“Lawyer” in Japan

Japanese Attorney Badge

There are several types of “LAWYERs” in Japan.

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Gyosei-Shoshi (Administrative scrivener)
Shihou-Shoshi (Judicial scrivener)
Bengoshi (Attorney at Law)

Each of them are professionals in particular area. However, only “Bengoshi” (Attorney at Law) is legally allowed to represent clients for legal disputes and advocate at the district courts, family courts and more advanced stages of litigation.

If you need legal support in Japan, and if you need negotiation or litigation (lawsuit), it is advisable to consult a Bengoshi lawyer (attorney at law).

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Kei Sumikawa

Attorney at Law (Sumikawa Law Office), Kawasaki city, Japan