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Attorneys in Japan

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:

Aichi Akita Aomori Chiba Ehime
Fukui Fukuoka Fukushima Gifu Gunma
Hiroshima Hokkaido Hyogo Ibaraki Ishikawa
Iwate Kagawa Kagoshima Kanagawa Kochi
Kumamoto Kyoto Mie Miyagi Miyazaki
Nagano Nagoya Naha Nagasaki Nara
Niigata Oita Okayama Okinawa Osaka
Saga Saitama Sapporo Shiga Shimane
Shizuoka Tochigi Tokushima Tokyo Tottori
Toyama Wakayama Yamagata Yamaguchi Yamanashi

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.

Legal Support

Houterasu (The Japan Legal Support Center)
http://www.houterasu.or.jp/en
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