Yokohama Bar Association (established in 1892) was the only bar association in Kanagawa prefecture. All the attorneys (Bengoshi) in Kanagawa prefecture were the member of this association, but it was often misunderstood from the name that the bar association only covered Yokohama city area.
Today (1st April 2016), the association’s name has changed to Kanagawa Bar Association. From now on it is clear that the association is consisted of all attorneys in Kanagawa prefecture, and it covers the whole Kanagawa area.
* Japanese attorney can handle all legal cases in Japan, and is not limited to the prefecture of registration.