Naoyuki Okano is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Japan. He received an LL. M. from Nagoya University and a LL. B. from Waseda University. His research interest is in a theory of transnational law and political theory. His PhD thesis titled as “The Global Land Rush from the Viewpoint of Transnational Law” explores the dynamic constellations of power and authority behind the phenomenon of the land rush.


His publications have appeared in Italian Law Journal (forthcoming) and Nagoya University Journal of Law and Politics, and he has experienced practice-based research internships at the World Bank in Washington DC and UNIDROIT in Rome. He has also participated in King’s College London’s Transnational Law Summer Institute in 2015 and the Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law & Policy Workshop in 2016.