Naohiro Kitamura


Century Law Office

Professional History

  • December 2013 – Joined Century Law Office
  • March 2011 – Graduated from Tokyo University Law School
  • March 2009 – Graduated from Tokyo University, Faculty of Law


Naohiro Kitamura took part in JAXA legal department’s internship when he was a legal apprentice in Japan, which got him involved in space businesses. He then established the Japan Space Law Association to support space businesses as a lawyer.

Main Practice Areas

  • General Corporate
  • Labor Law
  • Civil Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy
  • M&A and Business Succession


  • Japan Space Law Association (Representative Director)

Books, Papers and Publications

  • “The impact of Japan’s new space policy on business” – International Bar Association Space Law News (November 2015)
  • Many others


  • “Jurisdiction and nationality on the Moon” – The 3rd International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium (5 December 2019)
  • Many others