Office Profile

Ariake Himawari Fund Law Office,the predecessor of Ariake Shimabara Law Office,was established with assistance from Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Kyushu Federation of Bar Associations, and Nagasaki Bar Association in order to ensure that attorneys at law are available in Shimabara Peninsula.

For details, view Web pages of  Japan Federation of Bar Associations(


Practice Areas

Family and Inheritance Law

Divorce issues: share of expenses arising from marriage,

                        child custody, division of marital propety, etc.  

Inheritance issues: execution of a will, division of inherited 

                               propety, etc.

Adult Guardianship: a system that aims to legally support      

                             persons with insufficient capacity to judge things 

                             due to dementia, intellectual disability, etc.


Civil Law

Labor issues: wrongful discharge, nonpayment, harassment, etc.

Compensation claim issues: traffic injury, workplace injury, etc.

Consumer issues: wrongful denial of insurance claims, etc.

Contract issues: recovery of damages for breach of contract, etc.

Rental and leasing issues for landlords and tenants


Crime Victims Support

Representing crime victims in lawsuits and other legal proceedings involving personal injury, school violence, traffic injury, and wrongful death.

  Support during the investigation stage:

    going to the police with you and reporting a crime, etc.

  Support during a criminal trial:

    victim participation in criminal proceedings, etc.

  Seeking restitution and compensation :  

    applying for crime victim benefits, filing a lawsuit against

    the offender, filing a petition for compulsory execution, etc. 


Bankruptcy Discharge 

Bankruptcy proceedings are designed to liquidate the debtor's assets and fairly distribute proceeds among creditors when the  debtor is no longer able to pay debts.

Discharge proceedings are designed to support the debtor to recover financially by discharging debts.  



To make a reservation, please use the contact form.

It is recommended to be accompanied by someone who acts as an interpreter between Japanese and your own language.

An initial consultation is free.

Civil Legal Aid provides supports for people having financial difficulties when they get into legal trouble.

About Civil Legal Aid, view Web pages of Japan Legal Support Center(


Location and Access
1850-1, Imagawa-cho, Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture (the fifth floor of Otemon Building)

10-minute walk from Shimabara Staion

Tel: 0957-61-0888



About the Japanese Judicial System

 Supreme Court

 Japan Federation of Bar Associations

About Japanese Law

 Japanese Law Translation(Ministry of Justice)