a single organization now has both so-called preventive legal functions, such as support for drafting and complying with contracts, or compliance with security export control, etc., as well as clinical legal functions, such as handling disputes and responding to research misconduct. We will continue to improve Kyushu University’s internal legal environment so that we can respond quickly to changes in the social environment and appropriately promote education and research activities both domestically and internationally. As a department that practices university legal affairs, we will respond to diversifying needs, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

佐藤 弘基

HIROKI SATO

Deputy Head of Office, Associate Professor

Background

In 2009, he joined the International Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Center, Intellectual Property Management Office, Kyushu University (currently the Academic Research and Industrial Collaboration Management Office or AiRIMaQ), where he engaged in contractual practices as a person in charge of international legal affairs. He was transferred from the Intellectual Property Management Office with the establishment of the International Legal Office. Completed coursework without degree at the Ph.D. Program of the Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University, and completed the Kyushu University Business School (QBS) (research on legal affairs for industry-academia collaboration).

Greetings

Since the establishment of the QILO, we have been providing legal support from the perspective of international risk management so that our researchers and administrative staffs can promote international research and educational activities with peace of mind. Please feel free to contact us.

初 春

CHU CHUN

Head of International Legal Affairs

Background

She received the Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Law, Kyushu University, in the field of international economic law. As a person in charge of international affairs in the intellectual property department of a company, she was involved in the review, drafting, and negotiation of contracts both in English and Chinese. She has been in her current position since November 2015.

Greetings

I handle a wide range of legal and contractual issues faced by internationalizing University, drawing on my experience in the corporate world. We would like to support our researchers who are active in the international arena from legal and contractual aspect. I can also handle Chinese law and I am fluent in Chinese and English. Please feel free to contact us.

椿 玲子

REIKO TSUBAKI

Technical Staff

Background

She received the Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University. She passed the exam of Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist in 2010. Also she had worked as a local public servant for 11 years, handling with planning and consultation services at the department of environment and the department of public welfare. She has been in her current position since April 2022.

Greetings

I support researchers in promoting international research and international educational activities by utilizing my specialized legal knowledge, coordination skills and administrative experience gained in public organizations.

TAKEHIRO TANAKA

Administrative Staff

Background

He received the Bachelor degree in Law, Kyushu University, in 2022. Also he was a member of GV Program in school of Law, Kyushu University. He worked at QILO from July 2021 to March 2022 as an internship student as he was a student at Kyushu University. He has been in his current position since May 2022.

Greetings

I support international contracts and security from the legal perspective by utilizing legal knowledge and English skill that I gained in GV program, for promoting education and research activity.

Legal and Compliance Division