Satoshi Ogishi


Nishimura & Asahi
Otemon Tower, 1-1-2 Otemachi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-8124, Japan

Tel: +81-3-6250-6203
Fax: +81-3-6250-7200


Having received an MBA from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business in Silicon Valley, he provides advice not only from a legal viewpoint but also from a managerial and strategic perspective. He participates aggressively in the legal and tax planning aspects of mergers and restructuring of failing companies so that they can achieve the best outcomes from a financial perspective. In addition to the above, in recent years he has dedicated substantial time and energy towards inheritance and succession cases involving non-Japanese family members and/or assets located outside Japan.

  • 1989: Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (MBA)
  • 1979: The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
Professional Experience:
  • 2015: Outside Director (Audit Committee Member), Nomura Real Estate Holdings, Inc
  • 2012-2015: Corporate Auditor, Nomura Real Estate Holdings, Inc
  • 2012-2015: Corporate Auditor, Nomura Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
  • 2005: Director, Nozomi Servicing Co. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Daiwa Securities SMBC Principal Investments)
  • 2005-2008: Professor, Tokai University Law School
Nishimura & Asahi manages the drafting and enforcement of written wills, inheritance planning, heritage division consultation and other related matters. In addition, N&A handles bequest projects for public interest corporations or other charitable organizations, regardless of the parties of the bequest.

N&A also deals with international inheritance matters in co-operation with foreign law firms and responds to requests regarding the investigation of estates in Japan and research on Japanese law.

We deal with family law matters, mainly cases of divorce, both conciliations and lawsuits, and those related to the sharing of expenses arising from separation during marriage. In collaboration with law firms abroad, we also provide services for cases involving non-Japanese nationals, such as the growing area of international divorce. In relation to inheritance, we focus on assisting our clients through various services such as drafting and probating wills, making proper inheritance plans and negotiating and drafting inheritance division agreements.

We also support cases of bequests to charitable organizations, on behalf of either the bequeather or inheritor. The number of inheritance cases involving non-Japanese nationals is also increasing and will continue to do so; therefore, we will continue our collaboration with overseas law firms. We also respond to research requests from clients and law firms abroad regarding assets in Japan and Japanese laws applicable to such assets.

At Nishimura & Asahi, our fundamental mission is to contribute to the realization of an affluent and fair society based on “the rule of law.” In addition to improving the quality of our legal services through the cases we handle, we strive to contribute to society as a leader in the development of the practice of law in Japan, and these efforts include establishing the Nishimura Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and holding lectures at academic institutions.

ishimura & Asahi evolved into its present form through the integration of several diverse law firms each offering highly specialized services. By utilizing each other’s strengths, experience and knowledge, we have expanded our areas of expertise and enhanced our ability to act swiftly, giving us the capability to handle any unforeseen changes in the socio-economic circumstances or legal systems.

Over 500 lawyers, the largest law firm in Japan. Our firm comprises over 500 Japanese and foreign lawyers, with a total number of members exceeding 1,200 including licensed tax counsel, patent attorneys, paralegals, and support staff. Each member of the firm possesses diverse specialized skills and can handle a broad range of legal areas. Their abilities form the collective strength of Nishimura & Asahi.