Legal advisory services


The New Zealand Embassy Tokyo provides this non-exhaustive list from information which is publicly available. By providing this information the Embassy is not endorsing any service provider on the list. The New Zealand Embassy does not accept any responsibility for the quality of work performed by any service provider on this list or for the consequences of any advice or services provided.

Last update: July 2021


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

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

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Akasaka K-Tower
1-2-7 Motoakasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 6888-1000 link)
Civil, corporate, property tax, foreign investment

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

Catherine O’Connell Law
Azabu Kingdom #102
1-4-20 Nishi Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031
Tel/Fax: +81-3-6812-9645
Mobile: +81-(0)90-9310-1327 link) link) (NZ & Japan Legal Services)
Bilingual Japanese/English New Zealand barrister and solicitor/foreign registered lawyer in Japan. Corporate and commercial/business law, joint ventures, contracts, international transactions, compliance and regulatory, external general counsel ad-hoc advisory services and flexible secondments

English Laywers Japan
Gojinsha Bldg 7F, 1-11-28 Nagata-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
Tel: 03-6206-6536 link)
English-language legal guide for tourists & non-Japanese residents of Japan

IPAX Partners
Hirakawacho-Miyakawa Bldg 5F, Hirakawa-cho 2-8-10
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093
Tel: (03) 6272-9995, Fax: (03) 3221-8621 link)

General corporate counselling, business start-up, labour/employment issues, family matters, dispute resolution, criminal cases

Kashiwagi Sogo Law Office
Atago Toyo Bldg
1-3-4 Atago
Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 5472-5050, Fax: (03) 5472-2077

Commercial, company laws, contracts

Kuwayama Law Offices
BUREX Kojimachi
3-5-2 Kojimachi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083
Tel: +81-3-6261-5401
Fax: +81-3-6261-5403 link)
Corporate, finance, international transactions, dispute resolution, individual clients

Masayuki Honda International Law Office, Legal Professional Corporation (LPC)
Ebisu Duplex R’s 301
2-19-7, Ebisu-Minami,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022
Tel: +81-3-6455-1273, Emergency Contact: +81-3-5734-1892, Fax: +81-3-6455-1274 link)
Litigation, criminal, divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, labour issues, immigration, corporate, debt collection, inheritance, wills, probate

Matsuo & Kosugi Law Offices
Fukoku Seimei Bldg 18F
2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 3500-0338, Fax: (03) 3500-0362

Corporate, civil, criminal

Meguro International Law Office
Fukuyama Building 8F
1-24-18 Meguro
Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Tel: (03) 6421-7827 link)
Family, immigration, criminal, employment, traffic accidents, real estate, bankruptcy

Nakamura International Criminal Defense LPC
Kioi Royal Heights 302, 3-29 Kioicho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 0120-971-195 (within Japan), +81-3-6272-6100, Fax +81-3-6272-6101 link)
Criminal including drug charges, assault and battery, sex offenses, robbery/burglary/larceny, juvenile offenses, homicide, fraud, embezzlement, white collar crimes

Ohmori Law Office
Kojimachi K-118 Bldg 7F
3-4 Kojimachi
Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0083
Tel: 03-5216-1151
Fax: 03-5216-1152 
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Criminal, family, company laws, child abduction

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

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

Family, criminal, medical malpractice, bankruptcy

Tokyo Public Law Office
Shiba Branch Tel: (03) 6809-6200, Ikebukuro Branch Tel: (03) 5979-2880 link)
Immigration, family, employment, civil, criminal

Wellness Law Office
Daiichi Manju Bldg 202, 8 Sanei-cho
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0008
Tel: (03) 5315-4967, Fax: (03) 5315-4968 link)

Criminal cases


Chiba General Law Office
3-11-11 Chuo
Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba
Tel: (043) 224-4610, Fax: (043) 225-6518

Civil, criminal, family


Mimosa International Law Office
Daini Masaki Building 303
2-4-5 Namiki
Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0034
Tel (048) 271-5085
Fax (048) 271-5086 link)
Litigation, criminal, divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, labour issues, immigration, inheritance, wills, probate


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


Abe Law & Patent Firm
IMP Building
1-3-7 Shiromi
Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: (06) 6949-1496, Fax: (06) 6949-1487

General litigation, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property litigation and licensing, labour and employment

FJK Law Office
Yodobashi-Hirai Building 6F
3-1-11 Kitahama
Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: (06) 6206-4168, Fax: (06) 6206-4170

Civil, criminal, commercial, administrative, maritime and labour laws

GOH Foreign Law Office
8F Keihan Yodoyabashi Building
3-2-25 Kitahama
Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka 541-0041
Tel: (06) 7222-3824 link)
Immigration, business transactions

Maeda Law Office
Kita Bldg-Nigokan 4F, 6-19 Nishitenma 4-chome
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: (06) 6361-7956, Fax: (06) 6361-7957

Commercial transaction, civil law, criminal law, family law, intellectual property, bankruptcy law
Available weekends and after hours

Nanohana Law Office
Nishikawa Bldg 6F, 2-3-22 Tenjinbashi
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka 530-0041
Tel: +81-6-6351-7330, Fax: +81-6-6351-7350 link)

Corporate, business, international contracts, administration, immigration

Ohara Law Office
#902 City Coop Minami-morimachi
2-2-7 Minami-morimachi
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Osaka 530-0054
Tel: (06) 6313-1208, Fax: (06) 6313-1209 link)

Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, business law, intellectual property

Ohebashi Law Office
Umeda Shindo Building
1-1-5 Dojima
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: (06) 6341-7408, Fax: (06) 6347-0688

Civil, criminal

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

Osaka International Law Offices
Honmachi Nishii Bldg. 5F
1-6-10 Utsubo-Honmachi
Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: (06) 6446-1123, Fax: (06) 6446-1121 link)
International business law, international commercial arbitration and litigation, international property litigation, corporate law and litigation, criminal law

Sakaisuji Kyodo Law Office
Nishi Tenma No.11 Matsuya Bldg 308
1-10-8 Nishi Tenma
Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Tel: (06) 6364-3051, Fax: (06) 6364-3054

Civil including company and domestic matters, criminal


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


Sato Yoshiyuki Law Office
Daiwa Bldg 6F
4-3-12 Nunobiki-cho
Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Tel: (078) 265-6700, Fax: (078) 222-6020

Family, criminal
Available Saturdays and after hours


Omyo Law Office
Ohtsubo Bldg 2F
1-21-19 Shiromachi, Mihara-shi
Hiroshima 723-0014
Tel: (0848) 61-5366, Fax: (0848) 61-5377

General practice, family, criminal


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

Miyake Law
15F Fukuoka Tenjin Fukoku Seimei Bldg.
1-9-17 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Tel: (092) 287-4640, Fax: (092) 510-7547 link)
Debt collection, commercial and employment disputes

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

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


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

Takata Law Office
Seiwa Bldg 3F
3-3-5 Ichibancho
Matsuyama-shi, Ehime
Tel: (089) 947-1788, Fax: (089) 947-2018



Fuji Law Office
Mekaru Bldg 3F
1-26-3 Chibana, Okinawa-shi, Okinawa
Tel: (098) 938-7370, Fax: (098) 938-7371

Criminal, civil, family laws, adoptions, child custody, marriage/divorce, labour relations, auto/accidents


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