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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)

We will give advice on matters and issues which you have problems with or would like to know more about. Consultation is basicaIIy carried out over the phone. You are also welcomed to visit our office.
Consultation is completely free of charge and confidentiality is strictly observed.

Language Days Hours Tel
English Monday to Friday 9:30 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Chinese Tuesday and Friday 9:30 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Korean Wednesday 9:30 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00

*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.


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

  • 13:30
  • 14:30
  • 15:30
Language English/Chinese (through an interpreter)
  1. Face-to-face consultation
  2. Online consultation

Foreign Residents' Advisory Center

Reservation Please make an appointment by phone

9:30 - 12:00/13:00 - 17:00

Tel:03-5320-7744 (English)

Monday to Friday (except national holidays)


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