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Consultation Service

Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) offers consultation services for foreign residents in Tokyo. Legal advice by a lawyer with an English/Chinese-speaking interpreter is also available. 

Foreign Residents’ Advisory Center (FRAC)

Our staff will give advice on matters and issues which you have problems with or would like to know more about. In principle, consultation is carried out over the phone, but please drop in if necessary.
Consultation is completely free of charge and confidentiality is strictly observed.

Language Days Hours Tel
English Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 03-5320-7744
Chinese Tuesday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 03-5320-7766
Korean Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 03-5320-7700

*National holidays are excluded from consultation days

 

Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents at TMG

Tokyo Metropolitan Government provides free legal consultation services for foreign residents (by appointment only). Each consultation will be offered by a lawyer from HOUTERASU (Japan Legal Support Center) with an interpreter.

Days

Tuesday (except national holidays)
Consultation is up to 45minutes starting at:

  • 1:30 p.m
  • 2:30 p.m
  • 3:30 p.m
Language English/Chinese (through an interpreter)
Form
  1. Face-to-face consultation
  2. Online consultation
Place

Foreign Residents' Advisory Center

Reservation Please make an appointment by phone

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone 03-5320-7744 (English)

Monday to Friday (except national holidays)

Phone 03-5320-7766(Chinese)

Tuesday & Friday (except national holidays)

 

※Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents at Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is free for just one time per case.

map:around TMG Buildings

Community Activity Promotion Section,Citizens’ Affairs Division,Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports
3rd floor, North side of TMG No.1 Building, 
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-8001