Don't feel alone. If you are having problems at home,at work,or with your visa, please call us. We are here to help you.

Foreigner's Living in Hokkaido

  • I don't understand the visa application process.
  • I believe I was wrongly fired from my job.
  • My spouse is violent and I don't know where to turn.
  • If I get divorced what will happen to my visa? Who will get custody of my children?
  • I was in a traffic accident and I want to sue the other driver.
  • I run a business in Japan and I have contract questions.

Are you experiencing any of these problems?
As a foreigner living in Japan,you may be unsure of where to go when you are in trouble.
The Legal Service Network for Foreigners is here to help you.
We are a group of experienced lawyers dedicated to supporting foreigners through the trials of the Japanese legal system.Don't feel alon.
If you are having problems at home,at work,or with your visa,please call us.We are here to help you.

Consultation Process

The consultation is a reservation system.

  1. Call
    (Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00)
  2. Our staff will ask you:your name,how to reach you,where you work,and a brief explanation of the situation.
  3. Within a day or two,the lawyer appointed to your case will call you to set up an appointment.
  4. The consultation will take place at the lawyer's office.(The first consultation is free.)
  • We only accept consultations from foreign nationals.
  • The consultation is kept strictly confidential.


The consultation will take place in Japanese, English and Chinese.


  • Visa Problems
  • Commercial Law (loans,real estate,suing for damages,etc.)
  • Brankruptcy or Debt
  • Family Law (international marriage,divorce,alimony,custody,etc.)
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Trouble at Work (employment,termination,wage payment,injury on the job,etc.)
  • Writing Legal Documents (notary public,drafting contracts,writing wills,etc.)


  • First consultation : Free
  • Representation : Fees vary depending on the case.Details can be discussed at the initial consultation.

If you cannot afford to pay legal fees all at once,please ask your lawyer for details about the Japanese legal aid system.
You may be eligible for a no-interest loan to be paid back over a set period of time.

For more information




Takeshi Awao
Toru Ino
Asuka Imai
Satomi Ogawa
Takeharu Kato
Chihiro Koike
Koji Sakoda
Wataru Shimada
Norio Sugasawa
Rie Toyama
Akiko Nagato
Tetsuki Namba
Dakukai Haku
Yukari Hideshima
Isao Mizunuma
Kae Yoshikawa