After obtaining his undergraduate and graduate degrees in the United States, Professor Fujikura returned to Japan to join the law faculty of of Doshisha University, where he later served as Dean, and subsequently taught law at both the University of Tokyo and Waseda University. Considered a pre-eminent scholar on law and the environment in Japan, he has been honored with visiting professorships at the Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law, as well as at Harvard, Berkeley, Duke, and Michigan. His fields of academic expertise also include comparative law, with particular emphasis on the contrasts between the Japanese and American legal systems. Professor Fujikura's publications include several books in English: Environmental Law in Japan; A Comparative View of Legal Culture in Japan and the United States; and The Role of Law and Lawyers in Japan and the United States. He is currently at the Tezukayama University, Faculty of Law and Policy, Nara, Japan.