Jones Day opened its Tokyo Office in 1989 to provide legal services to companies doing business in Japanese and international markets. In January 2002, Jones Day merged with the Japanese firm Showa Law Office and became one of the major firms with substantial local law capability in the Tokyo market. Since the merger, Jones Day Tokyo has steadily grown both in size and scope of practice and is currently a full-service office.

Jones Day Tokyo's M&A and finance lawyers advise Japanese and international businesses on domestic and cross-border transactions in a variety of industries, including, renewable energy, life sciences, consumer products, electrical equipment, automotive, and telecom. The diverse legal needs of our clients in Japan also are served by the deep knowledge and experience of lawyers in our commercial and IP litigation, antitrust, government regulation, and tax practices.

Our lawyers in Tokyo work as integrated members of Jones Day’s worldwide network, collaborating closely with lawyers in Jones Day’s other offices to serve Firm clients whose headquarters are located outside Japan. We also act as a local portal to the Firm’s international offices for our local clients, among which are many Japanese-listed companies.





Kyosuke Katahira, Hiring Of Counsel

Sumiko Suzuki, Office Administrator

Jones Day
The Okura Prestige Tower
2-10-4 Toranomon
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan

(T) +81.3.4595.3939

Jones Day offers experienced lawyers a superior platform from which to develop their practices. Our global footprint attracts lawyers who seek a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused and team-oriented environment in which to practice. Our collaborative, global approach attracts lawyers searching for a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused, and team-oriented environment in which to practice.

Lawyers joining Jones Day have the opportunity to be part of a firm that has repeatedly earned high rankings for client service by the BTI Consulting Group, which bases its rankings on survey results from Fortune 1000 corporate counsel. We are proud of our unwavering commitment to client service, and expect all of our lawyers to share our dedication.

Depending on the specific needs of our offices and practices, we hire accomplished attorneys at various levels of experience. We always welcome inquiries from lawyers who share our commitment to providing outstanding client service.

Learn more about training, development and associate life.


The Tokyo Office recruits a limited number of students from Japanese law schools to work during the summer. Summer associates get immersed in the Firm’s distinct "One Firm Worldwide" culture, and work on substantive assignments while getting a broad exposure to the office’s practice areas, lawyers, and staff.

*We are not currently accepting applications for the Summer Associate Program in the Tokyo Office.



The Tokyo Office New Lawyers Group comprises newly-qualified Japanese-licensed lawyers or bengoshi. All new lawyers joining our office from legal apprenticeship or shihoshushu become members of the group for about a year before joining a specific practice. Our mission is to help make their transition to the practice of law and integration into the Firm smooth and successful.

New lawyers attend the New Lawyer Academy, an annual event held in Washington, DC. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other and learn what it means to be One Firm Worldwide. Our Firm leaders, partners, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions. Every year, our new lawyers take away from the Academy a sense of great pride and excitement about being part of the Firm.

司法修習を終えてジョーンズ・デイに入所した弁護士は、1年間「New Lawyers Group」に所属します。このグループでは、新人弁護士に、特定のプラクティス・グループに所属する前に、様々なプラクティス分野において様々な弁護士と協働することのできる機会を提供します。ジョーンズ・デイは、新人弁護士がスムーズに特定のプラクティスグループへと進み、また、ジョーンズ・デイの文化を吸収することができる機会をお約束します。

また、新人弁護士には、年に一度世界中のジョーンズ・デイ・オフィスより新人弁護士が集まってワシントン・オフィスで開催される「New Lawyer Academy」に参加する機会が与えられます。新人弁護士は、お互いとの親交を深めると共に、ファームの文化、歴史、また"One Firm Worldwide" の理念について学び、ジョンズ・デイの一員となったことに対する誇りと高揚感を得て、各オフィスで執務に取り組みます。


Jones Day seeks to employ the most qualified people for every position in the Firm, continually delivering superior client service through professional excellence and teamwork. We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a stimulating work environment. When a position opens, it will appear, below, along with a link to an email to which you can attach your resume and a cover letter.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters and are not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with Jones Day. We also do not accept or retain resumes that do not relate to a specific, open position or resumes of individuals who do not meet the stated minimum qualifications for the position which has been posted.

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