China Desk

WHO ARE WE?

Here at PKF JAPAN, we are an established team of professionals, formed from all sectors of business, law, and accounting. We have put together an integrated team of Certified Professional Accountants (CPA), Enrolled Agents (EA), Tax Advisors, Lawyers, Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultants, Legal Advisors, Business and IT Support Staff, Bookkeepers and Administrative Assistants who, between them, can provide the services that you require.
We take pride in being the first and only source for one-stop business, accounting, and legal services in Japan. We provide the best possible service for our clients, our business practices encourage collaboration across all the professional specialties in our team, and we utilize the best solutions that human and artificial intelligence together have to offer.

ABOUT JAPAN

  • Capital : Tokyo
  • Populations : 126,317,000
  • Area : 377,973 square kilometers
  • National Language : Japanese
    Ninety-nine percent of the population speaks Japanese. Japanese writing uses Kanji (Chinese characters) and two sets of Kana (syllabaries based on cursive and angular scripts), as well as the Roman alphabet and Arabic numerals.
  • Currency : Yen (JPY)
  • Economy : Throughout the economic downturn that was influenced by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and by the Great East Earthquake in 2011, Japan’s economy has been steadily improving. Economic indicators show this recovery, including the effective employment and unemployment rates, the number of women in employment, the placement rate amongst college graduates. These all show the current strength of Japan’s economy. It is worth noting that this period is longer than the period of the economic boom from February 2002 to October 2007.
  • GDP : Total 5.749 trillion USD – 45,565 USD per capita (2019)
  • Tax : We expect the Corporate Tax Rate in Japan will be 30.86 percent by the end of this quarter, according to the Trading Economics global macro models and analysts’ expectations. In the long-term, the Corporate Tax Rate in Japan is projected to trend at an average of 30.86 percent in 2020.
  • Tourism : 31,191,929 foreign tourists visited Japan in 2018; three out of every four foreign tourists came from South Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
  • Geography : About 73 percent of Japan’s land area is forested or mountainous, and is unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use. Mainly located in coastal areas, the remaining habitable zones have, as a result, extremely high population densities. Japan is consequently one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

OUR SERVICES

  • Consulting Services

    • Japanese business support service for Chinese companies

    • Support services for Japanese companies expanding into China

    • Overseas based internal audit consulting

    • Cross-border M&A services

    • Share price assessment and due diligence services

    • Real-estate related services.

  • Professional Advisory Services

    • Accounting & Tax Advice Services

    • Human resources management advice services

    • Legal advice services.

  • Back Office Outsourcing Services

    • Accounting and financial services

    • HR services

    • Legal services

    • Visa-related services.

Service Features

Our CHINA DESK services boast the following four major features:

Professional experience for business operations in China

PKF JAPAN is home to a core team of certified professionals, including Certified Professional Accountants (CPA), Enrolled Agents (EA), and Tax Advisors, who are all certified in Japan and the United States, and who are all former members of the “Big 4” consultancies. These professionals have been in business with many Chinese companies since their establishment and have been in business for over ten years. As a result, our professionals have broad knowledge related to companies in China and Japan.
We are committed to providing corporate finance support for Japanese companies expanding into China and for Chinese companies expanding into Japan. We provide services to a wide range of clients from multiple industry sectors, from international companies listed overseas to those operating in the global aviation industry.

Chinese language support

PKF JAPAN has many Chinese staff members who can speak Chinese fluently (Mandarin and Cantonese). The services that we deliver to Chinese businesses continue to grow, and the Chinese market is increasingly becoming more important to us, so we expect the number of Chinese speaking staff will continue to grow. Any clients who cannot communicate in Japanese or English do not need to worry about any language barrier as we specialize in supporting our Chinese clients using their language, providing the services that they need.

Multilingual support and an international network

Here at PKF JAPAN, we employ bilingual staff who are proficient in the major languages for international business, including English and Chinese. Over recent years we have seen an increase in both foreign business expansions into Japan and the overseas business expansions of Japanese enterprises. In such an evolving business environment, we are proud to be able to offer our incorporation services in both English and Chinese to enhance and expand the support that we can provide to our clients. Following our link up into the global PKF International accountancy network, we now have expanded our operations to include over 400 offices across 150 countries, allowing us to tap into this network to provide you with even better-localized support. Any clients who cannot communicate in Japanese do not need to worry about any language barrier as we can always find a way to work together using a common language, providing the services that you need.

Cross-border transactions and international tax support

PKF JAPAN’s team includes qualified and experienced tax accountants who are familiar with international tax affairs. In today’s global marketplace, international corporate activities are not only affected by Japan’s tax laws but also by the laws of other countries where business transactions take place. Also, for diversified corporate entities, it is now necessary to consider tax restructuring options and consolidated tax payments as part of the tax planning activities across the entire group. We have great expertise when it comes to offering consulting services in the field of international tax affairs between Japan and China. We provide expert advice and tax consultation services, providing you with the right help for your tax affairs and which is consummate with the diverse nature of modern business activities.

Meet the Consultants

  1. Kimura Haruka

    Services: Consulting for business expansion into Japan, Company establishment, and Visa support

    Language: Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Japanese

  2. Kin Xin

    Services: Consulting for business expansion into Japan, Company establishment, and Visa support

    Language: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese

  3. Haku Shuyo

    Services: Consulting for business expansion into Japan, and Japanese taxation

    Language: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese

  4. Han Shinko

    Services: Consulting for business expansion into Japan, and Japanese taxation

    Language: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese

  5. Ho Eika

    Services: Consulting for business expansion into Japan, and Japanese taxation

    Language: Chinese (Cantonese), Japanese

  6. Miyazaki Shingo

    Services: Consulting for business expansion into Japan, Company establishment, and Visa support

    Language: English, Japanese

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