Yosuke Shimamura,

Attorney at Law (Daini Tokyo Bar Association)



Before to be an attorney, I have been engaged in international development assistance at UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Although it was possible to continue my career at international organizations or agencies, I decided to be an attorney to contribute to solve problems of people more directly through developing my expertise of law. After becoming an attorney, I realized that there are lots of people even in Japan who are suffering from violation of their human rights and need legal support and protection by an attorney. It is now my motivation as an attorney to make them smile again by solving their problems.

I work sincerely, seriously and tenaciously for my clients. Please feel free to contact and share your problem to get solution for it.



Juris Doctor, School of Law, University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Master of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, U.S.

Bachelor of Laws, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo


Kumagaya local Law Office, Japan Legal Support Center (Hou-terasu)

Aozora Law office

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Bank of Tokyo Ltd.


  • Member of Committee for Protecting Human Rights for Foreigners, Kanto Federation of Bar Associations (2014~Present)
  • Member of Committee for Human Rights Protection, Daini Tokyo Bar Association(2015~Present)
  • Member of International Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association(2015~Present)
  • Staff Attorney, Office of International Affairs, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2015~2017)
  • Deputy Secretary General, Organizing Committee of LAWASIA Tokyo Conference 2017 (2016~2017)
  • Member of Council Concerning Hansen’s Disease of Tokyo Three Bar Associations (2015~2016)
  • Speaker of Session-Conflicts and Cross Border Migrations- at 1st LAWASIA Human Rights Conference in India(2019)


  • Karate(Shotokan-ryu, Okinawa Syorin-ryu)