Dr. Antonios Karaiskos (LL.M. Athens University; LL.D., Waseda University) is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law/Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University. His areas of expertise are civil law and consumer law. Dr. Karaiskos has taught in various universities in Japan, such as Kansai University (Osaka), Rissho University (Tokyo), and Kyoto Gakuen University (Kyoto), as well as abroad, at Thammasat University (Thailand), Suor Orsola University (Italy), and Ho Chi Minh City Law University (Vietnam). He was a lawyer in Greece and is currently a member of the board of directors of the Japan Association of Consumer Law and of Kansai Consumers Support Organization (a Specified Qualified Consumer Organization certified by the Prime Minister of Japan), as well as a member of the scientific board of Mediterranea International Centre for Human Rights (Italy) and of the scientific committee of European Journal of Privacy Law and Technology (Italy). He is a fellow of the European Law Institute (Austria), and a member of the Asian Law and Society Association (Japan), as well as of the Japan Association of Private Law (Japan).