About the Foreign Nationals and International Service Section (FISS)

The Tokyo Public Law Office (TPLO) was established to conduct various public interest activities with assistance from the Tokyo Bar Association. The Foreign Nationals and International Services Section (FISS) is a specialized team of lawyers that provides legal assistance for foreign nationals in order to improve judicial access.
Our attorneys provide high-quality legal professional services in a vast range of areas from Family issues (including Hague Convention cases as well as international divorce cases), Labor and Employment Issues (such as wrongful dismissal, wage theft and harassment in the workplace) and Business related matters (including support of business start-up in Japan at every level: legal consultation, negotiation, mediation, litigation, and administrative procedure).


News

2017.3.31 Attorney Toshiteru Shibaike left Tokyo Public Law Office and moved to the following office;
KOTONOHA SOGO LAW OFFICE
#502 Tokyo Central Omotesando, 4-3-15 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
TEL: 03-4405-5213 FAX: 03-6734-0483
2017.3.31 Mita Branch Office has been closed on March 31, 2017.
Foreign Nationals and International Service Section was relocated to IKEBUKURO Office.
Inquiry: 03-5979-2880
2016.6.5 Legal Seminar for foreign consular staffs will be held on 23 June
For more information click here
2016.1.10 A column by Attorney toshiteru Shibaike was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
Treaty obligations and severity of crime key in extradition cases
2016.1.10 A column by Attorney Akira Ishizuka was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
Under Japanese law, there's more to paternity than DNA
2015.9.1 Legal Seminar for foreign consular staffs will be held on 16 September
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2015.4.18 Attorney Toshiteru Shibaike gave a lecture on "Overview of Divorce Law in Japan" at Philippine Embassy in Tokyo.