Attorney Training & Development
TCI Mediation

Thomas Consultants is a team of international legal professionals that has been providing support services to the Japanese international business community since 1995.  Our clients include Japanese lawyers and law firms, corporate legal departments and multinational companies.  We support our clients and foreign parties to succeed in their work together.

Gerald Thomas, the founder and president of Thomas Consultants, is a Canadian Barrister & Solicitor and has been living in Japan for over 25 years.  He is an expert in the practical resolution of business and family disputes between Japanese and foreign parties.

The Attorney Training & Development Group provides attorney-to-attorney training, using foreign attorneys to train Japanese attorneys in international legal English communication skills, such as legal writing, negotiation strategies and techniques, presentations and chairing meetings and videoconferences.

Gerald Thomas
International Lawyer
Cross-cultural Mediator
Finding practical solutions to
difficult problems
  • International business disputes
  • International separation/divorce and child custody
  • International inheritance and family issues

The Legal Translation Group celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.  During that time, it has provided legal translations to most of Japan's leading law firms, and was selected by the Japanese government to provide the official English translations for the Japan Patent Act and Trademark Act.

The Japanese Communication Division provides Japanese language and culture training for business people, their family members, and others planning to travel to Japan.
  • Language training
  • Business etiquette
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Living in Japan
Our licensed Japanese instructors help our clients look their best when attending business, academic, social and other activities in Japan.