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Since our founding, Masuda Funai has been dedicated to, and known for, helping Japanese companies enter the U.S. market, expand and thrive. Our decades-long experience is grounded in a deep understanding of Japan’s unique business practices and sensitivity to important cultural nuances and traditions. We are committed to delivering effective counsel that supports and reflects Japanese values.

Among the very few law firms in the country that offer a specific Japan focus, our Japan Resources Group (JRG) is one of the premier teams of its kind in North America. We function at the intersection of American and Japanese commerce, assisting clients to avoid even the most subtle pitfalls and obstacles that have the potential to hinder cross-cultural business.

Attorneys and staff work in numerous time zones to provide exceptional legal counsel and language support. Bilingual Client Services Representatives (CSRs) facilitate smooth communication and effective responses to client inquiries, while the Japan Resources Specialists support various practice areas through written translations, language support at conferences and seminars, interpretation assistance with litigation matters and interfacing with Japanese government offices.

Our JRG is appreciated for timely, personal services rendered with acute attention to detail. We remain ahead of the curve and are well-versed in the latest trends and market activity related to Japanese direct investment into the U.S. Notably, a selection of our lawyers and professionals have previously lived and worked in Japan and offer remarkable first-hand experience in adapting to the specific needs of Japan’s distinct customs. As a result, we are better equipped to navigate Japanese clients through the commercial terrain and cultural complexities of doing business in the U.S.