Basic Biographical Information
Toshiyuki Kono is professor of law at Kyushu University, Japan. He received his LL.B. and LL.M. from Kyoto University, Japan.
Between 1997 and 1999, Toshiyuki held the position of secretary general of ICLAFI (ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues) and, since 2010, has been vice president of Japan ICOMOS. Other positions include are vice president and titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, chairman of the Committee for Intellectual Property and Private International Law, and chairman of the Committee for Cultural Affairs of the UNESCO National Commission, Japan.
His main research fields are private international law, international civil litigation, and heritage law, including international enforcement of intellectual property right and litigation and economic analysis of conflict of laws. He also served as a member of an experts group to draft a Convention for...
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