About Us

Philosophy and Areas of Specialty

Nakamoto & Partners strives to guide each and every one of our clients to achieve the best possible outcome. Along with the manner of case resolution and finding the best possible outcome, we consider speed to be an essential component of resolving cases, a quality that earns us high praise from our clients. At Nakamoto & Partners, we are of the conviction that, in an age when change comes at an ever hectic pace, it is all the more important for us to maintain our balanced approach to provide value to our clients.

Since its founding in 1950, Nakamoto & Partners has built a strong base in Osaka by providing a wide range of legal services to the regional community. As the legal needs have diversified with globalization and a more complex world, we have instituted a program for providing specialty training, and opened an office in Tokyo in 2008, building an organization that is better equipped to appropriately address a wide range of needs.
While our offices may not have the largest staff, we are dedicated to providing legal services equivalent to or better than large-scale law firms in a quick, efficient manner that meets the needs of our clientele.

Areas that we have focused on in our legal services include debt collection; general corporate law, including issues concerning labor, shareholders meetings, M&A, and joint ventures; and large-scale rehabilitation and other areas of bankruptcy law.

More recently, we have branched out over the past several years to provide support for venture companies, including new business launches involving intellectual property licensing, assistance with aircraft lease contracts, and total support for overseas expansion to ASEAN.
Other areas where we have earned favorable reviews from our clients include compliance support for B2C transactions, including consumer contracts and advertising.

Managing Partner:

Kazuhiro Nakamoto, President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations


Tokyo branch established in Minato Ward in 2008.
The Tokyo branch provides services to all sorts of clientele, from large corporations listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange to individuals.

Handling matters in:

Japanese, English, Chinese

Primary areas of consultation:

Our clients are from a diverse range of industries, including international trade, leasing and credit, electrical machinery, food products, biotechnology, shipbuilding, apparel, ready-mix concrete, printing, securities, medical care and education.


  • Corporate Law
  • We offer practical advice on general corporate management grounded in the characteristics of Japanese law, including issues related to shareholders meetings, labor, compliance and risk management.
    Our expert team can also assist with M&As, joint ventures and drafting transaction documents such as purchase and sales agreements and sales agency agreements.

  • International Transactions
  • As part of our support services for new businesses launching in China and Southeast Asia, Nakamoto & Partners drafts and proofreads English agreements, and also provides Japanese translation services for business documents.

  • Aviation Law
  • Support for negotiating and concluding aircraft lease contracts

  • B2C Transaction Compliance
  • Our compliance review of general B2C transaction contracts, advertising and the like ensures you are compliant with B2C transaction regulations under Japanese law.

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Joint development and licensing agreements can involve many complex issues. Nakamoto & Partners provides total support, whether for drafting licensing agreements, developing a general licensing strategy, or handling intellectual property disputes.

  • Debt Collection
  • Nakamoto & Partners is well versed in methods sanctioned by Japanese law for establishing an effective security interest, and for quickly and effectively collecting a debt in exigent circumstances.

  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • In addition to civil rehabilitation, corporate reorganization, and bankruptcy filings (individuals and corporations), we handle many complex corporate issues, including those involving organized crime.

  • Real Estate
  • Our attorneys are experts in the realities of real estate transactions in Japan, and have built an impressive case history in such areas as lease renewal negotiations, rent adjustment negotiations and forced evictions.

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Whether it’s a dispute with another company or with a customer, Nakamoto & Partners has helped many companies with legal action and arbitration to get through difficult situations.


Main Office (Osaka)

5F, R Building Honkan 5-9-3 Nishi-Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Tel: +81-6-6364-6241

Tokyo Branch

4F, K-Front Building 1-3-9 Moto-Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3-5771-6248

Please contact the following e-mail address for any inquiries or questions: