Free legal consultation is available for foreign residents.

Experienced persons will respond to various questions about administrative procedures concerning foreign residents and Japanese citizens. Please feel free to contact us at any time. Personal information will be kept strictly confidential.


Shimane International Center
TEL: 0852-31-5056 (Booking required)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month (as a general rule) 13:00 – 16:00

Shimane International Center Western Branch Office (In The University of Shimane)
TEL: 0855-28-7990 (Booking required)
Every 4th Wednesday of the month (as a general rule) 13:00 – 16:00

Consultation Themes include…

  • Citizenship / Visa
  • International Marriage, Adoption, Recognition, Inheritance
  • Residence Status (Acquisition, Update, Special Permission, Changing Status, etc.)
  • Naturalization
  • Tax
  • Insurance / Pension
  • Resident registration
  • House Purchase
  • Driver’s License
  • Authorization and opening procedures