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About Us

Tokyo Kyodo Law Office was established in 1967. Our firm provides comprehensive legal services for various communities, including the English-speaking community in Japan. Our practice encompasses a wide area of the law, but with special emphasis on labor cases and family cases. Consultation in English is readily available.

The Lawyers

Our firm comprises 17 reliable attorneys. To see their respective profiles, please click below.

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor Cases
    • Termination of employment
    • Wage and hour cases
    • Reduced employment terms without worker consent
    • Harassment
    • Work-related accidents
    • Employment issues related to corporate reorganization
    • Drafting/reviewing contracts
  • Family Cases
    • Divorce, alimony payments
    • Custody, child support
    • Acknowledgement/adoption of a child
    • Inheritance, wills
  • Liquidation and Bankruptcy
    • Rescheduling loans, filing for bankruptcy
  • Other Civil Cases
    • Compensation claims (traffic accidents, consumer cases, etc.)
    • Real estate and lease-related issues
  • Criminal Defense (including Juvenile Cases)
  • Immigration
    • Visa application (Extension, changing status of residence, inviting family members from overseas, etc.)
    • Appeal for permission of special residency
    • Naturalization
    • Refugee assistance

Legal Consultation

For legal consultation, please call us to make an appointment in advance.

Tokyo Kyodo Law Office
5th Floor, Sawada Building 1-15-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022 Japan
(three minutes from Shinjuku Gyoen-mae Station on the Marunouchi Line)
Tel: 03-3341-3133
Fax: 03-3355-0445

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 18:00

22,000 yen (including tax) for 60 minutes of consultation in English


Lawyer’s fees are dependent on various factors: the type of case, the financial stakes involved, the amount of time we need to dedicate to the case to reach a resolution, and level of difficulty involved in handling the case to name a few. For the purpose of clarity and to allow our clients to have an idea of what costs our legal services involve in dealing with a given case, we basically reference a standardized formula created by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations in setting our fees. This formula was mandatory until 2004, but is still functions as a reference point upon which many firms still base their fees. Needless to say, we provide our prospective clients with an estimate of the costs involved before agreeing to a retainer.

Thank you for reading this far, and we look forward to serving you at Tokyo Kyodo Law Office.

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