Top-tier global clients

Jackson Sogo serves as local Japanese counsel for some of the largest law firms and organizations in the world. This includes large multinational law firms, Big 4 accounting firms as well as companies and other organizations in Japan or seeking to enter Japan.

High-quality advice not available at Japan Biglaw

Most Biglaw firms in Japan do not handle their immigration work in-house. Instead, they farm these matters out to local immigration lawyers who have not received any formal legal training and are not subject to the normal vetting process.

Jeff Jackson, the founder and managing partner of Jackson Sogo, is the only Westerner licensed as a Japanese immigration lawyer and has significant experience handling immigration matters in Japan as well as almost a decade of experience working in Biglaw in the United States and Japan. With Jackson Sogo, you can rest assured that your matter will be handled professionally by a Biglaw-trained veteran attorney.

Native English support

The vast majority of immigration attorneys in Japan do not speak English with professional fluency. Effective communication is the foundation for a successful application, and all too often the failure to communicate results in problems, delays and poor outcomes. You can avoid these problems by working Jackson Sogo, where all advice is provided by Jeff Jackson, an English native speaker.

Licensed to practice throughout Japan

Jackson Sogo serves clients from around the world and throughout Japan, and Jeff Jackson, the founder and managing partner of Jackson Sogo, is fully licensed to represent clients before all offices of the Japanese Immigration Bureau.

Based in Nagoya, we regularly represent clients in Tokyo and other major cities in Japan. Our central location allows us to quickly travel by train or plane to meet with clients and represent clients before Immigration.