Trust and Achievements for over 50 Years of Founding

We have received high praise as a pioneer of joint law firm office in Japan.

We strive to respond to the complex diversifying needs and aim to become a law firm that is truly needed by clients and society.

Naniwakyodo was originally founded in 1962. Since that time, we have won the trust of our corporate and individual clients mainly in Osaka and the Kansai area through offering a full range of legal services. Not many law firms can maintain great trust from their clients for more than 50 years. The reason we can is because of our unwavering commitment to clients. Covering all sorts of legal needs from advanced to day-to-day issues, we have done everything in our power to serve any needs of our customers ranging from large companies to individual clients.

Another aspect of our law firm is our commitment to the society. Our managing director, Kioi Akio, was elected as the president of Japan Federation of Bar Associations and also served as the president of the Resolution and Collection Corporation established by the Japanese government. Other attorneys in our firm also are active in giving back to the society through pro-bono work and educational activities.

Establishment of L.P.C. and Tokyo office In response to the growing needs of our corporate clients, particularly those with their headquarters or branches in Tokyo, we opened the Tokyo office in Oct 2006 while incorporating the firm as a legal professional corporation (L.P.C.).


Naniwakyodo L.P.C. provides quality services across a broad spectrum of legal matters including litigation, corporate issues, insolvency, banking, real property, torts, business transaction, intellectual property, Family and Criminal Law.

For international clients One of our partners, Hamada Takehisa, received LLM degree from Duke Law School in North Carolina, U.S.A. in 2005 and is admitted to the bars of NY as well as Japan. Having worked for a year at Rajah & Tann, one of the largest law firms in Singapore, he has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and disputes for international clients.

Osaka Office
  • Shunsuke Matoba
  • Hiroyuki Shirade
  • Takehisa Hamada(licensed in Japan and NY)
  • Ayako Mizokami
  • Jun Morikawa
  • Nao Kawabata
  • Shuntaro Nemoto
  • Shinjiro Miyazaki
Tokyo Office
  • Naoki Umikawa
  • Masatoshi Kuwatake
  • Toshiki Nagata
  • Toya Kobayashi
Osaka Office
Weekday 09:00~18:00 [Japan Time]
2-3-15 Nishitenma Kitaku Osaka Sento Building 2F ZIP5300047 Japan
Tokyo Office
Weekday 09:00~18:00 [Japan Time]
2-7-15 Ichigayatamachi Shinjukuku Tokyo Ichigaya crossplace 5F ZIP1620843 Japan