Kana Sasakura is a professor at Konan University Faculty of Law in Kobe, Japan. She received her Bachelor’s in Law from the University of Tokyo and Ph.D. in Law from Hitotsubashi University. She joined the Faculty at Konan University in 2008. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Washington School of Law where she joined the Innocence Project Northwest and worked on DNA cases. After returning to Japan, she joined a group of scholars and lawyers concerned about wrongfully convicted cases and became one of the founding members of the Innocence Project Japan (IPJ) in 2016. She is currently the Deputy Director of IPJ.