Makoto Arai is a professor of law at Chuo University in Tokyo. He has authored numerous articles and is particularly noted for his work in comparative law.
He received the Humboldt Research Award in 2006 and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in the same year.
He is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law and a registered trust and estate practitioner.
He is also President of the Japan Adult Guardianship Law Association.