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dr Hiroshi Kaneko

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Centre for Japanese Applied Linguistics
  • Room: 2.028
  • E-mail: kaneko(at)uw.edu.pl
  • Duty hours: Wednesday 15:00-16:00 by appointment


  • MA in Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Japan (2004)
  • MA in Law, Kozminski University, Poland (2013)
  • PhD in Law, Kozminski University, Poland, PhD dissertation “Why Is Judicial Control Over Administration Weak In Japan? -Comparative, Institutional, and Historical Approach” supervised by Professor W. Góralczyk, 2022.

Research interests:

  • Reception of Western law in Asia
  • Comparative law
  • Administrative litigation law and energy law
  • EU law and international business law
  • Legal and commercial translation
  • Polish and Slavic linguistics

Teaching experience:

  • Conferment of master’s and bachelor’s degrees as reviewer and committee chairman, academic year 2022/23
  • Jury in the competition “Law in Translation” (the 6th edition 2023) organized by the Student Scientific Circle of Law Studies at the Institute of Applied Linguistics of the University of Warsaw
  • translation of legal and commercial texts
  • oral interpretation in business and legal scenes
  • translation applying digital technologies
  • teaching communicative competence in Japanese

Professional experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw (since February 2023)
  • Lecturer, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, October 2018 – January 2023
  • Research Assistant, Department of the Economic Policy, Warsaw School of Economics for the period 2005 – 2007
  • Management positions in various private companies in Poland, including those with Japanese capital

Professional organisations – membership:

  • Member of the Japan Association of Comparative Economic Studies (JACES)

Scholarships/research grants/fellowships:

  • “Erasmus – Educational Mobility with Partner Countries” (KA171/2022) to teach at the European University of Tirana in Albania – October 2023


Book chapters:

  • H. Kaneko, Special Economic Zones in Poland: A Black Hole Swallowing State Budget or a Messiah for Regional Development? in T. Hashimoto & M. Rhimes (eds.), Reviewing European Union Accession -Unexpected Results, Spillover Effects, and Externalities (Brill, Leiden & Boston, 2018, pp. 57-76). ISBN 978-90-04-31647-8 (paper version); ISBN 978-90-04-35207-0 (electronic version)
  • M. Krakowiak & H. Kaneko, The Polish Government’s FDI Promotion Policy and Foreign Investors in the Automotive Industry in: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Corporate Cultures -Universality and Differences from Comparative Aspects, organized by Kozminski University (Warsaw) and The Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation (Tokyo), Warsaw 2009, ISBN 978-83-7206-163-8



  • H. Kaneko, Pōrando ni okeru Ukraina-jin: Dōkoku no imin seisaku tono kanren kara (The Ukrainian Diaspora in Poland: In the Context of the Country’s Immigration Policy), Yūrasia Kenkyū (Eurasian Studies), 2023, Vol. 67, s. 30-42, ISBN-13: 978-4903619798
  • H. Kaneko, Axiology of Administrative Discretion (gyōsei sairyō) as Well as Administrative Guidance (gyōsei shidō) in Japan from the Perspective of Judicial Control, Studia Iuridica Lublinensia, 2020/3, s. 135-148, ISSN 1731-6375, eISSN 2449-8289
  • H. Kaneko, Ścieżka reform sądowej kontroli administracyjnej w Japonii i w Polsce (The path of judicial administrative review reforms in Japan and Poland), „Państwo i Prawo” 2016/8, s. 82-95, ISSN 0031-0980
  • H. Kaneko, The Historical Evolution of Administrative Court System in Taiwan, „Krytyka Prawa”, 2015/7, s. 177-193, ISSN 2080-1084; eISSN 2450-7938
  • H. Kaneko, Pōrando no keizai tokku sairon: Aru gaishi yūchi seisaku no kiseki (Polish Special Economic Zones in retrospect: Trajectory of a policy to promote foreign direct investment), „Yūrasia no keizai to shakai (Eurasian Economy & Society)”, 979/2014, ISSN 21858748
  • H. Kaneko, Pōrando no keizai tokku: Gaishi yūchi seisaku toshiteno hyōka (Special Economic Zones in Poland: An assessment as a Policy to Encourage Foreign Investment), „Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics”, 2005/2, s. 13-25, ISSN 13405659


Other publications:

  • H. Kaneko, Pōrando niokeru rōshi-kankei (The Employer-Employee Relationship in the Polish Law), w: Japan Overseas Enterprises Association (red.), Kaigai hakensha handobukku: Chūō yōroppa jitsuyō nou-hau shū (Handbook for expatriate workers: A guide with practical cases from central European countries), Tokio 2015, s. 4-16, ISBN-13: 978-4904404911
  • J. Chojna, E. Duchnowska, H. Kaneko, Strukturalne (Długotrwałe) przyczyny deficytu z azjatyckimi krajami rozwiniętymi i szanse jego redukcji (Structural (Long-term) causes of the deficit with Asian developed countries and opportunities for deficit reduction), Instytut Koniunktur i Cen Handlu Zagranicznego, wykonano dla Departamentu Analiz i Prognoz Ministerstwa Gospodarki, Warszawa 2006



  • Hiroshi Kaneko, The „Positioning” of ADR in Medical Dispute Resolution in Japan, presented during an academic conference, “General ADR Directives and the Specifics of Medical Mediation” organized by the Faculty of Law and Administration, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin on 16 March 2023.