Real Estate, Incorporation, Visas, Succession - Shiho-Shoshi Law Office in Kobe, Japan

Kobe Legal Partners

These are just some of the situations in which we can help you.

  1. You want to buy a home in Japan, but need help with the official procedures, contracts, and obtaining a home loan.
  2. You want to start a business in Japan, but are not sure about the official procedures.
  3. You want to divorce your Japanese spouse and are worried about the divorce procedures, as well as what will happen to your assets, your children, and your visa.
  4. You married and had children in Japan, but subsequently divorced and plan to remarry, and you want to provide for your children in your will.
  5. You are leaving Japan but retaining some assets in the country, and need advice regarding asset management.
  6. You want to plan for eventualities in Japan – even the unpleasant ones, such as who will manage your assets if you become senile.

At Kobe Legal Partners, we offer a range of legal services to help make life in Japan easier for foreign nationals. With more than 20 years’ experience, we know all the bureaucratic ins and outs regarding wills and inheritance, asset management, real estate, incorporation, and obtaining official permits. We take care of the red tape so you don’t have to.

First consultation is free – e-mail us now to discuss your needs

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About Kobe Legal Partners

aboutimageKobe Legal Partners is a long-standing firm of shiho-shoshi and gyosei-shoshi lawyers helping make life in Japan easier for the local foreign community with a range of services pertaining to real estate, company incorporation, visas, wills and inheritance, and asset management.



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Company Incorporation

Foreign Nationals Registering a Company in Japan


step1Initial Consaltation step2Developing a Business Plan step3Registration Documents Preparation st ...

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Company Incorporation

Differences between Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies


  Stock Companies (Kabushiki Kaisha) Limited Liability Company (Godo Kaisha) License tax for re ...

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Company Incorporation

Procedures for establishing a company in Japan with foreign capital


The first issue is deciding whether to incorporate as a stock company or as a limited liability comp ...


real estate

To Overseas Investors Considering Japanese Real Estate Investment

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Structure of Japanese Real Estate Transactions The first step in buying real estate in Japan is find ...

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retirement planning

Estate Planning-Lifetime Gifts

Advice to: A Japanese-American residing in the U.S. wishes to make a gift of Japanese real estate to ...


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