Honmachi International Law Office (“HILO”) was established in October 2015 by Kazuhiko Nishihara and two other professionals as a full service international law firm in Osaka, and it added a new experienced attorney, Ryoko Yabuki, in August 2016. Kazuhiko Nishihara is admitted in Japan and New York and has practiced in Japan and in the US, and has been providing many clients with many kinds of legal services. Each of HILO’s member make every effort to provide our clients with the satisfactory solutions abiding by the rule of law and justice.
Kazuhiko Nishihara and Yoko Yabuki are the members of the plaintiff attorneys’ group of the biggest lawsuit in Japan in which more than 20,000 victims who were infected by HBV virus through vaccination in childhood sued the Japanese government, and we played a very important role in guiding the plaintiffs to reach the excellent settlement with the government in June, 2011. Kazuhiko Nishihara is a good negotiator and strategist, and has obtained excellent creative outcomes through negotiation or mediation sometimes from big companies including a biggest global company, such outcomes could not have been obtained through litigation or arbitration.