ABOUT OUR FIRM

KUMAMOTO CENTRAL LAW OFFICE (The Law Office of Hironori Kino) is a general practice law firm that provides a wide range of legal services in English as well as in Japanese to our clients located in the Kumamoto region. Prior to opening his own law office, Hironori Kino (attorney-at-law admitted in Japan) started his professional career at Japan's largest full-service international law firm and spent over 10 years there mainly advising and assisting foreign companies coming to Japan.

Our fundamental mission is to contribute to a «more affluent, more liberal, and more fair society» in my wife's hometown of Kumamoto. As part of this mission, we strive to help individuals, families, and businesses resolve their respetive legal issues in the best way possible. We recognize that each of our clients has been placed into unique situations. With that in mind, we tailor our legal services to their specific needs and circumstances.

The business hours are from 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. We also offer evening and weekend appointments upon request. Call us at 096-288-2193 to schedule your initial consultation.

You can also contact us via our LINE Official Account.

Profile - Hironori Kino, Attorney-at-Law

Hironori Kino, Attorney-at-Law

PRACTICE AREAS

GENERAL LITIGATION

Traffic Accidents, Real Estate Transactions, Construction Contracts, Consumer Rights, Medical Malpractice, Debt Collections, etc.

FAMILY LAW

Inheritance Disputes, Wills, Guardianship, Family Trust, Divorce, Compensation for Marital Infidelity, Property Division, Child Custody & Support, etc.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Dismissal, Non-Renewal Notice, Sexual and Other Workplace Harassment, Resignation Notice, etc.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

State Redress Law, Tax Disputes, Other Claims against National or Local Governments, etc.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Authors' Rights (Copyright), Trademarks, Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Response to Request for Disclosure of Alleged Copyright Infringer's Information, etc.

BUSINESS LAW

Commercial Negotiations, Employment Disputes, Contract Drafting & Review, Business Succession Planning, etc.

Languages (Langues):

🇬🇧 English

🇯🇵 Japanese (日本語)

🇫🇷 French (Français)

ATTORNEY BIOGRAPHY

HIRONORI KINO (39-year-old lawyer)

2021 Opened the Kumamoto Central Law Office in Kumamoto City
2010-2020 Largest Law Firm in Japan
(Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo Office)
2009 Admitted in Japan
2008-2009 Legal Apprentice at the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
2005-2008 Waseda Law School (J.D.)
2001-2005 Keio University
(B.A. Environment and Information Studies)
1995-2001 Kaisei Junior & Senior High School (Tokyo)

PUBLICATIONS

- Corpus Juris Finance [First Volume] - Completely Revised Edition
(Co-author / Shojihomu, 2017)
- Japanese-English Model Work Rules - 2nd Edition
(Co-author / Chuou-Keizaisha, 2014)
- Legal Practice of Japanese Limited Partnership Agreement
(Co-author / Shojihomu, 2011)

FEE ARRANGEMENTS

INITIAL CONSULTATION

A nominal fee of JPY5,500 (for up to 30 minute) or JPY11,000 (for up to 1 hour) applies to an initial in-person consultation.

Initial consultations in certain types of cases (e.g., injuries in car accidents) are provided free of charge.

We generally accept credit cards and certain other cashless payment methods for initial consultation fees. For details, please click here (Japanese only)

We kindly request that all visitors make an appointment in advance by phone (or LINE).

HOURLY FEE ARRANGEMENTS

Our hourly rates range from JPY22,000 to JPY66,000 depending on the expertise required for each case.

In many cases, we are able to offer a capped hourly fee arrangement with a contingent fee.

JAPANESE CONVENTIONAL FEE ARRANGEMENTS

Attorneys and clients in Japan traditionally tend to adopt a combination of a fixed initial fee and a contingent fee.

In certain types of cases, we may even offer a completely contingent fee arrangement.

CONTACT

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FIRM NAME KUMAMOTO CENTRAL LAW OFFICE
(熊本セントラル法律事務所)
ADDRESS KEIJU Bulidling 3rd Floor, 2-9-35, Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-0078
* Currently (as of September 2022), this new building does not appear on Google Maps' Satellite View because the relevant images have not been recently updated, while you can see the building on Google Street View.
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* Among the parking spaces of the building, only No. 3 is for our visitors. If you are coming by car, please let us know well in advance.
BUS STOPS
Kyomachi Yanagawa 3 minutes (170m)
(京町柳川バス停)
Kyomachi Honcho A 4 minutes (300m)
(京町本丁バス停/旧3号沿い)
Kyomachi Honcho B 5 minutes (400m)
(京町本丁バス停/京陵中沿い)
Saibansho Mae (Court) 5 minutes (390m)
(裁判所前バス停)
RAILWAY STATION
Kami-Kumamoto Station 12 minutes (980m)
(上熊本駅)
MEETING ROOM Meeting Room - Kumamoto Central Law Office
TEL 096-288-2193 (Mon - Fri: 8am - 9pm / Sat - Sun: 11am - 9pm)
FAX 096-288-2194
BUSINESS HOURS Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
We also offer evening and weekend appointments upon request. We kindly request that all visitors make an appointment in advance by phone.*
* You can also contact us via our LINE Official Account.