English-speaking Japanese lawyer at central Tokyo, handling immigration/asylum cases, family law and employment law matters, and medical malpractice cases.

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Medical malpractice is a specialist field because it requires some familiarity with medical jargons, but more importantly because it requires vast time and efforts to analyze the facts plus medical doctors who are willing to give advice and testimony. This tends to limit the number of lawyers who are prepared to practice in this field, let alone lawyers who are proficient in English. I consider myself as one of such rarities. I am willing to take on a medical malpractice case as plaintiff’s advocate.

As regards social security benefits which cover foreign residents, I touched upon the government compensation scheme for work-related injuries and medical insurance scheme as well as unemployment benefits in Employment Law Matters. What I did not mention in that section was public assistance (Seikatsu-Hogo). Public Assistance is available in principle only to those having long-term resident, spouse or permanent resident visas. Quite a few foreign residents, particularly wives running away from their husbands’ violence, are benefitting from Seikatsu-Hogo assistance, which is worth bearing in mind.