1. About us

About us

Fushimi Law Office is one of the largest law firms in Kyoto and is located in Kyoto City. We take great pride in our legal experience and reliable network we have established thus far by resolving a large number of legal issues relating to Kyoto. We have also handled and successfully settled numerous legal issues relating to inheritance law and corporate law all across Japan.

In addition, we have strenuously assisted Japanese individuals with the inheritance of their assets located overseas, as well as Japanese companies with their entry into overseas markets such as Australia, the USA, China, South Korea and Southeast Asia. As a result, we have obtained not only international legal experience and know-how, but also strong relationships with local lawyers in those countries.

Very few law firms in Japan, and especially those in the Kansai region including Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, are providing Japanese legal services for non-Japanese individuals and companies in English and Chinese. We, as a boutique law firm, utilize our global network and provide legal assistance for foreign individuals, not only those residing in Japan but also overseas, in the practice area of Japanese inheritance law, and also for foreign affiliates in the practice area of Japanese business law.

Although we are not native English or Chinese speakers, we are confident in having simple oral conversations in those languages. If the subject matter becomes more complex, it is helpful for us to receive written communications and instructions from you such as via email, which gives us more time to examine and prepare proper responses in those languages.

Person to contact in English

Ken Takahashi

(Please note our receptionists speak Japanese only.)

Ken is dedicated to providing legal assistance for his corporate clients, including small and medium-sized enterprises and medical corporations, in various practice areas such as M&A, business contracts review and dispute resolution. He is also acting as the legal counsel for many companies. In addition, he provides legal advice in the areas of sports law and international business law, especially in relation to Australia. His Australian legal practice ranges from assisting Japanese companies with their investments in Australia, to providing advice and assistance in relation to wills and inheritance for Japanese individuals who own assets both in Japan and Australia.

< Education >
UNSW Institute of Languages, English Language Program (English for Law), 2018 (Advanced Level Certification)
Diploma, the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, 2009
J.D., Ritsumeikan University Law School, 2008
LL.B., Ritsumeikan University, 2006
< Admission >
Japan (2009)
< Admitted to practice >
Japan (2009)
< Affiliations >
2009 –Present: Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Kyoto Bar Association
2013 –Present: Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
< Professional and Academic Activities >
2018 –Present: Lecturer (Corporate Law), Ritsumeikan University Law School
2020 –Present: Member, Committee on Foreign Lawyers and International Legal Practice, Japan Federation of Bar Associations

Person to contact in Chinese:

Yuji Takeda

(Please note our receptionists speak Japanese only.)