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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

Masanari Nabekura
Nabekura Law Office
Cubic Matsudo Building 4th Floor
1834-15 Matsudo, Chiba, 271-0092
Tel: 047-710-3700
Fax: 047-710-3703
Areas of practice: Inheritance, divorce, criminal proceedings, administrative proceedings, corporate law, debt collection, bankruptcy procedures, drafting of affidavits
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Gunma Prefecture

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
Miyadai Building 2nd Floor
6-2 Higashida-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanawaga-ken, 210-0005
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
Miyadai Building 2nd Floor
6-2 Higashida-cho, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanawaga-ken, 210-0005
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

Mizuho 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
Mimosa International Law Office
Daini Masaki Building 303, 2-4-5 Namiki, Kawaguchi City, 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, labour relations.
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

Masako Banno
Okuno & Partners
Kyobashi TD Bldg. 8F,
1-2-5 Kyobashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-0031
Tel: 03-3274-3807
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: 03-3597-8702
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
Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Otemachi Park Building 20F
1-1-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8136
Tel: 03-6775-1391
Fax: 03-6775-2391
Areas of practice: Corporate law, commercial law, contracts, employment, dispute resolution. Year admitted to bar: 1991 (Ontario), 1998 (England), 2007 (BC)

Yasuji Fujii
Verybest Law Offices
MFPR Roppongi Azabudai Bldg 11F
1-8-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tel: 03-5843-2153
Fax: 03-5843-2156
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, contracts, real estate, immigration, banking/financial, criminal law, intellectual property, labour/employment issues; traffic accidents

Kaoru Haraguchi
Haraguchi International Law Office
Rapport Haraguchi 2F
4-18-12 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 154-0004
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

Hiroki Hoshino
Hoshino Godo Office
5F Nihombashi Muromachi Building
3-3-16 Nihombashi Hongoku-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0021
Tel: 03-3270-9980
Fax: 03-3270-9969
Areas of practice: Company registration and compliance, real estate registration, immigration law
Year admitted to bar: 2004 (Shihoshoshi), 2004 (Gyoseishoshi)

Yuki Ichikawa
Sato & Ichikawa
Kojimachi KS Square, 1st Floor
5-3-3 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0083
Tel: 03-6272-3971
Fax: 03-3511-7705
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 

Takayuki Kamegaya
Idea Partners Law Firm
3F Ebisu Five Bldg.
2-2-6 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021
Tel: 03-6416-5662
Fax: 03-6416-5663
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, business and bankruptcy procedures, inheritance, other settlements and court trials.
Year admitted to bar: 2017

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
Otani & Partners
Kubo Bldg. 2F, 2-4-3 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004
Tel: 03-5357-7521
Fax: 03-5357-7531
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

Nobuhiko Kunitomo
Verybest Law Offices
MFPR Roppongi Azabudai Bldg 11F
1-8-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tel: 03-5843-2153
Fax: 03-5843-2156
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, contracts, real estate, immigration, banking/financial, criminal law, intellectual property, labour/employment issues; traffic accidents

Yoichiro Kusunoki
Wellness Law Office
Kanda KM Bldg 2F
Kan11-1 Kandamitoshirocho, Tokyo 160-0008
Tel: 03--5577-3613
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 Advisory Service
Clover Aoyama-one Bldg.8F
1-3-2 Kita Aoyama,Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6804-5148
Fax: 03-6804-5149
Areas of practice: Family matters, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, wills, real estate, general corporate counselling, business start-up, dispute resolution.
Year admitted to bar: 1999

Kanehide Masuda
Masuda Law Office
Yusen Bldg 1F
2-3-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005
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

Takuo Misaki
Misaki Sogo Law Office
Nisso 25 Bldg. 4F, 2-9-8 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Tel: 03-4570-6190
Fax: 03-4570-6191
Areas of practice: Family matters, civil law, criminal cases, labour/employment issues, litigation, corporate law, commercial law, international transactions, legal matters regarding schools (including international schools).
Year admitted to bar: 2011

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)

Toshio Miyatake
Adachi, Henderson, Miyatake & Fujita
Kojimachi HF Bldg. 3rd Floor
3-2-4 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

Rie Nishida
Shinjuku International Law Firm
Keiwa Bldg. 8F
4-28-15 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,160-0004
TEL 03 5925 8423(For English:050-5450-9430)  FAX 03 6273 0386
You can also contact by e-mail.
Areas of practice: Criminal cases, Divorce, Labour/employment issues, Civil litigation
Year admitted to bar: 2012(Japan), 2017 (New York)

Hiroaki Okamoto
Darwin Law Office LPC
Suga Building 5F
3-1-9 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004
Tel: 03-3354-5330
Fax: 03-3354-5331
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

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
Otani & Partners
Kubo Bldg. 2F, 2-4-3 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0004
Tel: 03-5357-7521
Fax: 03-5357-7531
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

Seiya Sato
Setagaya International Law Office
ASTILE SangenjayaⅡ #502
3-16-3, Taishido Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo Japan 154-0004
Tel: 03-6822-8529
Fax: 03-6745-8429
Areas of practice: criminal law, family law, civil law, immigration law, labour law
Year admitted to bar: 2014

Atsuo Sakuma
Sakuma Law Office
3rd DMJ Bldg. 2nd Floor
3-9-1 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0074
Tel: 03-6272-6916  
Fax: 03-6272-6917
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, labour/employment issues, others.
Year admitted to bar: 1992

Toshiteru Shibaike
Kotonoha Law
506 Central Dai2 Aoyama Bldg,
4-1-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
Tel: 03-4405-5213
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
Shibuya Godo Law Office
Primera Dogenzaka 1104,
1-15-3 Dogenzaka,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043
Tel: 03-6712-7454(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

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

Jun Ueno
Idea Partners Law Firm
3F Ebisu Five Bldg.
2-2-6 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021
Tel: 03-6416-5662
Fax: 03-6416-5663
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, traffic accidents, business and bankruptcy procedures, inheritance, other settlements and court trials.
Year admitted to bar: 2007

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 

Kano Watanabe
Watanabe Law Office
1-25-1-605, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022
Tel: 03-6274-8347
Fax: 03-6274-8367
Areas of practice: civil law, criminal cases, real estate
Year admitted to bar: 2000

Seiji Yamaura
Meguro International Law Office
8F Fukuyama Building, 1-24-18 Meguro,
Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0063
Tel:  03-6421-7827
Fax:  03-6421-7828
Areas of practice: International family law (divorce, visitation, child abduction, adoption), labour/employment issues, immigration.
Year admitted to bar: 2009

Yoichiro Yasutake
Yasutake International Law Office
Yuki Building 2F, 2-4, Kagurazaka,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825
Tel: 03-5579-2105
Fax: 03-5579-2106

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.

Kouhei Yokoi
Verybest Law Offices
MFPR Roppongi Azabudai Bldg 11F
1-8-7, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tel: 03-5843-2153
Fax: 03-5843-2156
Areas of practice: Divorce, child custody, contracts, real estate, immigration, banking/financial, criminal law, intellectual property, labour/employment issues; traffic accidents

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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2021-08-18