Dear Clients and Friends:
 

This letter is to advise you that effective April 1, 2011, our firm’s name changed from The Haruki & Tokyo-Marunouchi Law Offices to The Tokyo-Marunouchi Law Offices.
 
In 2006, Haruki Sawai & Inoue and Tokyo Marunouchi Law Offices formed a partnership and established a new law firm called The Haruki & Tokyo-Marunouchi Law Offices. During the five years since the formation of the partnership, each of our attorneys have contributed in their specialized areas to form an integrated, full-service international law firm dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services for our clients from all over the world.
 
We believe the time has come to change our firm’s name to The Tokyo-Marunouchi Law Offices to demonstrate the completion of the integration of our respective practices.
 
It is our mission to provide unparalleled service to our clients and we will continue to do so as in the past with our deep experience in international business combined with our broad Japanese legal practice. Japan is now facing a difficult period and we, The Tokyo-Marunouchi Law Offices, stand ready to assist our clients with continuing to grow their businesses through these uncertain times.
 
We also wish to express our great appreciation for the warm words and expressions of concern from clients and friends all over the world regarding the recent earthquake and tsunami that has caused severe damage in northeastern Japan, especially in the Sendai, Fukushima, and Iwate areas. We would like to express our sympathy for the people of northeastern Japan who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami as well as our sincere hope for a speedy recovery in the affected areas.
 
We remain committed to providing excellent legal services for our global clients and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients with their legal needs in Japan.
 
Sincerely,
 
Hideshige Haruki