David R. Socher has nearly 20 years of business transaction and litigation experience. Mr. Socher's experience includes practicing law in Tokyo for 7 years, for 4 years as a gaikokuho-jimu-bengoshi. Mr. Socher's experience includes representing foreign technology companies operating wholly owned Japanese subsidiaries and a wide range of Japanese companies and individuals doing business in California. In 2008 Mr. Socher left a large California law firm to open a solo practice.
Contact: Ryoko Miyagi, Office Administrator
Keio Shinjuku 3-chome Building 6th Floor, 3-1-24 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, and restructuring.
Contact: Bill Attridge, President
Minami-Azabu T&F Building 8th Floor,
4-11-22 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku,
HTM provides outsourced back-office services for foreign subsidiaries in Japan including accounting, tax, payroll, social insurance administration, HR, order processing, inventory control, customer invoicing, and company establishment. While providing outsourced services for subsidiaries with several hundred employees, most of our clients have less than 25 people in their Japanese subsidiary—and most have no administrative staff as they rely entirely on HTM for back-office support.
It is this comprehensive support—our bilingual capability and our strong communication skills—backed by 25 years of experience that differentiates our service. Since 1987, American owned and managed HTM combines the best of Japanese and western skills to meet Japanese accounting and legal requirements, and provide you the insight you require.
Contact: Huw Thomas, Managing Director
Nishi Shinbashi 2-7-4, CJ Bldg. 7F, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Intralink has successfully been developing and implementing strategies for Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea for over 20 years. Through our Surrogate Sales Program™, we provide companies with a low risk, cost effective and practical means to target these markets, generate new and incremental revenues, and establish a permanent presence through a local subsidiary, acquisition or partnership.
In addition to our Surrogate Sales Program™, we provide a range of pre- and post-market entry services, including opportunity assessments, partner searches, supplier benchmarks, investment coordination, local representation and commercial audits. We also work with clients to source capital from strategic and financial investors in Asia, and to buy, sell and license intellectual property.
Our clients are venture-backed start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises, and multinational corporations operating in the automotive, chemicals, clean energy, consumer electronics, healthcare, retail, semiconductor, telecommunications and other sectors. Through our international team of locally-employed, bilingual project managers based in Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul, we offer a transparent and hands-on approach, extensive in-country contacts, and over 20 years of experience.
Contact: Jeffrey Char, President & Representative Director
Isshin Building 9F, 2-11-7 Yaesu
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 〒104-0028 JAPAN
J-Seed Ventures, Inc. is a market entry specialist based in Tokyo, Japan. We provide a wide array of start-up services such as the incorporation and registration of companies, and HR recruiting of bilingual employees. We also offer co-working space at Venture Generation, our venture incubation facility near Tokyo Station.
JBC Group helps foreign companies by becoming a tentative representative for them in Japan to work together and to save their cost for their market studies, strategy development and market entry planning for the Japanese markets.
We plan, support and implement your market entry goals for Japan. Since its founding in Year 2002 many foreign companies have successfully landed in Japanese market with our supports.
JBC Group is also helping foreign based companies source executive and managerial level candidates using their specific requirements and profiles for our search.
Contact: Masahiro Sugiyama, Representative CPA(Japan)
Kogai Bldg. 6th Floor, 2-8-2 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
We provide General Accounting & Tax Services for international companies both in Japanese and in English.
Consulting on starting business in English is also available. We have a network with legal firms and labour consulting firms, which enable us to provide comprehensive services.
Contact: Thomas J. Nevins, Founder & Chief Consultant
4-2-22 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002 JAPAN
Increase morale, productivity, sales and profits by strategically partnering with TMT, the pioneer in personnel policy consulting for foreign-affiliated firms in Japan since 1978. For difficult-to-fill positions, you can count on TMT's strong executive search team. TMT has placed at least one manager in over 800 firms, or so far more than 3,000 placements. As the exclusive Japan partner of Glasford International, www.glasford.com, a retained executive search network with direct presence in more than 40 countries, its reach has become even more diversified.
Authored by Mr. Nevins, helpful books on doing business in Japan that include two Japan Times books, “Labor Pains and the Gaijin Boss” and “Taking Charge in Japan”, and “Japan True or False” can be ordered from our website. The newly revised booklet “Gaijin Boss’s Power Pill” is free to potential clients.
Contact: Matthew Kyle, Consultant
Oak Minami Azabu Building 2F, 3-19-23 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 106-0047
Tricor Group was founded in 2000 as a spinoff of Deloitte, E&Y, PwC and KPMG in response to the newly established Sarbanes Oxley independence rules. Tricor K.K., the Japan arm of Tricor Group, supplies comprehensive business and corporate services including entity establishment, accounting, payroll/benefits, banking & administration, tax, corporate secretarial services, business license/visa procurement and flat-fee serviced office space. Due to the complex nature of Japan, we also provide a myriad of back office consulting and advisory services with a primary focus on Financial and Human Capital Management. Our firm boasts a bilingual and bi-cultural approach dedicated solely to foreign managed multi-national enterprises which value a native English point of contact and an understanding of the business culture both locally and internationally. Tricor K.K. strives to be Japan’s one-stop shop for international expansion back office needs. Please contact us with any inquiries you have. Thank you.
Contact: Yunoshin Mitsumata, Integrated Language and Business Advisor
29th fl., Osaka Ekimae Dai 3 bldg., 1-1-3 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Japan 530-0001
Will Way, Inc. (established in 1984 in Osaka, Japan) is a global business support center specializing in language related and international business services.
Will Way, Inc. can provide high quality and professional services (for more than one hundred languages) as follows:
1. Translation, proofreading, rewriting, editing, recording, etc.
2. Interpretation (in Japanese locations as well as international locations), bilingual personnel services, market studies and surveys, etc.
3. Various business assistance, support, and consulting services upon your request, etc.
4. Japanese, Korean, Chinese and other language training for management and staff members at the affiliated Will Way, Inc. Foreign Language School (since 1984).
5. As your CONCIERGE, we can make arrangements to make sure you have a comfortable time when you visit Japan and other Asian countries as well.
Will Way, Inc. can provide native speaking, bilingual interpreters and translators, to assist you in your business endeavors during your visits to Japan and other Asian countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam, China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, and so on.
We look forward to meeting you and contributing to your successful global business, not only here in Japan, but in other Asian countries as well.