Akemi Kito

Partner, PwC Tax Japan

Financial Services
CPA / Certified Public Tax Accountant

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Ms. Kito is a Partner at PwC Tax Japan and has over 20 years of experience as a tax advisor for clients in the banking, capital markets, investment management and real estate industries.

In addition, Ms. Kito also serves as the PwC Tax Japan Knowledge Center leader (Tax Policy Section) and is responsible for monitoring tax policy developments and overseeing PwC’s Tax bulletins and other communications. She is an active participant in tax policy discussions, attending workshops and committees sponsored by government agencies and industry associations.

Ms. Kito is a licensed Japanese certified public accountant and a licensed Japanese certified public tax consultant. She graduated from the Kyoto University, Law Faculty.

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Project Results and Achievements

Ms. Kito advises Japanese, US and European financial institutions on their transactions, including cross-border financing, global trading, investment structures and financial products. She also advises clients in the real estate industry, both private funds and JREITs, on inbound and outbound investment structuring.

Ms. Kito provides tax advisory services to government agencies and trade associations on Japanese tax reforms, including the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Financial Services Agency (FSA), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and industry associations.

Other Activities

Ms. Kito is the author articles of several tax magazines and books. Some of her books include Tax Treatment of Investment Structures, Accounting and Tax Treatment of JREITs, Taxation on Trusts, and Tax Treatment of Cross-border Securitization.

Recent articles include “Impact by Supreme Court Case on Delaware Limited Partnership”, and “Introduction of Authorized OECD Approach and its Impact on Business”. She is a frequent speaker on tax topics.

Professional Vision

New business issues always have legal, accounting, and tax implications. To support our clients’ business, Ms. Kito aims to address the issues with a much broader view than only from a tax angle.