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Tetsuya Kimura (This paper is a minor revision of the contribution to the 100th anniversary commemorative of the mother school Meisei High School.  I am pleased if you are aiming for a university, or I would appreciate it if you would like to refer to the students at the moment.) In April 1972, in April, at Meisei High School in Tennoji Ward, Osaka City I entered the university. After graduating from a public junior high school in Kishiwada city, I began to go to school by train, and the things to see and hear daily not to mention the school life have become remarkably different from those until then. Until then, even those who lived in a limited area of ​​Kishiwada city which is not an exaggeration to say the countryside come out to the big city Osaka everyday, so freshness of life after the entrance, novelty He was very impressive.  I was such a young student who knew nothing, but I think that just feeling of justice was strong. However, at Meisei High School there is no problem between students, and I think that such a peaceful high school life was true when I see and hear the various problems occurring in the school today. Therefore, there was no such thing as getting angry at school injustice. That thought was suitable for outside. While I go to school by train, I see adults reading newspapers by train. Immediately, I bought a newspaper at the station occasionally and began to read. I was interested in social articles. Especially the occurrence of the case and the article of arresting the criminal interested were satisfying the “simple sense of justice”. I was satisfied with my eyes on society. Because of that, during my studies at Meisei High School, I became wanting to become a newspaper reporter and journalist in the future. However, in order to make dreams a reality, it is necessary to make a certain amount of effort, but at that time it probably did not think realistically. Originally, although it should have studied even more, it is an honest place that it was not so. I thought that as a thought of that time, I was going to enter a certain university in Tokyo who produced a large number of mass communication people, but that did not come true. I entered Kansai University Faculty of Law in 1975 when I graduated from Akashi (Showa 50 years). When I entered university, it was wonderful that the willingness to study more than when I entered the university came. However, I was worried about whether I could get a job at a newspaper company etc. Although it may be bothersome if officials of Kansai University are read (Do not misunderstand.) I think that you can understand if you read until the end, but because I enrolled in Kansai University that I am now Unfortunately, at that time there were rare people who graduated and employed at the mass media such as newspaper companies, their ability to do well While I was worried about whether the acceptance / rejection depends on where my home university is. Even if you pass the bar exam, you can not immediately become a legal professional (judge, prosecutor, lawyer). I will receive judicial lessons for 2 years (now being shortened to 1 year and a half). I was able to learn various things that I can not learn in ordinary schools. In defense practice, you enter the office of a lawyer who is a committee member, prepare civil and criminal documents, go to court with lawyers, attend legal counseling. In prosecution training, we accompany prosecutors to attend the courtroom, to hear from suspects (people suspected of committing crime) and witnesses (In technical terms, this interview is called “investigating” but It is not my favorite word). In trial exercises, I read the trial records, witnessed actual witness examinations etc, and I will draft the judgment. A few years ago, some people watched the judicial apprentices’ lives introduced in the NHK drama “Himawari” where the judicial student became the main character.  During the two years of judicial training, we will receive a salary of about 2nd year of national civil servant. It seems that it is a little 200,000 yen now. I am sorry for the citizens, but I am hoping that you think that social justice is realized and it is a cost to create a society where the rights of citizens are protected. After completing this judicial training, I became a lawyer in the Showa Era. Urban lawyers will be “iso valves” at large at the beginning, as everyone does. “Isovalve” means an attorney who is lying. However, contrary to that name, recently “Isoben” was able to work while receiving instruction from an experienced lawyer, received a salary from the office, and was asked for his own personal connection Compensation fee will be my income. I think that it was a very good treatment.  Still, it is humanity that I want to hold my own office again, and most of the “iso valve” will be independent in a few years. In 1988 (1983) I also established a joint office with three independent lawyers independently. In 1992 (Heisei 1992), he opened an office by himself, and now he has two working attorneys (that is, “Isova.” It is good to tell about myself, but now it is unavoidable It is fair to spend using that word) and doing good with five other staff.  Well, lawyers want to explain what they are doing, but the paper width is insufficient. Let’s introduce the life work that we have done over the last ten years to make it another opportunity. 1986 (Showa 61) Autumn, photograph weekly magazine was an unfamiliar existence. At that time, Five Magazines including Focus and Friday went into an era of excessive competition, each magazine competed to reveal scandals of politicians, athletes, entertainers and talents. Furthermore, when an ordinary person who is not originally a celebrity happens to cause an incident or accident by chance, or suddenly become a person whom it is involved in a case or an accident, it is said that this is the world of morality and good deed, , The act of posting a picture of a person in the whirlpool with the name of drawing sympathy for the victim and informing people all over Japan was done on a daily basis. Until then, the media such as newspapers and weekly magazines casually raised names of suspects and defendants without respite, and with regard to the victims, they came with awareness that no matter what their real names or face pictures were put on It was.  We believe that if we do not change this somehow, we believe that it will allow domineering by the mass media, and with the aim of studying ways to legally confront this with the lawyers of Osaka and volunteers of scholars, becoming a “Privacy Study Group” I formed a private study group. At that time, there was a case that Takeshi Army attacked the Kodansha, as it was confirmed that the photos of Beat Takeshi’s lover were posted on Friday. It was overlapped with such a period, and the establishment of our research group was also caught up in the press, and the discussion got excited.  After that, he raised an appeal calling for an apology advertisement and a consolation fee against Shinchosha posting that woman’s face picture as a first woman who has disappeared from AIDS in the photograph weekly magazine focus without his / her family without permission, and a TV wide show We have been doing practical activities such as causing similar complaints about cases that televised programs that could beat Spy’s stigma, recorded voices of their relatives without permission, and got on air. Those who read so far, I think that my position, ideas turned 180 degrees since I was a student. Certainly there is a difference of 180 degrees in a sense. The occupation of a newspaper reporter who was longing for such a thing, reality has come to know the reality of how much people are suffering by an article which is not erroneously reported or thoughtless. Even when the article of arrest of the criminal is a false alarm (although it was not arrested, please remember the example of Mr. Kono of Matsumoto Sarin Incident), and also give a real name to a minor crime committed with just mind Regarding reporting, I do not think it is justice. As I became involved in trials and as I learned the difficulty of finding facts, I started to think that I had to see humbly about the facts.  However, if it says whether to enemy the mass media, it is not only that. I believe it is ideal to have citizen-friendly media to report that what should be truly covered while maximizing the dignity of individuals. I have never thought of driving away the mass communication and trying to make it a powerless existence. The existence of the mass communication is valuable to society as well. It is indispensable for the development of democracy and it plays an important role to inform citizens of danger. In that sense I would like to support the media. The longing that I had in my school days is still at the bottom of my heart, while I am walking a different path.  Although it is still insufficient, I am thinking to make it even a little through my work, while giving me a deep feeling of “simple sense of justice”. I = 26> But if you say that you are hostile to the press, that’s not all that. I believe it is ideal to have citizen-friendly media to report that what should be truly covered while maximizing the dignity of individuals. I have never thought of driving away the mass communication and trying to make it a powerless presence. The existence of the mass communication is valuable to society as well. It is indispensable for the development of democracy and it plays an important role to inform citizens of danger. In that sense I would like to support the media. The longing that I had in my school days is still at the bottom of my heart, while I am walking a different path. Although it is still insufficient, I am thinking to make it even a little through my work, while giving me a deep feeling of “simple sense of justice”. I = 26> But if you say that you are hostile to the press, that’s not all that. I believe it is ideal to have citizen-friendly media to report that what should be truly covered while maximizing the dignity of individuals. I have never thought of driving away the mass communication and trying to make it a powerless presence. The existence of the mass communication is valuable to society as well. It is indispensable for the development of democracy and it plays an important role to inform citizens of danger. In that sense I would like to support the media. The longing that I had in my school days is still at the bottom of my heart, while I am walking a different path. Although it is still insufficient, I am thinking to make it even a little through my work, while giving me a deep feeling of “simple sense of justice”.