Teacher Introduction

Makiko Okamoto

Associate Professor Makiko Okamoto

Specialized fields / Subject
Consumer Safety Law, Accident Investigation

Mail address:okamotom

Expert’s Eyes

 The theme of this laboratory is the investigation of the causes of accidents and the pursuit of legal liability. One theme is to elucidate the human errors that cause accidents and the psychology of consumers that leads to unwillingness to enter into contracts. We will also examine the accident investigation system and legal responsibility, such as whether imposing heavy responsibility on the parties involved in an accident will help prevent accidents, and how the investigation system for accidents caused by new technologies should be organized. We welcome anyone interested in these matters.

Remarkable File

・Has qualifications of a lawyer and has practical experience in court trials. ・Ex-administrator of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Took charge of administrative affairs related to transportation safety. ・Currently a member of Japan Transport Safety Board.

Brief Personal History

Mar. 1993:
Graduated from the Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Doshisha University
Mar. 1996:
Completed the Master’s Course in Public Law, Graduate School of Law, Doshisha University (Master of Law)
Apr. 1996:
Joined the Judicial Research and Training Institute (until Mar. 1998)
Apr. 1998:
Joined Tenjin Law and Tax Firm (until Mar. 2004)
Mar. 2004:
Completed Master’s Course in Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Master of Human Science)
Apr. 2004:
Joined Progress Law Firm (present)
Jun. 2006:
Chief Transport Safety Management Officer for MLIT Minister’s Secretariat Transport Safety Control Director (until Sep, 2009)
Mar. 2010:
Completed the Doctoral Course in Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Ph. D. in Human Sciences)
Apr. 2011:
Associate professor of the Department of Management of Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology (until Mar. 2018)
Apr. 2018:
Associate professor of the Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences, Kansai University