Masaki Kito

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Masaki Kito
紀藤 正樹
Born (1960-11-21) November 21, 1960 (age 61)
Alma materOsaka University
OccupationLawyer, TV commentator
OrganizationLink Law Office Kito and Partners

Masaki Kito (紀藤 正樹, Kitō Masaki, born November 21, 1960) is a Japanese attorney at law who specializes in consumer affairs,[1] investment frauds[2] and cases involving religious cults, especially Aleph (formerly known as Aum Shinrikyo) [3][4][5] and Unification church.[6] He regularly appears as a commentator on Japanese TV news and current affairs programmes.[7]

He was born November 21, 1960, in Ube, Yamaguchi, and is a graduate of Osaka University and Graduate School of Law and Politics of Osaka University.[1]


Masaki Kito is a head lawyer of Link Law Office Kito and Partners in Tokyo, established in 2001.[8]

He is a member of the Consumer Affairs Committee in Japan Federation of Bar Associations.[9]


Before Kito, victims of Unification Church and Aum Shinrikyo were represented by Tsutsumi Sakamoto, who was murdered, together with his family, by several members of Aum Shinrikyo.

Major publications[edit]

  • Mind Control (Risk in our lives) (2012, ASCOM)[10]
  • Online shopping you do not want to fail (失敗しないネットショッピング) (Iwanami Shinsho Active) (2002) [Japanese]
  • Religious Corporation Act for the 21st Century (Asahi News Shop) (1995) [Japanese]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Usui, Shingo (13 December 2013). ネットダフ屋 「より欲しい人に行き渡る」「普通の人は買えなくなる」…山崎元、紀藤正樹両氏が激論 [Net ticket resellers - Heated argument between Moto Yamazaki and Masaki Kito]. MSN Sankei News (in Japanese). Japan: The Sankei Shimbun & Sankei Digital. pp. 1–4. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Some Japanese suspected of hiding crime gains in tax havens". 20:16 6 April 2016 Kyodo
  3. ^ White, Steve (15 June 2012). ""The last piece of the puzzle": Final member of doomsday cult arrested after 17 years on the run". Mirror News. UK: MGN Ltd. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Tokyo subway nerve gas fugitive caught". CBC News. The Associated Press. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  5. ^ Matsubara, Hiroshi (11 August 2000). "Aum rulings set line between life and death". The Japan Times. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Unification Church agrees to pay woman 230 million yen :The Asahi Shimbun, Japan Apr. 9, 2008". 9 April 2008.
  7. ^ 「紀藤正樹」の出演番組 [Masaki Kito TV appearances]. Goo TV (in Japanese). Japan: NTT Resonant Inc. 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  8. ^ Link Law Office website Retrieved 2013-01-09 (in Japanese)
  9. ^ Activities of the Consumer Affairs Committee in JFBA
  10. ^ Mind Control (Risk in our lives) (2012, ASCOM) - Info-Cult in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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