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1.About us

Today's Japanese society is facing a variety of social issues such as a declining birthrate, an aging population, and a shrinking market. In particular, the shortage of labor in the future is a serious problem, and the government is actively trying to encourage more foreigners to Japan in response to it. The ‘Highly Skilled Professional’ visa aims to attract top-class engineers and researchers from around the world while new regimes such as ‘Technical Intern Training’ and ‘Specified Skilled Worker’ visa types aim to boost the local workforces. The government is also making efforts to cater for a large number of foreign students with the expectation that they will join Japanese companies after graduation.

However, despite the government's great efforts, many foreign talents return to their home countries after spending a few years in Japan; or seek opportunities in other countries. There are many reasons: wage disparity between Japan and other countries; Japan's unique work culture such as lifetime employment and hierarchy/seniority system. Also, in recent years during the Covid-19 crisis, discriminatory treatment of foreigners by Japanese society was exposed.

Like a leaky budget, the number of foreign residents will continue to fall even when Japan manages to attract them to come with various initiatives. If the population continues to decline at this rate, Japan will become a dreary country full of old people, clinging to its past glory, with tourism as its only industry.

It is important to establish systems and rules to conquer these challenges. However, the ultimate solution is achieving real globalization where people can live equally regardless of nationality, culture and other differences. Fortunately, many foreigners are fond of Japan’s culture and living conditions. Japanese society would need to develop into a global society by working hand-in-hand with them.

We at ACROSEED Group would like to help solve these challenges and build a society in which foreigners and Japanese people live in harmony by providing specialized legal services to foreigners and the Japanese people and companies who support them. We also hope to contribute to the development of a vibrant economy through these corporate activities and services.

Company Name




Representative Director

Makoto Sano



〒102-0093 Hirakawacho Building 8F,
2-6-1 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL : 03-6272-6755

2.Group Structure

ACROSEED Group provides a one-stop service through an administrative scrivener (with immigration specialization) corporation and a certified tax accountant corporation.


・Established in 1991
・30 million yen capital
・Representative Director Makoto Sano

ACROSEED Immigration Lawyer's Office

・Established in 1986
・Representative Administrative Scrivener Makoto Sano
 Administrative Scrivener Masashi Miyagawa

ACROSEED Certified Tax Accountant’s Office

・Established in 2009
・Representative Tax Accountant Takeshi Nishizawa

3.Our Publications

Use it Straight Away! Understand With Examples! Real Life Guide for Hiring Foreigners.


Publisher: Daiichihouki
Second Edition Published: December 3rd 2019

Our Book ‘Real Life Guide for Hiring Foreigners’ was published by Daiichihouki and is currently in its second edition.

In this book we explain the necessary knowledge and immigration procedures needed by companies when hiring foreigners. With this book you will be able to learn from real life examples what to be careful with when hiring foreigners.

This book was even recognised as a textbook to be used when studying for the Gaishi-Kentei test in May 2020.

◆For More information about the Gaishi-Kentei here:

Easy to Understand Immigration Paperwork: Basic Knowledge, Real Life Application and Past Examples


Written By Sano Shuo, Sano Makoto
First Edition Published: October 2001
Fifth Edition Published: July 2017
Publisher: Nihonkajoshuppan
Price: ¥3,600 (Tax Excl.)

A Best-Seller of 16 years. This book contains not just a wealth of knowledge about laws and ordinances it also contains a huge number of real-life examples of visa paperwork and is read by everyone from company HR managers to Attorneys alike. We tried to write this book simply and straight forward to make it accessible not just to experts but also total beginners. This book is split in to two main sections. A guide to basic knowledge and actual visa paperwork and a Q&A that covers 112 important questions that people have when it comes to visas. This book is loved and used widely as a learning book by the Gyoseshoshi Association to Municipal offices alike.

The Practical Manual for International Marriage


Written By: Sano Makoto (CEO of Acroseed)
Miyagawa Masashi (Immigration Lawyer Acroseed)
Published By: Nihonkajoshuppan
Price: ¥2,900 (Tax Excl.)
First Edition Published: March 2011

・This Guide Focuses on Marriage paperwork to give you the best understanding of International Marriage
・This Book Contains Various Case Studies of Foreigner and Japanese, Foreigner and Foreigner Marriage to help you understand the process of getting married in Japan
・This Book Explains Specific Countries like China, Korea and the Philippines in Specific Detail
・This Book Contains an Easy-to-Understand Q&A
・This Book Has a Useful Booklet of Chinese, Korean, and Philippine Marriage Law

With This One Book You Can Understand:

・Necessary Knowledge of Civil Law and Paperwork for International Marriage
・What to Do When Your Spouse is from China, The Philippines or Korea
・Immigration Law and Visas
・Visa Free Entry and Paperwork Needed to Enter Japan
・Visa Extension, Change of Statuses and Re-entry Permission
・What to do when two foreigners of different nationality get married in Japan
・Paperwork after marriage is complete and paperwork needed in the case of divorce
・Special Permission for Residence, Daily Life and Childbirth etc.

The Ultimate Guide for Successfully Starting Your Company in Japan

外国人起業会社設立支援マニュアル Written By: Sano Makoto
First Published: 15th February 2010
Published By: Nihonkajoshuppan
Price: ¥2,300 (Tax Excl.)

・Starting Companies for Foreigners
・Company Establishment for Foreign Executives
・Company Establishment Procedure for Foreigners
・Procedure for Obtaining Business Manager Visa
・Business Management for Foreigners
・How Immigration is changing
・Others: Example Paperwork, Application forms

4.Our Media Appearances

週刊文春デジタル(February 16th 2020)

Read our CEOs comments on illegal foreign work in this article about how illegal foreign labour was discovered allegedly being used by いきなりステーキ(Ikinari Steak).  Link to the Article:

荘内日報掲載 (December 1st 2019)

Our CEO was featured in this edition of the Yamagata newspaper when we held 4 seminars over Yamagata about making the most of the foreign workforce.

山形新聞掲載(November 29th 2019)

Our CEO was featured in the most popular newspaper in all of Yamagata when we held 4 seminars in over Yamagata about making the most of the foreign workforce.


Our CEO was featured in this newspaper when he attended a conference held by industry leaders about the technical intern trainee scheme.


The website Business Lawyers operated by 弁護士ドットコム株式会社 featured interviews with our CEO about how immigration law could be changed and what effects this will have on the employment of foreigners.


第4回 アルバイトの留学生を社員として採用する際の留意点(2019/06/24)

第3回 外国人社員が在留期限の更新を忘れた場合の対応(2019/06/10)

第2回 外国人雇用を働き方改革のチャンスに変える(2019/05/27)

第1回 新在留資格「特定技能」は人手不足解消の特効薬になりえるか(2019/05/20)


Number of Businesses Run by Foreigners Increasing and What the Government Needs to Do to Support Them an report 8 Key Points when hiring foreign exchange students as part-time workers


「The End of Abenomics Stage 1: What Comes Next 」


「Voices of Concerned Raised at Strengthening of Support for Employment of Foreigners Critics claim no Clear Control 」


Abe hopes to roll out red carpet for foreign startups
Free consultation about the Lump-sum Withdrawal Payment

We have been in business since 1986 and have nearly 40 years of experience in consulting on various procedures for foreigners, with a focus on visa applications.
Telephone, e-mail, online, and in-person consultations are available. We also provide services in English.