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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
TAMURA Koichi
(Chairperson)
Registered Lawyer
ARAKAWA Kaoru
(Acting Chairperson)
Professor and Dean, Meiji University, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences
ONO Takemi Professor, Tokyo Keizai University, Faculty of Business Administration
KOZUKA Soichiro Professor, Gakusyuin University, Faculty of Law
MIO Mieko Registered Lawyer
(As of April 2020)

Members

Name present occupation
AOYAGI Yuka Professor, Hosei University, Faculty of Law
ARAI Ko Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Business Administration
OHASHI Hiroshi Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, and Professor of Economics, The University of Tokyo
SANADA Yukitoshi Professor, Keio University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Dept. of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
SHIRAYAMA Shinichi Certified Public Accountant Professor, Jobu University, Faculty of Management Information
SUGIYAMA Etsuko Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of Law
YAIRI Ikuko Associate Professor, Sophia University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Dept. of Information and Communication Science
YOSHIBA Hiroko Registered Lawyer
(As of April 2020)