English-speaking business lawyers in Japan who can provide assistance with Japanese corporate law, reviewing contracts in English or Japanese, company incorporation in Japan, M&A, foreign employment, business support, corporate legal affairs, etc.
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) ## Related Articles - [English-Speaking Business Lawyers in Japan](https://mailmate.jp/blog/business-lawyers-japan)
Shusaku 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) ## Related Articles - [English-Speaking Business Lawyers in Japan](https://mailmate.jp/blog/business-lawyers-japan)
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) ## Related Articles - [English-Speaking Business Lawyers in Japan](https://mailmate.jp/blog/business-lawyers-japan)
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) ## Related Articles - [English-Speaking Business Lawyers in Japan](https://mailmate.jp/blog/business-lawyers-japan)
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 ## Related Articles - [English-Speaking Business Lawyers in Japan](https://mailmate.jp/blog/business-lawyers-japan)
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.
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
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
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
Hiroyuki Nakajima - Tokyo Flex Law Office
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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)
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
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)
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
Kaoru Haraguchi - Haraguchi International Law Office
Kaoru Haraguchi is the attorney director of Haraguchi International Law Office. Haraguchi is certified to practice law in Japan, the US and Mongolia. After 15 years of experience in law firms in Japan, the U.S., and Europe, he established his own firm 16 years ago, with a focus on corporate law, overseas expansion, dispute cases (litigations, arbitrations, mediations), etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Development of Japanese Companies outside Japan (in Mongolia) - Development of Japanese Companies outside Japan (other than in Mongolia) - Assisting Foreign Company doing business in Japan - International Succession - Litigation, Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Practice - Bankruptcy/Civil Revitalization/Corporate Reorganization - Labor/Employment - General Corporate - Merger and Acquisition - Finance - Real Estate - Anti-Monopoly Law - International Debt Collection - Copyright Law - Criminal Case ## Consultation Fees - Initial consultation: 10,000 yen for 1 hour. - Advisory fee starts from 50,000 yen per month. - For dispute cases like litigations, where economic benefits can be easily determined, a system of upfront fees and success-based remuneration is applied. - International debt collection operates on a success-based remuneration system. - For cases where economic benefits are hard to determine, fees are based on hourly rates. The hourly rates are as follows: Chief Lawyer: 20,000 to 40,000 yen per hour; Associate Lawyers: 10,000 to 20,000 yen per hour; Paralegals: 5,000 to 10,000 yen per hour. - The choice of the above fee structures will be determined in consultation during the initial meeting.
Takashi Okuno - Okuno Law Office
English-speaking attorney at law, Takashi Okuno specializes in inheritance and succession, corporate legal affairs (such as contract reviews) and advisory contracts, divorce & relationship issues, and real estate and construction. ## Services Offered for Corporations and Businesses - Drafting and reviewing English contracts - General corporate legal affairs - Commercial transactions and contract legal affairs - Litigation and dispute resolution - Labor issues - Legal matters related to Indian law - International legal affairs - Support for small and medium-sized enterprises ## Services Offered for Individuals - Divorce and gender issues - Labor issues and work-related accidents - Real estate and construction - Debt - Wills and inheritance - Traffic accidents - Consumer damages - Visa applications and residency qualifications for foreigners - Hepatitis B litigation
Naonori Katou - Tokyo West Law
Naonori Katou is an English-speaking attorney at law specializing in inheritance and wills, real estate and divorce. ## Areas of Expertise for Corporate Clients - Contract Creation - Litigation - Business Succession - Labor - Debt Collection - Advisory Contract ## Areas of Expertise for Individual Clients - Inheritance/Wills - Divorce - Traffic Accidents - Real Estate - Debt Collection ## Consultation Fee - Initial consultation: 5,000 yen (excluding tax) per 30 minutes. This applies to subsequent consultations as well. No fee is charged if you decide to formally hire us on the day of consultation.
Taishi Takemoto - Tokiwa Law Office
Taishi Takemoto is an attorney at law, handling a wide range of cases including corporate legal affairs (legal consultations, drafting of Japanese and English contracts, M&A, legal DD, etc.), bankruptcy cases (private arrangements, civil rehabilitation, bankruptcy, etc.), general civil cases, and criminal cases. ## Areas of Expertise - M&A and Business Succession - Personnel and Labor - Intellectual Property and Patents - Bankruptcy and Business Rehabilitation - Foreign Affairs Legal Affairs - Entertainment - Medical and Healthcare - IT and Communications - Finance - Human Resources and Education - Environment and Energy - Transportation and Trade - Food and Franchise-related - Manufacturing and Sales - Real Estate and Construction ## Key Handled Cases - Business Rehabilitation & Bankruptcy - Business Succession - Debt Collection - Management Rights Disputes - Contract Creation (Japanese & English) ## Consultation Examples - Can't pay this month's employee salaries. Daily payment demands from clients and leasing companies. - A client has gone bankrupt (or seems to), and I want to recover the debt as soon as possible. - There's a dispute over management rights due to inheritance or divorce, and I want to secure my management rights. - I have a contract that I've been using for a long time, but I want to update it in line with the Civil Code revision. - Worried about unfavorable clauses in English contracts from overseas clients. - It was discovered that an employee embezzled company funds. - An employee was arrested in a criminal case.
Motonori Yasaka - Shiinoki Law Office
Haruki Maeda - Law Offices of Maeda
Haruki Maeda is an English-speaking lawyer based in Osaka specializing in overseas transactions, international divorces, or labor issues involving foreigners. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Status - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases - Drafting & Reviewing English Contracts - Hague Convention Cases ## Examples of Cases Handled - I want to sign a contract with an overseas company but don't know how. - My foreign wife filed for divorce without my consent, and I want to invalidate it. - I have migrated overseas, but my father's inheritance is in Japan, and I want to inherit it. - Many contracts (both in English and Japanese) with overseas business partners of advisory clients.
Chiharu Urata - Lale Law Office
Chiharu Urata is an English-speaking lawyer based in Osaka, specializing in international and foreigner issues, such as international divorce, immigration, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - International divorce - Visa and residency status ## Examples of Concerns Handled - A foreign employee was arrested for violating immigration laws. - Unsure how to comply when employing foreigners. - Laid off due to the impact of the new coronavirus. - A foreign mother passed away, leaving assets abroad. - Want to divorce a Japanese spouse. - Married to a Japanese with children but struggling due to lack of residency status. - Spouse was detained by the Immigration Bureau. - Looking for a lawyer familiar with legal matters in a foreign expansion. - Need legal support for document preparation when establishing a company in Japan. ## Focus Areas - International divorce - Support for residency applications - Legal check of English contracts
Nozomu Ohara - Ohara & Furukawa Law Office
Nozomu Ohara is an English-speaking attorney based in Osaka with a background in international family, intellectual property, and other international legal matters. ## Areas of Expertise - Inheritance - Divorce & gender issues - Traffic accidents - International & expat issues - Foreign employment - Immigration law - English contracts - Corporate legal affairs - Establishing foreign companies in Japan ## For Corporate Clients - M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) & Business Succession - HR & Labor - Intellectual Property & Patents - Bankruptcy & Business Revival - Foreign Affairs Legal Affairs - Entertainment - Medical & Healthcare - IT & Communications - Finance - Human Resources & Education - Environment & Energy - Transportation & Trade - Food & Beverage, Franchise-related - Manufacturing & Sales - Real Estate & Construction ## Examples of Corporate Cases Handled - I want to check contracts and employment rules. - I want advice on supporting Japanese companies expanding overseas. - I want to prepare an English employment contract for hiring a new foreign worker. - An employee leaked information on social media, causing damage. - I received a complaint from a customer and want advice on how to handle it. - I can't collect payments from business partners or consumers and want help recovering them. - I want support for company registration. - I want a lawyer who I can easily consult with via phone, email, LINE, etc. ## Examples of Cases Handled for Expats - I want to check contracts. - I want advice on supporting Japanese companies expanding overseas. - I want to prepare an English employment contract for hiring a new foreign worker. - A foreign employee exceeded the working hours stipulated by the immigration law and is under compulsory investigation by the police. - I want legal advice on changing the residency status when hiring a foreign part-time worker as a full-time employee. - My foreign father passed away in Japan, leaving assets. - I want legal support for document preparation when establishing a company in Japan.
Tomoyoshi Furukawa - Ohara & Furukawa
Tomoyoshi Furukawa is a fluent English-speaking attorney based in Osaka and specializing in foreign employment, immigration law, visas, English contracts, company incorporation, and other corporate legal affairs. ## Areas of Expertise - Visas & Residency Qualifications - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases - International Legal Affairs & Corporate Legal Affairs - Patents and Trademarks - Intellectual Property Issues - Company Establishment - Commercial Transactions ## Common Consultations - I want to check a contract. - I want advice on supporting Japanese companies expanding overseas. - I'm hiring a foreign worker and need to prepare an English employment contract. - The foreigner I employed exceeded the working hours stipulated in the Immigration Control Act and is being forcibly investigated by the police. - I want legal advice on changing the residency status when hiring a foreign part-timer as a regular employee. - My foreign father passed away in Japan, leaving property. - I want legal support for document preparation when establishing a company in Japan. ## Examples of Cases Handled - Foreign employment - Business support - Corporate legal affairs - International divorce - International inheritance - Legal issues surrounding foreigners, issues related to residency in Japan
Yumi Sakamoto - Kyoto Sakura Law Office
Yumi Sakamoto is a bilingual attorney at law specializing in issues related to international divorce, criminal cases involving foreigners, or if you need advice on overseas transactions ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Status - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases - English translation of contracts ## Common Consultation Cases For Individuals - "I want to divorce, but both of us are foreigners. What will the procedures be?" - "My foreign spouse took our child back to their home country and won't return to Japan." - "My foreign spouse has been arrested by the police." etc. # Common Consultation Cases For Corporations - "I want a check (or drafting) of an English contract." - "We received a draft contract from an overseas partner, but it contains extremely unfavorable terms for us. We want to modify it to more favorable terms." - "We hired a foreigner, but it seems they don't have a work-eligible visa. Will our company be held responsible?" etc.