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Attorneys in the Sapporo/Northern Japan Area

(As of January 15, 2015)

The following is a list of attorneys in the consular district of the U.S. Consulate General in Sapporo. Follow this link for lists of Attorneys in other part of Japan.

The American Consulate General in Sapporo's Consular District comprises Hokkaido and the four northernmost prefectures of Honshu - Akita, Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi.

Note: The American Consulate General in Sapporo assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear in the list below. The names listed are arranged alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance.

This list does not include all attorneys authorized to practice in Hokkaido, Akita, Aomori, Iwate and Miyagi. Rather, it is a list of lawyers who have expressed a willingness to accept American clients. Most of the listed attorneys can read English, but not all have oral proficiency in English. There are no American lawyers practicing in this consular district.

Sapporo

AWAO, Takeshi
Awao Law Office; 4th F Awao Bldg., Kita 17-jo Nishi 2-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0017

Tel: (011) 737-3077
Fax: (011) 737-3078
Email: -
Birth: July 11, 1956, Sapporo
Languages: English
Degrees: Waseda University, LL.B., 1982
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal law

KATO, Takeharu
Hokkaido Hibiki Law Office; Sapporo North Plaza 8F, 2-2, Kita 1-jo Nishi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0001

Tel: (011) 218-0111
Fax: (011) 218-0115
Email: takeharu@hg-law.jp
Birth: December 21, 1973
Languages: English
Degrees: Kyoto University, LL. B.
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association
Specialties: Family law, criminal law, labor law

KAWAMURA, Akinori
Nire Law Offices; 5th Floor Harada Bldg., Kita 1-jo Nishi 10-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0001

Tel: (011) 271-2258
Fax: (011) 261-4631
Email: kawamura@nire-law.gr.jp
Birth: May 1, 1945, Hirosaki
Languages: English
Degrees: Meiji University, LL. B., 1969
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association, 1975
Specialties: Civil cases - real estate, divorce

SAITO, Takahiro
Yuzo Saito Law Office; Odori Nishi Bldg. 3F, Odori Nishi 15-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0042

Tel: (011) 641-0433
Fax: (011) 641-0466
Email: -
Birth: -
Languages: English
Degrees: -
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association
Specialties: -

TANAKA, Hiroshi
Tanaka Law Office; 10th F Odori Haimu, Kita 1-jo Nishi 15-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0001

Tel: (011) 611-2771
Fax: (011) 641-6438
Email: -
Birth: July 30, 1946, Otaru
Languages: English
Degrees: Hokkaido University, LL.B., 1971
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association, 1975
Specialties: All civil cases except anti-trust matters. Specializes in personal injury, estates and divorce

Ashikawa

KANEKO, Toshiharu
Kaneko Law Office; Villa Rodosu, Miyashita-dori 11 Hidari 4-go, Asahikawa 070-0030

Tel: (0166) 22-5671
Fax: (0166) 26-5641
Email: -
Birth: Jan. 4, 1937, Asahikawa
Languages: English
Degrees: -
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association, 1973; Asahikawa Bar Association, 1975
Specialties: Civil and criminal law

KONDO, Nobuo
Mt. Asahi Law Office; Iwasaki Bldg. 687-1, 3-jo Dori 2-chome, Asahikawa 070-0033

Tel: (0166) 29-3158
Fax: (0166) 29-0300
Email: -
Birth: Sep. 4, 1956
Languages: English
Degrees: Hokkaido Univeersity, Faculty of Science
Associations: Asahikawa Bar Association
Specialties: -

Kushiro

YAMAZAKI, Toshiyuki
Toshiyuki Yamazaki Law Office; 8-17, Fujimi 1-chome, Kushiro 085-0832

Tel: (01540 44-1188
Fax: (0154) 44-1144
Email: -
Birth: October 31, 1964
Languages: English
Degrees: Waseda University, LL.B.
Associations: Kushiro Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal cases

Hakodate

FUJITA, Toru
Fujita Law Office; 2nd F Honma Bldg., Horikawa-cho 6-17, Hakodate 040-0025

Tel: (0138) 31-0160
Fax: (0138) 31-0161
Email: -
Birth: Nov. 17, 1947, Fukushima
Languages: Limited English
Degrees: Keio University, LL.B
Associations: Hakodate Bar Association
Specialties: Civil & criminal law

Aomori Prefecture

KIMURA, Tetsuya
Hachinohe City Law Office; N Bldg. 3F Room A, Uchimaru 1-6-24, Hachinohe 031-0075

Tel: (0178) 38-9225
Fax: (0178) 38-9230
Email: -
Birth: February 19, 1983
Languages: Assists by providing an interpreter
Degrees: J.D.
Associations: Aomori Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal law

KONISHI, Hiroaki
Hachinohe Chuo Law Office; Wind Bldg 301, 2-7, Nejo 6-chome, Hachinohe 039-1166

Tel: (0178) 38-8102
Fax: (0178) 71-1129
Email: h-konishi@hachi-law.com
Birth: March 24, 1973
Languages: Assists by providing an interpreter
Degrees: Tohoku University
Associations: Aomori Bar Association
Specialties: Auto accidents, debts

Akita Prefecture

SHIRASAWA, Tsunekazu
Shirasawa Law Office; Sasamichi 6-ban, Honjo 015-0073

Tel: (0184) 24-3701
Fax: (0184) 23-5377
Email: -
Birth: March 14, 1948
Languages: English
Degrees: Tokyo University, LL.B.
Associations: Akita Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and estate law

Miyagi Prefecture

ITO, Tsuneyuki
Tsuneyuki Ito Law Office; Daia Palace Itsutsubashi 203, Itsutsubashi 2-10-13, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0022

Tel: (022) 716-5780
Fax: (022) 716-5781
Email: tsuneyuki@mua.biglobe.ne.jp
Birth: May 21, 1954
Languages: English
Degrees: Shizuoka University
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Bancruptcy, divorce, criminal cases

KISAKA, Naofumi
Miyabe-Kisaka Law Office; Ichiban-cho 2-10-26-402, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980- 0811

Tel: (022) 399-6483
Fax: (022) 399-6482
Email: -
Birth: September 9, 1975
Languages: Assists by providing an interpreter
Degrees: Kyoto University
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal cases, intellectual property rights

MAEDA, Seiya
Seiya Maeda Law Office; Ever-I Katahiracho Bldg. 6F, 5-20 Katahira 1-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980- 0812

Tel: (022) 395-9925
Fax: (022) 395-9926
Email: -
Birth: October 13, 1980
Languages: Assists by providing an interpreter
Degrees: Tohoku University, LL.B.
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Criminal cases, personal debts, construction, lease of real estate, labor, others

OKAZAKI, Teietsu
Okazaki Law Office; 1-bancho 2-11-12-603, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0811

Tel: (022) 223-4861
Fax: (022) 262-0782
Email: -
Birth: April 8, 1949, Yamabe, Yamagata
Languages: English
Degrees: LL.M.
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal cases

ONODA, Koji
Onoda Law Office; Misumi Bldg. 301, Aza Minami 38-1, Ogawara-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1243

Tel: (0224) 51-3377
Fax: (0224) 51-3378
Email: -
Birth: March 4, 1952
Languages: Assists by providing an interpreter
Degrees: Meiji University, LL.B.
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: -

OYAMADA, Kazuhiko
Oyamada Law Office; Layton Bldg. 4th floor, Omachi 2-3-11, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0804

Tel: (022) 714-8088
Fax: (022) 714-8087
Email: oyamada@nifty.com
Birth: September 16, 1963
Languages: English
Degrees: National University of Singapore, MCL; University of Tokyo, LLB
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Civil, commercial, criminal laws

SHOJI, Tomoya
Kenji Kamada Law Office; Kosai-mae Bldg. 5F, 17-24, Ichiban-cho 1-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai

Tel: (022) 225-4929
Fax: (022) 225-4950
Email: -
Birth: -
Languages: Assists by providing an interpreter
Degrees: J.D.
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: International family law, civil and criminal cases

FAMILY COURTS

Sapporo Family Court
Odori Nishi 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0042
Tel (011) 221-7281

Asahikawa Family Court
Hanasaki-cho 4-chome, Asahikawa 070-8641
Tel (0166) 51-6251

Kushiro Family Court
Kashiwagi-cho 4-7, Kushiro 085-0824
Tel (0154) 41-4171

Hakodate Family Court
Kami-Shinkawa-cho 1-8, Hakodate 040-8602
Tel (0138) 42-2151

Aomori Family Court
3-26, Nagashima 1-chome, Aomori 030-8523
Tel (017) 722-5351

Akita Family Court
1-1, Sannou 7-chome, Akita 010-8504
Tel (018) 824-3121

Morioka Family Court
Uchimaru 9-1, Morioka 020-8520
Tel (019) 622-3165

Sendai Family Court
Katahira 1-6-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0805
Tel (022) 222-4165