Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Naoki Kondo, LLM '08, of Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, gives incoming student Toshiyuki Sawai tips on how to enjoy life at Michigan Law.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

David Azcue, '03, who is counsel in the Tokyo office of Simpson Thacher, talks with Maiko Yamakawa, the daughter of Yoichiro Yamakawa, MCL '69.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Professor Emeritus J.J. White, '62, listens to Dean Mark West's introduction before delivering remarks to the attendees.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Norika Yuasa Kunii, LLM '10, and Takaya Sato, LLM '12, both associates with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, catch up with fellow alumni.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Makoto Saito, LLM '06, who is a partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, talks with Koji Matsumoto, LLM '92, of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Koichi Tsuchida, LLM '97, of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Mitsuhiro Ishibashi, MCL '74, of Nippon Life Insurance Company, chats over dinner with Dean Mark West, who is the Nippon Life Professor of Law.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Yoichiro Yamakawa, MCL '69, a partner with Koga & Partners and the president of the U-M Law Japan Alumni Association, listens to the presentations.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Incoming student Maiko Kawaguchi starts her LLM studies early with Professor Emeritus J.J. White, '62.

Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo, May 21, 2016

Attendees at the Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo commemorate the evening with a group photo.

CELEBRATING OUR GLOBAL REACH  Although more than 6,000 miles separated them from Ann Arbor, the maize-and-blue spirit at the recent Michigan Law Alumni & Friends Dinner in Tokyo mirrored a celebration in the Law Quad. Alumni spent the evening reminiscing, networking, and hearing updates about the Law School and its global initiatives from Dean Mark West; Theresa Kaiser-Jarvis, the assistant dean for international affairs; and J.J. White, '62, the Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law Emeritus. Three incoming LLM students also joined the gathering, as well as representatives from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, which is in its third year of hosting Michigan Law students as interns.

Photos by Hiroku Mizuno.

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