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When You Need a Court Martial Lawyer in Japan

Our court-martial defense attorneys have successfully defended military members in Japan.

The experienced court-martial attorneys at Gonzalez & Waddington have earned a reputation for representing military personnel at Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard installations worldwide. If you are stationed in Japan and are under investigation for a military crime, then retaining a hard-hitting military attorney can mean the difference between losing your career and family versus winning your case or redeeming your career. Our military criminal defense attorneys represent Japanese military personnel in both criminal and administrative matters to include representing military personnel accused of sexual assault, drug offenses, and other crimes under the UCMJ.

This film is a perfect example of why you need to retain the best military criminal defense attorneys possible.

Our criminal defense attorneys defend false accusations of rape, child abuse, and sexual assault under Article 120 UCMJ, 120b UCMJ, and 120c UCMJ.

Unlike the majority of civilian-military defense lawyers or your free military attorney, pleading guilty is an option of last resort. When we are retained, we compel the military to prove their case. We take just about every case to trial and fight the allegations in front of a jury.

Our military court martial victories speak for themselves. The accused military service member and his or her well-being is our chief concern. Our military defense lawyers keep lighter caseloads than the usual free defense lawyer so that we can concentrate on every trial on an individual basis. Your case will not be outsourced to a random lawyer and we will not force you into pleading guilty at the last minute. Our defense lawyers have fought military court-martial and administrative separation cases in the United States and globally.

Japan Court Martial Lawyers

Our high-powered Article 120 UCMJ defense lawyers will use our history to fight your court-martial or ADSEP case in Japan.

Call today to speak with an experienced court-martial defense lawyer.

Service members working in Japan deserve the best court-martial attorneys possible to represent them at their trial or administrative separation hearing.

If you or a loved one are stationed in Japan and are suspected of a UCMJ crime such as sexual assault or if you are confronted with an admin discharge, Article 15, elimination board, letter of reprimand, then contact our military defense attorneys right away.

Click here for legal resources: AFI 51-201: Admin of Military Justice – Supreme Court of the United States

Japan – the Land of the Rising Sun

Japan is situated off the Korean Peninsula and the coast of Russia in the North Pacific. Its size is smaller than California. Japan contains over four thousand small islands and four large islands. The main islands are Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku and Hokkaido. Among these four islands, with an area of approximately 2 million kilometers, Honshu is the largest. Tokyo, Japan’s capital and a megalopolis, is situated on Honshu Island.
The area in which the islands of this nation are located is called the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is the area where most volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. Japan has very high seismic activity, with over fifteen hundred earthquakes per year.

Japan is a monarchy dominated by the tenets of the constitution. About 98% of the population consists of people who are ethnically Japanese. Japan is a member of APEC, G8 and ASEAN Plus 3. It has active security, economic and military alliance with the U.S.

Military Details

The Japan Self-Defense Forces or JSDF also referred to as SDF, JDF, and JSF is the military forces of Japan that were formed in 1954. It has three military branches, which are Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force. As for military units, it has five armies, five maritime districts and three air defense forces.

US Bases in Japan

Air Force Bases

The United States has two Air Force Bases in Japan. These are Kadena Air Force Base and Misawa Base

The Kadena air force base is located in Okinawa, Japan. Currently, in the Pacific region, it is the largest US air force base.

It is home to the eighteenth combat air wing, which is one of the largest wings. At present, Kadena Air Force Base houses eight thousand marines, sailors, soldiers and active duty airmen. Japanese civilian employees, contractors, contractors of the Department of Defense and Military Family members increase the population further to twenty thousand plus.

The base is spread over eleven thousand square acres between two lands. The largest portion of the land is utilized for storage. It also has two identical runways of twelve thousand feet that are flanked by fifteen shielded and reinforced aircraft hangers. Due to this, Kadena can receive any aircraft in Japan or US aircraft fleet.

The Misawa Air Base is located in Misawa, which is on the island of Honshu, Japan. The Pacific Air Forces operate this base. This base houses both American and Japanese troops. It consists of nearly six thousand Americans.

The main purpose of this base is to do space surveillance by using geosynchronous and satellite operations. This installation is also utilized for civilian flights. Misawa Airbase hosts the 35th Fighter Wing and it also houses two American units.

Army Installations

The United States have two Army bases in Japan, which are Camp Zama Army Base and Torii Station Army Base.

In the Japanese territory, one of the US posts is Camp Zama. It is located in the Kanagawa province, which is in between Zama and Sagamihara. This base consists of a large number of shopping centers, malls, administrative buildings and a train that aids in traveling between these cities. Nearly no investment was made in the roads. This camp is situated near Tokyo. The distance between them is about forty kilometers.

Torii Station is the most important base run by the US at present in Japan. It is situated in Yomitan, near Okinawa. Although the Yokosuka base is mainly for military purposes, it is used for civil purposes as well. Civilian needs of Okinawa, like fuel supply or port actions, are supported by the Torii station. Torii Station has advanced medical facilities as well as recreational facilities. It has a naval hospital as well as community centers, cinema theaters, clubs, pubs and bars. This base houses 10th Support group, 83rd ORD BN, 58th SIG BN and the 247th MP DET.

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