Business Visas for Japan by SHIMAX Legal

About us

About us

SHIMAX Legal was founded in 2018. We are a boutique legal services provider offering counsel on a range of matters including business and commercial registration and visa matters in Japan. We provide practical advice that integrates with our clients’ values and business strategies. We possess both the business knowledge and the legal expertise required to successfully handle a wide spectrum of issues.

Company incorporation and visa application procedures in Japan can be complicated and rather time consuming for those not accustomed to Japanese laws and practices. Establishing a legitimate business base in Japan and acquiring proper visas requires professional services from experienced specialists. From individuals and small businesses to multi-national enterprises, we tailor our services to meet your requirements.

SHIMAX Legal is conveniently located just seconds away from Tokyo Metro’s Jimbocho station (Hanzomon, Shinjuku, Mita Lines) in Kanda Jimbocho, an area known for its quaint bookstores and coffee shops.

Address: 8F Mito Kosan Bldg., 2-4 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Representative Shihoshoshi and Gyoseishoshi

Keita Shimakura

  • Member Tokyo Shihoshoshi Association
  • Registration Number: No. 5545 (Tokyo)
  • Licensed Small Claims Litigation Proxy: No. 801326
  • Member Japan Federation of Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialists Association
  • Registration Number: 19080427

Professional History and Resume

March 2005 Graduated from Waseda University Department of Political Economics
April 2005 Housing products manufacturer (Tokyo Stock Exchange listed)
November 2008 Passed shihoshoshi examination
September 2009 Passed small claims litigation proxy certification examination
October 2009 Major Tokyo based shihoshoshi firm (8 years 6 months)
Senior Manager of commercial registration, corporate legal
services, international services team
May 2018 Established Shimakura Shihoshoshi Office (SHIMAX LEGAL)
January 2019 Passed gyoseishoshi examination


May 2012 「Q&A外国人をめぐる法律相談」 Published by Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd.

Presentations and Seminars

March 2014 Practical guide to international matters (international registrations in practice)
Daini Tokyo Bar Association, International Committee