January 2011

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Tomomi Kihara assumed a position as Advisor in maritime field at ASA Group.

During his time at the following banks, Mr. Kihara had been deeply engaged in ship finance as a maritime expert, and therefore has experience and network. We believe his contribution to our group will greatly enhance our practice in maritime consulting service area.

Tomomi Kihara
Mar 1984
Kyushu University, Faculty of Law
Apr 1984
Joined Long-term Credit Bank of Japan, Limited (old name) / Shinsei Bank (new name) Engaged in ship finance operation and capital markets business Experienced Eigyo Dai-Hachi (No.8) Manager (shipping, rail area) and Takamatsu Branch Manager
Oct 2005
Launched Transportation Finance Group at Tokyo Star Bank and became General Manager of the group
Jan 2011
Joined Aoyama Sogo Accounting Office as Advisor
Apr 2011
Became Executive Officer of Maritime Group
He is now a member of Waseda University, Shipping Finance Law Research Institute and a visiting researcher at the Univ., Institute of Maritime Law.

Major Publications:

  • Ship Finance –Senpaku Kinyu Gaisetsu-, Kaiji press co.,ltd. issue
  • Viewpoints of Ship Owner's Management (Senshu Keiei no Shiza), The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc. issue
  • Hatou Retsuden, now on published in THE JAPAN MARITIME DAILY