Companies Voice

James O’Donoghue, President , In-House Advisory Group

Legal consulting company with offices in New York and Tokyo

In-House Advisory Group

I operate a legal consulting company with offices in New York and Tokyo. We assist Japanese companies involved in US litigation and regulatory investigations.
We receive the following services, Monthly Bookkeeping, annual corporate and consumption tax filing.
Japan’s taxation system is exceedingly complex and specialized, requiring a high degree of relevant experience and expertise.
Despite the scores of multinational corporations operating in Tokyo, there is a shortage of bi-lingual international accounting experts who are accessible to small and medium size companies. Smaller Japanese accounting firms typically consist rules-based practitioners who adhere to a rigid formula that comports to Japanese law without optimizing solutions for international clients. Kaori Fuchi Tax & Consulting offers an indispensable service to multinational clients in need of tailored solutions to maximize their taxation opportunities. Kaori Fuchi brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and dexterity in crafting tax and accounting strategies for her clients.

Phillip Dale, Country Manager, Allied Vision

German company who manufacture and sell industrial camera

Allied Vision

We had a very positive experience with their service in a previous business case, so when the need to find a service provider for Japan again came up, there was only one company we considered: Kaori Fuchi Tax&Consulting
We are very happy with the quality of the service provided by the friendly a reliable team at Kaori Fuchi Tax&Consulting. We always get quick responses, which are both accurate and insightful
We are hoping to incorporate our entity in Japan soon, and have confidence in Kaori Fuchi Tax&Consulting to guide us through this process.

Aoide Interactive Co., Ltd.

Planning, development and sale of Game, and Web builder.

Aoide Interactive Co., Ltd.

Since our work uses both English and Japanese, we felt that a bilingual accounting firm would best suit our needs.
The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff makes it easy to maintain good communication on a regular basis even though we are located in Osaka. We also were able to request that the e-Tax system be used to pay all applicable taxes; having the firm take care of that has significantly streamlined our tax paying process.

Yusuke Kuwahawa, FAE Manager , Kontron Asia Inc.

German company who manufacture and sell industrial computers

Kontron Asia Inc.

We manufacture and sell embedded computers used in robots and network equipment.
It is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, the second largest company in this field in the world.
We receive the following services, Monthly advisory service, monthly bookkeeper and report to headquarters in English, payroll, corporate tax and consumption tax return.
We have no accounting knowledge, and We need to communicate in English with the accounting manager of the head office. That’s why we asked Kaori Fuchi Tax & Consulting to communicate in English directly with the accounting manager of the head office.
It was greatly appreciated that Kaori’s quick response to detailed matters, such as explaining the audit at the headquarters and the difference in accounting interpretation.

Rika Kasahara, Finance, ISOFOTON JAPAN Co., Ltd

Spanish company who manufacturers solar panels

ISOFOTON JAPAN 合同会社

We are a Spanish manufacturer producing solar panels. In March this year, we incorporated the company in Japan and since we had to start from scratch, a lot of things were new to us. Ms. Fuchi was introduced to us by our social security consultant. She is also fluent in English so she has no problem communicating with my boss who doesn’t speak much Japanese. And she always answers carefully and politely to even the most trivial things that we are not sure about. We find her to be a very dependable tax consultant who is fluent in English and knows overseas as well as Japanese tax systems.

Yasuhiro Doi, Representative Director & President, First Design Inc.

Construction company who owns foreign subsidiaries

First Design Inc.

I met Ms. Fuchi on the recommendation of a client.She has a firm grasp of the current state of the monthly accounting and audits, and the future direction and advice we have received are linked to a sense of security. I feel reassured in managing the company, but am also grateful for the advice and guidance I receive from many different angles.

When we set up a foreign subsidiary, her shrewd advice has been an enormous support for us.

Not relying on accounting software, with email and on the phone I can meet her directly for a consultation, and apart from accounting I have gained much insight from her on matters such as insurance.

Kenjiro Miyazaki, Operation Manager, Two Dogs holdings Co., Ltd

Managed a beer restaurant in Roppongi

Two Dogs holdings Co., Ltd

She had introduced by a friend of our representative.

Both English and Japanese explanations are clear and empathetic.

I feel comfortable when Ms. Fuchi explains the Japanese Tax System to the details in English as our owner is a foreigner. They support us in various situations.

Mitchell Kobayashi, BELLEZZA ITALIANA Co., Ltd

Italy company who imports organic cosmetics

BELLEZZA ITALIANA Co., Ltd

Our director is Italian so needed to have meetings in English.

They can provide the necessary company accounting documentation efficiently. In case we are unclear about anything, we can consult them any time.All the staff members are very reliable.If you speak to them once, you will know that!

Sunil Mehra, CEO, NICHIKO LLC

International health and development assignments and projects in Asia and Africa

NICHIKO GK/HPA

NICHIKO LLC in Japan was established in 2013 and manages international health and development assignments and projects in Asia and Africa.

First impression, before our meeting, was good accessibility in English as we were moving to Japan from England; and good experience in multi-national and Japanese tax systems. After the first meeting it was obvious that we had made the right decision.

Based on what services we have used so far we have found them to be responsive and supportive. For us also very helpful because of the bilingual capabilities.

CEO, Japanese Branch of US travel agency

Japanese branch of US travel agency

KAORI FUCHI Tax and Consulting was recommended by an administrative scrivener.They have a lot of knowledge of foreign companies and taxation.
Being consulted to the details by standing from our position empathically.
They provide full services and helpful information for the foreign companies that establish a business in Japan.

Angela Ortiz, Director, O.G.A. FOR AID

A corporation set up in March 2011 to aid the Eastern Japan Earthquake’s reconstruction efforts

O.G.A. FOR AID

We are doing everything we can to help the victims of the catastrophe get back to their feet as quickly as possible. Because of Kaori’s professional response and her own wish to help with the Tohoku’s reconstruction effort, we have asked her to handle our tax returns. We are really glad to have met her. She always provides help promptly on all things, including some legal matters. Kaori Fuchi Tax and Consulting is a professional yet friendly office, and provides necessarily information on timely basis. Because we can leave the tax matters to her, we have been able to concentrate on our main work. This has helped us a lot.

Representative Director, French exporting company

French exporting company

The service is very business friendly, very professional, with people having an extensive expertise in tax consulting and tax accounting.
Excellent team, hard workers, great advising, great English service, excellent on-demand designed service for different size companies.

Magnus Damm, Representative Director , bitflip Co., Ltd.

Software development and sales company

We picked Kaori Fuchi Tax&Consulting to allow smooth communication in multiple languages.

In detail, we started out by doing most of the heavy lifting by ourselves and mainly relied on Kaori Fuchi-san for various kinds of calculation and reporting of tax. From there we’ve also relied on her and her team for advice related to common business practice in Japan.

Things are going well and to reduce our work load we are these days freeing our time by depending more on Kaori Fuchi-san and her team.

Individuals Voice

L.Q. working in Tokyo

Expatriate for a major US apparel manufacturer

I requested help on my Japanese income tax return. I came to Japan as an expatriate of a foreign company, so I knew nothing about Japanese tax systems.
Kaori not only speaks English, but understands what is important to foreigners. She has been a great help to me, as she does everything professionally and promptly. I intend to ask Kaori to take care of my tax matters for the duration of my stay in Japan. Thank you Kaori and I really appreciate it.

Ansel Simpson

Managing an English Coaching & Consulting company in Japan

The Socratic Review

The Socratic Review improves your English communication skill, advances the client’s ability powerfully, effectively and rapidly, and is the only Coaching & Consulting company in Japan that guarantees the goal achievement in English communication skill improvement.

Kaori was recommended to us by one of her clients. Kaori always provides the necessary information promptly. She responds to mails very quickly as well. She talks to the tax office for us to lead the discussions to the right direction. I think that for foreigners doing business in Japan, a quick response is very important. Japanese business practice is at a somewhat different pace to that of Western countries, but her prompt response is always of great help.

David France

Yoga instructor

SLOWMOTION SOMATICS

I work as yoga instructor, body work therapist, and physical therapist. As an American needing to do tax return in Japan, I needed somebody who can advice me about this. Kaori was really kind! Dealing with tax matters in a foreign country in foreign language has been like walking in a dark jungle. It caused me a great stress and fear, but everything was made clear and I was really relieved. It was really reassuring to have somebody explain in English.

June Chin, Portico Financial Inc.

Tax Control, Investment Control and Asset Control on Properties

Portico Financial Inc.

We chose Kaori Fuchi Tax and Consulting because we felt they offer high quality service to their clients. We also ask the office to act as our administrator of tax payment. Working with Kaori has been a good learning experience for us. She speaks fluent English and therefore can communicate with us properly.

Ken Hanawa

Owner of oversea real estates

I met Ms. Fuchi in July 2011. I own several assets (rental properties) in USA as I lived in USA for a long time, so when I immigrated to Japan I needed advice regarding their treatment in tax return. I got an impression that she grasps client’s need very quickly and provides precise advice. I consulted Ms. Fuchi as a tax accountant with knowledge on international tax matters, and she appeared to have had experiences in variety of cases and has answered to the contents of my consultation very accurately. I assume there had been a thorough preparation behind it. She also followed up after the meeting, and I am really grateful for her sincere handling of my case.

Professionals Voice

Katsuya Watanabe, Partner and Tax Accountant,
Quality One TAX Co.

Manages own accounting office, works as tax accountant who does more tax review than a tax inspector

Quality One TAX Co.

Ms. Fuchi has helped me with cases such as a soccer player’s international tax consulting, corporation’s international tax consulting, and incorporation of a company in foreign country. She exchanges information with accounting firms in Asian locations such as Hong Kong, and I admire how up to date she is in various matters. She had a career in a major tax firm and her work is very thorough – I imagine all the clients are satisfied with her work.

In this day and age, globalization is common even for small scale companies. I am sure tax accountants like Ms. Fuchi, who is flexible, has ample knowledge and information on global taxation matters, and whose work is very thorough are in great demand going forward.

Kenichi Kishi, Partner and Tax Accountant,Very Best TAX Co.

Tax accountant

Very Best TAX Co.

In a nutshell, Ms. Fuchi is a simple and innocent woman! She’s good at making those around her have fun.

Yet when it comes to work, she has an extremely diligent side, and thinks about everything very seriously. She works so seriously that I advise her to “take it easy!”

Ms.Fuchi’s strong point is in international taxation. Please have peace of mind and leave it to her. Actually, even our office asks Ms. Fuchi for advice on matters of international taxation! Thank you as always!

Kengo Maekawa, Group CEO, Shiodome Partners Group

Accountant

Shiodome Partners Group

Ms. Fuchi has a wealth of knowledge on accounting and taxation, and moreover explains that knowledge in a way that is very easy to understand.

Because she has experience with both a private accounting office and major accounting firms, she has resolved the problems of many clients, from small to medium enterprises to large companies.

When I too have difficult taxation problems, I have the privilege to receive her consultation which is a great help. I am looking forward to future developments.

Yoko Mashima, Representative Notary Public, June Advisors Group

Manages notary public office specialized on handling foreigners’ affairs

June Advisors Group

Ms. Fuchi is very dynamic, participating in variety of activities and is expanding her scope to overseas. She is also full of ideas, and extremely fast in turning those ideas into reality. So working with her is very stimulating. Most of my clients are from overseas, and even in the present environment where a tax accountant who can properly explain to client in English is scarce, I can introduce Ms. Fuchi to my client with sense of confidence.

Ayano Morimoto, Representative Judicial Scrivener, M.D. Law Office

Provides legal service across boarders

M.D.Law Office

People might have image of a tax accountant as a difficult person, but Ms. Fuchi is always cheerful; I have never seen her in a bad mood.

It is not hard to imagine that clients find it easy to ask for help from her.

As our office cater to foreign companies and foreigners living in Japan, it is great to have Ms. Fuchi who can cheerfully answer questions on international taxation system and questions asked in English, so we rely on her a lot.

Miyuki Tsuboi, Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultant, Representative Director, HR Advisory Services

Works as social security consultant and supports business start-ups by foreigners

HR Advisory Services

I met Ms. Fuchi at a pan-industry social event discussing special topic of “globalization”, held at Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Among the many companies that claims to be “supporting global business”, I felt Ms. Fuchi’s tax and consulting was the one with the most guts and that I could cooperate with her in business immediately.

Soon after our encounter, I had a case where Ms. Fuchi assisted as an emergency help.

The first meeting with a Spanish company that has launched its renewable energy business in Japan recently and knew nothing about Japan took over four hours, but Ms. Fuchi was flexible in her handling of the meeting, and explained about the Japanese taxation system very patiently.

The client was grateful for her amiable stance as well, and so the company became the first common client between Ms. Fuchi and my office. Our relationship has continued thus to the present.

The detailed services that a major accounting firm couldn’t provide, the customized service, and the thoroughly client first stance are something I aim for as well, so I look forward to doing more business with her in the future. Dedicated and kind, she is a tax accountant I would recommend.

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