Attorneys in the Sapporo/Northern Japan Area

(As of April 2018)

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
Web: http://awao-law.com/foreigner.html
Languages: English
Degrees: Waseda University, LL.B., 1982
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal law

IMAI, Asuka
Haku Law Office; Continental Bldg. 5th floor, Minami 1-jo Nishi 11-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0061

Tel: (011) 252-7631
Fax: (011) 252-7632
Web: http://www.h-jurist.com/
Languages: English
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association

KATO, Takeharu
Hokkaido Godo Law Office; Hokkaido Koto Gakko Kyoshokuin Center 5th Floor, Odori Nishi 12-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0042

Tel: (011) 231-1888
Fax: (011) 281-4569
Email: takeharu@hg-law.jp
Web: http://www.hg-law.jp/
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
Web: http://nire-law.jp/
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
Languages: English
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association

SUGASAWA, Norio
Sugasawa Law Office; Sustainable City Bldg., 1-10, Kita 32-jo Nishi 6-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0032

Tel: (011) 700-0555
Fax: (011) 700-0556
Email: sugasawa@sug.jp
Web: http://www.sug.jp/
Languages: English
Degrees: Lewis & Clark Law School, Environmental LLM; Chuo University, Law Degree
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association
Specialties: Civil law, real estate, inheitance

TANAKA, Hiroshi
Tanaka-Watanabe Law Office; Minami Odori Bldg. Annex 6th Floor, Minami 1-jo Nishi 10-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0061

Tel: (011) 290-2565
Fax: (011) 290-2566
Web: http://tw-law-office.jp/
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

Asahikawa

KANEKO, Toshiharu
Kaneko Law Office; Primo 2-9 Bldg. 4th floor, 2-jo dori 9-chome, Asahikawa 070-0032

Tel: (0166) 27-0170
Fax: (0166) 26-5641
Languages: English
Associations: Sapporo Bar Association, 1973; Asahikawa Bar Association, 1975
Specialties: Civil and criminal law

KONDO, Nobuo
Asahi-dake Law Office; 4-8, Nagayama 4-jo 3-chome, Asahikawa 079-8414

Tel: (0166) 49-7001
Fax: (0166) 49-7002
Email: asahidake.law@gmail.com
Web: http://asahidake-law.com/index.html
Languages: English
Degrees: Hokkaido University, Faculty of Science
Associations: Asahikawa Bar Association

TOMIKAWA, Yasushi
Tomikawa Law Office; 1086-3, 5-jodori 12-chome

Tel: (0166) 20-3277
Fax: (0166) 20-3288
Email: tommy-ya@taupe.plala.or.jp
Web: http://www12.plala.or.jp/tommy-ya/
Languages: English
Degrees: Sophia University, B.A.
Associations: Asahikawa Bar Association
Specialties: Civil law

Kushiro

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

Tel: (01540 44-1188
Fax: (0154) 44-1144
Email: yamalaw@dream.ocn.ne.jp
Languages: English
Degrees: Waseda University, LL.B.
Associations: Kushiro Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal cases

Hakodate

FUJITA, Toru
Fujita Law Office; 14-12, Hondori 1-chome, Hakodate 041-0851

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

Iwate Prefecture

Iwate Bar Association
The Iwate Bar Association may provide names of competent attorneys upon request

Tel: (019) 651-5095
Web: http://www.iwateba.jp/

Aomori Prefecture

KIMURA, Tetsuya
Hachinohe City Law Office; VIANOVA 6th floor, Jusannichi-machi 1, Hachinohe 031-0042

Tel: (0178) 38-9225
Fax: (0178) 38-9230
Web: http://www.hachiben.jp/
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
Web: http://hachi-law.blogdehp.ne.jp/
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
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
Web: http://www.ito-law.net/practice.html
Languages: English
Degrees: Shizuoka University
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Bancruptcy, divorce, criminal cases

KISAKA, Naofumi
Kisaka Law Office; Kousai-mae Bldg. 5th floor, Ichiban-cho 1-17-24, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980- 0811

Tel: (022) 398-9026
Fax: (022) 398-9027
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
Web: http://ma-se-law.jp/publics/index/57/
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
Languages: English
Degrees: LL.M.
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Civil and criminal cases

ONODA, Koji
Onoda Law Office; 3-7, Aza Nishi Sakura-cho, Ogawara-machi, Shibata-gun, Miyagi-ken 989-1273

Tel: (0224) 51-3377
Fax: (0224) 51-3378
Web: http://onodalawoffice.homepagelife.jp/img/index.html
Languages: Assists by providing an interpreter
Degrees: Meiji University, LL.B.
Associations: Sendai Bar Association

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
Languages: English
Degrees: National University of Singapore, MCL; University of Tokyo, LLB
Associations: Sendai Bar Association
Specialties: Civil, commercial, criminal laws

SHOJI, Tomoya
Tsukidate Law Office; 4-22, Tsudate Izu 1-chome, Kurihara 987-2216

Tel: (0228) 25-4252
Fax: (0228) 25-4253
Web: http://lunashield-lawoffice.com/
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