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Organisation of the Commission and the Secretariat

The Telecommunications Dispute Settlement Commission was established on November 30, 2001 as a specialized organization dedicated to settling disputes between telecommunications carriers promptly and fairly.


Telecommunications Dispute Settlement Commission 
5 Commissioners (part-time/3-year term) 
Appointed by the minister with the consent of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors of the Diet, Japan 

8 Members  (part-time/2-year term) 
Appointed by the minister 

*In securing its expertise and neutrality in dispute settlement, the secretariat is independent of the Telecommunications Bureau and the Information and Communications Bureau, which supervise the telecommunications business and broadcasting business respectively.

Commissioners

Name present occupation
Takao Nakayama
(Chairperson)
Registered Lawyer
Kaoru Arakawa
(Acting Chairperson)
Professor and Dean, Meiji University, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences
Takemi Ono Professor, Tokyo Keizai University, Faculty of Business Administration
Ikuko Hirasawa Registerd Lawyer
Kazuhiko Yamamoto Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law
(As of April 2017)

Members

Name present occupation
Yuka Aoyagi Associate Professor, Yokohama National University, International Graduate School of Social Sciences
Ko Arai Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Commerce and Management
Hiroshi Ohashi Professor, The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics
Souichirou Kozuka Professor, Gakusyuin University, Faculty of Law
Yukitoshi Sanada Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Dept. of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Ikuko Yairi Associate Professor, Sophia University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Dept. of Information and Communication Science
Hiroko Yoshiba Registered Lawyer
Kazuko Wakabayashi Certified Public Accountant
(As of November 2017)