Incorporation Services

Shiodome Partners provides incorporation and registration services for subsidiary companies and branch offices of foreign entities. We will introduce to you the process of incorporation, from the flow of incorporating the widely common joint-stock company, to management services (nominee services).

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Accounting and Tax Services

Our team of certified public accountants and tax accountants will provide you accounting services (outsourcing) and advisory services for Japan’s tax laws (corporate tax, income tax, and consumption tax, etc.).

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Payroll & Social Insurance Services

We provide extensive payroll and social insurance support services for foreign and foreign-affiliated companies. We understand well the situation of those who operate their companies in Japan, and will offer the best appropriate service to them through either consulting or outsourcing.

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Legal Services

It is no secret that foreign nationals in Japan sometimes find themselves in trouble due to the differences in culture ― from language and lifestyle, to business practices. Our lawyers will help you solve any legal problems you may encounter in your daily life and in your business.

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Visa Services

The Investor/Business Manager Visa is a visa for persons who intend to invest in or operate a business in Japan. Let our experts handle your visa application while you focus on running your business.

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Real Estate Services

In recent years, foreigners acquiring real property in Japan have been increasing. For such cases, our firm can readily provide a wide range of services for foreigners, such as providing the necessary information when purchasing real property, as well as assisting on the related taxation after acquisition.

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Advisory Column

Shiodome Partners provides a wide range of information regarding foreign entities entering the Japanese market, covering a variety of cases and situations. We hope to provide foreign entities a better understanding of Japan business expansion.

Business Setup Guide

Among the ways foreigners or foreign entities can setup their businesses in Japan are the following: subsidiary companies, branch offices, and representative offices. Each form of business has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and we will explain to you the legal, financial, and labor implications of these.

PKF International

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

Business Setup FAQs

Through a Q&A system, we provide explanations from the forms of business setup in Japan, the flow of company incorporation in Japan, how bank transactions in Japan work, and Japan visas; to accounting and taxation, human resources, legal matters; and even Shiodome Partners’ support structure.

Why Shiodome Partners is chosen by many companies?


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 United Stated and certified public tax accountants, to lawyers, judicial scriveners, certified social insurance and labor consultants, and administrative scriveners. With each member having a diverse background in their own fields, we are well-versed in providing support to the different needs of clients depending on their situation.


Japan Business Setup Consulting with a Sense of Urgency

With a relatively young average age, Shiodome Partners is made-up of consultants who are light on their feet. A sense of urgency can be a deciding factor when it comes to consultancy services; this is why we provide business support promptly, deQcisively and without delay.


Japan Business Setup Consulting 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 extend further our range of services as part of the PKF International network of firms. In addition to communication with the local community, we provide services that would satisfy the needs of our client.


Rich Experience in Cross-border Transactions and International Taxation

We have recently seen an increase in foreign enterprises establishing business operations in Japan, as well as employees being transferred to Japan-based businesses. At Shiodome Partners, we have team members who are well-versed when it comes to cross-border transactions and international taxation, providing a one-stop support service to our clients.


Shiodome Partners is a Japanese member firm of PKF International, one of the global accounting networks. PKF International responds to the globalizing and complex needs of clients and provides various high-quality and efficient services based on the latest advanced information.
















Words from our Clients

American corporate manager (30s) Unlisted IT business venture

When we ventured into Japan, we were looking for a firm that is a member of a global network that can provide tax, accounting, human resources, and cash management services. Since we cannot communicate in Japanese, we needed English support. We found Shiodome Partners online, made an inquiry and requested service from the company. Even after our company was established, Shiodome Partners continued to provide one-stop services related to our company operations. Thank you, Shiodome Partners, for your continued support.

Chinese business owner (50s) Unlisted midsize business

We are a midsize business operating a manufacturing and IT business in China. We wanted to establish a wholly owned subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan and expand our products to the Japanese market. Shiodome Partners was recommended by people who were deeply pleased by their services. We inquired with them about expanding our business in Japan. Shiodome Partners has a number of Chinese staff, so we were able to communicate very smoothly. We felt reassured because of the great deal of very helpful information they provided. We sincerely hope to continue receiving Shiodome Partners’ support.