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List of English Speaking Lawyers:
Kanto Region

Chiba, Gunma, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tokyo and Yamanashi

This list is provided for convenience and information purposes only; the Embassy will not be held responsible for the services provided by these references. However, if you have a negative experience with one of these lawyers, please advise us and the reference may be removed.

Chiba Prefecture

The Chiba Bar Association may provide names of competent attorneys upon request.

Chiba Bar Association
4-13-9 Chuo, Chuo-ku, Chiba, 260-0013
Tel: 043-227-8431
Fax: 043-225-4860

Gunma Prefecture

Kazuhiko Higuchi
Law Office Cosmos
1-35 Shinmaebashi-machi, Maebashi-shi, Gunma, 371-0843
Tel: 027-256-8910
Fax: 027-251-6789
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1985

The Gunma Bar Association may provide names of competent attorneys upon request.

Gunma Bar Association
3-6-6 Otemachi, Maebashi, 371-0026
Tel: 027-233-4804
Fax: 027-234-7425

Kanagawa Prefecture

Hazuki Kobayashi
Sumikawa Law Office
Asahiya Building 3rd Floor
1-8-4 Isago, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanawaga-ken, 210-0006
Tel: 044-276-8773
Fax: 044-276-8774
Areas of practice: Business cases, trademark registration in Japan, traffic accidents, family cases, criminal cases, juvenile crime, juvenile protection, multiple debts, bankruptcy, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 2012

Kei Sumikawa
Sumikawa Law Office
Asahiya Building 3rd Floor
1-8-4 Isago, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanawaga-ken, 210-0006
Tel: 044-276-8773
Fax: 044-276-8774
Areas of practice: Business cases, trademark registration in Japan, traffic accidents, family cases, criminal cases, juvenile crime, juvenile protection, multiple debts, bankruptcy, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 2007

Mizuo Takahashi
Yamashita Law Office
Kanagawa-ken Kogyo Bldg. 4th Floor
1-9 Ota-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, 231-0011
Tel: 045-641-8687
Fax: 045-641-0904
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1995
* Please contact first by e-mail.

The Kanagawa Bar Association may provide names of competent attorneys upon request.

Kanagawa Bar Association
9 Nihon Odori, Yokohama, 231-0021
Tel: 045-211-7707
Fax: 045-212-2888

Saitama Prefecture

Makiko Mizuuchi
Mimoza Law Office
Patio Namiki 205, 3-17-3 Namiki, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama-ken 332-0034
Tel: 048-271-5085
Fax: 048-271-5086
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, human rights, child abduction, Hague Convention issues, criminal cases, inheritance.
Year admitted to bar: 2005
Other languages: Chinese (beginner level)

The Saitama Bar Association may provide names of competent attorneys upon request.

Saitama Bar Association
4-7-20 Takasago, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi, 330-0063
Tel: 048-863-5255
Fax: 048-866-6544

Tokyo

Kengo Miyamoto
Miyamoto International Lawyers
Kioi Building, 3rd Floor
3-32 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0094
Tel: 03-6268-9860
Fax: 03-6268-9861
Areas of practice: general corporate, cross-border transactions, IP, employment, insolvency and restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution
Year admitted to bar: 1997 (Japan), 2002 (New York, USA), 2004 (New South Wales, Australia)

Masako Banno
Okuno & Partners
Kyobashi TD Bldg. 8F,
1-2-5 Kyobashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-0031
Tel: 03-4550-2809
Fax: 03-4550-2801
Areas of practice: International business transactions, labor/employment law, immigration law, international family law
Year admitted to bar: 2004 (Japan), 2014 (New York)

James Dougherty
Hikari Sogoh Law Offices
Dai-ichi Akiyama Bldg., 6th Floor
2-3-22 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001
Tel: 03-3597-8701
Fax: 03-3597-8140
Areas of practice: Intellectual property, international contracts, general corporate, immigration, inheritance, general litigation, real estate transactions.
Year admitted to bar: 2010 (Japan)

Bryan Dunn
DLA Piper
Meiji Seimei Kan 7F
2-1-1 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
Tel: 03-4550-2809
Fax: 03-4550-2801
Areas of practice: Corporate law, commercial law, contracts, employment, dispute resolution.
Year admitted to bar: 1991 (Ontario), 1998 (England), 2007 (BC)

Kaoru Haraguchi
Haraguchi International Law Office
KDX Toranomon Building 9th Floor
1-4-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001
Tel: 03-6205-4404
Fax: 03-6205-4405
Areas of practice: Corporate law, commercial law, contracts, employment, dispute resolution, divorce, child custody, succession, wills, real estate, tax.
Year admitted to bar: 1989 (Japan), 1996 (New York, USA), 2014 (Mongolia)

Hirotaka Honda
Honda Law Office
Park Axis Shibuya Sakuragaoka South 801
8-11 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0031
Tel: 03-3463-6602
Fax: 03-3463-6608
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, wills, trusts and estates.
Year admitted to bar: 2005

Masayuki Honda
Masayuki Honda Law Office
Daikanyama Duplex #1402
1-21-10 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0021
Tel: 03-6455-1273
Fax: 03-6455-1274
Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, inheritance, immigration, copyrights, corporate, bankruptcy, international transactions and contract making.
Year admitted to bar: 1997

Yuki Ichikawa
Hamayotsu & Hamayotsu
4-4-7 Kojimachi, 7F, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083
Tel: 03-3511-3310
Fax: 03-3511-3399
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, civil lawsuits, corporate, sports, inheritance, wills and trusts.
Year admitted to bar: 1997 (Japan), 2003 (New York, USA)

Tana Isobe
Partners Law Office
T&T Building 4F
3-36-7 Minami Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0005
Tel: 03-5911-3219
Fax: 03-5911-3217
Areas of practice: Corporate, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, family law (divorce and custody), inheritance, litigation (civil and criminal).
Year admitted to bar: 2015 

Korenari Kai
Law Office of Mr. Korenari Kai
1-3-2-501 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0093
Tel: 03-3263-2021
Fax: 03-3263-2022
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, labour/employment issues, immigration/asylum, medical malpractice.
Year admitted to bar: 2003

Akimitsu Kamori
Blakemore & Mitsuki
Nittochi Bldg. 4F
4-1, Kasumigaseki 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0013
Tel: 03-3503-5591
Fax: 03-3503-4707 / 03-3503-5596
Areas of practice: Criminal cases, labour/employment issues, M&A, structured finance, complex litigation, intellectual property.
Year admitted to bar: 1982 (Japan), 1988 (New York, USA)

Masami Kittaka
Toranomon Law & Economic Offices
Toranomon Hoso Bldg. 9F
1-20-3 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0003
Tel: 03-5501-2090
Fax: 03-5501-2080
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, inheritance, wills.
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Hideki Kojima
Kojima Law Offices
Gobancho Kataoka Bldg. 4F
2-7 Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0076
Tel: 03-3222-1401
Fax: 03-3222-1405
Areas of practice: Transnational business, white collar crime.
Year admitted to bar: 1973

Yoichiro Kudo
Nakamura International Criminal Defense
LPC Kioi Royal Heights 402
3-29 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0094
Tel: 03-6272-6100
Fax: 03-6272-6101
Areas of practice: Drug charges, assault and battery, sex offenses, robbery/burglary/larceny, juvenile offences, homicide, fraud, embezzlement, white collar crimes.
Year admitted to bar: 2015

Wellness Law Office
Daiichi Manju Bldg. 202
8 Sanei-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0008
Tel: 03-5315-4967
Fax: 03-5315-4968
Areas of practice: Criminal law, family law, child custody, parental child abduction, divorce, damages, immigration, labour/employment issues, traffic accidents.
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Katsuhiko Kuwayama
Kuwayama Law Offices
BUREX Kojimachi
3-5-2 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083
Tel: 03-6261-5401
Fax: 03-6261-5403
Areas of practice: Corporate law, finance, international transactions, dispute resolution, individual clients.
Year admitted to bar: 1994 (Japan), 2000 (New York, USA)

Taku Maruyama
IPAX Partners
Hirakawacho Miyakawa Bldg. 5th Floor
2-8-10 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6272-9995
Fax: 03-3221-8621
Areas of practice: Family matters, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, wills, real estate, general corporate counselling (ex-McKinsey consultant), business start-up, dispute resolution.
Year admitted to bar: 1999

Kanehide Masuda
Masuda Law Office
Tower Kojimachi 5th Floor
9-10 Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0084
Tel: 03-5226-7800
Fax: 03-5226-7722
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, contracts, corporations, commercial/business law, collections, foreign investment, patents/trademarks/copyrights, banking/financial.
Year admitted to bar: 2001 (Japan), 2007 (New York, USA)

Katsumasa Minagawa
Minagawa Ebisu Law Office
Kyodo Building 3rd Floor
1-8-6 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
Tel: 03-6450-3796
Fax: 03-6450-3741
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, general corporate, intellectual property rights.
Year admitted to bar: 2007

Shunji Miyake
Hibiki Law Office
Tokyo ST Bldg. 4th Floor
4-9-4 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0032
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, crimial cases, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1995

Toshio Miyatake
Adachi, Henderson, Miyatake & Fujita
Kojimachi HF Bldg. 3rd Floor
3-2-47 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083
Tel: 03-3556-1031
Fax: 03-3556-1032
Areas of practice: International law, corporate law, commercial, product liability, tax matters.
Year admitted to bar: 1963

Ryuhei Mogi
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
2F Kishimoto Bldg.
2-2-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
Tel: 03-5224-5566
Fax: 03-5224-5565
Areas of practice: Criminal cases, labour/employment issues, others.
Year admitted to bar: 1994

Tsutomu Nakamura
Nakamura International Criminal Defense LPC
Kioi Royal Heights  402
3-29 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0094
Tel: 03-6272-6100
Fax: 03-6272-6101
Areas of practice: Drug charges, assault and battery, sex offenses, robbery/burglary/larceny, juvenile offences, homicide, fraud, embezzlement, white collar crimes. Former public prosecutor.
Year admitted to bar: 2002

Michiaki Nakano
South Toranomon Law Offices
Japan Gas Association Building, Suite 500
1-15-12 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001
Tel: 03-3502-6408
Fax: 03-3580-2348
Areas of practice: Employment, corporate, assistance to start-up ventures, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, unfair competition, commercial transactions, entertainment and dispute resolution.
Year admitted to bar: 1985

Hiroaki Okamoto
Shibuya Aoyama Criminal Law Office LPC
New Aoyama Building 302
1-4-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002
Tel: 03-6433-5125
Fax: 03-6433-5126
Areas of practice: Drug charges, assault and battery, sex offenses, robbery/burglary/larceny, juvenile offences, homicide, fraud, embezzlement, white collar crimes.
Year admitted to bar: 2011

Kyoko Ogura
Shiki-no-Kaze Law Group
Fukuya Building 5th Floor
4-3 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004
Tel: 03-6457-4014 (English), 03-6457-4020 (Japanese)
Fax: 03-6457-4019
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, medical malpractice, debt restructuring, bankruptcy.
Year admitted to bar: 1995

Mikiko Otani
Toranomon Law & Economic Offices 
Toranomon Hoso Bldg. 9F
1-20-3 Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0003
Tel: 03-5501-2090
Fax: 03-5501-2080
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody specialist.
Year admitted to bar: 1990

Tetsuro Ozawa
Ozawa Law Office
Total Solutions, Santoku Nihonbashi Bldg.
4-2-9 Nihombashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0022
Tel: 03-6202-0947
Fax: 03-3231-1707
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases (including those committed by children), human rights, labour/employment issues, corporate including mergers and acquisition, IT, information control & protection, intellectual property, licensing, competition, family matters including inheritance.
Year admitted to bar: 1987

Atsuo Sakuma
Sakuma Law Office
Land Den Bldg., 2F
1-17-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022
Tel: 03-3354-0561
Fax: 03-3354-0562
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, labour/employment issues, others.
Year admitted to bar: 1992

Toshiteru Shibaike
Tokyo Public Law Office, Foreigners and International Service Section
Honshiba Bldg. 2F
4-3-11 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0014
Tel: 03-6809-6200
Fax: 03-5765-5750
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, Hague Convention/child abduction, will and estates, court matters.
Year admitted to bar: 2002 

Shinji Sumida
Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office
5F Nishikan Honten Bldg.
1-1-10 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0031
Tel: 03-3548-2702
Fax: 03-3548-2703
Areas of practice: All business matters such as cross border business transactions, white collar crime, corporate law, intellectual property (including patents, trademarks and trade secrets), labour/employment issues (employer side), environment law and domestic cases such as inheritance, global expansion, other general corporate law matters including venture and start-ups.
Year admitted to bar: 2003
Other languages: French

Masahiko Sumida
Akasaka International Law, Patent & Accounting Office
5F Nishikan Honten Bldg.
1-1-10 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0031
Tel: 03-3548-2702
Fax: 03-3548-2703
Areas of practice: Real estate transactions, corporate matters, intellectual property including industrial property rights, ICC arbitration, labour/employment issues, divorce and child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases.
Year admitted to bar: 1982
Other languages: French

Yohei Suda
Law Office of Yohei Suda
6th Floor, Inter Building,
3-9-14 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023 Japan
Tel: 03-6300-4452
Fax: 03-6300-4453
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, human rights, labour/employment issues, general law including corporate and international transactions.
Year admitted to bar: 2003 (WA, USA), 2006 (Japan)
Other languages: French

Yuri Sumi
Oshita Law Office
Villa Mitamura 1F,
2-3-14 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0041
Tel: 03-3588-1290 (Japanese only)
Tel: 050-5274-7538 (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese)
Fax: 03-6684-4146
Areas of practice: Civil law, criminal law, family law, commercial law, contracts in English.
Year admitted to bar: 2014
Other languages: French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Takashi Takano
The Law Office of Takashi Takano
Room 901 Dairoku-Azuma Bldg.
2-7 Kanda-Sakuma-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0025
Tel: 03-5825-6033
Fax: 03-5825-6034
Areas of practice: Criminal law, immigration, family law, human rights.
Year admitted to bar: 1982

Mitsunari Taketani
Tagawa Law Office
6th Floor, Ichigo Ginza162 Building,
6-12-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
Tel: 03-3575-0361
Fax: 03-3575-0364
Areas of practice: Maritime, wills and estates, family cases, dispute resolution, international transactions, collections, bankruptcy, foreign investment, fraud, traffic accidents, criminal cases, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Saiji Tanaka
S. Tanaka Law Offices
Kojimachi Fuji Bldg., 6th Floor
No. 3-1 Kojimachi 4-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083
Tel: 03-3230-0137
Fax: 03-3262-4538
Areas of practice: Traffic accidents, labour/employment issues, corporate matters.
Year admitted to bar: 1968

Sho Tanaka
Nakamura International Criminal Defense
LPC Kioi Royal Heights 402
3-29 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0094
Tel: 03-6272-6100
Fax: 03-6272-6101
Areas of practice: Drug charges, assault and battery, sex offenses, robbery/burglary/larceny, juvenile offences, homicide, fraud, embezzlement, white collar crimes.
Year admitted to bar: 2015

Toshiko Terada
Tsukasa Law Office
Marumasu-Kojimachi Bldg. 9F
3-3 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3556-0447
Fax: 03-3556-0448
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, corporate law, international trade, contracts.
Year admitted to bar: 2004

Shino Uenuma
South Toranomon Law Offices
Japan Gas Association Bldg. Suite 500
1-15-12 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001
Tel: 03-3502-6299
Fax: 03-3580-2348
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1997 

Hiromi Yamamoto
Tokyo-Yamamoto Law Office
9-1-7-431 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6804-3721
Fax: 03-6804-3722
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody.
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Yoichiro Yasutake
Kitagawa Law Office
Hulic Ginza 1-Chome Building 5F,
1-13-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061
Tel: 03-6869-4356
Fax: 03-6869-4570

Areas of practice: Intellectual property, international contracts, divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, inheritance, bankruptcy, other civil cases.
Year admitted to bar: 2008
* Please contact by e-mail first.

Yamanashi Prefecture

The Yamanashi Bar Association may provide names of competent attorneys upon request.

Yamanashi Bar Association
1-8-7 Chuo, Kofu, 400-0032
Tel: 055-235-7202
Fax: 055-235-7204

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