Since joining Yoshida & Partners in 1995, Norio Nakamura has dealt with all aspects of maritime law, including charter parties, ship finance, ship sale, ship building, collision, salvage, cargo recovery or defence, marine insurance, personal injury, ship arrest, bankruptcy and marine pollution. He was made a partner in 2002.

Mr Nakamura gained his LLB in 1986 from Keio University, and was called to the Bar in 1992. From 2000 to 2001 he undertook practical training in the United Kingdom and the United States.