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The Masayuki Honda International Law Office is located in Ebisu, Shibuya area.

We are a professional law firm for international cases, such as, International Divorce, Inheritance, Litigation, and Criminal cases. 

Our experienced attorneys provide legal services for individual clients and small and medium-sized companies with reasonable fees.

We are available for English reception, so please feel free to contact us.

 

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Topics & News

December 27th, 2019

 Winter Holidays from December 28th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020.

We are getting into Winter Holidays in following period. 
We will suspend our business from December 28th (Sat), 2019 to January 5th (Sun), 2020.  
We will resume our business as usual from January 6th (Mon), 2020.

※If you have any urgent matter, please contact us by Email.  Please write “Urgent “in the title.

 

December 17th, 2019

 Mr. Shota Kawaguchi, attorney at law joined our firm.
For his profile, please see the link.


December 9th, 2019

Attorney Honda gave a lecture to Japanese Society of Travel Medicine.

On December 7th, Attorney Honda gave a lecture on the title of ‘ Cross-border Legal Issues related to Medical Treatment’ to the expert community of nursing of Japanese Society of Travel Medicine.

 

December 4th, 2019

According to the order for the return of child which became final and binding on September 5th, 2018 (please see below News dated on September 5th, 2018), the child was returned to the country in Eastern Europe. (At the request of the client, the name of the country is withheld.)

After the order for the return of child based on Hague Convention became final and binding on September 5th, 2018, the whereabouts of TP and the child was unknown even after the search conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While trying to identify the whereabouts of TP an the child, by obtaining the order for the handover of the child and the order for Indirect Compulsory Execution (300,000 JPY per day) against their relative who helped TP hide the child, and filing the petitions for Compulsory Auction on the Real Estate and Habeas Corpus against aforementioned relative, the agreement to return the child was made inside the Habeas Corpus procedure. After 15 months since the order for the return of child became final and binding, the child was finally returned to the habitual residence on December 1st, 2019.

 

October 10th, 2019

Attorney Marie Sasagawa has left our firm to open her own law office.

 

July 31st, 2019

 Attorney Honda appeared on NHK morning news, Good Morning Japan.

Attorney Masayuki Honda was interviewed by NHK in relation to a legal interpreter, and his comment on mistranslation issue was broadcasted by NHK morning news called 'Good Morning, Japan (Ohayo Nippon)' on July 30th, 2019.


July 5th, 2019

We obtained a decision of not to indict foreign suspect in relation to violation of Stimulants Control Act (stimulants import for commercial purpose) which is subject to a lay judge trial.

Attorney Honda (Chief) and attorney Sato served as the defense counsels for the foreign suspect accused of violation of Stimulants Control Act (stimulants import for commercial purpose) and obtained the decision of not to indict due to lack of enough evidences to find guilty.

Stimulants import for commercial purpose is considered as a serious crime therefore is subject to the lay judge trial.

 

June 10th, 2019

Attorney Honda was interviewed by Kyodo News.

Attorney Masayuki Honda was interviewed by Kyodo News regarding a reform bill on Civil Execution Act. His comment was published in Kyoto Shimbun on May 11th, 2019 as well as Kahoku Shimbun on May 11th, 2019.


Attorney Honda was interviewd by the media (Nihon Keizai Shimbun).

Attorney Honda was interviewed by Nihon Keizai Shimbun regarding a reform bill on Act for Implementation of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Attorney Honda’s comment on locating a child was published in Nihon Keizai Shimbun online edition on April 16th, 2019 as well as Nihon Keizai Shimbun morning edition on April 17th, 2019.

 

September 5th, 2018

According to Act for Implementation of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the order for the return of child to a country in Eastern Europe made by Tokyo Family Court became final and binding.

As to the Hague Convention case where we represented LBP (Left Behind Parent),the order for the return of child was rendered by Tokyo Family Court on July 20th, 2018 and upon dismissal of the appeal by TP (Taking Parent) to Tokyo High Court, the order became final and binding (At the request of the client, the name of the country is withheld.)

 

May 19, 2017 

Tokyo Family Court and Tokyo High Court awarded shared physical custody.

Tokyo Family Court and Tokyo High Court fully accepted our claims and awarded shared physical custody(this allows the children to live roughly equal amounts of time with both parents)based on a foreign state law.

 

We obtained the judgment which found the foreign defendant not intentious of possessing Narcotics in the criminal case.  

      Our attorney Honda (Chief) and attorney Sato served as the defense counsels for the foreign defendant accused of the possession of Narcotics. The judgment found that the defendant did not have an intention to possess Narcotics based on our claim that the defendant only had an intention to possess Designated drugs (Tokyo District Court). Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act states that any alien who has been convicted for violation of a provision of the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Control Act may be deported from Japan.


March 25, 2015

Mr. Honda was interviewed by media about the Child’s Return to Foreign State by the Hague Convention. 

Attorney Masayuki Honda represents a Turkish father, the left behind parent, and filed a petition of the Child’s Return to Foreign State to the Tokyo Family Court.

The court gave decision on 20 March and returning of the child was ordered. Attorney Honda was interviewed by Mainichi newspaper and other media about this case, and his comment appeared in the evening edition of the aforementioned media.

 

Jan 5, 2015

 Mr. Seiya Sato, attorney at law joined our firm.
For his profile, please see the link.


December 24, 2014

Mr. Honda commented about Hague Convention on Nihon Keizai Shimbun.


September 3, 2014

Mr. Honda was interviewed by media about Hague Convention.

Mr. Honda was interviewed by Mainichi shimbun and other media about Hague Convention. He introduced the relocation order system which runs in Hague Convention countries when custodial-parent wants to relocate to other place, and he commented that there is a neccesity to develop such system in Japan.

 

April 21, 2014

 Mr. Honda is registered to JFBA lawyer's list for Lawyer Referral Service for Hague Convention Cases.

As of April 1st 2014, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (The Hague Convention) came into force in Japan.

We handle Hague Convention Cases, so please feel free to contanct us.

 

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Our Feature

Specialized for international cases with Individuals and Small-Medium sized companies

Since the establishment of the firm in 2002, we have provided individual clients and small-medium sized companies with specialized legal services in international cases. Through over a decade of experiences, we provide solutions in a comprehensive way.

Reasonable Fees

Our fee is reasonable for individuals and Small-Medium sized companies. All staff can communicate in English. So generally, extra cost for translation will not be charged.

Providing solution in a comprehensive way, Cooperation with Specialists

As many international cases require to address jurisdiction, applicable law, Visa and various other needs, our firm has partnerships with International Tax Account Office and Foreign Legal Counsels and Law firms in overseas.

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Areas of Practice

 

International
Family Law
 
International
Inheritance
 
International
Litigation
 
General Corporate
     

Divorce, Parental right, Child custody, Visitations, Child Abduction, Hague Convention etc.
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International inheritance, Wills, Execution of Wills, Partition of Estate
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International Litigation, Debt collection,

Deposition  

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General Corporate, International transactions, Copyright, Trademarks, Liquidation, Bankruptcy 

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Immigration 
 
Criminal Case
 
Personal Injury 
 
Other Services
     

Visa Application

Residential Special Permission, Permanent Residence Visa, Change of Status

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Our firm’s rich experienced attorney and also ex-prosecutor attorney support your case. We can handle the trial by lay judges case.
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Car Accident

Claims for damage, Compensation, 

Negotiation with InsuranceCompany 

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Labor case, Consumer Case, Bankruptcy,    International Pro Bono Activities 
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