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Hirokazu Kishinami is an Immigration associate and a member of the firm’s Japan practice. He was born and raised in Saitama, Japan and is fully bilingual in Japanese and English. Hirokazu’s acute understanding of Japanese culture is a tremendous asset to our clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Hirokazu was a law clerk for a small firm in Washington, D.C., where he drafted motions and memoranda of law supporting civil litigation and court filings. He also served as a student attorney for the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic, and he was a summer associate with Masuda Funai in 2021. During law school, Hirokazu served as a research and spading volunteer with the Washington College of Law War Crimes Research Office in D.C.

Practice Areas


  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2022


  • Illinois


  • Japanese


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Help! I Still Haven't Received My U.S. Passport and I Need to Travel Next Month
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News Flash –Remote I-9 Inspection Flexibility Ends July 31
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Business Immigration Monthly - March 2023
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Business Immigration Monthly - February 2023
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Employment-Based Green Card Priority Date Retrogression
The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) may retrogress employment-based immigrant visa categories (a.k.a. "green cards") when there is a…
Business Immigration Monthly - January 2023
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Late Breaking Webinar - Substantial I-9 Employment Verification Changes (Japanese Session)
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Masuda Funai Hosted the 2023 Employment Seminar
On September 21, 2023, Masuda Funai held its Annual Employment Seminar at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Arlington Heights, IL. This…
Masuda Funai Hosts 2023 Immigration Seminar
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. hosted its annual Immigration Seminar on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the DoubleTree Hotel in…
"Surprise Denials of Entry to the U.S. Under The VWP Using ESTA" - BizBuddy, July 2023