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List of English Speaking Lawyers
Kinki Region

Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Shiga and Wakayama

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.

Hyogo Prefecture (including Kobe)

Fujio Hamada
Hamada Law Office
8F Kaihatsu Centre Bldg.
1-2-18 Kominato-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, 650-0026
Tel: 078-371-8556
Fax: 078-371-8557
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 2007

Yoshiyuki Sato
4-3-12 Nunobiki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-0097
Tel: 078-265-6700
Fax: 078-222-6020
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases.
Year admitted to bar: 1996

Yoshihiro Uetani
Higashimachi Law Office
Create Kobe 9F
80 Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0034
Tel: 078-392-3100
Fax: 078-392-3113
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, labour/employment issues, business, corporate law.
Year admitted to bar: 1983

Kyoto Prefecture

Koji Fushimi
Keyaki Law Office
5F Yasaka-Karasuma-Oike Bldg.
Oikeagaru, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0845
Tel: 075-211-4643
Fax: 075-211-8552
Areas of practice: Divorce, inheritance issue, criminal law, traffic accidents, labour/employment issues, business transactions and trade.
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Kazuyuki Hori
Hori Kazuyuki Law Office
Fuyu-Bldg. 3F.
Tominokoji-dori Marutamachi-Sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0971
Tel: 075-241-1092
Fax: 075-231-5752
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, criminal cases.
Year admitted to bar: 1977

Hisako Kobayashi
Keyaki Law Office
Yasaka Karasumaoike Bldg. 5F
Karasuma Oike Agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0845
Tel: 075-211-4643
Fax: 075-211-8552
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, inheritance, wills, traffic accidents, bankruptcy, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, business transactions and trade.
Year admitted to bar: 201

Nobuyuki Ono
Karasuma Law Office
Daido Seimei Kyoto Bldg 8F.
595-3 Manju-cho, Karasuma Dori Sanjo Sagaru, Chuo-ku, Kyoto
Tel: 075-223-2714
Fax: 075-223-2718
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, business transactions, civil cases.
Year admitted to bar: 1968

Yasuhiro Orita
Keyaki Law Office
Yasaka Karasuma Miike Bldg. 5F
Oikeagaru, Karasuma-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0845
Tel: 075-211-4643
Fax: 075-211-8552
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, business transactions, trade.
Year admitted to bar: 1976

Shiki Tomimasu
Kamogawa Law Office
2F Choei Bldg.
407 Funaya-cho, Marutamachi Sagaru, Fuyacho-dori, Nagagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0985
Tel: 075-222-2233
Fax: 075-253-3288
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, real estate law, architectural/construction disputes, personal injury, juvenile justice.
Year admitted to bar: 2005

Nara Prefecture

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

Nara Bar Association
22-1 Nakasuji-cho, Nara, 630-8237
Tel: 0742-22-2035
Fax: 0742-23-8319

Osaka Prefecture

Takanori Abe
ABE & PARTNERS
Matsushita IMP Bldg.
1-3-7 Shiromi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0001
Tel: 06-6949-1496
Fax: 06-6949-1487
Areas of practice: Corporate, transactions, intellectual property, licensing, labour/employment issues, divorce, child custody, traffic accidents.
Year admitted to bar: 1999

Tsuguo Fujimaki
Fujimaki Law & Accounting Office
1-9-13-#702 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6315-0633
Fax: 06-6315-7858
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1973

Gary Orin Haase
GOH Foreign Law Office
8F Keihan Yodoyabash Bldg.
3-23-25 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0041
Tel: 06-7222-3824
Areas of practice: Immigration, business transactions.
Year admitted to bar: 2004 (California, USA), 2014 (Japan, Registered Foreign Attorney)

Masakazu Hara
Asunaru LPC
1-4-40-4F Minamihonmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0054
Tel: 06-6268-5070
Fax: 06-6268-5071
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, others.
Year admitted to bar: 2002

Shigetoshi (Toshi) Hirano
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
27th Floor Nakanoshima Festival Tower
2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005
Tel: 06-6208-1500
Fax: 06-6226-3055Areas of practice: Intellectual property licensing and litigation.
Year admitted to bar: 1989 (Japan), 1994 (New York, USA)

Takuhiro Homma
HT Partnership
12th Floor Osaka JA Bldg.
1-2-5 Nishi Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6362-1271
Fax: 06-6362-1272
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, inheritance, traffic accidents, human rights, labour/employment issues, others.
Year admitted to bar: 2001

Nae Iijima
Dojima Law Office
Irishoyagi Bldg.
2-3-9 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0041
Tel: 06-6201-4457
Fax: 06-6201-0362
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1994 (Japan), 2001 (New York, USA)

Naoki Ikeda
Asunaro LPC
1-4-10-4F Minami-Honmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0054
Tel: 06-6268-5070
Fax: 06-6268-5071
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, human rights, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1987 (Japan), 1993 (Michigan, USA)

Takashi Ikeda
Takashi Ikeda Law Office LPC
UNICIO Suite #F10
2-2-3 Nishi Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6311-1500
Fax: 06-6311-1533
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, child abduction issues (Hague Convention), traffic accidents, corporate, contracts, criminal cases, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1996

Michiko Kanai
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

27th Floor Nakanoshima Festival Tower
2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005
Tel: 06-6208-1500
Fax: 06-6226-3055

Areas of practice: Corporate, transactions.
Year admitted to bar: 1990

Satoru Kawamoto
Takashi Ikeda Law Office, LPC
Kamiya Bldg. 2F
4-10-19 Nishi Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6311-1500
Fax: 06-6311-1533
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents.
Year admitted to bar: 2008

Toshio Konishi
Konishi Law Office
8F Koraibashi
4-4-6 Koraibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Tel: 06-6231-8625
Fax: 06-6231-8041
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, labour/employment issues, intellectual property.
Year admitted to bar: 1970

Kazuhiro Kobayashi
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
27th Floor Nakanoshima Festival Tower
2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005
Tel: 06-6208-1500
Fax: 06-6226-3055
Areas of practice: Labour/employment issues, corporate, contracts, intellectual property, dispute resolution, insolvency.
Year admitted to bar: 1994 (Japan), 2001 (New York, USA)

Ai Kuroda
Kuboi and Partner Law Office
Osaka Nakanoshima Bldg. 4F
2-2-2 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005
Tel: 06-6222-5255
Fax: 06-6222-5200
Areas of practice: Civil law, corporate law, international transactions, family law, labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to the bar: 1995 (Japan), 2007 (New York)

Haruki Maeda
Law Offices of H. Maeda
4-6-19 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0049
Tel: 06-6361-7956
Fax: 06-6361-7957
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, copyright, deportation, bankruptcy.
Year admitted to bar: 1979

Nobuaki Matsuoka
Osaka International Law Offices
Nishii Bldg., 5F
1-6-10 Utsubo Honmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0004
Tel: 06-6446-1123
Fax: 06-6446-1121
Areas of practice: Counsel/representation for litigation both domestic and international, corporate/commercial agreements, divorce, inheritance, wills, intellectual property rights, patents, copyrights, trademarks, design, unfair competition, labour and employment issues, traffic accidents, bankruptcy, visa issues.
Year admitted to bar: 1995

Yutaka Murai
Fuji Sogo Law & Accounting Office
8F Shin Yamamoto Bldg.
1-1-25 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0003
Tel: 06-6344-1923
Fax: 06-6344-1924
Areas of practice: International business transactions, regulatory clearance, and immigration law.
Year admitted to bar: 1999 (Japan Gyosei Shoshi), 1996 (New York, USA)

Daisuke Mure
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Umedashinmichi Bldg. 8F
27th Floor Nakanoshima Festival Tower
2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005
Tel: 06-6208-1500
Fax: 06-6226-3055
Areas of practice: Labour/employment issues.
Year admitted to bar: 2000

Tsutomu Nakamura
Nakamura International Criminal Defense LCP, Osaka Office
Ikoma Bldg. 3-A
2-2-12 Hiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0046
Tel: 06-7638-1007
Fax: 06-7638-1008
Areas of practice: Drug charges, assault and battery, sex offences, robbery/burglary/larceny, juvenile offences, homicide, fraud, embezzlement, white collar crimes.  Former public prosecutor.
Year admitted to bar: 2002
 

Yukiko Narita
Narita Law Office
9th Floor Chiyoda Building Bekkan
6-1-2 Nishitemma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6360-0630
Fax: 06-6360-0631
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, labour/employment issues, wills, inheritance, real estate.
Year admitted to bar: 1995

Kazuhiko Nishihara
Umegae Chuo Law Office
Umeda Plaza Bldg. 4F.
3-25 Nishitenma 4-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6364-2764
Fax: 06-6311-1074
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents.
Year admitted to bar: 2002

Masashi Oi
Shohaku Partners
JIN-Orix Bldg. #802
7-20 Nishitenma 1-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6360-6500
Fax: 06-6360-6540
Areas of practice: Divorce, traffic accidents, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, wills and inheritance (domestic and international).
Year admitted to bar: 1995 (Japan), 2002 (New York, USA)

Masatoshi Ohara
Kikkawa-Sogo Law Office
Aqua Dojima Nishikan 2F
1-4-16 Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0004
Tel: 06-6346-2970
Fax: 06-6346-2980
Areas of practice: Labour/employment issues, trade, corporate, and litigation.
Year admitted to bar: 1979

Nozomu Ohara
Ohara Law Office
#902 City Coop Minami-morimachi
2-7 Minami-morimachi 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0054
Tel: 06-6313-1208
Fax: 06-6313-1209
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, business, commercial transactions, criminal cases, intellectual property, Tort (traffic accidents, negligence, etc.), corporate law, company establishment.
Year admitted to bar: 1969

Haruo Okada
H. Okada International Law Offices
3-2-1 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka, 561-0072
Tel: 06-6374-6357
Fax: 06-6374-2456
Areas of practice: Business, intellectual property.
Year admitted to bar: 1982

Shin Tada  tada@ohebashi.com
Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners
Umedashinmichi Bldg. 8F
27th Floor Nakanoshima Festival Tower
2-3-18 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0005
Tel: 06-6208-1500
Fax: 06-6226-3055Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, others.
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Yuki Uchiyama
Ohmizu & Partners
R Bldg.
5-9-3 Nishitenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6311-0577
Fax: 06-6311-3978
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accident, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, inheritance matters, wills, medical malpractice, return of children under the Hague Convention.
Year admitted to bar: 1997
Other languages: French, Korean

Juta Wada
Wada Law Firm
3F Sento Bldg.
3-15 Nishitenma 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0047
Tel: 06-6361-6522
Fax: 06-6365-7503
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accident, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, immigration, international business transactions.
Year of birth: 1963
Year admitted to bar: 1991
Other languages: Spanish

Kazunori Yamagami
Yodoyabashi & Yamagami LPC
Nittochi-Yodoyabashi Bldg. 6F.
3-6-13 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0041
Tel: 06-6202-1667
Fax: 06-6202-1668
Areas of practice: Intellectual property law, international commercial transactions, arbitration and litigation.
Year admitted to bar: 1968

Koshi Yamaguchi
Osaka International Law Offices
Honmachi-Nishii Bldg. 5F
1-6-10 Utsubo-Honmachi 1-chome, Nishi-ku, Osaka, 550-0004
Tel: 06-6446-1123
Fax: 06-6446-1121
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, criminal cases, human rights, labour/employment issues, international business transactions, intellectual property rights.
Year admitted to bar: 1977

Shiga Prefecture

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

Shiga Bar Association
1-3-3 Umebayashi, Otsu, Shiga, 520-0051
Tel: 077-522-2013
Fax: 077-522-2908

Wakayama Prefecture

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

Wakayama Bar Association
5 Yonbancho, Wakayama-shi, 640-8144
Tel: 073-422-4580
Fax: 073-436-5322

 

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