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.


Biglaw experience

Most Biglaw firms in Japan do not handle their immigration work in-house. Instead, they farm it 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, has almost 10 years of experience working in Biglaw in the United States and Japan and significant experience handling immigration matters in Japan. He is also the first and only Westerner to become licensed as a Japanese immigration attorney in 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, and those that do often have substandard English skills.

A client that works with a Japanese immigration attorney with poor English skills puts its applications at risk. Successful communication is the foundation for a successful application, and all too often the failure to communicate results in problems, delays and application rejection. You can avoid these problems by working Jackson Sogo, where all advice is provided by Jeff Jackson, an English native speaker.


Licensed to practice before Japanese Immigration

Many companies in Japan falsely claim to provide Japanese immigration assistance. These companies will often advertise their services on professional-looking websites and optimize search engine results so that their site is featured prominently in Google searches.

Only licensed Japanese immigration attorneys may represent clients before the Japanese Immigration Bureau. Jeff Jackson, the founder and managing partner of Jackson Sogo, is fully licensed to assist clients with their Japanese immigration needs.