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Ryu Fukuyama’s practice is focused on corporate and commercial transactions. His experience includes a variety of transactional support including research and analysis of key legal issues, due diligence (production and review), drafting and closing support. Ryu serves on client teams that advise Japanese-owned companies doing business in the U.S. Fluent in Japanese, he is able to effectively communicate and he is committed to delivering the highest level of service on every matter in which he is involved.

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Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Ryu served as a summer associate at the firm, and as a summer associate with an international law firm in Tokyo, Japan.

Practice Areas


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D., 2016; Law Review, Technical Editor, 2015
  • Waseda University, Tokyo, Bachelor of Law, 2013


  • Illinois


  • Japanese


American Bar Association
Professional Activities
Legal Updates/Client Advisories
Fiduciaries Have a Continuing Duty to Monitor 401(k) Plan
Executive Summary: Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed in unanimous decision (9-0) that 401(k) plan fiduciaries have a continuing…
Speaking Engagements
SelectUSA Investment Summit – Participated in a panel discussion on "U.S. Investment 101 – Legal, Taxation and Insurance," February 26, 2020
Complimentary Webinar: U.S. Real Estate Investment Strategies for Japanese Companies (Webinar in Japanese)
Whether you are a Japanese Company with experience investing in U.S. real estate or just a beginner, this webinar will cover not only the…
Ryu Fukuyama and Sachiyo Yamada Miller Spoke at 2020 SelectUSA Investment Conference
On February 26, 2020, Ryu Fukuyama and Sachiyo Yamada Miller of Masuda Funai spoke at the 2020 SelectUSA Investment Conference in Tokyo…
Masuda Funai Presents at JETRO/JCCC Seminar
On November 20, 2019, Frank Del Barto, Ryu Fukuyama and Sachiyo Yamada Miller presented at a joint JETRO/JCCC seminar at Harper College…
Masuda Funai Advises Advanced Fresh Concepts Corporation on its Sale to Zensho Holdings for $257M
Masuda Funai represented the shareholder of Advanced Fresh Concepts Corp. (“AFC”) in connection with the sale of AFC to Zensho Holdings for…