Message from our CEO

July 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to visit Shiodome Partners Shiodome Partners Gyoseishoshi Corporation’s official website. We are a corporation that provides advisory services on international taxation as part of various professionals that make up the Shiodome Partners Group. Our economy in Japan is facing many changes that can be hard to keep up with; that is why we are constantly working on providing the best services to ensure a smooth transaction for our clients.

There are an increasing number of corporations attempting to conduct business in Japan. Without proper knowledge of overseas accounting and tax, they tend to encounter pitfalls while navigating Japan’s business environment. They may also find themselves unable to enjoy the tax benefits that Japan offers to overseas businesses. As a member of PKF International, one of the world’s largest accounting networks, we work with over 400 member firms in more than 150 countries to support our clients.

If various experts continue provide their services individually in a disjointed fashion, they would not be able to keep up with the changes in business landscapes over the coming years.

Shiodome Partners continues to grow its network of professionals ranging from certified public accountants and certified public tax accountants, to lawyers, judicial scriveners, administrative scriveners, and certified social insurance and labor consultants, as well as offers its services in major languages such as English in Chinese, to be able to best respond to and meet the needs of our international business clients.

We look forward to your continued confidence and support in us.

Maekawa Kengo (CPA/CPTA)
CEO, Shiodome Partners Group
Senior Partner, Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation

Team

 
 
Before founding Shiodome Partners Group, Kengo Maekawa conducted statutory auditing of publicly listed corporations for Shin-Nihon Audit Corporation, a member firm of Ernst & Young. Mr. Maekawa played key roles in IPO support strategies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Due Diligence, and more, ensuring a smooth transaction with attention to detail. Mr. Maekawa established Shiodome Partners Group in 2008 as the President and Representative Director before becoming the company’s Chief Executive Officer in 2009. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Tax Accountant, and Administrative Scrivener. He earned his Bachelor of Economics degree at Hokkaido University.
 
 
He joined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and engaged mostly in auditing for listed companies. In 2012, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong / China and worked as a manager of the Japanese business development department to support overseas expansion of Japanese companies in Hong Kong and China. In 2015, he established Lockhart Accounting Office and provided accounting, tax and human resource services for foreign companies in Japan. In 2016, he established an outsourcing base in the Philippines as president. Lockhart Accounting Office later merged with Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation in 2019, with him becoming a senior partner. He graduated from Waseda University’s Graduate School of Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Japan/USA), tax accountant and an administrative scrivener.
 
 
Yuya Hasegawa joined Shiodome Partners group in 2011 after working at an accounting firm in Tokyo. After earning his Tax Accountant certification in 2015, he served as our representative and director of the Tax and Accounting Division, and then became the Chief Managing Officer of the Accounting and Tax Services Department which is the firm’s core department. He provides advanced consulting services to publicly traded companies and companies preparing for IPOs. These services include support for consolidated taxation, cost accounting and management accounting implementation, and accounting software implementation. Mr. Hasegawa is a graduate of Saitama University School of Economics, and has extensive expertise in income, corporate, and inheritance tax law and procedures.
 
 
After working for a translation company, Mr. Kurozumi joined BDO Tax Corporation, a BDO member firm. He was responsible for consulting and outsourcing services for his clients, mainly foreign companies. He later worked for several accounting firms providing services to foreign companies and administrative departments of Japanese corporations with English as their primary language. He played a role in establishing Shiodome Partners Group in 2012, and now leads the International Business Strategy Division. Mr. Kurozumi is a graduate of Sophia University – Institute of Comparative Culture and is a US Certified Public Accountant.