Ichiro Kawakami

Ichiro Kawakami

Partner, PwC Tax Japan

Global Mobility Services
Certified Public Tax Accountant


Mr. Kawakami joined PwC Tax Japan in 2002 after working in global human resources (HR) positions at a major Japanese electronics company, which included a foreign assignment to the United States.

Since joining PwC Tax Japan, Mr. Kawakami has worked with many Japanese and foreign multinational corporations in the field of global mobility and employment tax, including inbound and outbound expatriate taxation, assignment planning, and policy development.

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Qualification / License

He has a master’s degree in business law and is a licensed Japanese certified public tax accountant.

Project Results and Achievements

  • Assistance in implementing equity compensation schemes for foreign executives of Japanese multinational companies
  • Assistance in developing and implementing international assignment programs for Japanese multinational’s foreign employees
  • Assistance in relation to tax and immigration compliance for long term business travelers, including alleviating double taxation issues
  • Assistance in designing remuneration package for non-Japanese executives being appointed at Japanese headquarters
  • Assistance in implementing inter-company agreements for international secondments 
  • Other various projects in relation to tax issues in the HR / global mobility field. 

Other Activities

Speaker at several PwC Tax Japan internal and external seminars.

Professional Vision

In the world today, the deployment of talent has become more global and diverse, and HR professionals are forced to confront cross–border tax issues more than before. The importance of tax advisors who can assist HR professionals with their specific needs is growing.

In this environment, we aspire to be the firm that understands the challenges of HR management and can be relied upon by our clients in helping HR / global mobility initiatives to succeed.