About Us


Masahito Nakai
Representative Gyoseishoshi Immigration Attorney  

Having any problems with visa (residence permit) applications?

Nakai Immigration Services LPC (NIS) provides one-stop professional legal services to obtain visas for Japan, as a boutique immigration law firm with over 20 years of experience. Our team includes Gyoseishoshi Immigration Attorneys, and a US attorney at law. NIS files applications at local Immigration Bureaus of Japan daily, and our multilingual staff speak English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Mongolian in addition to Japanese. All services are available in these languages.

Since I began my business as an Immigration Specialist over 20 years ago, the number of foreign people residing in Japan has more than doubled to over 2 million. It has been my great pleasure during this time to learn from my clients as I have helped them. Working with my clients continuously expands my horizons, and this is why I continue to do what I do.

If you are experiencing any difficulties or have any concerns about Immigration matters, please feel free to call us. We will be delighted to help you.

Manabu Hatakeyama
Special Adviser

Joined Ministry of Justice after graduating from Faculty of Law of Tohoku University in April 1976
Director of Consular Division, Consulate General of Japan in New York from March 1989 to March 1992
Senior Adviser of Examination, Entry Division, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice from April 1996 to March 1997
Director of office of International Affairs, Secretarial Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Justice from April 1997 to February 1999
Director of Refugee Status Recognition office, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice from March 1999 to March 2001
Councilor of Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice from April 2001 to March 2002
Director Enforcement Division, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice from April 2007 to March 2008
Director General of Osaka Regional Immigration Bureau from April 2008 to December 2010
Director General of Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau from January 2011 to March 2012
Retired Ministry of Justice in March 2012
Head of Kumamoto Office of Japan International Training Corporation Organization (JITCO) from October 2012 to March 2015
Head of Nagoya Office of JITCO from April 2015 to September 2016
Retired JITCO in September 2016

Company Profile

Firm Name
Nakai Immigration Services LPC
Masahito Nakai
Main Phone No.
Office Locations
Main office
6th floor, Shiba Kaga Bldg., 2-3-1 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011

Osaka office
3rd floor, Shin-Toyama Bldg., 1-7-20 Azuchi-machi Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0052

Univ. Support Branch
2nd floor, 5-26-6 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
Services Provided
Immigration Matters
Certificate of Eligibility, Acquirement of Status, Extension of Period of Stay, Change of Status, Part-time Work Permit, Re-entry Permit, Permanent Residency, Certificate of Authorized Employment, Provisional Release of an Overstayer (Special Permission of Residence)

Other Administrative Procedures/Document Preparation
Naturalization, acquirement of nationality, notarization and legalization, company formation, various license applications, creation of contracts.
Translation of public records, notification of place of residence, renewal of driver’s licenses.
March 1992: Established in Shinjuku, Tokyo
June 2005: Formed a Legal Professional Corporation(LPC) with a former Immigration official 【Corporate Registration No. 0502101】
April 2011: Opened the Osaka Office


Main Office

6th floor, Shiba Kaga Bldg., 2-3-1 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm

  • 4-minute walk from Daimon Sta. (Exit A6) on the Toei Asakusa/Oedo Line
  • 8-minute walk from Hamamatsucho Sta. (North Exit) on JR Yamanote/Keihin-Tohoku Line
  • 7-minute walk from Onarimon Sta. (Exit A2) on the Toei Mita Line
  • 7-minute walk from Shibakoen Sta. (Exit A3) on the Toei Mita Line

Osaka Office

3rd floor, Shin-Toyama Bldg., 1-7-20 Azuchi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0052
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • 3-minute walk from Sakaisuji-Hommachi Sta. (Exit 12) on the Chuo Line or Sakaisuji Line

Information Security (ISO 27001)

Nakai Immigration Services LPC is not a commercial company but a Legal Professional Corporation (LPC). We strive to offer the best services within the borders of the law and ethical code. We also have a contract with each of our staff to not divulge any information of our customers.

Unlike under the nondisclosure agreements used by commercial enterprises, both Gyoseishoshi Immigration Attorneys and their staff are subject to criminal penalties if client confidentiality is violated. We are therefore obligated by law to protect the private information of both individual and corporate clients, even after work has been completed. Our firm also currently has ISO27001 certification, which is an International Standard for Management Systems of Information Security.

Additionally, we have created a software with a database development company to draft application forms and manage such data, which maximizes our efficiency. Documents are digitized, and data of our clients and applications are jointly managed within internal and external servers under rigorous information protection standards.

ISO27001 certification
Information Security Statement

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