MailMate Service Directory
Curated list of select services that make working and living in Japan as easy as possible.
The Yokohama Country and Athletic Club
Established in 1868, the Yokohama Country and Athletic Club is the oldest of its kind in Japan. Western sports arrived in Japan primarily through Yokohama’s port, and for 150 years the club has continued to provide the same rich sporting and social environment for the international community. From cricket, baseball, golf, rugby, volleyball, tennis, squash, and more, this country club is a welcoming spot to gather with friends or to make new friendships over a shared love of your preferred sport. The sporting facilities include a full-size all-weather pitch, an open-air swimming pool, a bowling alley, and a playground for kids. With personal trainers and dining options, the Yokohama Country and Athletic Club is a warm and refreshing retreat from work before the next week begins.
Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic
The Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic in Shiba, Minato City, has multilingual European and U.S.-trained doctors working at the facility. English-speaking medical services include family practice, specialty consultations, vaccinations, travel medicine, minor clinical procedures, and emergencies. Consultations and first-time visits are typically by appointment only. However, acutely ill patients can be seen without one. This clinic does not accept Japanese National or Social Health Insurance, but they will provide an itemized receipt and statement of your diagnosis for insurance claims. ## Access Kamiyacho Station, Hibiya Subway line, Exit 1
National Medical Clinic
The National Medical Clinic administers pediatric medicine and pediatric surgery with native English-speaking pediatricians, nurses, and staff. In addition, the clinic also offers general internal medicine, immunization, and cosmetic plastic surgery services. Although the clinic does not accept Japanese Health Insurance, they will help you complete insurance forms without charge. Appointments are a must for this clinic, so make sure you call reception to make a reservation. ## Access Hiroo Station, Hibiya Subway Line, Exit 1
Medical Clinic Hiroo
Medical Clinic Hiroo's director, Dr. Michiko Suwa, is a U.S. board-certified pediatrician that has treated patients from more than 60 countries. A broad range of medical services such as pediatrics, internal medicine, respiratory medicine, dermatology, and vaccines are available at the clinic in English. Walk-ins are accepted, but you will need an appointment for immunizations, physical exams, and well-child visits. ## Access Hiroo Station, Hibiya Subway line, Exit 2
Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital
Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital is JMIP-certified and a short walk from Akabanebashi Station. It offers comprehensive medical care for international patients and has an Emergency and Critical Care Center within its premise. The hospital has an international office that supports patients who don't speak Japanese. Medical interpreters who can speak English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Chinese are also available on-site. Departments include: Internal medicine, neurology, cardiovascular surgery, cardiovascular internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, emergency & Critical Care Medicine, radiology, rehabilitation, etc. Tokyo Saiseikai Central Hospital encourages patients to make a reservation in advance or have a medical referral letter before visiting. Individuals without one may have to wait considerably longer to receive a consultation. ## Access Akebanebashi Station, Toei Oedo line, Akabanebashi Exit; Shibakoen Station, Toei Mita line, Exit A2; Azabujuban Station, Tokyo Metro Nanboku line, Exit 3
Tokyo Midtown Clinic
Tokyo Midtown Clinic, in Akasaka, Minato City, boasts a special outpatient center and a next-gen health screening center. In addition, the clinic is one of the first hospitals in Japan to be accredited by Joint Commission International (Ambulatory Care Program), an internationally recognized health care organization. They also provide flu shots. Outpatient service is by appointment only. Reservations are available one month in advance through their internet reservation system or by phone call. ## Access Roppongi Station, Toei Oedo Subway line, Exit 8; Roppongi Station, Tokyo Metro Hibiya line, Exit 4
International Health Care Clinic
International Health Care Clinic, based in Shimbashi, Minato, provides multilingual treatment and medical services for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, regardless of whether you have Japanese health insurance or not. As an overseas travel clinic, they also offer international medical transportation between countries and within hospitals in Japan. The International Health Care Clinic requires a reservation in advance. To schedule your consultation, you can request an appointment through their website form or email them at email@example.com. ## Access Shimbashi Station. JR Yamanote line, Ueno-Tokyo line, Ginza line; Uchisaiwaicho Station, Mita line
Tokyo Takanawa Hospital
Tokyo Takanawa Hospital is a 3-minute walk from Takanawadai Station. It is JIH and JMIP certified and provides English and Chinese interpretation services. Although you don't need an appointment for a first-time consultation, the hospital recommends calling in advance to ensure there are openings in the schedule. Services include internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, dermatology, urology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, and oral surgery. ## Access Takanawadai Station, Asakusa subway line, Exit A1; Shinagawa Station, Keikyu and JR line, Takanawa Exit
Sanno Hospital has English-speaking doctors and Japanese-English interpreters on staff. It's less than a 5-minute walk from Aoyama-itchome Station and Nogizaka Station. The hospital has a wide array of patient-oriented medical services, including dentistry, ophthalmology, breast surgery, psychosomatic medicine, and a respected obstetrics & gynecology department. Outpatient walk-ins are accepted for specific departments. You can check which departments accept walk-ins on their Outpatient page. Reception hours are from 8:30 - 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 4:30 PM on Mondays to Saturdays. ## Access Aoyama-itchome Station, Tokyo Metro Ginza line, Hanzomon line, and Toei Oedo line, Exit 4; Nogizaka Station, Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line, Exit 3
Providing accounting, tax, and financial management services in English and Japanese, Probitas supplies foreign capital companies comprehensive accounting/tax services, along with helping expatriates file their individual tax returns. Further specialties include support for rental property owners and related tax work and legal obligations. They are committed to prompt replies and attentive communication. A pricing list of their services is available in English here: https://probitas.jp/en/kokusaizeimu/outsourcing/ Easy to access, their tax accountant office is located two stops away from Shibuya on the Ginza Line, and a 1-minute walk from Gaienmae Station.
Kaori Fuchi Tax and Consulting
Kaori Fuchi Tax and Consulting provides bookkeeping and payroll services and tax-filing assistance. Established in 2010, this is a boutique option that might be best suited to foreign companies that require highly personalized and individual attention for business consulting services in Japan. However, they also provide preparatory support and consultation services for individual tax filings, tax investigations, and additional related avenues. Consultation fees and other price plans are listed in English on their website. The preferred point of contact is by email or through their site's English contact form.
YASUDA-Accounting is an accounting firm specializing in international taxation and services for foreign companies and foreigners in Japan, and mainly provides Financial and Tax Advisory, Bookkeeping and Tax return services for both corporations and individuals. Eisuke Yasuda has work experience at Deloitte Tokyo and Mazars Shanghai. English, Chinese and Japanese are available. The firm's website features useful articles on accounting and tax-related topics for foreign companies and foreigners in Japan.
When it comes to building community among its clientele, this coworking space is second to none. In addition to coworking, office, and event spaces, there is a communal living facility offering both short and long-stay rooms along with a gym, kitchen, library, soundproof music room, and rooftop garden. For working parents, there is an affiliated English-language preschool with Montessori Kindergarten. As for the co working spaces, they inhabit three separate buildings in Sugamo and one in Otsuka. Each has a different feel and different offerings to meet the needs of different kinds of professionals. Whether you’re a digital nomad, a business traveler, an entrepreneur or creative looking to collaborate, or you're looking for a reliable place to hold meetings, you can select the type of atmosphere to match the way you work. ## Price range - Full membership for under $120/month. ## Hours - 6 AM-Midnight (only Annex is open until midnight).
With eight locations in Tokyo as well as branches as far away as Bangkok and Hawaii, Fabbit isn’t the largest or flashiest coworking chain, but it is ideal for those who just want a place to get some work done. The Ginza location is close to train stations and offers one-day passes, private offices, and conference rooms. Unlike most coworking spaces that only offer 24-hour availability to those with private offices or reserved desks, Fabbit offers a “Free seats” membership for around $150 a month. This level allows you to use open desks in the coworking space 24 hours a day without having to pay for a private room. If you do go for a private office, the cost will vary based on the size and number of people allowed inside. ## Price range - $13 for a one-day pass. ## Hours - 9AM-6 PM for day pass holders, 24/7 for members.
Not everyone needs community dinners or free events. If you’re looking to save money and just need a desk and printing facilities, CASE Shinjuku has you covered. There are two wings, North and South, with the South Wing dedicated to shared-office members who can enjoy 24/7 access. The North wing is a sprawling space with huge tables and plenty of power outlets. Drop-in users can pay as little as $3.38 for one hour ($13.50 for three-plus hours), with printing at around 6 cents per page. Outside food and drink are allowed, as are phone and Skype calls, so this isn’t the quietest or fanciest choice, but it’s in a convenient location and won’t force you to pay for anything you don’t need. One notable difference between CASE and some other coworking spaces is that when you enter, in true Japanese style, you’ll be asked to take your shoes off, so be sure to wear socks! ## Price range - $186/month for shared desk, as little as $3.38 for a one-hour drop-in. ## Hours - 10 AM-6 PM for North Wing, closed on Sundays.
With 66 coworking locations in the Tokyo area alone, Regus connects travelers to a vast network that includes airport lounges, private office spaces, and the world’s largest chain of business lounges. Coworking desks can be purchased by the day, rented for 5 or 10 unlimited days each month, or reserved on a permanent basis for a monthly fee. Another helpful feature of Regus is the simplicity of its add-ons for collaboration. Meeting rooms, interview rooms, training rooms, and even boardrooms can be used for less than $8 per hour. Because there are so many locations, the layout, work spaces' features, price, and availability of different branches will vary. But with so many options available, this is a great choice for frequent travelers who never know where they’ll end up next. ## Price range - $25 and up per day, $185 and up per month, depending on location. ## Hours - Standard business hours for coworking desks, 24/7 for dedicated desks and office space (varies by location).
.andwork is a co working space chain with locations throughout Japan, so if you’re traveling the country on a long business trip, you can sign up for an unlimited monthly plan and take advantage of spaces in Kyoto, Osaka, Okinawa, and other major business hubs. If you don’t want to make that type of commitment, they offer hourly and daily rates as well. In addition to modern coworking perks like free beverages and a daily happy hour where you can enjoy unlimited beers, the Shibuya location offers additional services because of its placement in The Millennials hotel, such as shower service and nap rooms. Members on monthly plans can also bring guests, making this a good spot for team meetings or interviews. ## Price range - $7 per hour, $20 per day, with monthly plans ranging from $100-$200 a month. ## Hours - 7:00 AM – midnight (some plans include 24/7 access).
Tokyo Chapter ninetytwo13
Tokyo Chapter offers typical coworking features like hot desks, private desks, phone booths, and private office rentals, but it has so much more than that. First of all, some private offices have private bathrooms, showers, and kitchens. Second, there’s not only a lounge with comfortable furniture and a shared kitchen, but also a gym with weightlifting and boxing facilities. Their space features private apartments available for rent, with a community of creatives and entrepreneurs building a social atmosphere. At 340 square feet, the apartments are surprisingly roomy, ideal for those who will be staying in town a while and don’t want to be confined to a hotel. This isn’t a good choice for drop-ins as it can fill up, but those on extended visits can enjoy private balconies and a rooftop lounge with views of the city. ## Price range - Hot desks for as little as $10/day. Private apartments for as little as $1,000/month. ## Hours - 10 AM-7 PM for coworking use.
Yuichi Tachikake - Minami Tachikake Law Office
Yuichi Tachikake is an English-speaking attorney at law with Minami Tachikake Law Office in Kita City, Osaka, speciailizing in real estate issues, labor issues, and divorce issues. ## Real Estate Issues - Rent/rent negotiation - Building surrender/eviction - Leasehold right - Defective housing - Voluntary sale - Noise/disturbances - Land boundaries ## Labor Issues - Power harassment/sexual harassment - Salary/overtime billing - Working conditions/personnel changes - Unfair dismissal - Industrial accident certification ## Divorce issues - Affair/Cheating - Living separately - Personality mismatch - Domestic violence/violence - Sexless marriage - Debt/waste - Drinking/alcohol poisoning - Kinship - Property division - Child support - Parental authority - Wedding expenses - Consolation money - Divorce request - Divorce avoidance - Visitation and exchange ## Legal fees - Legal consultation fee: 30 minutes 5,500 yen (tax included) - Initial consultation fee is free.
Yuto Arai - Nagawa Okamura Law Firm
Yuto Arai is an English-speaking attorney at law with Nagawa Okamura Law Firm in Minato City, Tokyo, handling a wide array of cases including creating and checking daily contracts (NDA, outsourcing, leases, etc.) to labor issues, resolving disputes with business partners and customers, M&A, business succession, and bankruptcy procedures. ## Real Estate Issues - Rent/Rent Negotiation - Building Surrender/Eviction - Leasehold Right - Defective Housing - Voluntary Sale - Noise/Disturbances - Land Boundaries ## Corporate And Legal Affairs - M&A/Business Succession - Human Resources/Labor Affairs - Intellectual Property/Patent - Bankruptcy/Business Revitalization - External Relations Law - Entertainment - Medical/Healthcare - It/Communication - Finance - Human Resources/Education - Environment/Energy - Transportation/Trade - Food And Beverage/Fc Related - Manufacturing/Sales - Real Estate/Construction ## Inheritance Issues - Abandonment Of Inheritance - Heir Investigation - Inheritance Division - Claim For Infringement Of The Remaining Portion (Request For Reduction Of The Remaining Portion) - Inheritance Registration/Name Change - Adult Guardianship - Property Inventory/Survey ## About Attorney Fees - Consultation Fee: 5,000 Yen (Excluding Tax) For Every 30 Minutes - *However, The First Consultation Is Free.
Kensho Fukunaga - IBisCrux Law Office
Kensho Fukunaga is an English-speaking attorney at law in Kagoshima, speciailizing in debt issues, inheritance, labor issues, and corporate legal affairs. ## Debt And Debt Consolidation - Personal Bankruptcy - Overpayment Claim - Arbitrary Arrangement - Personal Play - Accounts Receivable Collection - Loan Collection - Contract Payment Collection - Collection Of Unpaid Rent ## Inheritance - Wills - Abandonment Of Inheritance - Heir Investigation - Inheritance Division - Claim For Infringement Of The Remaining Portion (Request For Reduction Of The Remaining Portion) - Inheritance Registration/Name Change - Adult Guardianship - Property Inventory/Survey ## Labor Issues - Power Harassment/Sexual Harassment - Salary/Overtime Billing - Working Conditions/Personnel Changes - Unfair Dismissal - Industrial Accident Certification ## Corporate Legal Affairs - M&A/Business Succession - Human Resources/Labor Affairs - Intellectual Property/Patent - Bankruptcy/Business Revitalization - External Relations Law - Entertainment - Medical/Healthcare - It/Communication - Finance - Human Resources/Education - Environment/Energy - Transportation/Trade - Food And Beverage/Fc Related - Manufacturing/Sales - Real Estate/Construction ## Legal Fees - The consultation fee is 5,500 yen for individuals and 11,000 yen for businesses for every 60 minutes.
Yuki Miyako - Shinto Law Office
Yuki Miyako is an attorney at law with Shinto Law Office in Osaka specializing in penal cases, inheritance law, and real estate. Consultations are available in Japanese, Korean, English. ## Penal Cases - Victim - Perpetrator - Juvenile Incident - Child Prostitution/Child Pornography - Scam - Molestation - Voyeurism - Forced Sexual Intercourse (Rape)/Obscenity - Assault/Injury - Theft/Shoplifting - Robbery - Embezzlement - Traffic Crime - Stimulants, Cannabis, Narcotics ## Real Estate - Rent/Rent Negotiation - Building Surrender/Eviction - Leasehold Right - Defective Housing - Voluntary Sale - Noise/Vibration - Land Boundaries ## Inheritance - Will - Abandonment Of Inheritance - Heir Investigation - Inheritance Division - Claim For Infringement Of The Remaining Portion (Request For Reduction Of The Remaining Portion) - Inheritance Registration/Name Change - Adult Guardianship - Property Inventory/Survey
Sawako Nagasato - Nagasato Law Firm
Sawako Nagasato is an English-speaking attorney at law with Nagasato Law Firm in Kagoshima City, specializing in labor issues, inheritance issues, divorce issues, and more. ## Labor Issues - Power Harassment/Sexual Harassment - Salary/Overtime Billing - Working Conditions/Personnel Changes - Unfair Dismissal - Industrial Accident Certification - Unpaid Overtime Pay - Sexual Harassment In The Workplace (Sogi Harassment)/Power Harassment - Unfair Dismissal, Termination Of Employment - Transfer/Secondment - Visa For Foreign Employees ## Inheritance Issues - Will - Abandonment Of Inheritance - Heir Investigation - Inheritance Division - Claim For Infringement Of The Remaining Portion (Request For Reduction Of The Remaining Portion) - Inheritance Registration/Name Change - Adult Guardianship - Property Inventory/Survey ### Inheritance Consultation Examples - "My parent or sibling has passed away, but I don't know how to divide their inheritance." - "My parents have passed away, but my siblings are fighting over their assets." - “I want to disclaim my inheritance because my parents left behind debts.” - "I want to make a proper will for my family after I die." - "I want to leave as much property as possible to my same-sex partner." ## Divorce Issues - Affair/Cheating - Living Separately - Personality Mismatch - Domestic Violence/Violence - Sexless Marriage - Does Not Include Living Expenses - Debt/Waste - Drinking/Alcohol Poisoning - Kinship - Property Division - Child Support - Parental Authority - Wedding Expenses - Consolation Money - Divorce Request - Divorce Avoidance - Visitation And Exchange ### Divorce Consultation Examples - I want to divorce or end the relationship - I want to obtain custody of my child - Husband (wife) does not provide living expenses or pay child support - I want to request property division due to divorce. - Responding to domestic violence and moral harassment from partners - I want to claim compensation from the person I had an affair with. - Dealing with international divorce and Hague Convention cases - Troubles with same-sex partners
Hiroki Ishiguro - Kumamoto Chuo Law Office
Hiroki Ishiguro is an English-speaking attorney at law with Kumamoto Chuo Law Office in Kumamoto City, specializing in divorce, labor issues, inheritance law, etc. ## Divorce Issues - Does Not Include Living Expenses - Debt/Waste - Drinking/Alcohol Poisoning - Kinship - Property Division - Child Support - Parental Authority - Wedding Expenses - Consolation Money - Divorce Request - Divorce Avoidance - Visitation And Exchange ### Consultation Examples - How will pensions be divided in the event of divorce? - When I get divorced, what will happen to the house in my joint name with the remaining mortgage? - I would like to know how much alimony I can receive if I get divorced. - I'm worried about getting divorced and having children. - I don't agree with the division of assets. ## Labor Issues - Power harassment/sexual harassment - Salary/overtime billing - Working conditions/personnel changes - Unfair dismissal - Industrial accident certification ### Consultation Examples - I was given a notice of dismissal without cause. - My job offer was suddenly canceled by the company I had been offered. - My employer suddenly notified me that my contract would not be renewed. - The company went bankrupt due to unpaid wages. - I am receiving power harassment from my boss. ## Inheritance Issues - Will - Abandonment Of Inheritance - Heir Investigation - Inheritance Division - Claim For Infringement Of The Remaining Portion (Request For Reduction Of The Remaining Portion) - Inheritance Registration/Name Change - Adult Guardianship - Property Inventory/Survey ### Consultation Examples - I want to create a will and leave my wishes behind. - I don't know where my brother, the heir, is. - My foreign mother passed away and her inherited property is overseas. - One of the heirs resides in a foreign country, and the division of inheritance cannot proceed smoothly. - The decedent is a Japanese citizen residing in a foreign country, but the scope of the inheritance is unknown. - There is a dispute between the heirs regarding the division of the inheritance. - I was caring for my parents, but won't that be reflected in my inheritance? - I would like to ask my mother, who lives far away, to manage her property.
Chisa Tabata - Mother Bird Law Office
Chisa Tabata is an English-speaking attorney at law with Mother Bird Law Office in Meguro City, specializing in juvenile cases, criminal cases, inheritance issues, divorce issues, and other general law cases. ## Areas of Expertise - Juvenile Cases - Criminal Cases - Inheritance - Will - International Divorce - Parental Authority - Child Visitation - Sharing Marital Expenses - Child Support - Compensation for infidelity - Traffic Accident - Copyright - Bankruptcy - Civil Suit - Contract Document - Advisory Contract - Home Lawyer Contract ## Legal Fees - 5,500 yen every 30 minutes
Taro Kitajima - Mimoza Law Office
Taro Kitajima is an English-speaking attorney at law with Mimoza Law Office in Shizuoka City, specializing in divorce, traffic accidents, and debt issues. ## Divorce Issues - Affair/Cheating - Living Separately - Personality Mismatch - Domestic Violence/Violence - Sexless Marriage - Does Not Include Living Expenses - Debt/Waste - Drinking/Alcohol Poisoning - Kinship - Property Division - Child Support - Parental Authority - Wedding Expenses - Consolation Money - Divorce Request - Divorce Avoidance - Visitation And Exchange ## Traffic Accidents - Fatal Accident - Property Damage Accident - Personal Injury Accident - Certification Of Residual Disability Grade - Error Percentage - Alimony/Damages ## Debt Issues - Personal Bankruptcy - Overpayment Claim - Arbitrary Arrangement ## Features - Consultations with women are free for one hour - Consultations are available on Saturdays, Sundays, and nights - Easy access by train and car - Consultation space with a nice atmosphere, where children can be together
Kazuki Arai - Shinto Law Office
Kazuki Arai is an attorney at law with Shinto Law Office in Osaka City, specializing in corporate legal affairs, inheritance cases, criminal cases and debt consolidation. He provides consultations in Korean, English, and Japanese. ## Corporate Legal Affairs - New Business Launch/Management Support - Contract Creation And Checking - Internet Problems - Labor Issues - Any Dispute Regarding Real Estate ## Inheritance - Heritage Division Consultation/Mediation - Making A Will - Claim For Infringement Of Reserved Property - Adult Guardianship - Property Management ## Criminal Case - Defense At The Investigation Stage - Defense At Trial Stage - Bail Request - Activities Toward Settlement With Victims, Etc. ## Debt Consolidation - Arbitrary Arrangement - Voluntary Sale - Personal Bankruptcy - Corporate Bankruptcy ## Features - Available 24 hours a day - Direct phone line available to lawyers - Completely private consultation - Free initial consultation
Nagawa Okamura Law Firm
Nagawa-Okamura Law Firm is a bilingual law firm in Minato City, founded in 1917, and focuses on corporate law, school and administrative law, and other general practice cases. ## Corporate Law - Labor Management - Civil Preservation Procedures - Risk Management and Corporate Scandal - Corporate Restructuring - Intellectual Property Rights - Entertainment - Disputes on Real Estate and Construction - Consulting Services - Labor Management ## School Law - Administrative Improvement - Collection of Academic Fees and Student Loans - Support for Labor Matters - Risk Management - Response to Monster Parents - Reorganization of Schools and Foundations of New Faculties and Departments ## General Practice - Adult Guardianship - Inheritance and Divorce - Disputes on Real Estate and Construction - Traffic Accidents - Criminal Cases - Other Matters ## Legal Fees - Consultation fee: 5,500 yen (tax included) for every 30 minutes - *However, the first consultation is free. ## Attorneys - [Yuto Arai](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/yuto-arai)
Rina Hirasawa - Makino Law Office
Rina Hirasawa is an English-speaking attorney at law with Makino Law Office in Funabashi City, Chiba, specializing in divorce issues, such as visitation rights, custody, child support, and more. ## Divorce issues - Affair/Cheating - Living separately - Personality mismatch - Domestic violence/violence - Sexless marriage - Debt/waste - Drinking/alcohol poisoning - Kinship - Property division - Child support - Parental authority - Wedding expenses - Consolation money - Divorce request - Divorce avoidance - Visitation and exchange ## Consultation Examples - I was cheated on, so I want to claim compensation from my cheating partner. - My husband left us and won't give me any living expenses, so I would like to claim his marital expenses. - I am tired of being under financial pressure, so I want to divorce my husband and divide his savings. - My estranged wife won't let me see the child I took with her. - I would like to draw up a contract that specifies how assets will be divided in the event of divorce. ## Cases Given Priority - Request for compensation - Property division - Marriage expenses, child support claims - Custody rights, delivery of child - Meetings, exchanges, etc.
Setagaya International Law Office
Setagaya International Law Office is an English-speaking law firm in Setagaya City, Tokyo, specializing in international family law conflicts, labor disputes, criminal cases, and immigration law. The founder, Seiya Sato, is featured on the US, Canada and UK Embassy’s lists of English-speaking lawyers in Japan. ## Attorneys - [Seiya Sato](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/seiya-sato)
Seiya Sato - Setagaya International Law Office
Seiya Sato is an English-speaking attorney with Setagaya International Law Office in Setagaya, Tokyo, specializing in divorce issues, labor disputes, and inheritance law. ## Divorce issues - Affair/Cheating - Living separately - Personality mismatch - Domestic violence/violence - Sexless marriage - Debt/waste - Drinking/alcohol poisoning - Kinship - Property division - Child support - Parental authority - Wedding expenses - Consolation money - Divorce request - Divorce avoidance - Visitation and exchange ### Consultations about divorce - I want to claim compensation from my cheating partner. - I want to claim living expenses while living separately. - I want a divorce on favorable terms - I want to continue living in my current home after divorce, is that possible? - The other party is forcing you to make unreasonable alimony payments or divorce conditions. - We met on a matchmaking site, but he was already married. Can I claim compensation? - If I am thinking of marrying a foreigner, what should I be careful about? - I want to divorce my foreign spouse - I would like support in communicating with a local lawyer when going through divorce court procedures in a foreign country. - I am talking about living separately with my foreign spouse, but I have been told that they will only discuss child visitation and child support through a lawyer, so I would like them to negotiate in English. - I'm considering divorce, but my foreign spouse has returned to his home country. - I'm thinking of getting divorced, but my partner has assets in multiple countries. - I had a child with a foreign man, but he doesn't acknowledge it. - Unable to bear the violence from his partner, he returned to Japan with his child from a foreign country. ## Wills & inheritances - Abandonment of inheritance - Heir investigation - Inheritance division - Claim for infringement of the remaining portion (request for reduction of the remaining portion) - Inheritance registration/name change - Adult guardianship - Property inventory/survey ### Consultations about inheritances - Some of the heirs live overseas and the procedures are not progressing. - A relative who lives overseas has passed away, but I don't know where to start. - I found out that my late father had an inheritance (bank account certificates) overseas, but even though I am the only heir, the overseas financial institution won't allow me to close the account. - I want to renounce the inheritance of a relative who died overseas, but I don't know who to contact. - A spouse with foreign nationality wants to make a will. - We would like to leave all procedures related to inheritance, such as registration and banking, to you. - I would like to transfer my assets in advance to avoid incurring taxes at the time of inheritance. ## Labor issues - Power harassment/sexual harassment - Salary/overtime billing - Working conditions/personnel changes - Unfair dismissal - Industrial accident certification ### Consultations about labor issues - I am in trouble because my working conditions suddenly changed. - I've been told that I don't get paid overtime because I'm a manager, but I want to know if that's true. - I was given a notice of dismissal without cause. - I'm dissatisfied with my treatment, but I can't negotiate with the company in Japanese. - I was suddenly told to be fired at a foreign company, should I accept it? - My company is forcing me to resign, so I would like to discuss how to deal with it. - My company has asked me to sign a retirement agreement, how should I respond? - I want to quit my job, but I'm worried that my status of residence will be revoked. - The company I work for in Japan doesn't pay my salary. - I work at a Japanese company, but I am dissatisfied with my labor contract. ## Legal fees - First 30 minutes free - If you feel that you need to discuss further after the free consultation, you can set up an additional 30 minute consultation (5,000 yen + consumption tax/30 minutes).
Mariko Wakamatsu - Border Free Law Office
Mariko Wakamatsu is an English- and French-speaking attorney at law with Border Free Law Office in Nagoya, Aichi, handling a wide range of issues, from employment of foreigners, immigration law, residence status, and nationality to divorce and inheritance issues with foreigners. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa/Residence Status - international divorce - international inheritance - international criminal case - Consultations available in English and French ## Main consultation examples - A foreigner living in Japan died alone. An overseas heir would like to request assistance. - A child born in a foreign country wants recognition from his Japanese father. - A foreign worker has been fired at his workplace and is in trouble. - A foreign woman wants to divorce her Japanese/foreign husband. - A foreigner employed by the company was arrested for violating the Immigration Control Act. - My mother, who is a foreigner, passed away and her inherited property is overseas, what should I do? - Although she is married to a Japanese man and has children, she is in trouble because she does not have a residence status. - My spouse was detained at the Immigration Bureau. ## Examples of cases handled - International marriage/divorce - international inheritance - employment of foreigners - Legal issues surrounding foreigners - Issues surrounding residence in Japan - Refugee recognition procedure - Immigration case
Masataka Nakahara - Akasaka International Law Office
Masataka Nakahara is an attorney at law with Akasaka International Law Office in Fukuoka City, specializing in immigration law, divorce, inheritance and penal cases. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa/Residence Status - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal case ## Examples of Consultations - I would like to invite and hire foreigners to Japan for entertainment activities. - I have the residence status of a Japanese spouse, but the Japanese spouse has passed away. - If you commit a criminal offense, you may lose your status of residence and be detained. - I want to be recognized as a refugee. - I want to apply for naturalization. ## Priority cases - International divorce cases (mediation, litigation) - Support for residence status applications, etc. (application for issuance of certificate of residence status, application for renewal/change of residence status - Application for permanent residence permit - Application for naturalization - Request for review/cancellation lawsuit, etc. - Criminal cases involving foreigners (suspects, defendants) - Refugee cases (primary applications, requests for review, lawsuits for revocation of non-certification dispositions and mandatory recognition, etc.) - Applications for provisional release permits, etc. ## Features - Same-day, holiday, and night-time consultations available - Flexible payment methods ## Legal fees - Consultation fee: 5,000 yen (excluding tax) for every 30 minutes
Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office
Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office (AILAW) is an international law firm in Tokyo specializing in corporate law and provides legal counsel in Japanese, English, French, and Chinese. ## Areas of Expertise - Domestic and global corporate matters - Corporate and venture-related work - Corporate legal affairs - Contract drafting - Due diligence (Japan and overseas) - Labor disputes - Trademark applications - IP issues
Takao Ohashi - Pax Law Firm
Takao Ohashi is an attorney at law with Pax Law Firm in Chuo City, Tokyo, specializing in corporate law, Internet issues, and labor issues. He provides consultations in English. ## Areas of Expertise - M&A/Business succession - Human resources/labor affairs - Intellectual property/patent - Bankruptcy/Business Revitalization - External relations law - Entertainment - Medical/Healthcare - IT/Communication - Finance - Human resources/education - Environment/Energy - Transportation/Trade - Food and beverage/FC related - Manufacturing/Sales - Real estate/construction ## Consultation examples - Advice and solution support for various problems related to business operations - Creation of contracts and regulations - Governance/compliance support - Agreement regarding intellectual property rights - Trademark registration - Rights (including intellectual property rights) infringement response - Consultation regarding antitrust laws, premiums and misrepresentations laws, and subcontracting laws - funding - Business succession/M&A - Debt Collection - Various training etc. ## Legal fees - Initial consultation: Free up to 30 minutes - *Over 30 minutes: 5,500 yen for every 30 minutes (tax included)
Earth & Law Firm
Earth & Law Firm is a law firm in Toshima City, Tokyo, specializing in a variety of issues that expats often encounter when in Japan, including international divorce, labor disputes, inheritances, immigration, etc. ## Corporate Cases - Corporate Governance - International Law - Real Estate - Labor Law - Mergers/Acquisitions - Debts Collection - Bankruptcy - Consumer Law - Privacy Protection Law - Intellectual Property - It Law - Medical Law ## Individual Cases - Consultation - Bankruptcy - Real Estate - Divorce - Will/Inheritance - Traffic Accident - Labor Law - Consumer Law - Criminal Case ## Attorneys - [Kenichi Okabe](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/kenichi-okabe)
Kenichi Okabe - Earth & Law Firm
Kenichi Okabe is an attorney at law with Earth & Law Firm in Toshima City, Tokyo, specializing in corporate leagal affairs, labor issues, gender and divorce, real estate, and inheritance law. He speaks English, Chinese, and Japanese. ## Areas of Expertise - Corporate legal affairs - Labor Issues - Divorce Gender Issues - Real estate architecture - Inheritance ## Legal fees - First consultation 60 minutes free, - Subsequent 30 minutes 5,500 yen (tax included)
Shohei Suzuki - Mizugaki Sogo Law Firm
Shohei Suzuki is an attorney at law with Mizugaki Sogo Law Firm in Shinjuku, Tokyo, specializing in debt, penal cases, divorce issues, inheritance issues, labor disputes, corporate legal affairs, real estate, and more. ## Areas of Expertise - Debt Collection - Crime/Criminal Case - Divorce/Gender issues - Inheritance - Labor issues - Corporate legal affairs/advisory lawyer - Real estate/architecture - Fraud damage/consumer damage ## Legal Fees - Initial legal consultation fee: Free - Second and subsequent legal consultations 30 minutes 5,400 yen
Hiroyuki Kawase - Reiwa Law Office
Hiroyuki Kawase is an attorney at law and representative lawyer of Reiwa Law Office in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima, specializing in divorce issues, debt issues, and inheritance law. He speaks English, Chinese, and Japanese. ## Divorce issues - Affair/Cheating - Living separately - Personality mismatch - Domestic violence/violence - Sexless marriages - Does not include living expenses - Debt/waste - Drinking/alcohol poisoning - Kinship - Property division - Child support - Parental authority - Wedding expenses - Consolation money - Divorce request - Divorce avoidance - Visitation and exchange ## Inheritance and will issues - Abandonment of inheritance - Heir investigation - Inheritance division - Claim for infringement of the remaining portion (request for reduction of the remaining portion) - Inheritance registration/name change - Adult guardianship - Property inventory/survey ## Debt issues - Personal bankruptcy - Overpayment claim - Arbitrary arrangement ## Legal fees - 5,500 yen for 30 minutes (tax included)
Soukou Iwashiro - Iwashiro Law Firm
Soukou Iwashiro is an English-speaking attorney at law with Iwashiro Law Firm in Ota City, Tokyo, specializing in divorce and penal law. ## Divorce cases - Adultery/Affairs - Living separately - Personality mismatch - DV (Domestic Violence)/Violence - Sexless relationship - Moral harassment (psychological abuse) - Not contributing to living expenses - Debt/Extravagance - Drinking/Alcohol addiction - Family relations - Property division - Child support - Parental rights - Marriage expenses - Compensation for emotional distress - Divorce request - Avoiding divorce - Visitation rights - ## Penal cases - Juvenile incident - Child prostitution/child pornography - Scams - Molestation - Voyeurism - Forced sexual intercourse (rape)/obscenity - Assault/injury - Theft/shoplifting - Robbery - Embezzlement - Traffic crime - Stimulants, cannabis, narcotics ## Features - Open All Year - Same-Day Response - Free Consultation - Available on Weekends and Holidays - 24/7 Email Reception
Toshihide Isobe - Protect Stance
Toshihide Isobe is an English-speaking attorney at law with Protect Stance in Chiyoda, Tokyo, specializing in a wide-range of legal cases, including divorce, debt, traffic accidents, labor issues, and more. ## Areas of Expertise - Divorce & Gender Issues - Debt & Debt Consolidation - Traffic Accidents - Labor Issues - Corporate Legal Affairs & Consultation - Inheritance & Succession - Debt Collection - Criminal & Penal Cases ## Features - First 30-minute consultation is free - Former judges also on the team - Confident in speedy response and negotiation skills - Emails 24/7, phone calls from 9 am to 9 pm on weekdays, and up to 7 pm on weekends and holidays. - Currently contracted with over 180 companies # Main Media Appearances - "4 O'Clock! Shib5 O'Clock" - NHK General TV - "Tokoro-san! It's an Incident" - NHK General TV - "Beat Takeshi's TV Tackle" - TV Asahi Network - "Good! Morning" - TV Asahi Network - "Shinichi Hatori Morning Show" - TV Asahi Network - "Yoko Oshita Wide! Scramble" - TV Asahi Network - "Morning Bird" - TV Asahi Network - "Creamy Quiz Miracle 9" - TV Asahi Network - "Mezamashi TV" - Fuji TV Network - "Direct Hit LIVE Goodie!" - Fuji TV Network - "Sukkiri" - Nippon Television Network - "news every." - Nippon Television Network - "Nippon TV NEWS24" - Nippon Television Network - "N-Star" - TBS Network - "Teacher Hayashi's First Ear Study" - TBS Network - "Shuhei Shimada's Line Customers Come!!" - TBS Radio - "Yahoo! News" - Yahoo! JAPAN - "YOMIURI ONLINE" - Yomiuri Shimbun Company - "Yomiuri Newspaper" - Yomiuri Shimbun Company - "Mainichi Newspaper" - Mainichi Newspapers - "Tokyo Sports Newspaper" - Tokyo Sports Newspaper Company - "West Japan Newspaper" - Nishinippon Shimbun Company - "Weekly Gendai" - Kodansha - "Weekly Shincho" - Shinchosha - "Weekly Women" - Housewife and Life Company - "Friday" - Kodansha - "Sunday Mainichi" - Mainichi Newspaper Publishing - "AERA dot." - Asahi Shimbun Publishing - "Weekly Diamond" - Diamond, Inc. - "Lettuce Club" - KADOKAWA
Tokyo Flex Law Office
Tokyo Flex Law Office is an English-speaking law firm established in 1978 in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and specializes in corporate law, IT law, M&As, regulatory compliance, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Corporate Law - IT Law - M&A - Commercial Succession - Commercial Revitalization - Intellectual Property - Entertainment Law - Sports Law - Regulatory Compliance - Dispute Settlement ## Attorneys - [Hiroyuki Nakajima](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/hiroyuki-nakajima)
Hiroyuki Nakajima - Tokyo Flex Law Office
Hiroyuki Kanezaki - ALG & Associates
Hiroyuki Kanezaki is an English-speakng attorney at law with ALG & Associates in Shinjuku, Tokyo, specializing in medical malpractice. ## Areas of Expertise - Medical malpractice - Hepatitis B ## Examples of Concerns - Suspicions of surgical errors leading to the death of a family member. - Receiving a diagnosis for a mild condition from one hospital but discovering a severe illness after a second opinion. - Discontent with a doctor's explanation or medical procedure. - Doubts about the medical knowledge of the attorney you're consulting. ## Legal fees - First consultation is free (¥0). From the second consultation onwards, it's ¥11,000 (including tax) per hour.
Kenji Takahashi - Ikebukuro Global Law Office
Kenji Takahashi is an English-speaking attorney at law with Ikebukuro Global Law Office specializing in divorce and gender issues, debt and debt restructuring, and corporate legal affairs. As well as internet-related issues, medical problems, and inheritance and traffic accidents. Also speaks Chinese. ## Internet Issues - Request for deletion - Disclosure request for sender's information - Claims for damages - Criminal complaints - Requests for disclosure of sender information - Requests for post deletion - Claims for damages due to defamation, privacy violations, etc., on internet posts (both for plaintiffs and defendants) ## Divorce & Gender Issues - Infidelity - Separation - Incompatibility of temperament - Domestic violence (DV) - Lack of intimacy - Emotional abuse (Moral harassment) - Not contributing to living expenses - Debt & Overspending - Alcoholism - Family relations - Property division - Child support - Child custody - Marriage expenses - Consolation money - Divorce filing - Divorce prevention - Child visitation ## Wills and Inheritance Issues - Renunciation of inheritance - Inheritance beneficiary investigation - Inheritance division - Claim for reduced portion due to infringement of statutory share (Claim to reduce the statutory share) - Inheritance registration & name change - Adult guardianship - Property inventory & investigation ## Regarding Attorney Fees - Will provide a free estimate for each case. - Installment payments are possible. - The consultation fee is 8,800 yen for one hour.
Keitaro Mishima - Mishima Law Office
Keitaro Mishima is an English-speaking attorney at law with Mishima Law Office, specializing in corporate law and family cases. ## Examples of Family Cases Handled - Divorce - Inheritance - Criminal cases - Labor disputes - Traffic accidents - Debt issues - Internet-related issues - Debt collection - Fraud, consumer issues, and more ## Examples of Corporate Cases Handled - Contract review - Labor disputes - Debt collection - Requests for disclosure of sender information - Intellectual property issues - Business succession - Overall business-related issues ## Features - 60 minutes free for the first consultation - Available for consultation on the same day, evenings, and holidays (reservation required) - Cost estimates provided in advance - Depending on the case, options for installment payments, post-payment, no initial fees, success fees, or Legal Aid are available.
Haruka Ookubo - Law Office Hidamari
Haruka Ookubo is an English-speaking attorney at law in Nara City specializing in divorce related issues. She is also a Certified Marriage Counselor (JADP). ## Consultation Cases - Infidelity/Affairs - Separation - Personality differences - Domestic Violence & Physical Abuse - Lack of intimacy - Emotional abuse - Non-payment of living expenses - Debt & Overspending - Alcoholism - Family relations - Property division - Child support - Child custody - Marriage expenses - Compensation for emotional distress - Divorce claims - Avoiding divorce - Visitation rights ## Examples of Cases Handled - Monetary issues such as compensation claims for infidelity/adultery - Concerns related to children like child support claims and deciding the custodial parent post-divorce - Experiencing emotional abuse, physical violence, or financial oppression ## Features - Consultations with children are allowed - Same-day, phone, and online consultations available - Clear Fee System - First 45-minute consultation on weekdays is free!
Song HyeYon - Musashikosugi Godo Law Office
Song HyeYon is an attorney at law with Musashikosugi Godo Law Office in Kanagawa, specializing in everyday legal issues like divorce, inheritance, and traffic accidents to corporate consultations. She provides consultations in English and Japanese. ## Areas of Expertise - Infidelity/Adultery - Separation - Personality clashes - Domestic violence (DV) - Lack of intimacy - Emotional abuse - Failure to contribute to household expenses - Debt & overspending - Alcoholism - Family relations - Property division - Child support - Parental rights - Marital expenses - Compensation for emotional distress - Divorce claims - Divorce prevention - Visitation rights ## Features - Experienced in divorces involving a foreign spouse. - Can communicate in English and Korean. - Handle cases involving overseas assets and divorces of self-employed individuals. - Takes consultations from both women and men. - Handles a wide range of cases, from mediation divorces to divorces that go to the Supreme Court. ## Main Focus Areas - Property division. - Claims for child support for children attending private schools or those requiring medical care. - Late-life divorce. - Divorces of working couples. ## Features - 5-minute free phone consultation. - Flexible availability, including same-day, evenings, and holidays. - Experienced in divorce cases involving a foreign spouse.
Nobuyuki Nomura - AK Law Offices
Nobuyuki Nomura is an attorney at law with AK Law Offices in Chiyoda, Tokyo. He speaks English, German, and Japanese, and provides legal advice and services related to corporate legal affairs. ## Areas of Expertise - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Succession - Human Resources & Labor - Intellectual Property & Patents - Bankruptcy & Business Revival - External Legal Affairs - Entertainment - Medical & Healthcare - IT & Telecommunications - Finance - Human Resources & Education - Environment & Energy - Transport & Trade - Food & Franchise related - Manufacturing & Sales - Real Estate & Construction ## Examples of Cases Handled - Creation & Review of Contracts and Terms - Checking contents of contracts with new trading partners - Intellectual Property Cases - Franchise Contract-related - Frequent consultation on daily labor/legal issues - Handling infringements of patents, trademarks, designs, etc. - Contractual Disputes - Labor Relations - Cash Flow and Fundraising - Non-performance of Debts & Contract Termination ## Examples of Consultations - Considering introducing telework but unsure of the precautions. - Want to give leave to an employee with a fever but unsure about wage payment. - Declining sales leading to poor cash flow. - Need a legal check on overall document creation for private clinics. - Received financial claims for in-hospital/facility falls or accidents during transportation. - Received strange complaints from a customer. - Own a beauty salon and are troubled by malicious online reviews. - Want to consult on intellectual property like trademarks and copyrights. - Want to release a new service but unsure of legal issues like copyrights. - Want to discuss protecting and managing company intellectual properties like trademarks, patents, copyrights, etc. ## Features - Free Initial Consultation - Available for Consultation on Weekends, Evenings - Single-time requests also welcome
Kento Araki - Eight Force Law Office
Kento Araki is an English-speaking attorney at law with Eight Force Law Office in Toshima City, Tokyo. He specializes in fraud, consumer damage, internet issues, criminal cases, divorce, and corporate law. ## Areas of Expertise - Fraud & Consumer Damage - Internet Issues - Criminal Cases - Corporate Law & Consulting Lawyers - Divorce & Gender Issues ## Features - Available 24/7 - First phone consultation is free
Ayako Nakachi - Hibiki Law Office
Ayako Nakachi is an English-speaking attorney at law with Hibiki Law Office in Kita-kyushu City in Fukuoka. She specializes in divorce, post-divorce arrangements such as child support and visitation rights. ## Areas of Expertise - Affairs and infidelity - Separation - Incompatibility of character - Domestic violence (DV) and physical violence - Lack of intimacy - Emotional abuse (Moral harassment) - Not contributing to living expenses - Debt and wasteful spending - Drinking and alcohol addiction - Family relationships - Asset division - Child support - Parental rights - Marital expenses - Compensation - Divorce requests - Avoiding divorce - Visitation rights ## Legal consultation fees: - 5,500 yen (tax included) per 30 minutes.
Shusaka Yamamoto is a leading one-stop intellectual property, regulatory, technology, commercial and dispute resolution law firm with offices throughout Japan. ## Areas of Expertise - Intellectual property - Prosecution - Enforcement and licensing - Anti-counterfeiting - Customs & criminal enforcement - Regulatory - Healthcare - Energy - Cleantech - Food & consumer - Anti-monopoly - Antitrust - Technology - Media & telecoms - Corporate - Commercial & trade - Corporate reorganization & insolvency - General corporate governance - Compliance law ## Attorneys - [Kazuya Misaka](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/kazuya-misaka)
Kazuya Misaka - Shusaku Yamamoto
Kazuya Misaka is an English-speaking attorney at law with legal firm Shusaku Yamamoto, specializing in e-commerce, IT business, real estate, divorce issues, inheritance issues, and traffic accident disputes. ## Areas of Expertise - Divorce - Inheritance - Traffic accidents - Custody battles - Property disputes - Corporate legal affairs ## Corporate Legal Affairs - Offers legal advisory services primarily to companies engaged in e-commerce, healthcare business, and other BtoC businesses, including dispute resolution with consumers and business partners, document creation and review, website content checking, and updates on legal amendments.
Kiyoshi Sugiyama - Tokushige Law Office
Kiyoshi Sugiyama is an English-speaking attorney at Tokushige Law Office in Nagoya, Aichi, specializing in expat and foreigner-related legal cases, including visas, divorce, inheritance, criminal cases, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa and residency qualifications - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases - Hague Convention cases related to international child abduction - International transactions ## Examples of Cases Handled - You want to divorce a foreign partner - You are of foreign nationality and want to divorce a Japanese (or foreign) partner - Living overseas and worried about bringing children back - Want to renew or change your residency status (visa) - Creating and checking English contracts - International transactions - General labor issues of foreign employees - Crimes and criminal cases involving foreigners ## Features - First consultation is free in principle - No time limit - Same-day/Night/Weekend available
Nagoya International Law Office
Nagoya International Law Office is an English-speaking law firm in Nagoya, Aichi, specializing in representing international clients and expats in Japan. ## Areas of expertise - International transaction - International divorce - International inheritance - Immigration cases - Refugee applications - International residents intending to divorce Japanese spouses - Intending to work in Japan - Traffic accidents - Labor disputes in Japan - Overstay ## Features - 80% of cases are related to overseas issues - All lawyers have extensive overseas experience and are fluent in English - Broad international network - Online legal consultations via Zoom, LINE, Skype, WeChat, etc. - Office is equipped with a kids' space! ## Legal Fees - Initial consultation fee: 11,000 yen (tax included) for 1 hour A long-term report on the cases of foreigners who overstayed their visas, handled by Nagoya International Law Office. ## Attorneys - [Tatsuya Kawanishi](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/tatsuya-kawanishi) - [Masanori Tanabe](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/masanori-tanabe)
Masanori Tanabe is an attorney at law in Nagoya, Aichi, specializing in international inheritance, international divorce, employment of foreigners by corporations, and overseas expansion. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa and residency qualifications - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases - Refugee cases - Hague Convention cases related to international child abduction - Japanese companies expanding overseas - Foreigners and foreign companies expanding in Japan - Japanese and foreigners wanting international divorce - Foreigners wanting to work in Japan - Foreigners involved in traffic accidents or labor disputes in Japan - Foreigners overstaying their visas ## Legal Fees - Initial consultation fee: 11,000 yen (tax included) for 1 hour
Kaori Sasaki - Kobe Marine Associates
Kaori Sasaki is an attorney at law with Kobe Marine Associates in Kobe City, Hyogo, specializing in international cases that involve foreigners and expats in Japan. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency permits - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases ## Example of Cases Handled - Wanting to divorce a foreign-national partner. - Being a foreign national and being asked for a divorce. - Needing assistance with visa or residency applications to the Immigration Bureau. - Desiring private legal counsel as a foreign national. - International divorce - Support for residency permit applications - Crimes involving foreigners ## Features - First consultation is free - Available evenings & weekends - Phone consultations available - Retainer and service fees are based on the standards set by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations - Offers options like installment payments - Officially registered as an immigration application agent
Norihiro Matsuzaka - Mokuren Management Law Office
Norihiro Matsuzaka is an attorney at law in Fukuoka City who handles a wide range of cases involving expats in Japan, including labor issues, immigration, divorce, inheritance, criminal cases, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Focus on labor issues involving foreign workers, IT, and the construction industry. Visa and Residency Status - International Divorce - International Inheritance ## Examples of Cases Handled - Assisting companies that employ foreign nationals, especially when issues such as power harassment, work accidents, overtime pay claims, involuntary separation, or missing persons arise. We liaise with immigration bureaus, organizations for foreign technical intern training, labor standards inspection offices, and offer legal defense in criminal cases. - Offering advice and proposals on foreign recruitment strategies, visa types, conditions for recruitment, and tasks to be assigned. - Providing consistent support from recruitment of foreigners to post-recruitment labor management. - Various visa applications, especially for "Specified Skilled" foreigners. - Collaborating with registered support organizations to aid "Specified Skilled" foreigners. - Supporting internal operations related to services for "Specified Skilled" foreigners. ## Legal Fees - The first 30 minutes are free. Offers "Rollover Advisory" contract where unused consultation time rolls over. ## Features - Efficient communication using Chatwork (for businesses) or LINE's official account (for individuals). - Meetings can be conducted using ZOOM, LINE calls, etc. - Collaboration or introduction to other professionals as needed.
Sakka Law Office
Sakka Law Office is a legal firm in Okayama City that can provide English language consultations on matters of international divorce, immigrations, visa requirements, inheritance and other international issues. ## Attorneys - [Tomoshi Sakka](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/tomoshi-sakka)
Tomoshi Sakka - Sakka Law Office
Tomoshi Sakka is an English-speaking attorney in Okayama City, specializing in international divorce, immigrations, visa requirements, inheritance and other international issues. He welcomes inquiries both inside and outside of Japan and will accept consultations via Skype. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Qualifications - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases ## Examples of Cases Handled - International transactions and related cases - International divorce & separation - Criminal cases involving foreigners - Legal problems of foreigners ## Features - Legal consultations available via Skype - Attorney also has qualifications as a patent attorney and tax accountant ## Attorney's fee - The consultation fee is usually 5,000 yen for about an hour (plus applicable tax). Payment is made via bank transfer after the consultation. Installment payments are available.
O. K. International Law Firm
O.K. International Law Firm is a legal firm in Fukuoka City specializing in complex cases often involving cross–border disputes and transactions. The law firm's lawyers are able to consult in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese, and provide legal advice on many aspects of Japanese law (civil, criminal, commercial, family, etc.). ## Attorneys - [Fusanori Ootsuka](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/fusanori-ootsuka)
Fusanori Ootsuka - O. K. International Law Firm
Fusanori Ootsuka is an attorney based in Fukuoka City, providing legal support in English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Specialties include international divorces, international inheritance, traffic accidents, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Qualifications - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases ## Examples of Consultations - Troubled because a foreign spouse is under suspicion from immigration. - Want to divorce a foreign partner. - Need to process a case in collaboration with lawyers from China, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, etc. - Want advice on the procedure for naturalization. - Son studying in Japan had a traffic accident (consultant is a foreign parent). - Foreign father passed away in Japan, leaving assets. - All kinds of troubles foreigners face in Japan (traffic accidents, divorce, inheritance, etc.) - Support for residency application - Support for Japanese companies expanding overseas (collaboration with foreign lawyers) - And more general consultations on international and foreigner issues. Please feel free to consult. ## Features - Can assist in Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese. - Staff fluent in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, English, and Mongolian are available, ensuring smooth communication with clients from various countries. - Has extensive and deep connections with foreign lawyers, legal professionals, and senior officials (covering all of Korea, Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian, Taiwan, the Philippines, and many other Asian countries and cities). - Has a track record of resolving over 100 international cases, we can quickly grasp the key issues and make speedy decisions. ## Attorney's fee - To ensure sufficient time and quality, the consultation fee is 10,000 yen per hour. - Can flexibly adapt to different fee structures, such as a complete success fee system.
Kanazawa Law Office
Kanazawa Law Office is a legal firm in Sendai, Miyagi, that provides English consultations and specializes in immigrations, international divorce, parent-child relationships, visa applications, labor issues, etc. ## Attorneys - [Hiroyuki Nagao](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/hiroyuki-nagao)
Hiroyuki Nagao - Kanazawa Law Office
Hiroyuki Nagao is an English-speaking lawyer in Sendai, Miyagi, specializing as an immigration application proxy lawyer, as well as international divorce, parent-child relationships, visa applications, labor issues, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Qualifications - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases ## Examples of Cases Handled - Want to divorce a foreign partner. - Want to divorce a Japanese partner, but worried about visa status. - A father wants to obtain Japanese nationality for a child with a Japanese father. - Living abroad but want to separate and bring the child back to Japan. - Want to change a student visa to a work visa for employment. - Want to apply for permanent residency or naturalization. - Want to hire foreign workers and need support with visa and employment management. - Dissatisfied with treatment, but employment rules in Japanese are not clear. - A foreign acquaintance has been arrested. What should I do? etc.
Seiwa Law Firm
Seiwa Law Firm is an English-speaking legal office in Nagoya, Aichi, with an office in Tokyo as well. They specialize in immigration, divorce, and other international issues. ## Attorneys - [Nozomi Furutani](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/nozomi-furutani)
Nozomi Furutani - Seiwa Law Firm
Nozomu Furutani is an English-speaking attorney based in Nagoya, Aichi, specializing in residency qualifications, international marriage and divorce, and criminal cases. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Qualifications - International Divorce - International Criminal Cases ## Key Cases We Handle - Criminal cases involving foreigners. - Procedures related to residency qualifications (extension, renewal, etc.). - Support for refugee procedures. - Foreign-related domestic matters (divorce, visitation, custody, etc.). - An acquaintance has been arrested/taken into immigration custody. - Want to divorce a foreign partner. - Want to renew residency qualifications. - Want to bring a spouse to Japan. ## About Attorney Fees - Consultation Fee: 5,500 yen (including tax) for 30 minutes. The initial fee and reward are adjusted according to the client's financial situation and are open for discussion.
Sapporo International Law
Sapporo International Law is a law office in Hokkaido that provides English-language support to businesses expanding to Hokkaido. The firm can help you to negotiate and conclude contracts with local businesses or public-sector organizations. Other specialties include civil issues, labor disputes, immigration issues, divorce, etc. ## Attorneys - [Koji Yamada](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/koji-yamada) - [Rie Tohyama](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/rie-tohyama) - [Ippei Esaki](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/ippei-esaki)
Rie Tohyama - Sapporo International Law
Rie Tohyama is an English-speaking attorney based in Hokkaido specializing in international transactions, English contracts, labor issues, international divorces, and more. As a former English interpreter, she is able to converse fluently in English during consultations. ## Areas of Expertise - International Inheritance - International Divorce - Visa & Residency Status - International Criminal Cases ## Key Cases Handled 1. International Trade 2. Drafting & Checking English Contracts 3. Negotiations with Foreign Companies 4. Support for Companies Expanding Overseas 5. International Divorce 6. Issues Involving Children Across Borders 7. Labor Issues Involving Foreigners ## Examples of Cases Handled - A foreign company wants to enter the domestic market, but they don't understand the law. - Wanting to enter a foreign market but unfamiliar with local laws and regulations. - Wanting to divorce a foreign partner and needing to know about procedures and custody. - Foreigners residing in Japan wanting to divorce in Japan. - Wanting to inherit assets located abroad. - General labor issues involving foreign employees. - In a dispute with a foreign company and looking for a lawyer who can handle it in English.
Yusuke Matsuo - AZ More International Law Firm
Having personally worked for 6 years overseas (Shanghai, China), Yusuke Matsuo possess an international sensibility and strives to offer balanced solutions that are aligned with the client's position. ## Specialties - Can speak in English and Chinese - Extensive experience advising clients looking to expand their businesses overseas - Immigration, visa & residency status - International divorce lawyer - Inheritance lawyer - Criminal case lawyer - M&A lawyer - Aside from legal services, can also handle accounting, tax, labor, real estate registration, permit applications, and other related matters. ## Career History - December 2008: Completed training at the Judicial Training Institute (Shizuoka Training). - January 2009: Joined Shimazaki Law Firm. - November 2010: Left Shimazaki Law Firm. - November 2010: Joined IP FOWARD Law Firm (Shanghai). - December 2012: Left IP FOWARD Law Firm (Shanghai). - August 2014: Joined King and Wood Mallesons (金杜) Law Firm (Shanghai). - December 2016: Left King and Wood Mallesons (金杜) Law Firm (Shanghai). - June 2017: Established AZ MORE International Law Firm. ## Educational Background - March 1999: Graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University High School. - March 2004: Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Economics. - March 2007: Graduated from Surugadai University Graduate School of Law. - July 2013: Completed language training at Shanghai International Studies University. - July 2014: Completed studies at Fudan University, Faculty of Law. ## Key Cases - Appointed as legal advisor for a real estate management company, October 2009. - Appointed as legal advisor for a web design company, March 2010. - Appointed as legal advisor for a web PR company, January 2017. - Appointed for legal due diligence (DD) for a CRO (Contract Research Organization) company, May 2018. - Appointed for legal DD for a foreign electronic product seller, March 2018. - Appointed for real estate legal DD for a foreign real estate company, April 2018. ## Media Appearances - Bi-weekly contribution to the legal column (A Popular Legal Consultation Room) in the "Shanghai Japion" newspaper (a weekly Japanese newspaper published in Shanghai, China) from the 1st to the 196th edition, since September 2014. - Appeared on TBS TV show "Job Tune" in the "Unscrupulous Business & Fraud Investigators vs. Unscrupulous Business & Fraudsters" segment, December 2018. - Appeared on ABEMA TV's "News Reality Show ABEMA Prime" in the "MC Hiroshi Nishimura / Online Salons and Fraud Risks" segment, March 2021. - Appeared on TV Asahi's "Shinichi Hatori Morning Show" in the "Reality of Money Troubles in Popular Online Salons" segment, April 2021. ## Lectures & Seminars - "How to Respond to Surprise Inspections by Chinese Authorities", hosted by King & Wood Mallesons Law Firm (Shanghai), October 2016. - "Lecture for Tomorrow's Legal Professionals (To be a Bridge between Japan and China as a Legal Professional)" hosted by Hougakukan Ito Juku.
AZ MORE International Law Firm
AZ MORE International Law Firm has an office in Tokyo and an office in Osaka and specializes in corporate law as well as providing services such as accounting, tax, labor, real estate registration, license applications, etc. Their services and consultations are available in Japanese, English, and Chinese. Attorneys - [Yusuke Matsuo](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/yusuke-matsuo) - [Nobutaka Nonaka](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/nobutaka-nonaka)
Yayoi Kyodo Law Office
Yayoi Kyodo Law Office is a law firm in Minato-ku with an English-speaking lawyer who can help with consultations related to immigrations, international marriage and divorce, inheritance, etc. Note: The website is in Japanese. However, attorney Noriko Seki can provide consultations in English. ## Attorneys - [Noriko Seki](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/noriko-seki)
Takeshi Yasuda - Azaburyudocho Law Office
Takeshi Yasuda is a bilingual attorney at law specializing in visa and residency cases, international divorce and international criminal cases. If you want to consult about marriages or divorces where one or both spouses are not Japanese citizens, procedures with the Immigration Bureau regarding residency status, or if you know a foreigner who has been arrested or involved in a criminal case, there are increasing legal troubles involving foreigners in Japan as globalization progresses. ## Common consultation topics include - Wanting to adopt a stepchild when the spouse is of foreign nationality - Requesting renewal procedures for a spouse visa - Wanting us to visit a foreign acquaintance who has been arrested - Able to handle without an interpreter For foreigner and international issues, many cases require English proficiency. In criminal cases where the detained person speaks English, Takeshi Yasuda can handle meetings without a translator and has experience handling divorce procedures between Japanese and foreign nationals. ## Support system for easy consultation - Free initial consultation - Installment payments available - Flexible response, including same-day and nighttime consultations - Online consultations available - Private meeting rooms - 1 minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station, 3 minutes walk from Nihonbashi Station
Azaburyudocho Law Office
Azaburyudocho Law Office is a law office in Roppongi, Tokyo, with an English-speaking attorney who provides legal services and consultations for visa and residency cases, international divorce and international criminal cases. Note: The website is in Japanese.
Kazuma Higuchi - Higuchi & Partners, LPC
Licensed to practice law both in New York and in Japan, Kazuma Higuchi is an English-speaking international lawyer specializing in supporting companies looking to establish themselves in Japan and can provide legal advice for English contracts, contracts with foreign companies, M&As, and overseas expansions. Utilizing his proficiency in English, Higuchi also represents clients in international transaction negotiations. ## Examples of Cases - Wanting to expand overseas but unsure where to start. - Received an English contract from a foreign partner but can't understand its contents. - While domestic business can rely on trust, international transactions surely require contracts. Unsure if translating a Japanese template into English is sufficient. - Planning a joint venture with a foreign partner, but not sure what precautions to take. ## Key Cases Handled - Various English contracts (confidentiality, import/export, dealerships, agencies, manufacturing contracts, etc.) - Joint venture contracts with foreign companies - Establishing overseas bases - M&As with foreign companies ## Lawyer Fees - Consultation fee: 5,000 yen for the first 30 minutes (excluding tax). - ※Estimation requests and preliminary inquiries are free.
Higuchi & Partners
Higuchi & Partners is a law firm in Chiyoda, Tokyo, that provides English legal services to overseas-based companies and entrepreneurial individuals regarding their Japan-related business issues, and Japanese clients that are doing business internationally. Their focus is on corporate and business law. ## Attorneys - [Kazuma Higuchi](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/kazuma-higuchi) - [Asada Kazuki](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/asada-kazuki)
Tonogai Law is a law firm in Chiyoda, Tokyo, providing English-speaking assistance with international divorces, family issues involving foreigners, labor disputes, criminal cases, and visa/residency matters. ## Attorneys - [Shuji Tonogai](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/shuji-tonogai)
Ohara & Furukawa
Ohara & Furukawa is a bilingual law firm in Osaka City specializing in corporate and business law, international family, intellectual property, and other international legal matters. ## Attorneys - [Nozomu Ohara](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/nozomu-ohara) - [Tomoyoshi Furukawa](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/tomoyoshi-furukawa)
Nakamoto & Partners
Nakamoto & Partners is an English-speaking law firm in Osaka City specializing in corporate law, international transactions, aviation law, B2C transaction compliance, intellectual property rights, debt collection, bankruptcy proceedings, real estate, domestic relation cases (divorce, child custody/support, visitation, and property division), etc. ## Attorneys - [Yumiko Kobayashi](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/yumiko-kobayashi)
Nippon Express offers a wide range of services, including domestic moving within Japan and storage facilities for goods not intended for overseas shipment. They also provide specialized services for the transportation of cars, motorcycles, and pianos. Addon services include packing, unpacking, furniture disassembly and reassembly, and installation of certain appliances. They also offer air-conditioned storage facilities with full control of temperature and humidity. Ideal for individuals or families looking for a moving service with a global reach. Their range of services make them a good option for both local and international moves.
Yamato Home Convenience
Yamato Home Convenience is the relocation arm of Yamato Transport that specializes in moving small to medium-sized household goods all over Japan. They offer a service based on the amount of household goods customers have, utilizing a special box system. This makes them an excellent choice for customers who have fewer large household goods or small household goods as customers can choose only the services they need. Inquires and website are available in English. However, your movers are not guaranteed to be fluent in English.
Sakai Moving Service
One of Japan's most well-known moving services is Sakai Moving Service (サカイ引越センター), which provides a pre-move survey for quotation, customer support throughout the moving process, and careful packing and transportation of your belongings. They also offer some optional services such as appliance disposal, dismantling and installation of air conditioners or washing machines, packing services, house cleaning services, piano transport, and free cardboard boxes based on the volume of your moving goods. A happy side note: They also provide assistance with international moves. English support available.
Fukuoka Soko Group is a moving service that operates throughout Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa and a solid option for anyone relocating to a new home on the other side of the country. In addition to their standard moving services, Fukuoka Soko Group offers the following range of optional services: air conditioner removal, furniture and document disposal, document storage and packing, and furniture assembly. They also offer storage solutions for personal belongings. If your business is moving to a new address, Fukuoka Soko Group offers office moving services, including furniture assembly, removal of fixtures and fittings, and document storage and management.
Tokyo Helping Hands
Tokyo Helping Hands is an English-speaking relocation service based in Tokyo that offers moving and delivery services for both small and large items. They will provide a free ride for one person as part of their service. Add-on services include packing, unpacking, furniture disassembly and reassembly, and installation of certain appliances like washing machines. They offer discounts for multiple trips if more than one trip is required. Their services start from 8,800 yen for one driver and one truck, with prices increasing based on the size and complexity of the move. For example, a service including one driver, one truck, and one assistant starts from 18,800 yen. If you are looking for a service with English speaking movers, Tokyo Helping Hands might be a good option.
Best Moving Service
Best Moving Service (ベスト引越サービス) is a moving company that provides full-service English language support, helping with individual relocations to office moves, and moves with few items. They pride themselves on their "on-site force" and their ability to meet various customer needs, which allows them to offer competitive industry pricing. Add-on services include air conditioner removal, furniture and document disposal, document storage and packing, and furniture assembly. Other addon services include the disposal of unwanted items and an optional cleaning service.
Yasushi Fuji - Very Best Law Offices
Yasushi Fujii is an English-speaking divorce lawyer practicing in Roppongi, Tokyo. He is widely recognized for his expertise in international child custody cases and regularly receives referrals from nonprofit organizations in this area. He has authored several legal education and practice handbooks.
Tokyo Sanno Law Office
Tokyo Sanno Law Office is a law firm in Roppongi, Tokyo, specializing in divorce and family law. The firm can provide mediation and litigation and can provide counsel and divorce proceedings for divorce, child visitation, marital property distribution or any family law matter.
Tatsuya Kawanishi - Nagoya International Law Office
Tatsuya Kawanishi is a bilingual attorney in Nagoya, specializing in issues concerning foreigners and related matters and provides legal assistance for foreigners, such as with visa & immigration issues. He has successfully handled over 100 cases. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & residency status - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases ## Cases Handled - Support for Visa application - Special Permission for Visa - International Divorce - Criminal Cases - Traffic Accident, etc. ## Examples of Consultations - I want to apply for a visa change for employment. - I overstayed, but I want special permission to stay. - I want to invite family members/employees from my home country. - I want to apply for permanent residency. - I established a company and want a visa as a manager. - I want to apply for naturalization.
Takeshi Sugawara - Sugawara Sasaki Law Group
Takeshi Sugawara is a bilingual lawyer in Sendai specializing in international divorces, infidelity issues, employment of foreigners, and business support. ## Areas of Expertise - International divorce - International inheritance - Visa & residency status ## Consultation Examples - (International Divorce) I want to divorce my foreign spouse. - (Relationship Issues) I suspect my foreign spouse is cheating. What should I do? - (International Inheritance) My mother passed away, and there's inherited property overseas. - (Residency Status) I'm married to a Japanese and have children, but I don't have a residency status and am facing difficulties. - (Labor Issues) I'm working for a Japanese company and have issues with my employment contract. - (Corporate Legal Affairs) I'm considering business expansion overseas and need advice. - (Corporate Legal Affairs) I'm about to sign a distributorship contract with an overseas business and need it reviewed. - (Corporate Legal Affairs) I need a contract reviewed. - (Corporate Legal Affairs) Planning an OEM contract with an overseas factory. ## Example of Cases Handled - International divorce - Infidelity and cheating issues - International inheritance - Employment of foreigners - Support for overseas business - Legal issues surrounding foreigners - Issues related to residency in Japan
Chie Fujisaki - Oita Flower Law Office
Chie Fujisawa is a bilingual attorney at law specializing in the review and drafting of English contracts, international divorces, international inheritance, negotiations with foreigners, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & residency status - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases ## Consultation Examples - I want to start accepting foreign workers. What should I be cautious about? - I want to apply for permanent residency or naturalization in Japan. - I want to divorce my foreign partner. - My spouse has been detained by the Immigration Bureau. - I want an English contract reviewed. - Products similar to ours are being distributed overseas. I want to discuss countermeasures. - I'm working for a Japanese company and have issues with my employment contract. - I'm considering business expansion overseas and need advice. ## Examples of Cases Handled - Corporate legal affairs - International marriage - International divorce - International inheritance - Employment of foreigners - Business support - Legal issues surrounding foreigners - Issues related to residency in Japan
Haraguchi International Law Office
Haraguchi International Law Office is a bilingual law firm in Setagaya, Tokyo, with a focus on corporate law, overseas expansion, dispute cases (litigations, arbitrations, mediations), etc. ## Attorneys - [Kaoru Haraguchi](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/kaoru-haraguchi)
Asada Kazuki is a bilingual lawyer in Chiyoda, Tokyo specializing in international inheritance, overseas expansion, international transactions, English contracts, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - International Inheritance - Corporate Legal Affairs - General Civil Matters - Divorce Issues - Criminal Cases ## Background - Born in 1992 in San Francisco, California, USA - Graduated from Shibuya Educational Academy Shibuya High School in 2011 - Graduated from Meiji University Faculty of Law in 2015 - Completed postgraduate studies at Waseda University Graduate School of Law in 2017 - Completed judicial training (Kumamoto, 73rd term) in 2020 - Joined Higuchi International Law Firm in 2020 - Registered as a Personal Information Protection Lawyer in 2021 ## Affiliated Organizations & Positions - Japan Federation of Bar Associations - Tokyo Bar Association - Tokyo Bar Association's International Transaction Law Committee & Intellectual Property Law Committee - Tokyo Bar Association's International Committee (Vice-Chairperson, 2011 fiscal year onwards) - American Bar Association (ABA) - New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) - International Bar Association (IBA) - IBA International Sales Committee (Officer, 2012 fiscal year onwards) - Seiwa Juku Tokyo - Lawyers Network for Foreigners - International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) (National Representative, 2016 onwards) - International Transaction Law Society - Japan Federation of Bar Associations: Working Group Secretary for Legal Support in Overseas Expansion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (2012 onwards)
ALT Law firm
ALT Law firm is a law firm located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, specializing in legal services for non-Japanese people. The attorneys can provide consultations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. Practice areas include marriage, divorce, inheritance, civil issues, immigration cases, labor issues, company incorporation, etc. ## Attorneys - [Yuki Maruyama](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/yuki-maruyama)
Kasumigaseki International Law Office
Kasumigaseki International Law Office is a bilingual practice in Tokyo specializing in corporate law, dispute resolution, crossborder practice, compliance and crisis management, M&A restructuring, corporate reorganizations, intellectual property, antitrust law, cybersecurity issues, and more. ## Attorneys - [Yoichi Sasaki](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/yoichi-sasaki)
Nakamura International Criminal Defense LPC
Nakamura International Criminal Defense LPC has law offices in Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, and Aichi. Led by former prosecuters, the firm provides legal defense in criminal cases. ## Attorneys - [Tatsuo Ueno](https://mailmate.jp/service-directory/listing/tatsuo-ueno)
Koji Yamada - Sapporo International Law
Koji Yamada is an English-speaking attorney based in Hokkaido specializing in immigration issues. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Status - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases ## About Legal Fees - Consultation Fee: 5,000 yen (excluding tax) per 30 minutes. - *The first consultation is free. ## Examples of Cases Handled - I want a contract checked related to transactions with overseas companies. - I want to consult about a dispute that arose with a foreign worker. - I've been told by my Japanese spouse that they want a divorce and I'm distressed. - I've decided to divorce my foreign spouse, but what will happen to the custody of our child? - Support in transactions with overseas companies - International family cases (international inheritance, international divorce, international parent-child relations, etc.)
Ippei Esaki - Sapporo International Law
Ippei Esaki is a bilingual attorney at law based in Hokkaido, specializing in corporate law, civil issues and labor law, and can help with business expansion into Japan or from Japan. ## For Corporate Clients - Contract Review & Drafting - Contract Negotiation - Internal Disputes - Corporate Governance - Labor Cases / Labor-Management Issues - Intellectual Property - Business Succession / M&A - Bankruptcy / Corporate Reorganization / Civil Rehabilitation / Voluntary Liquidation - English Contract Review & Drafting / Contract Translation - Overseas Business Expansion - International Transactions - Foreign Labor Management / Labor-Management Disputes / Residential Status Related Issues - International Litigation / International Arbitration ## Labor Related Cases - Power harassment & Sexual harassment - Salary & Overtime pay claims - Working conditions & Personnel changes - Unjust dismissal - Workers' compensation recognition ## Examples of Labor Related Cases Handled - I was suddenly told not to come to work from tomorrow. What should I do? - My workplace says they can't pay overtime because it's included in the basic salary. - How is overtime calculated? - I was ordered to transfer positions at work. Do I have to comply? - I fell and got injured at work, but they won't recognize it as a work-related accident. - I'm worried my husband is working too much and might collapse. What should I do? - There's suspicion of death from overwork or suicide due to overwork. How can the bereaved receive compensation?
Tatsuo Ueno - Nakamura International Criminal Defense LPC
Tatsuo Ueno is a bilingual lawyer whose specialties include visa & residency status, international divorce, international inheritance, international criminal case, etc. Can conduct meetings in English without the need for an interpreter. Passed the NY bar exam. ## Key Handled Cases - Supporting foreign business owners operating in Japan - Supporting negotiations with foreigners & foreign corporations (individuals, businesses, and professionals are welcome to consult) - International inheritance (including overseas trusts) - International divorce ## Areas of Expertise - Corporate Legal Affairs (Cash-out of minority shareholders, measures for minority shareholders, drafting various contracts) - Labor Issues (Creating and revising internal regulations in response to legal amendments, disciplinary actions, dismissals) - International Inheritance, Trusts, etc. - International Commercial Transactions (Support for direct negotiations overseas) - M&A, Corporate Reorganization, Business Succession - Investment Cases (Formation of investment funds) - Real Estate Transactions (Buying and selling, land leasing, boundary disputes, etc.) - Traffic Accidents ## Career Background - Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics - Completed training at the Supreme Court Judicial Training Institute - Graduated from New York University Law School - Worked at a law firm in Washington DC - Passed the New York State Bar Exam - Worked at a major financial law firm - Worked as an in-house lawyer at a major component manufacturer ## Qualifications - Passed the NY State Bar Exam - Certified Management Innovation Support Agency - Lawyer Supporting SMEs in Overseas Expansion
Ryota Ishihara - Ishihara Law Office
Ryota Ishihara of Ishihara Law Office is a bilingual attorney at law, specializing in international divorce and inheritance cases, debt consolidation (personal bankruptcy, voluntary arrangement, personal rehabilitation), real estate-related cases, debt collection, and labor disputes. Leveraging his English communication skills honed during his stay in the US, he has also provided legal support for foreigners in Japan and for companies dealing with English contracts with overseas entities. ## Expertise in - Troubles between spouses who are both foreigners (divorce, domestic violence) - Issues with the relatives of a Japanese spouse - Criminal issues involving foreigners - Labor management issues for employers employing foreigners - Creation, review, and revision of English contracts ## Background - Born in Shizuoka city, Shizuoka prefecture - Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Law - Graduated from Chuo University Graduate School of Law
Youichi Sasaki - Kasumigaseki International Law Office
Youichi Sasaki, bilingual attorney at law, supports clients both domestically and internationally with IT knowledge and high strategic capabilities. ## Areas of Expertise - Internet-related matters - Consultations related to "borrowing/lending" (debt restructuring, personal and business rehabilitation, debt collection, etc.), a member of organizations like the Business Revival Practitioner Association and the National Bankruptcy Attorney Network. With a background in economics, Youichi Sasaki excels in thinking based on numbers and accounting. - International cases - Handles a wide range of matters from immigration issues, international divorce, international inheritance, to large-scale international disputes (international arbitration) worth several hundred million yen. ## Detailed Areas of International & Foreigner Issues - Visa & Residency Qualifications - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases ## Common Consultation Examples - Suddenly assigned to a foreign post, but unsure how it affects citizenship acquisition requirements. - Want to change residency status to "Highly Skilled Professional." - Worked in Japan and want to bring parents from home country. - Want to divorce a foreign partner; what should be done? - Grandfather residing in the US passed away; what happens to his inheritance in the US? ## Key Cases Handled For Individual clients - Residency qualifications - International inheritance - International divorce - Crimes involving foreigners ## Key Cases Handled For Corporate Clients - International arbitration - International business recovery - Compliance with GDPR, CPA, international cybersecurity measures - Cross-border M&A - International intellectual property strategy
Rie Nojima - Shintoushin Law Office
Rie Nojima is a bilingual attorney at law specializing in visa & residency qualifications, international divorce, international inheritance, and international criminal cases. ## Divorce lawyer During divorce, issues that commonly arise involve child custody, child support, and financial matters such as alimony and property distribution. The course of these matters can vary greatly depending on the amount of research and preparation done beforehand. Thus, we recommend discussing these topics with an attorney early on. Merely talking to someone can lighten your heart, and entrusting your case to an attorney allows you to shift your focus to work, childcare, and moving forward. Please do not hesitate to contact us. ## Consultation Examples - Wanting to divorce a foreign partner. - A foreign spouse has returned to their home country; can we divorce? - We agree on divorce but dispute property distribution. - Discussions about divorce are complicated by the involvement of the other party's parents. - Cannot see the child after divorce. - Suspect husband is cheating; what should I do? - Experiencing domestic violence and want an immediate divorce but too afraid to say it. - How much property can be claimed in a divorce? ## Examples of Cases Handled - International Divorce - Divorce and Property Distribution - Claims for Damages (both leading to and not leading to divorce) - Custody and Visitation Rights - Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse ## Strengths 1. Proficient in International Divorce. We have experience with international divorce and Hague Convention cases and can handle them effectively. 2. Rich Experience in Resolutions. We pride ourselves on our extensive experience in family law cases and other related issues. Based on our vast experience, we can swiftly identify the crux of a case and proceed accordingly. 3. Careful Handling of Sensitive Issues. We handle sensitive matters like infidelity, abortion, emotional abuse, and verbal abuse with care and understanding. 4. Solutions Including Post-Divorce Life Planning. We understand the concerns about post-divorce financial independence. We provide solutions that include post-divorce life planning.