Kenta Mochizuki is an attorney at law (New York) for public policy & corporate governance of corporate management group, Yahoo Japan Corporation. He specializes international public policy issues such as Internet governance, international tax issues, and international trade policies, and also deals with corporate governance matters. He has been participating in many relevant meetings with Japanese government as well as other business sectors, and also attending workshops and seminars hosted by Embassy of the United States in Japan and Delegation of the European Union to Japan.
Mochizuki has a strong background in the fields of international law and diplomacy. He started his professional career as an administrative attache for Embassy of Japan in Poland. After spending about 2 years in Warsaw (2010-2012), he continued his diplomatic career as an advisor for WTO Dispute Settlement at Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva (2012-2014). He got actively involved in 6 disputes to which Japan is a party as well as more than 20 third party cases during his term in Geneva.
After starting his career at Yahoo Japan Corporation, he attended the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in New York, in December 2015. Moreover, he served as a panelist for a workshop “WSIS+10 and Beyond: Where do we Stand in Africa? What are the Main Challenging Issues and Proposals for Implementation?” at WSIS Forum 2016.
He earned his LL.B. Degree from Kansai University. He also earned LL.M. in International Law Degree from Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, and LL.M. in International and Comparative Law Degree from George Washington University Law School. He has been admitted to practice law in the courts of New York since September 2015.