Tokyo Bar Association

Legal Counseling Center for Foreigners

Shinjuku Legal Counseling Center (Day) & Kamata Legal Counseling Center (Night) provide legal counseling on issues related to foreign residents and other international matters. If you are not confident about your Japanese, we can arrange an interpreter at no cost. This center is operated by three bar associations (Tokyo Bar Association, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, Daini Tokyo Bar Association.).


Monday through Friday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
(except on national holidays)

※Reservations can be made in English, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

Counseling on

Visa status, recognition of refugee status, naturalization, nationality and international family matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance.
Civil, commercial, labor, and criminal matters involving foreigners under Japanese Law.