Japan’s police never try to find missing people.
Submit a missing persons report, and the police will accept it and file it on their missing persons list. They will not proactivel
y try to find people reported missing. The list is used only as a database for criminal cases.
A lawyer might take your side, and might not.
Lawyers must remain neutral and take no sides. Their only objective is to win legal cases.
Personal Information Protection Law
Protection of personal data is strict in Japan.
Detectives operate under the licensing system of the Police Agency in Japan
Conclusion: In Japan, the only agency on your side, acting as your eyes, is the private detective agency.