Tokyo Bar Association

Toshinori Ueda

President, Tokyo Bar Association

Hello everyone, I am Toshinori Ueda. I was appointed president of the Tokyo Bar Association on April 1.

The Tokyo Bar Association is an organization with a long history. We will be coming up to our 150th anniversary in 2030. As of the start of this year we have more than 9000 members, making us one of the largest independent bar associations in Japan.

The Tokyo Bar Association is also characterized by our members' engagement in a wide variety of legal activities. These include human rights protection activities that hold universal value, research into cutting-edge legal issues, work for local governments and corporations, and foreign law attorneys who act as bridges between Japan and other countries.

Legal Counseling Center for Foreigners

Shinjuku Legal Counseling Center (Day) & Kamata Legal Counseling Center (Evening) provide legal counseling on issues related to foreign residents and other international matters. Interpretation services may be available for no fee, if necessary. These centers are co-managed by Tokyo Bar Association, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

Area of consultation

General legal problems involving foreigners living in Japan from all walks of life in areas including and not limited to visa, overstay, persecution and refugee, domestic violence, divorce, inheritance, commercial transactions and troubles, wages, job harassments, and involvement in the criminal investigations.


Please telephone at first for booking


Monday through Friday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

(if not on national flag holidays)

English, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish are available.

Major Activities of the Tokyo Bar Association

  • Committee Activities
  • Support for Public Law Offices
  • Activities to Deal with Criminal Cases and Juvenile Cases
  • Legal Education
  • Nurturing the Legal Profession and Training Attorneys
  • Tokyo Bar Association Human Rights Award
  • International Activities
  • Public Relations


Digital Pamphlet [PDF]