The Recruitment Process for Foreigners
The Recruitment Process for Foreigners
There are certain areas to that need to be reviewed before hiring a foreigner. The process will also vary depending on the nationality of the prospect. Here, we talk about the three different types of applications in order to obtain a residency in Japan.

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Management of Foreign Employees and Eligibility Procedures
Management of Foreign Employees and Eligibility Procedures
This page introduces the status of residence for foreign employees who are already employed.

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Hiring Foreigners & Visa Application Services
Hiring Foreigners & Visa Application Services
There are several cases where companies lack the necessary information concerning foreign national employment. Both foreign and Japanese nationals vary in terms of employment; the main difference is the status of residence (visa) required for foreign nationals. In this page, we will give an in-depth explanation on how to hire foreign nationals.

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Working Visa Application Services for Foreigners
Working Visa Application Services for Foreigners
For companies who are new to employing foreign nationals; unfamiliar with how to apply for, change, or renew residence statuses; or are simply just worried about the increased workload, please consider using our services.

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Residence Status Management Advisory Services
Residence Status Management Advisory Services
Our residence qualification management advisory service helps you in managing the residence qualification information of your foreign employees and informing you of when you should prepare for renewal.

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Advisory Services
Advisory Services
As of March 2020, there are 29 types of statuses of residence. These statuses vary depending on the nature of work they permit, and the requirements to obtain them. It would be helpful to understand the differences in statuses before applying for a status of residence.

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Secretary Services
Secretary Services
We will perform legal and administrative tasks on your company’s behalf in English, Chinese, and Korean.

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Shiodome Partners Gyoseishoshi Corporation provides information regarding the employment of foreign workers and the management of their resident status. We hope to give a better understanding of how to employ foreign workers.

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Q&A
Q&A
Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about employment and visa management for foreign nationals in a question-and-answer style format.

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PKF International
PKF International
Shiodome Partners is a member of PKF International representing Japan, where we offer accounting and business advisory services from a global viewpoint. PKF was founded in 1969 by firms from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, and Australia. It has grown to include offices in major cities all over the world.

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Why choose Shiodome Partners?

A Team with a Range of Licensed Professionals
A Team with a Range of Licensed Professionals
Shiodome Partners is made up of a range of qualified individuals, from certified public accountants licensed in Japan and the US as well as certified public tax accountants, to lawyers, judicial scrivener, certified social insurance and labor consultants, and administrative scrivener. With each member having a diverse background in their own field, we are well-versed in providing support to the different needs of clients depending on their situation.
Fast and Reliable Consulting for Setting Up Business in Japan
Fast and Reliable Consulting for Setting Up Business in Japan
With a relatively young team, Shiodome Partners is made-up of consultants who are fast and energetic. Speed can be a deciding factor when it comes to consulting services; therefore we provide business support promptly, decisively, and without delay.
Setting Up Business in Japan with Multilingual Support and an International Network
Setting Up Business in Japan with Multilingual Support and an International Network
Shiodome Partners’ team includes bilingual staff who are proficient in major languages such as English and Chinese. We can utilize our connection with PKF International and provide a wide range of services. We aim to provide services that would satisfy the needs of our clients.
Experience in Cross-border Transactions and International Taxation
Experience in Cross-border Transactions and International Taxation
There has been an increasing number of foreign enterprises establishing business operations in Japan, as well as employees being transferred to Japanese-based businesses. At Shiodome Partners, we have team members who are experts when it comes to cross-border transactions and international taxation, providing a one-stop support to our clients.

Our Members

 
 
Before founding Shiodome Partners Group, Kengo Maekawa conducted statutory auditing for publicly listed corporations at Shin-Nihon Audit Corporation, a member firm of Ernst & Young. Kengo focused on auditing and IPO under the domestic audit and IPO departments.
He later established Shiodome Partners Group in 2008 as the President and Representative Director. As our current Chief Executive Officer, Kengo is a Certified Public Accountant in both Japan and the United States.
 
 
Akinari worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC and PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong/China before establishing Lockhart Accounting Office in 2015. Lockhart Accounting Office later merged with Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation in 2019, with Mr. Tsuchiya becoming a senior partner. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Japan / USA) and Certified Public Tax Accountant.
 
 
Yuya worked at an accounting firm before joining Shiodome Partners Group in 2011. In 2015, he became a senior partner for Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation after earning his Tax Accountant certification. He is serving as the Chief Managing Officer of the Tax and Accounting Services Department, our core department.
 
 
Jun previously worked at BDO Tax Co., a member of BDO International. He engaged in many accounting, tax, personnel and labor operations in English for corporate management departments of foreign-affiliated Japanese corporations. He joined Shiodome Partners Group in 2012 as a qualified US Certified Public Accountant.

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Who is Shiodome Partners Group?

Established in 2008, Shiodome Partners Group has grown together with its clients, employing a wide range of professionals from certified public accountants and certified public tax accountants, lawyers, certified social insurance and labor consultants, judicial scriveners, and administrative scriveners. We have currently expanded our firm to include 150 consultants.

At the core of Shiodome Partners Group is the Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation, which operates as a Japanese member of PKF International’s network of professional firms. We support not only foreign clients who are considering expanding into Japan, but also clients who are expanding overseas from Japan to further grow and develop their business activities.

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