Who we are


Thank you for visiting CROSSINGBORDERS Japan Visa & Immigration Legal Office’s website. We are specialized in providing a high standard Immigration advice and application supporting services, from business visa to family related one.  


After graduating from Sophia University, Chie MATSUSHITA, Japan visa and Immigration Specialist, started her career in the economic cooperation field where she engaged in official development assistance projects such as irrigation in Morocco, water supply in Tunisia, regional road in Guinea, container terminal modernization in Cameroon and other infrastructural projects mainly in French speaking African countries.  She later undertook periods of volunteering in teaching Japanese language in cooperation with social welfare organization, to refugees from Myanmar and Nigeria before joining an Immigration lawyers firm where she handled cases from more than 25 countries around the world.


Qualified as Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist (Gyoseishoshi) and Registered Immigration Agent with the Immigration Bureau of Tokyo, Chie’s overseas experience in 8 countries for 22 years in total, global way of thinking migration issue and her soft and natural, heartwarming consultation made her unique among immigration lawyers.


If you have inquiries in making an application to live and/or work in Japan or own a business, please do not hesitate to contact us whenever you feel necessary.

What we do

We are regulated by the Immigration Bureau of Tokyo through the Kanagawa Prefecture Administrative Lawyers Association (Kanagawaken Gyoseishoshikai) to provide advice, preparation for the visa application and filing the Japan Visa (Status of Residence) application form with the Immigration on behalf of our client.  


Our main services by application procedures:

Application for Certificate of Eligibility, Application for Extension of Period of Stay, Application for Change of Status of Residence, Application for Permission to Acquire Status of Residence, Application for Permanent Residence, Application for Certificate of Authorized Employment.


Our main services by category of visa:

1. Working & Business: Engineer/ Specialist in Humanities/ International Services, Intra-company Transferee, Skilled Labor, Business Manager, Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals 

2. Family related & others: Dependent, Spouse or Child of Japanese National, Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident, Long Term Resident, Permanent Resident, Nationalization

Our vision

The name of CROSSINGBORDERS and the mark of the globe which symbolizes our office represent our sincere wish that the paths of foreign nationals and Japanese nationals will cross together, overcoming boundaries in language, culture and fields of activity toward a happier and brighter future.


With this wish in mind, we are handling each client's case in the aim of securing his or her legal stability so that he/ she can be well settled and enjoy his/ her stay in Japan.



How to access


CROSSINGBORDERS Visa & Immigration Legal Office is located in a quiet residential area with just 10 minutes walk from Azamino station, half way between Shibuya and Yokohama. 



To access our office, please use:

  • Tokyu Dennen Toshi line (directly connected with Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line), about 30 minutes from Shibuya station or
  • Yokohama Municipal Subway, about 30 minutes from Yokohama station
  • Bus to Azamino station, about 20 minutes from Odakyu Line Shin-Yurigaoka station is also available


Please note that our consultation is available by appointment only so please set up your reservation by email or by using the contact form before visiting our office. 


Thank you.