Motoki Taniguchi Attorney at Law in Japan
2005 Registered as an Attorney at Law in Japan
2017 Graduated from the University of Michigan Graduate School of Law
(Fulbright Scholarship, 2015)
2017 – 2018 Michigan State Public Defender’s Office
2019 Directing Attorney of Tokyo Public Law Office
As the Directing Attorney of Tokyo Public Law Office, Mr. Taniguchi is an expert in criminal defense and immigration law, He has been invited to teach at many lawyer trainings and university lectures. He is also a specialist in criminal trials, particularly in courtroom defense. He speaks fluent English and is knowledgeable in corporate, family and other civil laws.
Akira Takiue Attorney at Law in Japan
2005 Registered as an Attorney at Law in Japan
2006 – 2010 Director of Kamaishi Himawari Fund Law Office
2011 – 2014&2016 – 2021 Disaster relief activities in Iwate Prefecture
2014 – 2016/2021 Tokyo Public Law Office
Mr. Takiue is certified with HSK (Chinese Language Proficiency Test) Level 6.
In the future, he would like to use his Chinese language skill to carry out community-based foreigners legal support activities.
He is well experienced in handling a wide range of cases, including general civil cases such as divorce and inheritance, as well as visa-related matters, corporate legal matters, and criminal cases.
Hirotoshi Nohara Attorney at Law in Japan
2012 Registered as an Attorney at Law in Japan
2014 Worked at a social-welfare organization
2014 – 2020 Japan Legal Support Center (Houterasu)
2020 Tokyo Public Law Office, Foreigners National and International Service
Mr. Nohara worked as a staff lawyer at the Japan Legal Support Center (Houterasu), an organization specializing in providing legal support for people with legal access difficulties. Moreover, he took charge of criminal cases involving foreigners as well as immigration and asylum cases when he worked in Chiba prefecture, which is home to Japan’s largest international airport.
Mr. Nohara has extensive experience in acquiring residence status for foreigners of government agencies and other foreigner support entities, therefore he has worked as an advisor and consultant for those public entities involving people with foreign roots.
Tsubasa Hasegawa Attorney at Law in Japan
2016 Registered as an Attorney at Law in Japan
2017 – 2021 Japan Legal Support Center (Houterasu), Tama Office
2021 Tokyo Public Law Office, Foreigners National and International Service
Mr. Hasegawa worked as a staff attorney at the Tama Law Office of the Japan Legal Support Center (Houterasu). He has handled a large number of criminal defense cases, and many of the cases involve foreign nationals. For instance, he has obtained a suspended sentence for a foreign national with a disability as well as a great number of non-prosecutions.
Yuu Naoki Attorney at Law in Japan
2015 Graduated from Doshisha University, Faculty of Law
2018 Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law
2018 Passed the bar exam
2019 Joined Nishimura & Asahi
2021 Joined Tokyo Public Law Office,
After registering as an attorney at law in Japan, Mr. Yu joined Nishimura & Asahi, where he handled many corporate legal matters. Additionally, he also worked on civil cases, criminal cases, as well as cases involving foreign nationals.
With a family root in Korea, Mr. Yu will continue to commit himself to cases involving foreign nationals.
Tokyo Bar Association, Japan Association for Financial Planners, Illinois Bar Association
Consumer Affairs Agency Consumer Safety Investigation Committee Temporary member.
2019 financial year Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of National Roads and Transportation Commissioned Project.Committee member of experts – “Research on civil responsibility and social acceptability of autonomous driving”.
“Practice of establishing a fact of Defect in Product Liability (Minjihokenkyukai / 2015)”.
“Comparison of US and Japanese Product Liability, Especially the Proof of Defects” (Jiyu to Seigi / June 2016).
“How to read and check family register useful for estate planning practice revised edition (Business Kyoiku Shuppansha /2020)”.
“Consultation Support: Estate Planning Q & A-Law, Tax, Insurance, Life Planning-(Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co.LTD / 2019 Edition)” and many others.
After graduating from university, I got a job at a general company, got married and gave birth, and became a lawyer in 2010. After dealing with general civil affairs widely at a law firm in Tokyo, I joined this office from 2018. Initially,
I belonged to the general department, and since 2019 I have belonged to FISS (this department).
Following the request from a Filipino client in 2013, the number of cases mainly in the Philippines has increased, and I have been involved in activities related to international human rights issues at JFBA and NGOs.
I would be grateful if I could serve not only the Philippines but also various foreigners living in Japan.
1996 Graduated from Faculty of Law, Kyoto University
1996 Joined Japan Bond Credit Bank
2010 Lawyer registration Tokyo law firm
2018 Tokyo Public Law Office, General Department
2019 Tokyo Public Law Office
Inheritance, Damages Compensations, Debt Consolidation, Married Couple / Parent-child Relationship, Status of Residence, Labor Cases
Japan Federation of Bar Associations / Gender Equality Committee
Japan Federation of Bar Associations / International Human Rights Commission
Seiji Yamaura was admitted to the bar in 2009, practiced Civil Laws and Immigration Law in Takasaki Goudou Law Office in Gunma for about 4 years. Since then, he tried to support vulnerable people and foreign nationals in Gunma for them to gain access to justice. Thereafter, he decided to study International Human Rights Law in London in 2013. At the same time, he supported Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Refugees in Serbia and Kosovo in 2013 by joining the activities held by the Japanese NGO. In 2014, he took his Internship in The Commission of Human Rights in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines where typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ended many lives. After coming back to Japan, he became more eager to assist foreign nationals who need his help as he upholds the belief that access to justice is the right of every individual.
Member, Lawyers Network for Foreigners
Member, Japan Young Lawyers Association Attorneys and Academics Section
Member, Labour Lawyers Association of Japan
Member, Japan Lawyers Association for Freedom
Family Law, Labour Law, Tort Law, Immigration and Refugee law, Bankruptcy Law, other Civil Laws and Criminal Law
“I would like to treat each encounter and case as carefully as possible.”
I conduct my daily duties making the most of my ability to “listen to people” acquired from my varied and sometimes challenging life experiences.
I have two proverbs that are my motto.
One is the Roman saying.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain. “
The other is a saying of unknown origin.
“A positive and joyful heart will always triumph.” or “Laughing is winning.”
Let’s dance together and laugh.
Leased Land and House Problem, Business Startups / Business Management, Inheritance (including Family Trust), Divorce / Parental Rights, Labor, Traffic Accident, Damage Compensation, Debt Consolidation, Intellectual Property Rights, etc.
Foreign relations incidents related to the above, Status of residence (French, English available)
Tokyo Bar Association Committee on Foreign Nationals Rights
Lawyers Network for Foreigners
Foreign Labor Affairs Defense Team Medical Affairs Defense Team
Publication / Article
・ Column on social insurance for foreign workers (February 2018, Japan Times)
・ “Q & A for Preventing Trouble with Employment of Foreigners” (October 2018, Labor Research Council, co-author)
・ “French seminar: About the judicial system of Japan (Justice au Japon, Mode d’emploi)” (November 2016, sponsored by Tokyo Bar Association and Français du Monde)
・ “Advance to school / enrolment and status of residence” (June 2017, Kanagawa International / Multicultural Social Work Research Group)
・ “French Seminar: Japanese Marriage System and Family Law (Conférences sur le droit du marriage et de la famille au Japon)” (April, May, June, 2018), Tokyo Bar Association, Français du Monde Sponsor)
We provide easy-to-understand explanations so that anyone can have a consultation. If you have any questions about whether to consult even a trivial matter, please do not hesitate to contact us. In addition, some matters might be confidential and you might like a quick solution. We aim for a quick solution to meet your needs. We listen carefully to each client’s story and work closely together to resolve it.
Civil Cases, Criminal Cases, Corporate Legal Affairs, Administrative Cases, etc.
Tokyo Bar Association Legal Service Joint Centre
Lawyers Network for Foreigners
Mercado Latino，The Japan Times
Various lectures and seminars (Japanese, Spanish and English) are available.
Past lectures: Embassy seminar "Criminal Case Basics" (English) April 2018, Embassy Seminar "Procedimiento del Caso Criminal" (Spanish) June 2019, etc.
After registering as an attorney, I have handled cases in a wide range of fields including civil cases. On the other hand, I have been particularly focused on medical cases (patient side) and foreign cases.
We are working on public interest issues regarding the acceptance of foreign workers and the realization of a multicultural society that has become a hot topic in recent years.
What is the best option to solve the client’s problem? First, listen carefully to the client’s story, discover any issues and help as an expert. We strive to provide our clients with such a service.
Japan Federation of Bar Associations Human Rights Committee Foreign Workers Acceptance Project Team
Tokyo Bar Association Committee on Foreign Rights
Lawyers Network for Foreigners
Foreign Technical Self-Learning Issues Lawyers Association
Foreign Labor Attorney
Medical Affairs Attorney
Non-profit organization consumer organization Japan
Publication / Article
Foreign Technical Intern Trainee Legal Support Manual (July 25, 2018, Foreign Technical Intern Trainee Attorney Liaison Board, Akashi Shoten).
“Statement on the Survey Results Regarding” Technical Intern Trainees Missing from Trainees” (“Residents and Self-Government” August 2019 Issue, Institute for Local Government Affairs).
“Current Status and Future Prospects of Accepting Foreign Workers” (July 2018, Tokyo Bar Association Summer Training Course).
“Government’s Policy on Bone 2018 and New Acceptance of Foreigners” (October 2018, Japan Bar Association 61st Human Rights Conference Symposium 1st Working Group).
“Tokyo Bar Association’s Proposal for Elimination of Racial Discrimination Model Ordinance-Explanation of Points-” (Dec. 2018, exchange meeting with Tokyo Bar Association Foreign Resident Support Organization).
“Introduction to Foreign Cases” (February 2019, Lawyers Network for Foreigners).
“System of Accepting Foreign Workers – Institutional issues-” (February 2019, OCNet / Legato Ota).
“Overview of the “Specific Skills” System and “Comprehensive Measures” (May 2019, Symposium of the Lawyers Network for Foreigners General Assembly).
“Current Situation of Acceptance by “Specific Skills” and “Practice of Lawyers” (July 2019, Tokyo Bar Association Summer Training Course).
“Fundamentals of Foreign Cases” (September 2019, Shiga Bar Association).
“Introduction to Foreign Cases” (January 2020, Shizuoka Prefectural Bar Association).
“Introduction to Foreign Cases” (February 2020, Lawyers Network for Foreigners).
International Society of Family Law (ISFL)
Domestic and international problems related to families (disputes related to children, couples / divorce, inheritance / will), issues related to foreigners, Corporate compliance (especially antitrust law, subcontract law, Employment law, anti-corporate response) and other general civil commerce cases.
In addition to overseas family law research, he is studying a new way of thinking (“Relational welfare theory”) as a research activity, that can be applied in practice from the viewpoint of the ethics of care and relationship theory, regarding the understanding of child welfare or child’s best interests referring to the British debate.
“Child welfare and related welfare theory: A proposal for application in visitation cases” (Judicial Times No. 2417, 2019)
“Australia Law Survey Report on Parental Authority and Custody” (Co-author, 2019)
Reference Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/ca/ha/page22_001672.html), “(1) Australia (Reiwa 1 fiscal year project).”
“[The best interests of children] in the UK-from individualistic to relational understanding” (Taiji Kajimura and others.)
”How to protect children after divorce” (Nihon Hyoronsha, 2020), Chapter 3, 9