Yosuke Yotoriyama

Yotoriyama is an associate professor of education at Niigata University in Japan, where he specializes in educational law and children’s rights. He is also the secretary general of the Japanese section of Defense of Children International, the local section of a major international children’s rights organization. His work at Harvard, funded by a Fulbright grant, includes the study of constitutional rights and power distribution in the U. S. public schools and an examination of the principle of “respect of the views of the child” as embodied in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.