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​Our Japanese business services team includes bilingual professionals with CPAs in both the United States and Japan. They have been working with Japanese transplants for more than 15 years.

Business Services - Japan

We understand your unique challenges

On one hand, the economy, demographic transitions, politics, and other compelling conditions have slowed your growth within Japan:
  • Landmass restrictions - limited expansion opportunities within Japan
  • Demographic transition - declining labor force and declining purchase power
  • High energy costs - nuclear energy concerns and reliance on fossil fuel imports

On the other hand, however, these conditions in Japan provide Japanese companies with great opportunity for globalization and expansion.

Our Japanese business services (JBS) specialists have extensive process knowledge and industry experience. We will help you conquer region-specific issues and accelerate global expansion:

  • Manage global expansion with integrated and visible business processes leveraging IT systems with appropriate global and regional governance and internal controls.
  • Overcome global competition, which requires quality enhancements, cost competitiveness, and 100 percent compliance with on-time delivery through traceable and auditable data.
  • Analyze and launch further globalization and market cost competition to Mexico and other Latin American countries.
  • Create successful financial, operational, organizational and system integration with cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and post-merger integration (PMI). 

A complete understanding of Japanese business

With experience serving more than 100 Japanese-owned companies globally, Plante Moran’s Japanese business services practice is dedicated to providing you the service you deserve. Our experience includes:

  • Strong manufacturing & business process knowledge in a Japanese environment
  • Comprehensive consulting offerings & expertise
  • Technology independence & various ERP system implementations & experience
  • Alignment of local initiatives with global corporate strategies
  • Global, multi-cultural project resources
  • Multi-lingual & multi-cultural support
  • Strong project management


Audit & International Tax Planning

To help Japanese transplants improve cash flow, our audit and tax professionals integrate their efforts. They focus on internal control auditing to identify and assess operational and financial concerns and provide proactive tax planning at the local and state, federal, and international levels.

Talent Management & Organizational Development

Organizational concerns such as low employee morale, resistance to change, and performance issues can prevent Japanese transplants from achieving desired business results. Our talent and organizational development consultants work with clients at the individual, team, and organizational level to assist them achieve their goals. Our services include:

  • Talent assessment
  • Leadership development/Succession planning
  • Talent & organizational development

Risk Management

The complex issue of corporate governance is more important than ever and Japanese transplants can rely on Plante Moran for:

  • Internal risk assessments
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley/Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley (JSOX)
  • Information technology consulting

Technology Consulting

Our information technology consultants are accustomed to helping Japanese transplants comply with customer requirements, reduce costs and inventory, improve data accuracy and reporting capabilities, as well as train personnel.

They can also be depended upon for unbiased help in selecting an ERP system. In addition, our ERP team can assist companies through contract negotiations to implementation to go live.

International Transactions

Our dedicated global transaction services team can provide due diligence for international transactions and offer research and insight as well as introductions to prospective buyers and sellers.