What is Houterasu?
Houterasu (Japan Legal Support Center) is a "general information center" established by the government to solve legal problems.
"Debt", "divorce", "inheritance" ... When you have various legal troubles, you often don't know "who should I talk to?" Or "what kind of solution is there?" Should be.The role of "Houterasu" is to provide "direction guidance" to solve these problems.
Information provision business
It is a business that provides information on the legal system and information on counseling institutions / organizations (bar associations, judicial scrivener associations, counseling counters for local public organizations, etc.) free of charge according to the content of inquiries from users.
Crime victim support business
A legal system to properly participate in criminal procedures related to crimes and to recover and reduce damages and pains so that those who have been victims of crimes and their families can receive the most necessary support at that time. It is a business that provides information about.
Public Defender-related work
It is a business that contracts with a lawyer who wants to become a public defender, nominates a candidate for a public defender, notifies the court, and pays compensation and expenses to a public defender.
Supported language Japanese
Houterasu (English page)
Supported languages: English
Notice regarding consultation
- Free legal counseling at ZOOM for foreigners
- We accept consultations from Ukrainian refugees
- Free legal counseling for foreigners (with interpreter)