Board Member Profile


Founder and Co-Chair

Masato Nakai, Immigration Lawyer

Director, Nakai Immigration Service


International Bar Association (IBA, UK)

Tokyo Gyoseishoshi Association

Osaka Gyoseishoshi Association

Lecture / Guest Speaker

American Chamber of Commerce Japan

British Chamber of Commerce Japan

German Chamber of Commerce Japan

Japan Law Society etc.


Japan Times

iNTOUCH (Tokyo American Club) etc.


We Immigratio lawyer (General Attorney) who specialize in Immigration Procedure in Japan, would like to learn other countries’ immigration law and practice and apply to our own practices.



Takako Takeda, Immigration Lawyer

Director, Takeda Immigration Office

Graduated from Ochanomizu University

Worked at IBM JAPAN


We would like to learn about other countries’ immigration practice for Japanese who are going overseas, and wish to make policy proposals to Japan’s immigration policy based on those knowledge.



Akihiro Asakawa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

Worked at Political Researcher, Embassy of Japan in Australia


I am doing research on Australia’s immigration policy. I would like to think about Japanese immigration law and policy in comparison with other countries’ law and practices.



Yayoi Ashikaga

Representative Director, AOM Visa Consulting

Graduated from Faculty of Law, Keio University

Senior Visa Officer, Australian Embassy, Tokyo

Worked at Leman Brothers Japan and Nomura Securities


With the rapid progress of globalization, it may be the time for Japan to consider and review Japanese Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. Having compared with other countries’ immigration policy and practical procedure, I hope participants could learn how other governments treat foreign people from immigration perspective and develop strategy. I hope this forum makes good opportunity to discuss and propose future Japanese immigration policy.