By ATOM Legal Professional Corporation English speaking lawyers in Japan

Our Lawyers (Bengōshi)

Takeshi Okano

Takeshi is a lawyer with a bit of a different story. After graduating high school in Osaka, Takeshi decided to try his hand at a bunch of different jobs rather than enroll in a university. Not only this, but he decided to move to the United States to gain new experiences between 1995-1997. It was this 2.5 years in the United States that allowed him to hone his English skills. During the years between the ages of 18 and 28, Takeshi worked as a bartender, field construction worker, and temporary staffing coordinator both in Japan and the United States. 

While working, Takeshi also studied for the Japanese bar exam. After successfully passing the bar at 28, he founded the Atom Legal Professional Corporation in 2008 where he is the Representative Lawyer. He has experience working with foreign clients. While working as ATOM’s Representative Lawyer, Takeshi also completed the LL.M. Program at Temple University, Beasley School of Law.