Attorneys in Japan
- Information Sheet on Retaining a Foreign Attorney
- Japanese Judicial System and Judicial Reform (Japan Federation of Bar Associations)
- Japanese Law Translation (by Japanese Ministry of Justice)
- Attorneys Specializing in Family Law, Divorce and Custody Issues
- List of Local Bar Associations (by Japan Federation of Bar Associations)
DISCLAIMER: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Japan assume no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the following persons or firms. Inclusion on this list is no way an endorsement by the Department of State or the U.S. Embassy and Consulates. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information in the list on professional credentials, areas of expertise and language ability are provided directly by the lawyers. You may receive additional information about the individuals by contacting the local bar association or the local licensing authorities.
Please choose the prefecture in which you are seeking an English-speaking attorney. Prefectures not listed have no identified English-speaking attorneys available:
The above-listed prefectures fall into the following U.S. Consular Districts:
Tokyo Consular District:
Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokyo, Yamagata, Yamanashi.
Osaka-Kobe Consular District:
Aichi, Ehime, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Osaka, Shimane, Shiga, Tokushima, Tottori, Toyama, Wakayama.
Naha Consular District:
Okinawa, the Amami Oshima Island group, parts of Kagoshima Prefecture.
Sapporo Consular District:
Akita, Aomori, Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi.
Fukuoka Consular District:
Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and Yamaguchi.
Nagoya Consular District:
Aichi, Gifu and Mie.
Houterasu (The Japan Legal Support Center)
A nationwide legal support center which helps callers locate professional support in civil and criminal matters. Call Center: 0570-078377.