I would like to deliver a message on assuming office as the president of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) for FY2021.
First of all, I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences for those who have lost their lives in the unprecedented disaster of COVID-19. Also, I wish to express my deep respect and gratitude to those who are fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic every day to save people’s lives and for the benefit of society.
Although COVID-19 vaccination has started in Japan, it is expected to take still a long time until the pandemic ends. As JPAA’s president in such a “with corona” era, I am determined to manage the affairs of the association with my utmost efforts, placing top priority on the sound health of JPAA’s members, and aiming to support the economies and industries inside and outside Japan from the intellectual property (IP) aspect.