Who we are

Welcome to the website of Tokyo Public Law Office, Foreigners and International Service Section (FISS).
FISS is a team of professionals with extensive experience in handling cases involving foreign nationals. Our aim is to provide necessary legal services to all foreign nationals in need of assistance.

Our Features and Strengths:
・We specialize in cases involving foreign nationals and international matters.
・We have lawyers who can provide legal advice in English, Spanish and Chinese.
・We can arrange to have interpreters for languages other than English, Spanish and Chinese.
・Reservations can be made in English and Spanish.
・The headquarter of FISS is located in Minato-ku, near the Tokyo Immigration Bureau.


News

2015.4.18 Attorney Toshiteru Shibaike gave a lecture on "Overview of Divorce Law in Japan" at Philippine Embassy in Tokyo.
2015.3.31 Attorney Mikiko Otani left FISS and moved to the following office.
Toranomon Law and Economic Offices
Toranomon Hoso Bldg. 9F, 1-20-3 Nishi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Tel: +81-(0)3-5501-2090 Fax:+81-(0)3-5501-2080 2015.3.15 A column by Attorney Yuko Yamashita was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
Don't leave it too late to get your lump-sum pension payment
2015.2.15 A column by Attorney Mikiko Otani was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
Nationality no barrier for spouses seeking protection from violence
2015.1.25 A column by Attorney Kyoko Hijikata was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
It's OK to film people in public in Japan, if the conditions justify it
2015.1.1 Attorney Yuko Kono joined FISS.
2014.12.31 Attorney Yuichi Kawamoto left FISS.
2014.12.18 Attorney Hisashi Ishibe joined FISS.
2014.12.16 Attorney Toshiteru Shibaike joined FISS.
2014.10.31 Attorney Masako Suzuki and Masami Kittaka left FISS and moved to the following offices.
【Masako Suzuki】
Izumibashi Law Office
4F, Yotsuya Plaza Bldg, 1-18-6, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Tel: +81-3-5312-4815 Fax: +81-3-5312-4543
【Masami Kittaka】
Toranomon Law and Economic Offices
Toranomon Hoso Bldg. 9F, 1-20-3 Nishi Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Tel: +81-(0)3-5501-2090 Fax:+81-(0)3-5501-2080 2014.9.28 A column by Attorney Jun Kajita was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
If arrested, police can likely access your phone or tablet
2014.8.17 A column by Attorney Masami Kittaka was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
From 2015, you may not have to work 25 years to draw a pension
2014.6.2 Attorney Mitsushi Edagawa and Akira Ishizuka joined FISS.
2014.4.25 Attorney Keiji Senoo left FISS and moved to the following office.
Iwata libelula Law Office
1-1-15, nakaizumi, iwata-city,Shizuoka, 438-0078
Tel: 0538-86-5815 Fax: 03-0538-5816
2014.5.4 A column by Attorney Masami Kittaka was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
A cut-out-and-keep guide to getting legal advice in Japan
2014.4.1 Attorney Yuko Yamashita joined our office.
2014.2.2 A column by Attorney Masako Suzuki was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
Post-school life can bring visa complications
2013.12.16 Attorney Hiroshi Miyauchi joined FISS.
2013.12.15 A column by Attorney Yuichi Kawamoto was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
To stay here long term, visa seekers need to prove they can pay their way
2013.11.3 A column by Attorney Ryoko Minagawa was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
Pensions will pay, but only after 25 years
2013.10.7 A column by Attorney Kyoko Hijikata was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
Getting a dodgy divorce is easy; annulling the decision is anything but
2013.8.19 A column by Attorney Keiji Senoo was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
So you want to start a business in Japan?
2013.8.12 "FAMILY LAW Jurisdictional Comparisons 2nd Edition", Attorney Mikiko Otani contributed, was published. Please click here for more information
2013.7.8 A column by Attorney Jun Kajita was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
ADR dispute-solving process offers cheaper, swifter path to justice for many
2012.6.25 A column by Attorney Masami Kittaka was published on The Japan Times LIFELINES.
A year on, what you should already know about residence cards and re-entry
2012.6.18 We re-started our official blog (Japanese). Please click here.
2012.5.17 Attorney Masako Suzuki was interviewed by The Japan Times.
Overstayers need speed, lawyer says
2012.4.1 Attorney Jun Kajita joined our office.Please click here for more information.
2012.3.15 Attorney Keiji Senoo joined our office.Please click here for more information.
2012.3.9 Attorney Mikiko Otani was interviewed by"Croissant special edition March 25".
2012.12.25 We will be open until December 28th 2012 and will open from January 8th 2013.
2012.11.28 We held a free legal consultation.
Oct. 15, 2012: Free legal consultation will be offered on Nov. 28.
Details
Oct. 15, 2012: Opening of Tokyo Public Law Office, Mita Branch-Foreigners and International Service Section (FISS).