Welcome to our firm！
Nagatomo International Law Firm was established in 2014 and is the only international law firm in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Since our establishment, we have been providing our clients with reliable professional legal services.
The firm is partnered with in-depth and diverse experienced lawyers, enabling us to provide full legal services. We have an excellent patent attorney with a 20-year experience and support to protect your business and intellectual properties.
We handle a vast array of services, providing swift and reliable legal work for both domestic and international cases. Our service includes support for international businesses; dispute resolution; public and private international law issues; concerns related to agriculture, forestry, and fisheries.
We believe that our knowledge and experience, along with our able staff can fully cater to all your legal needs.
Takanori Nagatomo, Representative Attorney
Attorney Nagatomo had worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from 1996 to 2006 as a First level civil officer. While working for the Fisheries Agency in the Ministry, he was mainly in charge of international affairs and attended various international conferences as a member of national representatives such as the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Russo-Japanese Fisheries Agreement Negotiations, the African Development Council (TICAD), the Atlantic Coast Africa Fisheries Ministerial Conference (COMHAFAT), the North Atlantic Maritime Mammal Committee (NAMMCO). He also worked in the Department of International Affairs of the Ministry as a representative negotiator to conclude the economic partnership agreement with India from 2005 to 2006.
He has dealt with not only international issues, but also domestic issues such as divorce, inheritance, business contract, corporate laws. He is also giving services of intellectual properties such as registration of trade mark and patent.
2010 Juris Doctor, Hokkaido University Law School (International Public Law)
2009 Master of Legal Institutions, University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
2001 Master of International Development, Duke University
1993 Master of Science (Agriculture and Fisheries), Kyushu University
International Corporate Law (international business support, international contracts, negotiation, M & A etc.)
International civil and family law (international dispute, international divorce, international inheritance, trouble with foreigners in Japan etc)
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries (fishery right issues, union troubles, resource management etc.)
Internet problems (internet slander, harmful reputation, internet defamation)
Intellectual properties (patent, trademark registration)
Organizations, Affiliation Committees of Bar Association
Northern Region Relations Committee of Hokkaido Federation of Bar Associations
International Affairs Committee of Sapporo Bar AssociationInternational Relations Committee of Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Russia Japan Lawyers Council (Founding member)
Accreditation of Support agencies for business innovation (Certification of No. 50 of June 29, 2018)
Activities as Lawyer
Attending St. Petersburg International Legal Forum as a member of the delegation of Japan since 2015.
Participating in mutual exchanges between Sakhalin Bar Association and Hokkaido Federation of Bar Associations since 2015.
Attended the bilateral meeting of Russian Federation of Bar Associations and Japan Federation of Bar Associations in 2017 and 2018.
Working as one of the founding members of Russia Japan Lawyers Council since 2017.
Radio personality of the program “Kotoni Attorney’s Cafe” of Sankakuyama Radio Station since 2016.
Posted coverage on Yomiuri Shimbun, Fisheries Newspaper, etc., and appeared in television programs etc. as a lawyer familiar with international affairs and fisheries.
Please inquire for requests for interview, media appearance and seminar lecture.
Hobbies & Skills
Fishing: He loves fishing since elementary school student. He is called as a fish professional lawyer.
Kyudo (Japanese archery): He has 5th dan level archer. He won the high school competition in Kumamoto Prefecture and participated in the Inter-high school national competition as the winner of Kumamoto competition. He also won the U.S. National Kyudo Championships in 2000.
Snowboarding: He enjoys powder-snow in Hokkaido currently.
人間万事塞翁が馬(jin kan ban ji sai ou ga uma): the proverb from an old Chinese story which means “inscrutable are the ways of heaven”
General Civil Actions
●Divorce and other family law
●Inheritance and Will
●Consolidation of consumer debt
●Reimbursement of over-payment of debts
●Other general civil issues
●International business/contract support
●Private/public international law issues
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries
●Conflict resolution within an agricultural /fisheries Association
●Other issues related to agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
●Consultations and litigation regarding Infringement of Intellectual Property
Our Office is located on the 3rd floor of Kinokuniya bldg, directly connected to the Exit 3 of subway Kotoni station.
3-18-3F, Kotoni 1-4 Nishi-Ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 063-0811
TEL 011-614-2131/FAX 011-590-1562
Business hours:9 am – 7 pm (Monday-Friday)
Please feel free to contact us!
Your attention to our firm will be greatly appreciated.
We will reply within three business days. For immediate assistance, please call us at 011-614-2131.