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Nishimura & Asahi (西村あさひ法律事務所)

Nishimura & Asahi (西村あさひ法律事務所)

Job ID
Chiyoda ku, Tokyo, Japan
Post date
Feb 7, 2024
Legal Services
Legal / Para-legal, Legal Assistant
Work Type
Contract / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥510,000 ~ ¥510,000 / Month


  • English: Native level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Visa sponsorship available


PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who do not meet all three of the mandatory requirements will not be considered or contacted (with no exceptions). Please do not apply for this position unless you meet ALL mandatory requirements.

Nishimura & Asahi, one of Japan’s largest law firms, seeks applicants for the position of English-language legal editor.

This is a full-time position, with working days of Monday to Friday. The available shift is an evening shift, from 15:00 to 23:00.

A law degree is required, and preference will be given to candidates with editing and/or legal experience, especially those who have practiced as lawyers.

The position will be offered to a native English speaker and, while Japanese language ability is not required, some Japanese language ability will be helpful.

In addition to editing and rewriting a wide range of documents and correspondence, the editor may sometimes assist in research and similar matters.

The position requires the ability to convey ideas and information effectively and concisely, in clear and professional written English.

The editor will join a professional staff that includes over 500 Japanese attorneys, 40 foreign attorneys and 10 editors from countries such as the U.K., the U.S., Australia, and Canada.

Interviews will be held in-person at our office in Otemachi, Tokyo or via a video conferencing application.

Applicants that have passed the initial screening will be invited to submit writing samples and complete a series of editing assignments.

The successful candidate will be expected to start work relatively soon (pending the intricacies of the visa process).

After satisfactory performance within a 90 day probationary period, the term of employment is one year, and may be renewed upon mutual agreement. The basic salary includes a certain amount of overtime allowance. Editors may take up to sixteen (16) business days of paid holiday per year (on a pro-rated basis).

The costs of health insurance, welfare pension insurance, employment insurance and any other insurances required by law or firm rules will be shared by the successful applicant and the firm.

**Please do not call or e-mail the firm directly in connection with your application.**

Last modified on February 7, 2024

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