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Hello and thank you for visiting our website!
Our mission is to help you eliminate the stress and confusion of dealing with immigration and incorporation procedures so that you can stay reassured and concentrate on what you should be focusing on, making your business and life a success in Japan.
It's exciting to live and experience different cultures in other countries, but in Japan it can sometimes be quite complicated and stressful because of the language and administrative procedures that are often extremely complicated.
We know how it feels like, trust us... as we have been through all that ourselves having lived in many different countries. This experience motivated us to provide the kind of services that would make the life of foreigners in Japan easier and allow them to do what they really want to do.
Our office is a small, friendly structure that assures you attentive, efficient, flexible and professional services to find the most suitable solution for you.
We offer tailored personal and business solutions to help you and your business grow and be successful here in Japan.
Yoko Majima - Legal Advisor, Qualified Gyosei Shoshi Lawyer, Immigration Lawyer
Yoko was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1974. Hokkaido where she grew up admiring beautiful scenery and landscape remains to be the place she loves the most and where she feels most at home.
Her first adventure overseas started when she spent one year in Melbourne, Australia as a Rotary Exchange Student at the age of 17.
She then graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo, after spending one year in Aix-en-Provence, France, studying the Immigration issues and how people from different cultural backgrounds can integrate into the country of immigration.
After her university studies, she first worked for a Japanese fashion designer preparing for fashion shows and sales at Paris Collection Weeks, then at a Japanese trading company importing French wines and foods.
Itching for another adventure overseas, she got a job at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva, where she grew her interest for the legal professions.
After returning to Tokyo, she worked for the Trade Commission at the French Embassy in Japan, where she was in charge of the personalized partner research, market research and consultation for more than 100 French and Japanese companies in cosmetic, sports and leisure industries per year.
After she successfully passed the examination and became qualified as a Gyosei Shoshi Lawyer in 2004, Yoko decided to run her own legal practice to help foreigners with visa application and company registration in Japan while making the most of her extensive experience in international fields and language skills.
She thoroughly enjoys her work which allows her to meet many different people and to help them achieve what they truly want to do in their lives.
Hiroto Senda - Legal Advisor, Qualified Gyosei Shoshi Lawyer, Immigration Lawyer
Hiroto was born in 1984 and grew up in the US.
He is a native speaker of English and Japanese.
After returning to Japan he continued his studies and graduated from Keio University with a Bachelor’s in Law, completed the Juris Doctor program at Sophia University Law School and built up extensive experience as a translator for contracts and other legal documents before becoming an Immigration Lawyer.
He was initially drawn to practice as an Immigration Lawyer after realizing that it was a privileged position allowing him to meet and support various clients who were starting a new chapter in their lives.
Since the establishment of his own visa office in early 2011, he has assisted countless numbers of foreign individuals and international businesses with visa and business registration related procedures, and has been lucky enough to have had the support of several colleagues who still support the Group to this day.
In June of 2015, Hiroto joined Yoko to become partners of a joint office and business group, the June Advisors Group.
Chris Ellis - Business Development Director
Chris Ellis is the head of Business Development and Consulting for the June Advisors Group, and he is an Australian born in Melbourne, 1977.
His first experience in Japan came in 2000, when he moved to Tokyo to become a business trainer.
He quickly moved into the global entertainment industry, and was an event producer and international booking agent for musicians.
In 2003, he moved back to Australia to complete his Masters of Marketing, and upon return to Japan he worked at a boutique executive search firm focusing on automotive, consumer goods, luxury retail, marketing and advertising professionals.
He worked in the content and licensing industry for movies and Japanese manga and was fortunate to be able to work all over the world.
In 2011, he established his own recruiting firm as the CEO, helping international companies enter Japan and hire highly skilled bilingual professionals.
He has a passion for business development and assisting new companies succeed in Japan.
Chris is an experienced executive recruiter and business consultant for companies wanting to enter the Japanese market.
If you have any questions about how the June Advisors Group can help your company in Japan, please feel free to contact Chris anytime.
Yuki Hirota - Consultant
Born in Tokyo and grew up in California.
Native speaker of English and Japanese and currently trying to learn Spanish.
Yuki has 6 years of experience in one of the top advertising companies in Japan, where she worked as a producer, she also worked as a commercial manager in the Japanese apparel industry and was lucky enough to work all over the world with a top Japanese fashion label.
She joined the legal profession in July 2014 and since has been assisting many foreign companies and individuals.
Yuki enjoys learning and interacting with different cultures and clients from all over the world while at the same time they remind her of the good aspects of Japan.
She is interested in developing new business areas especially in the trading business and is currently researching importing wine and clothing from the Latin American countries.
She has a passion for dancing and travelling.
Wataru Koizumi - Legal Advisor, Qualified Gyosei Shoshi Lawyer, Immigration Lawyer
Wataru graduated from Sophia University with a Bachelor’s in Law, and completed the Juris Doctor program at Sophia University Law School.
He registered as a qualified Gyosei Shoshi Lawyer in 2014.
As Japan is becoming more and more internationalized with Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games approaching, Wataru is excited to ber able to help companies and individuals experience Japan.
Wataru is happy to help the increasing number of people who struggle with visa issues.
Marie was born in Japan, and moved to New York at the age of 6 with her family. After spending most of her elementary school life in New York, she moved back to Japan.
Having had a bilingual education, Marie is a fluent speaker of both English and Japanese.
Prior to joining June Advisors Group, Marie worked for global financial firms, making the most of her international experiences and communication skills.
She also has extensive experience in translation work and is happy to assist those who are thinking of relocating to Japan.
What is a Gyosei Shoshi Lawyer ?
In addition to attorneys (bengoshi), there are different legal specialists in Japan who are qualified by the Government. Each of them have their own specific specialization, and the Gyosei Shoshi Lawyers cover rather large fields from administrative procedures to everything concerning the rights and obligations.
That is why each Gyosei Shoshi Laywer has specialized fields that could be completely different from someone else of the same profession.
Among the legal specialists, Gyosei Shoshi Lawyers are the only ones who are authorized by Immigration to proceed visa and status of resident's application on behalf of their clients, until the same title was granted to attorneys (bengoshi) in 2004.