Zenichi Shishido is Professor of Law at Musashino University, Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, and continues to be a visiting Professor at UC Berkeley School of Law on a regular basis since 2002. Professor Shishido taught at Seikei University (1983-2009), and has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School (1998-1999), Harvard Law School (2005) and Duke Law School (2020), and a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School (2015).
Professor Shishido is a well-known authority on Japanese and comparative corporate governance, having written extensively on the subject in both Japanese and English. He has also served on advisory councils to Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ). His publications in English include the books Enterprise Law: Contracts, Markets, and Laws in the US and Japan (Edward Elgar, 2014), and Joint Venture Strategies: Design, Bargaining, and the Law (Edward Elgar, 2015). A co-authored book with Professor Shen Wei (Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School, China), Incentive Bargaining and Corporate Governance: Comparative Enterprise Law across Three Leading Economies, will be forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
LL.B., Tokyo University (1980)
Ph.D., Law, Tokyo University (2007)