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Attorneys in the Naha/Okinawa Area

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DISCLAIMER: The U.S. Embassy/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/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.

Okinawa Prefecture

AKAMINE, Masayuki
Akamine Law Office; 2-15-1 Mashiki, Energic International 4F, Ginowan, Okinawa 901-2224

Tel: 098-942-8765
Fax: 098-942-8766
Email: m-akamine@future.con.ne.jp
Web: -
Degrees: Waseda University in March 1961 and Southern Methodist University in 1963.
Specialties: General Practice

AMAKATA, Tetsu
Amakata Law Office; Oshiro Bussan Bldg. 1F, 2-9-13 Maejima, Naha, Okinawa 900-0016

Tel: 098-988-1005
Fax: 098-988-1006
Email: tetsu@amakata-law.com
Web: -
Degrees: Chuo University in March 1995(LL.B.)
Specialties: Criminal, Civil Law, Damages, Collections, Commercial/Business, Contracts, Corporate Law, Estates, Auto/Accidents.

FUJITA, Yuji
Fuji Law Office; Mekaru Bldg. 3F, 1-26-3 Chibana, Okinawa City, Okinawa 904-2143

Tel: 098-938-7370
Fax: 098-938-7371
Email: Okinawa@fuji-law.com
Web: http://www.fuji-law.com
Degrees: Hitotsubashi University in 1992(LL.B.) and University of Washington School of Law in 2004 (LL.M.)
Specialties: Criminal, Civil, Family Law, Adoptions, Child Custody, Marriage/Divorce Civil Damages, Collections, Immigration, Commercial/Business, Estates, Narcotics, Labor Relations, Auto/Accidents.

HIGA, Masanori
Masanori Higa Law Office; 1-1-18 Sonoda, Okinawa City, Okinawa 904-0022

Tel: 098-933-4043/3377
Fax: 098-933-3377
Email: -
Web: -
Degrees: Japan University in 1957(LL.B.) and California College of Law School in 1968(J.D.)
Specialties: Criminal Law, Marriage/Divorce Civil Damages, Civil Law, Narcotics.

INAYAMA, Kiyoaki
Kouki Law Office; 3-3-17 Matsumoto, Okinawa City, Okinawa 904-2151

Tel: 098-938-4381
Fax: 098-938-3135
Email: kiyoaki1780@yahoo.co.jp
Web: http://www.kouki-inayama-law.jp/
Degrees: Chuo University in March 2003 (LL.B.).
Specialties: Criminal, Family Law, Child Custody, Marriage/Divorce Civil Damages, Civil Law, Contracts, Damages, Corporations, Estates, Auto/Accidents.

ITO, Kotaro
Miyazaki Law Office; OTV Kokuwa Plaza 805, 1-2-20 Kumoji, Naha, Okinawa 900-0015

Tel: 098-860-5488
Fax: 098-860-5489
Email: info@kirin-law.jp
Web: http://www.kirin-law.jp
Degrees: Hitotsubashi University in March 1995 (B.A. in Sociology)
Specialties: Criminal, Civil, Damages, Collections, Commercial, Estates, Immigration, Banking/Financial, Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights, Taxes, Labor Relations, Auto/Accidents.

KINJO, Takeo
Tedako Law Offices; A&W Bldg. 2F, 1196 Makiminato, Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2131

Tel: 098-877-4670
Fax: 098-879-4806
Email: kinjolaw@gaea.ocn.ne.jp
Web: -
Degrees: Chuo Universtiy in March 1959.
Specialties: Civil cases including collection and estate cases.

KUBO, Mochiaki
Ryukyu Law Office; 2-16-46 Makishi, Takara Mansion Makishii-1 #201, Naha, Okinawa 900-0013

Tel: 098-862-8619
Fax: 098-867-2107
Email: -
Web: -
Degrees: Hitotsubashi University in March 1998 (LL.B.).
Specialties: Civil, Criminal, Family Law, Child Custody, Marriage/Divorce Civil Damages, Corporations, Damages, Estates, Auto/Accidents.

OSHIRO, Junichi
Oshiro Junichi Law Office; Izumizaki Residence 2F, 1-3-7 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa 900-0021

Tel: 098-860-8404
Fax: 098-861-8369
Email: j-oshiro@ryucom.ne.jp
Web: -
Degrees: Ryukyu University in March 1976(LL.B.). Language: Japanese and limited English.
Specialties: Criminal, Civil, Family Law, Child Protection, Estates, Marriage/Divorce Civil Damages, Commercial/Business, Labor Relations, Auto/Accidents.

TAKAESU, Toshimitsu
Takaesu, McClellan & French; 703 Frontage Nakanishi, 1-3-25 Nakanishi, Urasoe, Okinawa 901-2125

Tel: 098-877-2210
Fax: 098-874-4380
Email: takaesulaw@rhythm.ocn.ne.jp
Web: -
Degrees: Chuo University in March 1957 (J.D.) and Tulane University School of Law in June 1969 (LL.M.). Language: Japanese and Fluent English.
Specialties: Criminal, Family Law, Auto/Accidents.

UEHARA, Yoshinobu
Plaza Law Office; Matsuo Kouen Temis Bldg. 2F, 2-16-52 Matsuo, Naha, Okinawa 900-0014

Tel: 098-866-0122
Fax: 098-866-8810
Email: y-uehara@plaza-law.jp
Web: -
Degrees: Osaka University in March 1995 (LL.B.). Language:japanese and good English.
Specialties: Criminal, Civil Law, Marriage/Divorce Civil Damages, Damages.

YOKOE, Takashi
Churashima Law Office; Izumizaki Tsune Bldg. #303, 2-10-3 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa 900-0021

Tel: 098-853-3871
Fax: 098-853-3872
Email: yokoe@churashima-law.jp
Web: -
Degrees: Chuo University in 1999 (LL.B.). Language: Japanese and English (need interpreter).
Specialties: Criminal, Civil, Family Law, Child Custody/Protection, Parental Child Abduction, Estates, Marriage/Divorce Civil Damages, Commercial/Business, Corporations, Banking/Financial, Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights, Narcotics, Labor Relations, Auto/Accidents.

YOKOTA, Tatsushi
Okinawa Godo Law Office; 2-17-34 Matsuo, Naha, Okinawa 900-0014

Tel: 098-917-1088
Fax: 098-917-1089
Email: y_tatsushi@hotmail.com
Web: http://okinawagodo.org/
Degrees: Waseda University in March 1996 (LL.B.). Language: Japanese and limited English.
Specialties: Criminal Law, Auto/Accidents.

Bar Association

Okinawa Bar Association
1-5-15, Sobe, Naha City, Okinawa 900-0023
Tel: (098) 833-5545/836-2251; FAX: 098-833-5517

 

List of “Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi” or Registered Foreign Attorneys

“Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi” are foreign attorneys approved by the Ministry of Justice and registered with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations. They cannot represent persons in a Japanese court, and may not be able to perform certain legal business, such as representation in regard to procedures before a court, public prosecutor's office or other public agency; or expression of an expert opinion concerning laws other than the law of the country of primary qualification. The aforementioned services are not within the scope of the legal business he or she may perform in the exercise of his or her functions, however, they may be available for general consultation on legal matters related tofor their functions.  law of the country of primary qualification. Please see http://www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH/information/gjb-02.html

EDDIE-CALLAGAIN, Annette M.

State of primary qualification: Louisiana
Name & address of law firm: E-C Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi Jimusho
E-C Law Center Bldg., 1F
2-4-2 Isa, Ginowan City, Okinawa 901-2221
Tel. No.: 098-898-0162
FAX: 098-899-2142 (U.S. Line: (504)273-5059)
Website: http://www.ec-lawcenter.org/
Area of practice: Adoptions, Auto/Accidents, Banking/Financial, Child Custody, Child Protection, Civil Law, Collections, Commercial/Business Law, Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law, Damages, Foreign Claims, Government Relations, Insurance, Labor Relations, Military Law (All Aspects), Marketing Agreements, Marriage/Divorce, Parental Child Abduction, Patents/Trademarks/Copyrights, Transportation Law.