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Legal Counseling for Foreigners

Note

- No status to stay is required.

- Japanese people are also for the counseling for cases regarding foreigners.

- Please ask each association in charge of legal counseling for foreigners about details.
- Houterasu (The Japan Legal Support Center, 0570-07-8374) introduces the consultation service that it considers most appropriate out of consultation services including those below.

- JFBA provides neither legal advice nor lawyer referral service for a specific legal dispute.

 

Legal Counseling for Foreigners by Local Bar Associations

Note

- You are required to make an appointment in advance.

- Free counseling might be available for those who have no or low incomes. Please ask details to each counseling center.

 

Tokyo (Offered by Tokyo Bar Association, Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association, and Daini Tokyo Bar Association)

Shinjuku Legal Counseling Center
Address NSO Bldg. 5F, 3-1-22 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Appointment Phone 03-5312-5850
Time and Date 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, every Monday to Saturday (Except Holidays)
Language Japanese
Legal Counseling Time and Date 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Except Holidays)
Language Japanese, English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Bengali, Spanish, Vietnamese and other language
Fee 5000 yen for a 30 min. consultation(not including consumption tax)
Overtime charge:2500yen for every 15 min.(not including consumption tax)

 

 

Mita Office, Bar Association Legal Counseling Center
Address Honshiba Bldg. 2F, 4-3-11 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Appointment Phone 03-6435-3040
Time and Date 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, every Monday to Friday (Except Holidays)
Language Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish
Legal Counseling Time and Date 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Language ask
Fee 5,000 yen for a 30 min (excluding consumption tax)

 

Kanagawa (Offered by Yokohama Bar Association)

Address 9 Nihon-Odori, Naka-ku, Yokohama
Appointment Phone 045-211-7700
Time and Date 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, every Monday to Friday (Except Holidays)
Language Japanese
Legal Counseling Time and Date 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm, every Wednesday
Language Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean
Fee 7,500 yen for 60 min (including consumption tax)

 

Saitama (Offered by Saitama Bar Association)

Address 4-2-1 Takasago, Urawa-ku, Saitama
Appointment Phone 048-710-5666
Time and Date 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, every Monday to Friday (Except Holidays)
Language Japanese
Legal Counseling Time and Date 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, every Friday
Language ask
Fee free

 

Aichi (Offered by Aichi Bar Association)

Address Dai-Tohkai Bldg. 9F, 3-22-8 Meieki, Chuo-ku, Nagoya
Appointment Phone 052-565-6110
Time and Date 9:30 am - 8:00 pm, every Monday to Friday (Except Holidays) / 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, every Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Language Japanese
Legal Counseling Time and Date ask
Language ask
Fee 5,000 yen for a 30 min (excluding consumption tax)

 

Osaka (Offered by Osaka Bar Association)

Legal Counseling Center
Address 1-12-5 Nishi-temma, Kita-ku, Osaka
Appointment Phone 06-6364-1248
Time and Date 9:15 am - 4:45 pm, every Monday to Friday (Except Holidays)
Language Japanese
Legal Counseling Time and Date 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, every Monday to Friday (Except Holidays)
Language ask
Fee 5,400 yen for a 30 min (including consumption tax)

 

Foreigners' Rights Advisory Center (Telephone Legal Counseling)
Legal Counseling Phone 06-6364-6251
Time and Date 0:00 pm - 5:00 pm, 2nd and 4th Fridays
Language Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese
Fee free

 

Fukuoka (Offered by Fukuoka Bar Association)

Tenjin Legal Counseling Center
Address Minami-tenjin Bldg. 2F, 5-14-12 Watanabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Appointment Phone 092-737-7555
Time and Date 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, every Monday to Friday (Except Holidays)
Language Japanese
Legal Counseling Time and Date 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2nd and 4th Fridays
Language Japanese, English, Chinese
Fee free

 

Legal Counseling in Japanese

Bar Associations in each prefecture provide legal counselings in Japanese.

You can call the common number from anywhere in Japan at 0570-783-100, and make an appointment at the nearest Bar Association.

 

 

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