English-speaking immigration lawyers in Japan who can consult in English and provide legal help on visa status, visa renewal, PR applications, residency qualifications, and other visa and immigration related issues.
Ryo Wakai - Wakai Law Firm
Ryo Wakai is the representative administrative lawyer at Wakai International Legal Affairs, specializing in immigration matters, real estate, criminal cases, labor disputes, divorces, and various other legal issues. ## Main Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residence qualifications - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases - Rent/rent negotiation - Building surrender/eviction - Leasehold right - Defective housing - Voluntary sale ## Examples of Cases Handled - Procedures related to immigration, such as the application for a residence qualification certificate, change or renewal of residence qualifications. - When involved in a criminal case. - Labor disputes with employers. - Considering divorce with a Japanese spouse. - When seeking acknowledgment. - Foreign nationals wanting to expand their business in Japan. - Employers considering hiring foreigners. - Hesitating to expand business overseas due to unfamiliarity with local laws, etc. ## Real Estate Consultation Examples - You are renting out your house/office, but the rent is in arrears. I want to request surrender. - I'm thinking of buying or selling real estate, but I don't know what kind of contract I should use, I'm involved in a problem with a neighbor. - I have inherited real estate, and what should I do? If you are not sure whether it is a good idea or not. please leave it to us if you have any questions regarding real estate.
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.
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)
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
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)
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
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)
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.
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.
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)
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
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)
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.)
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
Noriko Seki - Yayoi Kyodo Law Office
Noriko Seki is a bilingual attorney at law who specializes in visa and residency status, international divorce, international inheritance, international criminal cases, etc. ## Examples of Consultations - An employed foreigner was arrested for a violation of the Immigration Control Act. What's the impact on the employer? - Seeking advice to ensure compliance when hiring foreigners. - A foreign mother passed away, leaving assets overseas. - Lost a job due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. - Married a Japanese national and have children, but struggling due to lack of residency status. - Looking to open a branch overseas and seeking a lawyer familiar with the laws of the target country. - Want legal support for documentation and other requirements for establishing a company in Japan. - Spouse has been detained by the Immigration Bureau. - Seeking a lawyer well-versed in British law. ## Examples of cases handled - International marriage - International divorce - International inheritance - Hiring foreigners - Business support - Legal issues surrounding foreigners - Issues related to residency in Japan ## Examples of immigration cases handled - Application for renewal of residency period - Application for change of residency status - Application for special permission to stay - Application for temporary release - Oral hearing attendance - Request for retrial - Various administrative lawsuits (e.g., stopping the issuance of deportation orders) and representation ## Strengths - We avoid using complex legal terms and strive to provide clear guidance. - We maintain a friendly atmosphere that's conducive for consultations. - We can communicate in English. - We handle criminal cases as well, offering one-stop solutions.
Nobutaka Nonaka - AZ More International Law Firm
Nobutaka Nonaka is the bilingual representative attorney of AZ MORE International Law Office specializing in corporate legal affairs, general civil matters, corporate advisory, international inheritance/divorce, criminal cases, real estate, IT, traffic accidents, and medical issues. ## Examples of Cases - Visa and residence status - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases ## Main Areas of Expertise - International inheritance/divorce - Criminal cases involving foreigners - Labor issues involving foreigners - Visa/residence status - Trade and customs disputes - Traffic accidents - International corporate legal affairs (M&A, debt collection, advisory for Japanese subsidiaries) - Consultations available in Chinese and English ## Direct Chinese legal services provided by a Japanese attorney - International inheritance/divorce - Criminal cases - Issues regarding foreign labor - Visa/residence status - Trade and customs issues - Traffic accidents - Corporate legal services (management of Japanese subsidiaries, contract review, labor issues, debt collection) - Overseas businesses investing in Japan (real estate, joint venture negotiations, company establishment, due diligence, exit/restructuring) and more
Yuki Maruyama - ALT Law Firm
Yuki Maruyama is an international attorney at law whose firm, ALT Law Firm, handles cases in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese. ALT Law Firm is particularly strong in cases related to real estate and debt collection, as well as domestic affairs, corporate legal matters, general civil cases, and criminal cases, residence status, nationality, divorce involving a foreigner, or hiring foreigners. ## Main Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residence qualifications - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases ## Common Consultation Topics Include - Wanting to start a business in Japan, but unsure about the residence qualifications for oneself or staff. - Wanting to employ foreign staff but unsure about the procedures for residence qualifications. - Permanent residence application was denied; how to get it approved? - Either party is a foreign national and wants to finalize a divorce in Japan. Wants custody of the child. - The heir or decedent is a foreign national. How will the inheritance procedure work? - Faced with the procedure of residence qualification cancellation; what to do? - Committed a criminal offense; are there any implications for the residence qualification? How to stay in Japan? - Want to request or have received a return request based on the Hague Convention. ## Firm Features - Flexible online consultations - Can accommodate same-day and evening consultations, depending on existing cases - Offers online consultations (via Zoom, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc.)
Kenta Hamamiya - Inaba Central Law Office
Kenta Hamami is an English-speaking attorney at law, specializing in visas and residency status, international divorces, inheritances, and criminal cases. ## Areas of Expertise - Visas & Residency Status - International Divorces - International Inheritances - International Criminal Cases ## Primary Cases Handled - International Criminal Cases - Visas & Residency Status - International Divorces - International Inheritances etc. ## Common Consultations - Searching for a lawyer who can handle criminal cases involving foreigners. - Want to do business with a foreign company and need a proper contract to prevent future disputes. - Want to divorce a Japanese spouse and curious about the implications for residency status. ## Features - Provides clear and thorough explanations. - Prioritizes speed and swift responses - First consultation is free - Same-day and evening consultations available
Shuji Tonogai - Tonogai Law Firm
Shuji Tonogai is an English-speaking international lawyer specializing in nternational divorces, family issues involving foreigners, labor disputes, criminal cases, and visa/residency matters. ## Areas of Expertise - International Divorce - Visa & Residency Status - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases ## Common Inquiries - Overstayed visa duration. - Wish to stay in Japan because my child has adapted here; seeking special residency permission. - Want to change from a student visa to a work visa upon getting a job. - Want to apply for permanent residency or naturalization in Japan. - My spouse has been detained by the immigration bureau. - I work for a Japanese company but was dismissed without clear reasons. - I work in a Japanese company and have issues with my employment contract. - I want to divorce my Japanese spouse; what happens to my residency status? - I got arrested and can't communicate at all; I'm anxious about what will happen next. ## Key Focus Areas - All sorts of troubles faced by foreigners in Japan (traffic accidents, divorce, inheritance, etc.) - Support for residency applications - Other legal issues surrounding foreigners ## Features - Provides consultations in English and also offers sessions through chat or video calls. - Offers fee structures without any upfront payment to make it easier for clients. Utilization of Legal Aid and Japan Federation of Bar Associations' designated assistance is also possible.
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
Minoru Fujiwara - SOLA Law Office
Minoru Fujiwara is an English-speaking attorney at law based in Osaka, specializing in international issues, visas, residence status, inheritance, international divorce, etc. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa/Residence status - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases ## Examples of Cases - A foreign woman who had an affair with a married Japanese man and is being sued for damages by his wife. - A foreign man running a restaurant in Japan having contract disputes with an advertising company. - A foreign man assaulted by a drunk Japanese person seeking damages. - Case study: A European woman spoke no Japanese at all. The firm consulted solely in English, held meetings, and reached a mediation agreement. - International divorces often come with various complex circumstances, so it's beneficial to consult a lawyer experienced in international divorce cases. - For foreigners who often face challenges due to language barriers, the firm strives to ensure that they don't suffer any disadvantages because of these challenges. ## Features - Phone consultation available - Holiday consultations available: Consultations are available on Saturdays with prior appointment. - Evening consultations available - Payment system: Inquire if you wish for installment payments, post-payment, or if you want to use the legal aid system.
Hideo Toyoshima - Toshima Law Office
Hideo Toyoshima is an Osaka-based attorney at law specializing in private international law, international divorce issues, and other international civil cases. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa & Residency Status - International Divorce - International Inheritance - International Criminal Cases ## Common Consultation Examples - I want to divorce my foreign partner. - Foreigners living in Japan want to divorce in Japan. - There was trouble related to the residency status of a foreign employee. - I work for a foreign company and received unfair treatment (e.g., dismissal). - I want to divide the property left overseas by a Japanese person. ## Fee Structure - The consultation fee is 5,500 yen (tax included) for 30 minutes. - Offers installment payments tailored to the client's financial situation.
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
Ryo Tanaka - Nakano & Tanaka Law Offices
Ryo Tanaka is an English-speaking attorney at law based in Osaka, specializing in international and foreigner-related issues. ## Areas of Expertise - Visa and residency status - International divorce - International inheritance - International criminal cases - Power harassment & Sexual harassment - Salary & Overtime pay claims - Employment conditions & Personnel changes - Unfair dismissal - Workers' compensation recognition - Internet deletion requests - Internet sender disclosure requests - Internet damage compensation claims ## Key Cases Handled - Civil cases involving foreigners living in Japan - International divorce - Criminal cases involving foreigners - Eviction procedures, etc. - Deportation proceedings - General labor issues with foreign employees
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.