|17th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan|
November 25, 2008 – March 31, 2014
|Appointed by||Emperor Akihito|
|Preceded by||Niro Shimada|
|Succeeded by||Itsurō Terada|
|Born||竹崎博允 (Takesaki Hironobu?)
July 8, 1944
Okayama Prefecture, Japan
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo Faculty of Law|
Hironobu Takesaki (竹崎 博允 Takesaki Hironobu?, born July 8, 1944) is a Japanese lawyer and a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law  and of Columbia Law School.
Takesaki has been harshly criticized by former judge Hiroshi Segi in his book Zetubo no Saibansho, where he is alleged to have "ensured judges who issued rulings or published academic papers running counter to his leadership policies were denied promotion and banished to rural areas. As a result, terrified judges learned to kowtow to their superiors and shy away from handing down nonconforming rulings."
Takesaki was replaced by Itsurō Terada as the new Chief Justice on April 1, 2014, the date of Takesaki's retirement.
- "Takesaki formally named as Supreme Court chief justice." Japan Today. October 31, 2008.
- Osaki, Tomohiro (30 April 2014). "Ex-judge lifts lid on Japan’s ‘corrupt’ judicial system". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
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