New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Legal advice and list of lawyers

The Embassy is unable to provide legal advice. Legal advice is best obtained from a lawyer.

A sample list of English-speaking lawyers around Japan follows below. Provision of this listing does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of the entities listed or their services.

TOKYO

(Also see the list at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website here.)

Legal Counselling for Foreigners (Tokyo Bar Association)
Tel: (03) 5367-5280 or (03) 3580-2851
Counselling is available in English, but reservations are only accepted in Japanese.
Low cost/free legal advice: civil, employment, criminal, visa status, citizenship, marriage and divorce, international trade and business

Tokyo Public Law Office
Shiba Branch Tel: (03) 6809-6200, Ikebukuro Branch Tel: (03) 5979-2880
www.t-pblo.jp/fiss/
Immigration, family, employment, civil, criminal

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Akasaka K-Tower
1-2-7 Motoakasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 6888-1000
www.amt-law.com/en/
Civil, corporate, property tax, foreign investment

Blakemore & Mitsuki
Mr Hideyuki Kobayashi
1-4-1 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 3503-5571, 3506-3656
Bankruptcy, copyright law, corporate law, criminal law, criminal cases for foreigners, immigration, international child abduction, international divorce, international litigation, international transactions and contracts, probate, trademarks, traffic accidents and unfair competition practices

Masayuki Honda Law Office
Ebisu Duplex R’s 301
2-19-7, Ebisu-Minami,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022
Tel: +81-3-6455-1273, Emergency Contact: +81-3-5734-1892, Fax: +81-3-6455-1274
http://en.honda-law.net
mail@honda-law.net
Litigation, criminal, divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, labour issues, immigration, corporate, debt collection, inheritance, wills, probate

Kashiwagi Sogo Law Office
Atago Toyo Bldg
1-3-4 Atago
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 5472-5050, Fax: (03) 5472-2077
email@kashiwagi-law.co.jp
Commercial, company laws, contracts

Taku Maruyama, IPAX Partners
Hirakawacho-Miyakawa Bldg 5F, Hirakawa-cho 2-8-10
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093
Tel: (03) 6272-9995, Fax: (03) 3221-8621
ipaxadvisory.com/e-index.php
info@ipaxgroup.com
General corporate counselling, business start-up, labour/employment issues, family matters, dispute resolution, criminal cases

Matsuo & Kosugi Law Offices
Mr Tojiro Ishii
Fukoku Seimei Bldg 18F
2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 3500-0338, Fax: (03) 3500-0362
ishii@mknet.jp
Corporate, civil, criminal

Nakamura International Criminal Defense LPC
Mr Tsutomu Nakamura
Kioi Royal Heights 302, 3-29 Kioicho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 0120-971-195 (within Japan), +81-3-6272-6100, Fax +81-3-6272-6101
www.t-nakamura-law.com/en/
t-nakamura@nicd.jp
Criminal including drug charges, assault and battery, sex offenses, robbery/burglary/larceny, juvenile offenses, homicide, fraud, embezzlement, white collar crimes

Otani Law Offices
Ms Mikiko Otani
9th Floor, Toranomon Housou Bldg
1-20-3 Nishi Shinbashi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Tel: (03)5501-2090, Fax: (03) 5501-2080
www.t-pblo.jp/slaf/
Immigration, divorce, child custody, labour issues, compensation claims, real estate

Shiki-no-Kaze Law Group
Ms Kyoko Ogura, Attorney at Law
Fukuya Bldg 5F
4-3 Yotsuya
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Tel: (03) 6457-4020, (03) 6457-4014 (direct line to Kyoko Ogura), Fax: (03) 6457-4019

Family, criminal, medical malpractice, bankruptcy

Wellness Law Office
Mr Yoichiro Kusunoki
Daiichi Manju Bldg 202, 8 Sanei-cho
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0008
Tel: (03) 5315-4967, Fax: (03) 5315-4968
http://wellness-keijibengo.com/katsudo-gaikoku/
wellness@dream.jp
Criminal cases

CHIBA

Chiba General Law Office
3-11-11 Chuo
Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi
Chiba
Tel: (043) 224-4610, Fax: (043) 225-6518
tsunekawa@daiichi-law.gr.jp
Civil, criminal, family

HOKKAIDO

Awao Law Office
Mr Takeshi Awao
4th Awao Bldg
Kita 17-jo,Nishi 2-chome
Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi
Hokkaido
Tel: (011) 737-3077, Fax: (011) 737-3078
Civil, criminal

TOHOKU

Ishibashi Law Office
Mr Tadao Ishibashi
9F Sumitomo Seimei Bldg
1-2-20 Honcho, Aomori-shi
Aomori
Tel: (017) 775-2130, Fax: (017) 775-2282
Family, criminal

Shirasawa Law Office
Mr Tsunekazu Shirasawa
Sasamichi 6-ban
Yuri Honjyo-shi
Akita
Tel: (0184) 24-3701, Fax: (0184) 23-5377
Family, criminal

AICHI

Banda Sohgoh Law Office
Ms Masumi Hanai
KS-1-Build 7F
2-18-14 Marunouchi
Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi
Aichi
Tel: (052) 220-7061, Fax: (052) 220-7062
Civil cases including divorce, adoption, labour disputes, contracts, criminal

Hashizume Yozo Law Office
Mr Yozo (Roger) Hashizume
1508 Shimadakuroishi
Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya-shi
Aichi
Tel: (052) 803-2151, Fax: (052) 803-2181
Criminal, Civil, international law, labour cases
Available weekends and after hours

Higashiohte Law Office
Mr Tashun Aizawa
Suite 601, Sansho Bldg
3 Banchi Higashisotobori-cho
Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi
Aichi
Tel: (052) 971-3702, Fax: (052) 971-4657
Civil cases including divorce, adoption, labour disputes, contracts, criminal

Sakai Law Office
Mr Masanori Tanabe
11th KT Bldg 1 DF
3-17-4 Marunouchi
Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi 460-0002
Aichi
Tel: (052) 955-2930, Fax: (052) 955-2931
Commercial, civil, international transactions, immigration, criminal

OSAKA

Abe Law & Patent Firm
Mr Takanori Abe
IMP Building
1-3-7 Shiromi
Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka
Tel: (06) 6949-1496, Fax: (06) 6949-1487
abe@abe-law.com
General litigation, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property litigation and licensing, labour and employment

FJK Law Office
Mr Hiroaki Fujiki
Yodobashi-Hirai Building 6F
3-1-11 Kitahama
Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka
Tel: (06) 6206-4168, Fax: (06) 6206-4170
info@fjk-law.com
Civil, criminal, commercial, administrative, maritime and labour laws

Maeda Law Office
Mr Haruki Maeda
Kita Bldg-Nigokan 4F, 6-19 Nishitenma 4-chome
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka
Tel: (06) 6361-7956, Fax: (06) 6361-7957
haruki.maeda.l_o@nifty.com
Commercial transaction, civil law, criminal law, family law, intellectual property, bankruptcy law
Available weekends and after hours

Nanohana Law Office
Mr Hiroyuki Inagaki
Nishikawa Bldg 6F, 2-3-22 Tenjinbashi
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka 530-0041
Tel: +81-6-6351-7330, Fax: +81-6-6351-7350
www.nanohanalaw.com
info@nanohanalaw.com
Corporate, business, international contracts, administration, immigration

Ohara Law Office
Mr Nozomu Ohara
#902 City Coop Minami-morimachi
2-2-7 Minami-morimachi
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka 530-0054
Tel: (06) 6313-1208, Fax: (06) 6313-1209
www.oharalaw.jp/en/
olo@oharalaw.jp
Divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases, business law, intellectual property, child custody

Ohebashi Law Office
Mr Teppei Mogi
Umeda Shindo Building
1-1-5 Dojima
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka
Tel: (06) 6341-7408, Fax: (06) 6347-0688
mogi@ohebashi.com
Civil, criminal

Osaka International House
8-2-6 Uehonmachi
Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka
Tel: (06) 6772-1127 (for appointment)
Operated by Osaka City.  Provides 30 minute free consultation with English-speaking lawyer by appointment

Osaka International Law Offices
Honmachi Nishii Bldg. 5F
1-6-10 Utsubo-Honmachi
Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka
Tel: (06) 6446-1123, Fax: (06) 6446-1121
www.yamaintl.gr.jp/english/office/indes.html
International business law, international commercial arbitration and litigation, international property litigation, corporate law and litigation, criminal law

Sakaisuji Kyodo Law Office
Mr Mitsuyuki Suga
Nishi Tenma No.11 Matsuya Bldg 308
1-10-8 Nishi Tenma
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka
Tel: (06) 6364-3051, Fax: (06) 6364-3054
sakaisj@cello.ocn.ne.jp
Civil including company and domestic matters, criminal

KYOTO

Kyoto International Community House (Kyoto Kokusai Kouryuu Kaikan)
2-1 Torii-cho
Awataguchi, Kyoto-shi
Kyoto
Tel: (075) 752-3010
Operated by Kyoto City. Provides 30 minute free consultation with English-speaking lawyer by appointment

HYOGO

Sato Yoshiyuki Law Office
Daiwa Bldg 6F
4-3-12 Nunobiki-cho
Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi
Hyogo
Tel: (078) 265-6700, Fax: (078) 222-6020
yoshix@bb.mbn.or.jp
Family, criminal
Available Saturdays and after hours

HIROSHIMA

Omyo Law Office
Mr Hiroshi Omyo
Ohtsubo Bldg 2F
1-21-19 Shiromachi, Mihara-shi
Hiroshima 723-0014
Tel: (0848) 61-5366, Fax: (0848) 61-5377
law@omyo.jp
General practice, family, criminal

KYUSHU

Fukuoka Lawyer’s Association
1-1 Jyonai
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Fukuoka
Tel: (092) 741-6416
Tel: (092) 3733-0001 (Legal aid)
Tel: (092) 733-2220 (Legal counselling)
Arrangement of legal aid lawyers

Otsuka Law Office
Lions Mansion No802
1-2-20 Daimyo
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
Fukuoka
Tel: (092) 711-9508, Fax: (092) 751-0968
Civil, criminal
Available some weekends and after hours

Yamagami International Law Offices
Fukuoka Asahi Bld.7F
2-1-1 Hakataekimae
Hakata-Ku, Fukuoka-shi
Fukuoka 812-0011
Tel: (092) 477-8838, Fax: (092) 477-8860
www.yilaw.jp
hamada@yilaw.jp

SHIKOKU

Inada Lawyer’s Office
3F Okabayashi Bldg
5-2-18 Honmachi, Kochi-shi
Kochi
Tel: (088) 871-3363, Fax: (088) 871-3364
Civil, criminal

Takata Law Office
Seiwa Bldg 3F
3-3-5 Ichibancho
Matsuyama-shi
Ehime
Tel: (089) 947-1788, Fax: (089) 947-2018
takata55@bronze.ocn.ne.jp
Criminal

OKINAWA

Fuji Law Office
Mr Yuji Fujita
Mekaru Bldg 3F
1-26-3 Chibana, Okinawa-shi
Okinawa
Tel: (098) 938-7370, Fax: (098) 938-7371
Okinawa@fuji-law.com
Criminal, civil, family laws, adoptions, child custody, marriage/divorce, labour relations, auto/accidents

 

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