Tetsuji Odan is an associate at the Tokyo office of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto. He focuses on regulatory matters, including space law, radio and telecommunications law, antitrust law and M&A transactions. He is one of the leading members of the firm’s space law practice group and participates in external academic groups studying space law, including the Commercial Space Resources Development Study Group sponsored by Keio University and JAXA from 2017 to 2018 and the space law committee of the Tokyo Bar Association since 2017. He is a co-founder of the Japan Space Law Association, an organisation established by a group of Japanese lawyers to study and discuss the legal issues surrounding space businesses. Since 2019, he has been one of the mentors of S-Booster, a space-based business idea contest hosted by the Cabinet Office of Japan. He was admitted to the Japanese Bar in 2016. He received his LLB from Keio University in 2014.