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The rights ‘revolution’ for pro sports stars in Japan – Part 2

Kazuyoshi Miura
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 By Takuya Yamazaki

In this article Takuya Yamazaki, private practice lawyer and member of FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber, provides a fascinating insight into the development of professional sports players’ rights in Japan focussing on baseball and football. Part 2 begins by concluding the analysis of the rights of Japanese baseball players by setting out the current regime for Japanese baseball players and how their image rights are treated. There will then be analysis of Japanese football players’ legal status and rights.

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Takuya Yamazaki

Takuya Yamazaki

Takuya Yamazaki gained his LLB from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan) in 1993. He then qualified as an attorney-at- law in Japan and was admitted into the Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association in 1997. In 2001 Takuyafounded Field-R Law Offices, a specialized sports and entertainment law practice based in Tokyo, where he currently serves as the Founding Partner. 

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