Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.
- 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)
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.
List of Attorneys by District
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.