The Law Office of Yohei Suda provides legal service for various communities, including the English-speaking community in Japan. Consultation in English, French, and Japanese is available.
Profile of Yohei Suda
Attorney with experience in international business law, commercial law, and family law.
Mr. Suda is a graduate of the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law (LL.B.), has an American law degree from the University of Washington (J.D.), and a Maîtrise in international and European law from the University of Nantes (LL.M.)
Trained in both the Anglo-American common law system and the European/Japanese civil law system, Mr. Suda can offer optimal solutions to problems facing international clients. His proficiency in English and French has made him excel in intercultural mediation.
Mr. Suda is interested in market globalization and particularly interested in the structuring of international transactions.
Mr. Suda is well-versed in the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (also known as the Hague Convention) and has become well-known in the field of international divorce and parental child abduction.
Mr. Suda serves on the board of directors and is an auditor for non-profit organizations related to the protection of personal rights and freedoms.
Mr. Suda is regularly invited to teach in universities, acts as a judge in moot court competitions, and regularly gives lectures in Japan and abroad.
In 2003, after completing his legal studies in the United States, Mr. Suda passed the bar exam in Washington State. After one year as a law clerk at the Washington State Supreme Court, he served as an intern at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia where he developed an advanced knowledge of the social, political, and legal issues related to war crimes.
Armed with these international experiences, Mr. Suda returned to Japan, where he was admitted to the Bar in Tokyo in 2006. He opened his own law firm in Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo in 2010. As a lawyer, his goals are promoting knowledge of the law, helping people solve their problems, and ensuring that his clients’voices are heard in the courts.
History of Yohei Suda
1976 Born in Tokyo
1999 Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo
2002 Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law
2003 Maîtrise in international and European law from the University of Nantes
(magna cum laude)
2003 Judicial clerk to Justice Barbara Madsen of the Washington State Supreme Court
2003 Admitted to bar in the State of Washington
2004 Intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
2006 Admitted to bar in Japan
2010 Founded the Law Office of Yohei Suda
- Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society (co-translated with Koki Abe et al.) (2011).
- Overwork and Depression (co-written with Hiroshi Kawahito), 70 Byoin No. 1, 36-39 (2011).
- Environment and Human Rights, Textbook on Contemporary Human Rights (4th edition, Hiroshi Kawahito ed.), 36-57 (2009).
- Suicide Caused by Overwork: Practice of Suicide Prevention (co-written with Hiroshi Kawahito, Yoshitomo Takahashi et Tadashi Takeshima eds.) 255-61 (2009).
- Book Review: “The Working Poor : Invisible in America”, 269 Workers’ Rights 108 (2007).
- Shogi et crise environnementale, La Revue Nouvelle, March 2007, 68-73 (2007).
- Monitoring E-mail of Employees in the Private Sector: A Comparison Between Western Europe and the United States, 4 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 209-62 (2005).
- La surveillance des e-mails et la protection des données des employés dans le secteur privé: les comparaisons du present et du futur entre l'Europe de l'ouest et les Etats-Unis, 2003 Revue Juridique de l’Ouest 461-78 (2004).
In addition to his six years of overseas experience, including practical work experience in the United States and Europe, Mr. Suda has also become active in the fields of international human rights law and international environmental law. His collaboration with non-profit organizations on human rights, combined with his experience as an attorney on issues related to death from overwork, have enabled him to get involved in various research projects and group discussions.
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Do you Do you need legal consultation?
- Your employment was terminated unfairly.
- You wish to divorce or your spouse wishes divorce.
- Your company wishes to do business with a foreign company.
- You were arrested by the police.
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The Law Office of Yohei Suda
5th Floor, Bunkyo KS Building 3-19-10 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0012 Japan
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30-12:30, 13:30-17:15
Legal Consultation Fee
6,500 yen (plus tax) for 30 minutes
13,000 yen (plus tax) for 60 minutes
Main Activities of the Law Office of Yohei Suda
- Drafting contracts
- Resolving contractual disputes
Landlord and Tenant Law
- Worker’s compe
- Termination of employment
- Moral harassment
Intellectual Property Law
- Prenuptial agreement
- The Hague Convention
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