Foreign Nationals and International Service Section

We strive for a fairer society
where everyone can live with dignity.

弁護士法人 東京パブリック法律事務所 外国人・国際部門

The Tokyo Public Law Office (TPLO) is a law firm dedicated to helping clients with support from the Tokyo Bar Association. The Foreign Nationals and International Services Section (FISS) at TPLO functions as a specialized department to overcome barriers to access to justice for people with foreign roots.

FISS provides legal services for immigrants and foreign nationals living in Japan as well as cross-border matters. We also assist Japanese clients in resolving their disputes involving foreign nationals and supporting foreign nationals to visit, relocate, or work in Japan. Please contact us for more information and any inquiries.


We have been advising clients with international roots and overseas interests. Through years of specialization in foreign cases, we have accumulated enormous knowledge, experience, and know-how in immigration and cross-border matters. We help our clients resolve complex legal challenges in all areas by taking prompt and appropriate actions.
Our attorneys and staff members are fluent in English etc. Interpretation services are available in other languages.
In addition to immigrants, foreign nationals, and their supporters, we advise Japanese citizens on deals and disputes involving international and cross-border elements.


We handle a great variety of cases to solve legal issues in daily lives and provide legal advice on about 1,000 cases over a year.



Affiliated with the Tokyo Bar Association
4th floor Ikebukuro Park Building
2-49-7 Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Tokyo 171-0022


ACCESS from Ikebukuro station

  • 1

    Take the east (central) exit and go up to the ground level.

  • 2

    You will find “Matsumotokiyoshi” in front of you and cross the pedestrian crossing, turn left, and go straight ahead on the side street of the police box on your left.

  • 3

    After passing SMBC, continue going straight for about 300m and you will find our Building with a gas station (ENEOS)on 1F.

  • 4

    Go past the ENEOS and turn right before the crossing.

  • 5

    Enter the building and take the lift to the 4th floor. When you get off the lift, you will see our office entrance on your right. Please open the door and enter.