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Naoyuki Agawa is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Doshisha University in Kyoto, teaching American constitutional history and law as a member of the Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the university in April, 2016, he was professor of Keio University from April 1999 through March 2016, where he served as Vice President, International, between 2009 and 2013 and Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management between 2007 and 2009.
Mr. Agawa served as Minister for Public Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. (2002 – 2005). Mr. Agawa was also Of Counsel to the law firm of Nishimura & Partners (1996 – 2002), associate and Asian Partner of the law firms of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo (1987 -1995) and Sullivan & Cromwell (1984 -1985) and a member of the Legal Department of Sony Corporation (1977 – 1987). He is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and the District of Columbia. Mr. Agawa is a graduate of the Law School (JD, 1984) and the School of Foreign Service (BSFS, magna cum laude, 1977) of Georgetown University.
Mr. Agawa’s books include: The Birth of an American Lawyer, The Friendship on the Sea, and American History Through the United States Constitution (for which he received the Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Award in 2005), and Constitutional Revisions and Changes in the United States.