60 Foreign-friendly Tax Accountants in Tokyo

Whether you’re just on your way to filling individual tax returns or looking for tax audit support for your cross-border venture, finding the right tax accountants in Tokyo is like walking in the dark — you’re practically stripped off from any landmark (as the saying goes, “death and taxes”).  

In Japan, you’ll be facing a different set of tax laws and regulations. Combined with language barrier (what’s ‘consumption tax’ in Japanese again?) and cultural differences, becoming a law-abiding foreign taxpayer can easily turn into an impossible quest. 

The surge of foreign-affiliated companies in Japan means there’s a few international tax and accounting specialists aside from the “Big Four”.  

Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the most trusted English-speaking and foreign-friendly tax accountants in Japan, as reviewed by the International Financial Center

Why you need to find the right tax accountant 

The proper tax treatment and preparations are essential to a company’s success and development, be it a small enterprise or a behemoth subsidiary. That — and the fact that you’re treading on thin ice when it comes to tax and legal agenda with basic Japanese vocabulary.

Dealing with confusing tax and accounting issues is already mindwrecking, let alone dealing them in Japanese. Having the wrong accountant can easily delay business productivity and cause individual setbacks. 

Bilingual (or even multilingual) notaries, attorneys and accountants can be the difference between a smooth-sailing tax season and an ugly tax record. 

Tax in Japan: What you need to know

Taxes in Japan are divided based on income, property and consumption. 

  • Individual Income Tax.

The income tax system in Japan is based on the principle of a “self-assessment system”, where an individual calculates their own income for the year and the amount of tax by submitting a tax return. 

How much you pay depends on your residency status

  1. Permanent residents will be taxed on their worldwide income, regardless of its source.
  2. Non-permanent residents will be taxed based on their income sources in Japan and from abroad, except the part that is retained abroad. 
  3. Non-residents are taxed only on their income in Japan. 

Income tax is paid annually on national, prefectural and municipal levels. 

  • Enterprise Tax 

Taxes on corporate income is paid by self-employed individuals levied on an income base. The business size — such as the number of employees and amount of capital — affects the overall calculation. 

  • Withholding Income Tax

When your corporation pays salary or wage, a part of the amount must be withheld for income tax.

Bilingual and Foreign-friendly Tax Accountants in Tokyo

Global Solutions Consulting Co., Ltd.

Representative: Takaaki Fukunaga (email)
Language support: Japanese, English and Chinese

Established in 2005, the company mainly provides accounting and tax-related services, which were broken into several categories: real estate investment, finance and foreign venture. Their support isn’t limited to Japan’s domestic tax laws. You can expect comprehensive guidance on international tax treaties, inbound and outbound transaction forms and tax returns on foreign individuals.

Office location:  5-1-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku
Website: www.global-solution.jp/en/
Phone: 03-3433-6433

Ernst & Young Tax Co.

Representative: Ichiro Suto
Language support: English, Chinese, German, Korean and French

Globally scattered across the globe, Ernst & Young (EY) is one of the sought-after “Big Four” accounting firms. They integrate human knowledge with technology platforms to help with all tax needs: corporate tax, international taxation, merger and acquisition-related taxation and other legal affairs.

Naturally, not all foreigners are native English speakers, so the company’s multilingual feature is a premium not many can offer.

Office location: 1-1-2, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku
Website: www.ey.com/ja_jp
Phone: 03-3506-2411

YG-International Tax Consulting Firm

Representative: Yoshio Yamaguchi (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

The accounting firm in Tokyo is equipped to help clients on corporate and individual levels — and geared with English service. They prepare corporate registration applications, help tax filling and bookkeeping, as well as help maneuver tax management for large subsidiaries in Japan. On a smaller scale, they offer consultation on Japanese income tax law for residents and non-residents. 

As a certified immigration consultant, Yamaguchi can also help foreigners acquire business management visas and consult on tax structures of mergers and acquisitions. 

Office location: 7-9-4, Akatsuka, Itabashi-ku
Website: yg-international.jp

Komiyama & Co. 

Representative: Mitsuru Komiyama (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

As one of the older-established tax accountants in Tokyo, there’s an extensive service that the 60-year-old group offers, including tax and accounting audits, social insurance services, management consulting and financial planning. They’ve dealt with clients who own assets overseas and clients who are foreign nationals living in Japan.

It just so happens, too, that the firm is also a CPAAI representative in Japan, which connects 150 accounting offices from over 60 countries.

Office location: 3-6-9, Roppongi, Minato-ku
Website: komiyama-cpa.com
Phone: 03-6697-7000

Takashi Yamaguchi Tax Accountant Office

Representative: Takashi Yamaguchi (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

As a bilingual Japanese tax accountant, Takashi Yamaguchi has supplies small and medium-sized enterprises with tax and accounting services. They’re familiar with cross-border transactions and taxation management for foreign corporations in Japan.

Office location: 3-11-2 Kandaogawamachi, Chiyodaku
Website: ty-tax-accountant.com/

Kaneuchi CPA & Tax Advisory Office

Representative: Isamu Kaneuchi (email)
Language support: Japanese, English and French

Office location: 2-1-11, Takada, Toshima-ku
Phone: 050-3598-0136

Seki Takahiro Tax Accounting Office

Representative: Takahiro Seki (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Takahiro Seki was a registered CPA in Illinois before returning to Japan to give financial services in English to multi-national institutions. He’s collaborated with international entrepreneurs when he became a certified tax accountant. He prepares a special plan for tax returns and provides a comprehensive price list for his consultations.

Office location: 1-6-3 Sangenjaya, Setagaya-ku
Website: ​​sangen-jaya.net
Phone: 03-6479-8355

Akio Shimizu Certified Public Tax Accountant Firm

The Tokyo-based tax accountant and advisor also provides free online consultation. The firm specializes in inheritance tax law and tax affairs in business. In addition to that, you can expect to receive tax advice based and other legal protection services.

Representative: Akio Shimizu (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: 1-11-6, Tsukuda, Chuo-ku
Website: www.sosapo.org
Phone: 03-5537-5273

Hiroki Kobayashi Tax Firm

Representative: Hiroki Kobayashi (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Under the accounting firm Day One Tax, Hiroki Kobayashi covers a wide range of professional tax and accounting services in Japan: bookkeeping, tax returns preparations, tax report and bill payments upport.

Office location: 4-11-2, Horikiri, Katsushika-ku
Website: www.dayonetax.com

Budyz Accounting Office

Representative: Hideyuki Hori (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Besides tax and accounting services, the office can handle office mediation, contract support and business consultations.

Office location: 3-10-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku
Website: budyz.com/
Phone: 03-5544-8580

Sato Tax & Accounting

Representative: Kazuko Sato
Language support: Japanese and English

The tax firm provides general tax accounting services, including settlement of accounts and tax returns, year-end tax adjustments and tax inheritance — which are basically all of your tax problems.

Office location: 2-7-26, Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku
Website: www.tax-sato.com
Phone: 03-5860-6802

Iwamura Tax & Accounting Office

Representative: Hitoshi Iwamura (email)
Language support: Japanese and Korean

An tax accountant to Tokyo boasting bilingual English-Japanese ability is close to common, but what about other languages? This accounting firm, specifically, offers personal tax consultations (income andinheritance) and tax return preparations in Korean.

Office location: 7-15, Nihombashitomizawacho, Chuo-ku
Website: www.iwamura-tax.jp/

Bansho Ito CPA Corporation

Representative: Toshihiko Sano (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Bansho Ito specializes in tax, payroll, accounting and legal services for multinational corporations in Tokyo. The company set-up specialist assists in structuring businesses in Japan for foreigners, starting from its legal registrations to tax managements.

Office location: 2-12-1, Akebonocho, Tachikawa-shi
Website: bansho-ito.jp/en/

AXESS Accounting Office

Representative: Masanori Sakaguchi (email)
Language support: Japanese, English and Chinese

The accounting office prides on accepting major foreign clients from the US, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India. The’ve accumulated experiences on taxation, financial reporting, payroll management, taxation advisory on foreign capital in Japan. Services are divided into three types of plans: Basic, Advanced and LLP.

Office location: 2-1-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Website: www.zeirishi-tokyo.jp/english

TGN Soleil Accounting Firm

Representative: Noriko Nukui (email)
Language support : Japanese and English

With an office based in central Tokyo — just right across the red-bricked Tokyo Station — the accounting firm is equiped with professional specialists, payroll experts and bookkeepers. They give personalized services and advice to meet foreign clients’ business needs

Office location: 3-7-7, Nihombashi, Chuo-ku
Website: tgn-soleil.com/english

Zeirishihoujin Tax Advisors

Representative: Hiromi Ebihara (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

There are three branches to their extensive service, all catering to different international clients i Japan: tax and accounting support for sole proprietors and SME; tax advice on personal property; and asset management and
life planning for single women. They’re among the few certified public tax accountants in Tokyo boasting financial expertise besides accounting.

Office location: 6-25-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Website: www.tax-advisors.jp/

J Bridge Partners

Representative: Hisatsugu Takizawa and Yasuko Tobioka (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: 3-4-7, Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku
Website: www.jbp-tax.jp
Phone: 03-6240-9241

Moore Shisei Tax Corporation

Representative: Mika Yamada 
Language support: Japanese, English, Chinese and Filipino

Office location:  2-2-2, Marunochi, Chiyoda-ku
Website: www.mooreshisei.jp/contact

Nakashima Tax and Accounting Office

Representative: Takayoshi Nakashima
Language support: Japanese and English

The office specializes in multinational corporation and international tax. They’ve helped more than 200 foreign multinational corporations run their business through solid tax advisory servics and reviews. They outsource your accounting, tax, finance and payroll department compliance for efficient tax management.

Office location: 7-1-12, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Website: nakashima-cpa.jp/

Mushiake Tax, Accounting & Business Services

Representative: Kazuko Mushiake (email)
Language support : Japanese and English

Office location:  5-27-32 Minamidai, Nakano-ku
Website: www.mushiaketax.com/

AST Tax Corporation

Representative: Hiroshi Matsuki (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

AST — or Accounting Solutions Tokyo — holds business alliance in an accounting firm in Delhi, India. This allows the company to provide Indian companies do business in Japan (and vice versa). They’re also equiped with the billingual ability to do accounting and tax services for inbound Japanese subsidieres and outbound overseas expansion.

Office location: 3-1-4, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Website: www.ast-tax.jp

Larkins & Associate

Representative: Brad Larkin
Language support : Japanese and English

The firm was founded in 2004 by Brad Larkin, originally handling the US SOX compliance for Japanese subsidiaries of US listed companies. Since then, it has expanded its service lines to financial accounting, including taxation service, month-send service and M&A advisory service.

Office location: 1-27-8, Shinkawa, Chuo-ku
Website: www.jcompliance.com
Phone: 03-3551-4390

Kawai Accounting Office

Representative: Tadanobu Kawai (email)
Language support: Japanese and English 

The accounting office smoothens business succession, tax filling procedure and consultations for small and medium-sized enterprises, but you can also expect specialized individual services on inheritance tax and tax advice for high-income foreign residents.

Office location: 1-10-3, Ginza, Chuo-ku
Website: www.kawai-kk.jp

Takayama Kazuko Tax Accountant Office

Representative: Kazuko Takayama
Language support: Japanese, English and Chinese

Office location: 13-7, Nihombashiodemmacho, Chuo-ku
Website: takayama-tax.jp/

Takigawa Tax Accountant Office

Representative: Hisako Takigawa (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Located in minato, Takigawa Tax Accountant Office (or Plus One Service) has been providing accounting and tax advisory services for Japan-based foreign companies since 1993.

Office location: 4-14-14 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku
Website: https://plusoneservice.co.jp/index.html

Minato Tax & Consulting Firm

Representative: Yoshikazu Minato (email)
Language support : Japanese and English

Yoshikazu Minato holds expertise in international tax practice. Bringing experience in inbound support to help overseas business enter the Japanese market, his team doesn’t just address financial needs (tax and accounting advice), but organizational and recruitment issues — and all-in-one outsourcing packag that includes salary and accounting operations.

Office location:  2-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Website: https://minato-bestpilot.co.jp

Actus Tax Corporation

Representative: Tetsunori Chiba (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: 3-2-6, Akasaka, Minato-ku
Website: https://www.actus.co.jp/en/

Mori Japanese CPA/TAX Accounting Office

Representative: Makiko Mori (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Makiko Mori spent over ten years working at EY London. Now, they’re one of the tax accountants in Tokyo to provide comprehensive services on office mediation and contract, accounting, legal and burissiness consultations.

Office location: 5-47-4, Kamitakada, Nakano-ku

Kasai Takashi Zerishi Jimusho

Representative: Takashi Kasai
Language support: Japanese and English

Accumulating 20 years of experience in acounting, tax consulting and immgration services, Kasai provides the tax auditing services to international clients across various industries. He’s worked long-term at an accounting firm in the US before focusing on foreign clients in Japan.

Office location: 6-18-37, Higashikoigakubo, Kokubunji-shi
Website: http://kasaicpa.com/

HLS Global Tax Corporation

Representative: Takashi Iiduka and Hiromi Nakazawa
Language support: Japanese and English

HLS Global Tax Corporation’s competitive advantage roots from their close relationship with their US offices. The international team of tax accountants are located in Japan, US, Mexico and India. Not just local tax service, the company also helps their clients cope with international taxation.

Office location: 2-12-10, Shibadaimon, Minato-ku
Website: hls-global.jp/

Tomihara Tax Office

Representative: Orie Tomihara (email)
Language support  : Japanese and Engkish

Office location: 5-2-3, Asakusabashi, Taito-ku
Website: https://scenery-ta.com/english/
Phone: 080-3369-4646

CPTA Iwamoto Office

Representative: Toshihiko Iwamoto (email)
Language support: Japanese and Chinese

Office location: 1-13-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Website: https://www.ticpta.com/
Phone: 03-6228-6860

Sugiyama Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Corporation

Representative: Masahiro Sugiyama (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Kokai Bld. 6F, 2-8-2, Shibakoen, Minato-ku
Website: http://cpa-sugiyama.jp/
Phone: 03-3433-3600

Ebisu Accounting & Tax, Inc. 

Representative: Kenji Kawamura (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Seibu Shinkin Bld. 7F, 1-20-2, Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku
Phone: ​​03-5456-8252

Maki Itakura Accounting Office

Representative: Maki Itakura (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Toa Bld. 2F, 2-1-18, Hamamatsucho, Minato-ku
Website: www.m-itakura.com
Phone: 03-6809-2710

Koyano Tax Accountants Corporation

Representative: Norio Hasegawa and Miyuki Yamaguchi (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

The firm is well-known for providing financial, accounting and tax strategies. However, there are services that are exclusive to Japanse companies and residents, so check the website to make sure you are eligible.

Office location: Yoyogi 1 Chome Bld. 14F, 1-22-1, Yoyogi, Shibuya0ku
Website: www.koyano-cpa.gr.jp/en-service
Phone: 03-5350-7435

Itagaki Financial & Tax Consulting Office

Representative: Koichi Itagaki (email)
Language support  : Japanese and English

Office location: 1-11-6, Kitakojiya, Ota-ku
Website: www.itagaki-ac.com/
Phone: 03-3742-6520

Ultimate Tax Corporation

Representative: Takemasa Fujimoto (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Kyowa Bld. 5F, 1-5-6, Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku
Website: tax.ultimate.or.jp/
Phone: 03-6261-4703

VCAT Tax Corporation

Representative: Akira Takano (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

The team has a certified US tax accountant who can help with overseas transaction and parent companies who want to enter Japan. They also give highly specialized support projects in fields such as taxation and accounting.

Office location: J Thanks Dai1 Bld. 6F, 3-1-8, Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku
Website: www.vcat-tax.com/
Phone: 03-5825-4054

TOMA Certified Public Tax Accountants Corporation

Representative: Tetsu Saito (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Marunouchi Trust Tower Honkan 3F, 1-8-3, Marunochi, Chiyoda-ku
Website: https://toma.co.jp/
Phone: 03-6266-2527

Kazuhiko Chiba & Co.,(ECOVIS APO)

Representative: Kazuhiko Chiba (email)
Language support: Japanese, English and Chinese

Office location: Iidabashi Bld. 7F, 1-18, Agebacho, Shinjuku-ku
Website: www.ecovis.co.jp
Phone: 03-5228-1682

Kaori Fuchi Tax and Consulting

Representative: Kaori Fuchi

Language support: Japanese and English 

Kaori Fuchi is one of the tax accountants in Tokyo to supply tax treatment and accounting solutions to cross-border ventures. The firm specialize in global-scaled businesses, with employees who can converse fluently in English.

Office location: 1-31-2, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku
Website: www.kaori-fuchi.com/

Eguma and Associates

Representative: Harumi Eguma (email)
Language support: Japanese and English 

Office location: Shinbashi Chuo Bld. 7F, 1-11-5, Nishishimbashi, Minato-ku
Website: www.eguma-cpa.com

UK Partners Tax & Legal Services

Representative: Masaharu Ushijima (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: 1-20-15, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
Website: ukpartners.world.coocan.jp/

PKF Shiodome Partners Tax Corporation

Representative: Kengo Maekawa (email)
Language support: Japanese, English and Chinese

Office location: Dai2 Maruko Bld. 4F, 7-13-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku
Website: https://shiodome.co.jp/spz/
Phone: 03-6228-5505

AIC Tax Co. Tokyo office

Representative: Satoko Miyaoka (email)
Language support: Japanese, English and Chinese

Started in 1991, AIC has suported more than 150 clients across the Kansai and Kanto region, dwelling in many industries through providing high-quality service in tax, accounting and business advisory.

Office location: 2-4-15, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku
Website: www.aictax.com
Phone: 0120-829-242

Kayano International Tax and Accounting Office

Representative: Takaaki Kayano (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Takaaki Kayano honed his expertise in advising foreign companies through working at the major accounting firm Earns & Young. He’s also worked abroad in Germany.

Office location: 1-10-11, Higashigotanda, Shinagawa-ku
Website: www.kyno-office.com
Phone: 050-7123-4333

YFP Crea

Representative: Chikara Tamura (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Hosoi Bld. 6F, 4-1, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
Website: www.yfpcrea.com/
Phone: 070-5362-1149

Tax Corporation Zeiken

Representative: Yuichi Takamatsu (email)
Language support: Japanese, English, French and German

Office location: Lilac Sanei Bld. 2F, 12-5, Yotsuyasaneicho, Shinjuku0ku
Website: www.zeiken.org
Phone: 03-3359-4731

Tama Tax Tokyo

Representative: Tamami Yamaguchi (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location:  2-5-3, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku
Website: tamatax.tokyo/

CaN International Tax Corporation

Representative: Shohei Okubo (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Daiichi Inamura Bld. 7F, 1-9-2, Nihombashikayabacho, Chuo-ku
Website: www.caninternational.co
Phone: 03-6661-1163

TGN Soleil Accounting Firm

Representative: Hiroko Koido (email)
Language support: Japanese and Engilsh 

Office location: 2-30-15, Hatchobori, Chuo-ku
Website: taxguide.tkcnf.com
Phone: 03-6222-8191

Shinagawa Minato Accounting Office

Representative: Toshiaki Watarai
Language support: Japanese and Engish

Office location: 5-11-48, Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku
Website: https://www.shinagawa.pro/
Phone: 050-5362-2394

Visionary International Accounting Firm

Representative: Yumiko Yamamoto
Language support: Japanese and English

Office location: Hiroo Miyata Anex Bld. 2F, -9-15, Hiro, Shibuya-ku
Website: visionary-tax.com
Phone: 03-6459-3036

Musashino Tax Accounting Office

Representative: Takumi Okumura (email)
Language support: Japanese and English

Musashino Tax Corporation has offices in Shinjuku and Mitaka — and a network of experts in various fields. They’re involved in taxation, business management, entrepreneurship, inheritance, and real estate. Services cater to both corporation and individual needs.

Office location: Yajima Bld. 3F, 1-19-2, Nakacho, Musashino-shi
Website: https://mtax.or.jp
Phone: 0422-27-2010

APO-Tax Corporatioin

Representative: Hiroshi Tsumaki
Language support: Japanese and English 

Office location: Iidabashi Bld., 1-18, Agebacho, Shinjuku0u 
Website: www.apoutsourcing.jp

AKJ Partners

Representative: Hiroko Ogihara 
Language support: Japanese and English 

Office location: 2-5-1 Atago, Minato-ku
Website: akj-partners.com/
Phone: 03-5777-3480

Shirokane CPA Firm

Representative: Satoshi Shito (email)
Language support: Japanese and English 

Another trusted accounting firm in Japan for foreign business is Shirokane CPA firm. The team has helped more than 130 clients in mergers and acquisitions, internal controls, IPO consultations and audits across various industries. They also provide tax fillings in Japan for individuals, complete with tax return preparations, accounting book support and tax advisory.

The firm has a very transparent price list. Depending on the situation and business complexity, they will also be able to prepare a quotation.

Office location: 1-3-11, Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku
Website: www.shirokanecpa.com
Phone: 080-1257-5877

Kobayashi Tax (CPA) Office

Representative: Shigeo Kobayashi (email)
Language support: Japanese and English 

Shigeo Kobayashi worked at PWC and KPMG — two of the four biggest accounting firms — for more than 40 years before building his own accounting firm. Their strong area of expertise lies in helping companies start their businesses in Japan.  

Office location: 1-49-2, Hatsudai, Shibuya-ku
Phone: 080-3794-5203