Hiromi is an Associate Professor specialising in Law and Development Studies & Private Law at the University of Toyama, Japan. She has previously worked for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Embassy of Japan in Tanzania and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Her thesis and research focuses on customary land title and development, with fieldwork conducted in Tanzania, East Africa and Mongolia. In Tanzania she investigated conflicts between land acts newly established by state and local customary rights and in Mongolia she investigated conflicts between land acts newly established by state and peasant rights.
These days Hiromi’s interests extend towards environment and law and development; she has recently written on contemporary issues of Itai-itai disease (which was first certified as a common nuisance in 1960’s).
Hiromi will be at RegNet from 10 October 2016 to 9 October 2017 and will be carrying out comparison studies between different legal traditions with by Veronica Taylor and Miranda Forsyth.