andrew daisuke stewart, esq.


​​Showa Law Office, LLLC is the law firm of attorney Andrew Daisuke Stewart. Mr. Stewart was raised and educated in both the United States and Japan and is completely fluent in spoken and written Japanese.  Mr. Stewart graduated from the Yokohama International School in 1994 and received his B.A., cum laude, in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998, where he was on the dean's list his senior year.  As a college student, Mr. Stewart worked as an intern in the Economics Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo in the summer of 1993 and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service in the spring of 1994.  After graduating from Penn, Mr. Stewart worked in Washington D.C. as a staff assistant for United States Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and as a congressional fellow for United States Congressman Robert Matsui (D-CA) after being awarded the JACL (Japanese American Citizens League)'s Mike Masaoka Congressional Fellowship.  Mr. Stewart graduated from the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law in 2002 with a J.D. and Pacific Asian Legal Studies Certificate and was managing editor of the Asia Pacific Law & Policy Journal, as well as a member and contributor to the University of Hawaii Law Review.  Following law school, he was admitted to the Hawaii Bar in November 2002 and served as the law clerk to the Chief Administrative Judge Karen N. Blondin of the First Circuit Court of the State of Hawaii.  Mr. Stewart worked as an associate attorney in the area of insurance defense for Burke Sakai McPheeters Iwanaga & Estes (nka, Burke Sakai McPheeters) from 2002 until 2003.  Mr. Stewart joined the firm of Koshiba Agena & Kubota (nka Koshiba Price Gruebner & Mau) in 2004 as an associate attorney, where he practiced in a variety of areas, including: commercial litigation, business formation, labor and employment, personal injury, estate planning, family law, and criminal defense.  Mr. Stewart opened Showa Law Office in September 2011, where he continues to have a diverse practice catering to Japanese speaking clients in both Honolulu and Japan.  He is currently a member of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC)'s board of directors and has been the chair of the HJCC's International Business Development Committee for the past two years.  In October 2011, Mr. Stewart was selected by the U.S.-Japan Council as a member of its Emerging Leaders Program and attended the annual conference in Washington D.C.