Hitomi Sakai

  • Counsel
  • Admitted, 2003, Japan
  • Languages: Japanese, English
  • Practice Areas
  • Professional Background / Education
  • Publications / Presentations
  • Professional Activities / Accolades

Practice Areas

International Inheritance and Estate Planning, and Labor and Employment.

I am offering estate planning solutions custom made for HNW (high net worth) clients, and non-Japanese individuals. My clients are from all regions of the world and include family business owners, company founders and investors.

General Corporate Arbitration, Mediation and other ADRs Family Law General Consultations on Personnel and Labor Matters Labor Litigation and Arbitration Cross-Border Transactions

Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

Kojima Law Offices
Deputy General of Japan Association of Arbitrators
Special Commissioner of the Central Committee for Adjustment of
Work Disputes, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Mediator at Tokyo Family Court
2019 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners


Chuo University (LL.B.)
Legal Training and Research Institute
Vanderbilt Law School (LL.M.)

Publications / Presentations

Professional Activities / Accolades

- Seminars -
Speaker at the seminar entitled "What You Need To Know About Canada-Japan Estate Planning-Golden Opportunity To Understand Key Concepts!" hosted by CCCJ (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan). (April 20, 2022)
■ Speaker at the Webinar entitled "Japanese Inheritance Tax: Everything a Foreigner Is Dying to Know!" hosted by ACCJ (THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN JAPAN). (October 1, 2021)
■ Panelist at the Webinar entitled "Navigating United States - Japanese Private Client Planning" organized by STEP Mid-Atlantic. (September 19, 2019)

- Awards-
Chambers High Net Worth 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Private Wealth Law-Japan

- Professional Activities-
■ Member, the Hong Kong Chapter, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners ("STEP")
■ Member, Japan Association of the Law of Trust
■ Member, New York State Bar Association
■ Academician, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law ("TIAETL")


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