Yayoi Ashikaga

Managing Partner

Biography

Yayoi has more than 20 years of experience in the immigration service industry, including practical experience as a Senior Visa Office in the Department of Home Affairs of the Australian Embassy, Tokyo. During this period, she was responsible for making decisions on behalf of the Minister for various types of visa, such as Visitor, Student, Work, Temporary Resident, and Permanent Resident. In addition to working at the Australian Embassy, Yayoi has also spent time working in New Zealand, and as a result has built a solid network throughout the Oceania Region.

After leaving the Embassy, Yayoi worked in the financial industry, gaining skills in Global Mobility management and Human Resources, and building networks within that industry.

In addition to Australia and New Zealand Immigration service, we are expanding our service to other countries, particularly Investor visas, due to high demand. We collaborate with each country’s immigration lawyers and business partners to provide our valued clients with the best service.

Education

・Pre-LLM, Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus
・Bachelor of Law, Keio University
・Major in Piano Performance, Bachelor of Music, Kunitachi College of Music

Members

・Member, Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Japan
・SME advisor, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce, Japan
・Advisor, Japan Immigration Law Practitioner Association, Japan
・Member, Investment Migration Council, Switzerland
・Member, Investment in the USA(IIUSA)

Article / Book

・Australia Work Visa Guidebook – published by JETRO Sydney (2014~)
・‘Comparison of Working Holiday program’ (2018.5) ‘Kokusai Jinryu’ magazine published by Japan Immigration Association
・Relocation Guidebook (2016~) – published by NNA/ Relo Excel International

Lecture

Dec 2018

「USA EB-5 Visa & Hawaii Property Investment Seminar
Hosted by List-Sotheby’s

May 2017- June 2018

「Australia Work Visa regulations Updates Seminar」 No1.~No 3
Hosted by Japan Australia Business Council, Co-hosted by JETRO,
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce, Japan Chamber of Commerce

2014-2017

「Australia Work Visa Regulations Updates Seminar」
Co-hosted by JETRO Sydney / Japan Chamber of Commerce (Sydney, Australia)

April 2018

「Understanding of the mentality of Japanese Investors」
Investment Immigration Summit Ho-Chi-Min City in Vietnam
Hosted by Harvey Law Group / Beacon

November 2017

Panel Discussion 「Challenges of Australian Investor Visa」
Investment Immigration Summit East Asia in Hong Kong
Hosted by Harvey Law Group / Beacon

2015- November 2016

「SME Support Program」 No1 – No.5
Co-hosted by Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce / JETRO / Tokyo Chamber of Commerce

August 2016

「Australia & New Zealand Investment Seminar」 Hosted by Australia & New Zealand Bank

June 2015

「Queensland State, Australia Immigration support seminar」
Hosted by Starts Corporation Supported by Queensland State Government, Japan office

May 2013

「Australia & New Zealand Immigration updates」
Hosted by Auckland Japan Business (Nisuikai)

April 2010

「Australian Immigration Regulations」(Conducted by English)
At the class 「Comparative Immigration Law」, Temple University Law School, Japan Campus