Tokyo Legal Assistance

Legal assistance is the kind of assistance that you might need anytime anywhere. You never know when you might get involved in a traffic accident and need to claim damages or insurance; or be cheated in a business deal; or face fraud, theft, extortion etc; or perhaps even have an immigration problem that needs to be resolved. It is not such a big problem if you are in your home country because you know where to go in case of need. But when in a foreign land, it does become a little worrisome. This is because you worry about where to go, whom to approach, whether the people you go to will understand your language or not, and so on. But you need not worry when in Tokyo.

The Tokyo legal assistance is among the best, with several counseling and advisory services available to foreign residents and visitors.

Given below is a list of legal counseling and advisory centers, as well as lawyers, in Tokyo who provide legal assistance in English to foreigners. You may get in touch with any one of them, depending on what kind of service you need.

•  Legal Counseling Center for Foreigners by the Bar Association of Tokyo

Run by the Bar Association of Tokyo , the Center provides consultations to foreigners on all legal matters.

Address: Bar Association Legal Counseling Center, Yotsuya Ekimae Build., 2F 1-4 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku

Tel: 03-5367-5280

•  Tokyo Metropolitan Government Foreign Residents' Advisory Center

Run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Center provides consultations to foreigners on all legal matters.


Address: No.1 Building (3rd floor), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

Tel: 03-5320-7744

•  Immigration Information Center

Run by the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, the Center offers advice on questions relating to immigration and visa procedures.

Address: 5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku
Tel: 03 - 5976-7111

•  Human Rights Counseling Center for Foreign Residents

Offers consultations concerning human rights violations.


Address: 6F, Iidabashi Common Government Office, Koraku 1-9-20, Iidabashi Godo Chosha, Bunkyo-ku

Tel: 03- 5689-6518


•  Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners


Run by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Center provides employment-related information to international students and people with technical skills.


Address: 1F, Hello Work Shinjuku Bldg., 2-42-10 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku

Tel: 03-3204-8609



•  Foreign Students' Advisory Center


Provides consultations to foreign students regarding living, studying, and working in Tokyo .


Address: Asia Bunka Kaikan, 2-12-13 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku

Tel: 03-3946-7565



Lawyers providing legal assistance in English to foreign residents and tourists:

•  Anderson Mori & Tomotsune


Civil, corporate, property tax, foreign investment

Address: 1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tel: 03-6888-1000

•  Blakemore & Mitsuki


Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and investment banking regulations, litigation

Address: 1-4-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tel: 03-3503-5571

•  Hamayotsu & Hamayotsu


Civil, Corporate, Domestic and international law, foreign investment, criminal, family, immigration

Address: 2nd Floor, Nagatacho Palaceside Building , 1-11-4 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tel: 03-3593-3351, Fax: 03-3593-3399

•  Herbert Smith

Dispute resolution, energy, projects

Address: Midtown Tower , 41st Floor, 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tel: 03-5412-5412, Fax: 03-5412-5413

•  Ishizawa, Ko & Sato Law Office

American law, Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Litigation, Unfair Competition


Address: 17th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building , 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku

Tel: 03-3508-0721, Fax: 03-3508-0725

•  Jones Day


Corporate, government, regulations, civil, criminal, general practice

Address: Shiroyama MT Bldg, 4-1-17 Toranomon, Minato-ku

Tel: 03-3433-3939, Fax: 03-6800-1886

•  Koichi Yonekawa Law Office


Civil, criminal and commercial law including traffic accidents, family, real estate, trademark, labor and debt

Address: Liberty 14 Bldg 6F, 1-17-14 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku

Tel: 03-3595-1189, Fax: 03-3595-1289

•  Masayuki Honda Law Office


Bankruptcy, Copyright Law, Corporation Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Cases for Foreigners, Immigration, International Child Abduction, International Divorce, International Litigation, International Transaction and Contract Making, Probate, Trademarks, Traffic Accidents and Unfair Competition Practice.

Address: Ebisu Duplex R's 301, 2-19-7 Ebisu-Minami, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-0022, Japan

Tel: Tel: 03-3760-8192, Fax: 03-5204-8599


•  Satsuki Law Office


Adoption, Automobile Accidents, Child Custody, Civil Damages, Corporate, Criminal, Divorce, Estates, Government Relations, Immigration/Visas, Labor Relations.

Address: Dai-Ni Tobundo Bldg. 3F, 2-16 Ageba-cho, Shinjuku Ku
Tel: 03-5261-8291, Fax: 03-5261-8303

•  Takatori International Law & Patent Office


Anti-Trust, Commercial law, Contracts, Copyright, Domestic Relations, General civil practice, Immigration, Imports & Exports, Labor & Management, Licensing, Patents, Real Estate, Securities, Trademarks, Wills .

Address: Room 301 Kamiya Building , 32-6, Minami Ikebukuro 2-chome, Toshima-ku
Tel: 03-3983-8011, Fax: 03-3983-8010

•  Tanaka Law Office


Civil, criminal, company law

Address: Maison Hirakawa Suite 504 , 2-5-2 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tel: 03-3230-3300, Fax: 03-3230-1010

•  Tsukasa Law Office


Business Start-Up, Civil Disputes (including Litigation), Commercial Disputes, Compliance, Criminal Law, Family Law, General Corporate, Immigration, International Trade, Labor Relations, Real Estate.

Address: Kojimachi K-118 Building 7F, 3-4 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku

Tel: 03-3556-0447, Fax: 03-3556-0448

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