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Takashi Isono

Associate / Attorney at Law

Osaka Office

Major Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution / International Practice / Religious Corporations / Business Succession / Tax / Southeast Asia
Other Practice Areas
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Construction/Architecture / Real Estate


Takashi Isono handles international and tax-related matters, business succession, and matters related to religious corporations, with a focus on dispute resolution. He also handles general civil cases, litigation involving construction/real estate, labor and employment matters, medical malpractice cases, consumer organization cases, and other types of matters.

Recent Cases

  • Product liability dispute between a leading Japanese company and Chinese company
  • Tax litigation matters
  • Case involving tax accountant’s liability
  • Employment litigation with the other party (plaintiff) exceeding 100 workers
  • Rendering legal advice to the Shinshu Otani-ha sect and Shingon sect of Buddhist temples
  • Matter regarding the management of a large cemetery in Nara
  • Matter regarding the effective use/development of land owned by a temple in Kyoto
  • Criminal case regarding multinational transaction involving foreign defendant (acquitted)
  • Inheritance of the decedent who is an American citizen living in Japan

Education & Professional Career

Jan 2016Joined Kitahama Partners
Dec 2015Graduated from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan; Admitted to practice in Japan
May 2014 – Sep 2014Intern at Jeff Leong, Poon & Wong (Malaysia)
Mar 2014Kobe University Law School (J.D.)
Mar 2012Ritsumeikan University (LL.B.)


  • Inter Pacific Bar Association
  • Japanese Association for Religious Studies