Shintaro Yamaguchi

Partner, PwC Tax Japan

International Tax Services, M&A Group Services, Financial Services

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Shin Yamaguchi is PwC Tax Japan’s Inbound Leader.

An international tax partner, Shin advises Fortune 500 companies, foreign multinationals and funds on Japanese tax issues involving their Japanese operations and investments. Having worked closely with U.S. and European multinationals on complex cross-border transactions throughout his career, Shin has a reputation for effectively communicating Japanese tax issues to foreign business and tax executives. With a keen understanding of the foreign tax issues involved in Japanese inbound transactions, Shin is highly regarded for his ability to develop solutions that align the myriad Japanese and foreign tax and business considerations.

Shin also counsels Japanese multinationals on U.S. tax issues relating to their acquisitions and operations in the U.S., drawing on his U.S. tax background from his time in New York.

Shin’s clients span a broad range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, real estate, and financial services.

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Qualification / License

Shin is a graduate of Deep Springs College, Stanford University (B.A.), Yale Law School (J.D.) and NYU School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation). Shin served as a law clerk to a federal district court judge and is a member of the New York Bar. Prior to joining PwC Tax Japan, Shin practiced U.S. tax at international law firms and another Big Four accounting firm in New York.

Other Activities

  • Shin is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, including Japan Tax Association and Nikkei symposiums. 
  • A native Japanese speaker, Shin teaches U.S. taxation at the NTA’s National Tax College, the training ground for Japanese tax officials.
  • Shin was selected as a 2018 Japan delegate to the US-Japan Leadership Program (US-Japan Foundation).
  • Shin represents PwC Japan at international conferences such as the Global Solutions Summit in Berlin.

Professional Vision

Approaching cross-border transactions from a US, Japanese and foreign tax perspective, I seek to develop practical solutions to meet our clients’ business and tax needs. Having practiced as a tax professional in Japan and abroad, with an appreciation for and understanding of the differences in our respective tax laws and corporate cultures, I am committed to serving as a bridge between Japanese and foreign businesses.