Message from our Global JBN Leader

A message from Susumu Adachi, leader of the global Japanese Business Network

Guiding Japanese companies to success in international business

Due to COVID-19 and various geopolitical risks, Japanese companies are facing an increasingly uncertain business environment. In addition, due to various paradigm shifts, the need for business model reform is increasing not only in Japan but also for overseas operations.

Companies that advance into the international market inevitably will face some difficulties and cultural gaps. It can be hard to achieve successful globalisation with only your existing human resources. At PwC, we believe that our professional skills, experience and network can help you on your way to success in overseas business.

One of PwC’s advantages is its strong global network with nearly 328,000 people in over 152 countries. Within the PwC global network, we have formed the Japanese Business Network (JBN), a network team covering 41 countries and territories, comprising competent professionals providing support to Japanese companies that plan to expand into the international market. We provide this support through strong cross-border collaboration.

International business takes many forms depending on your purpose, region, strategy and specific approach. To make good choices, you need a solid entry strategy and people who know the country or region very well. Moreover, to be successful after entering the market, you will need not only knowledge of local laws, regulations and business practices but also personal connections with politicians, financial leaders and other businesspersons.

Our overseas business support services are not only provided to Japanese companies in the Japanese language. We are a service organization that provides complete solutions for various problems that may arise from differences in culture and business practice. We form a mixed team of professionals from Japan and the countries we work with. Together with local chambers of commerce and economic organizations, we work to gather the latest information on legislation, regulations and industrial trends. During this whole process, we also work with our clients.

Our greatest strength is our professionals throughout the world who are able to assist in your success by solving problems associated with doing business in your target country. We continue to help our clients in Japan become more internationally competitive, with the knowledge and experience we have gathered through the PwC global network.

I invite you to take advantage of the PwC global network to lead your international business to success.

Susumu Adachi

Global Japanese Business Network Leader
Partner

 

Profile

After working for a major financial institution and a global accounting and consulting firm, Adachi became Managing Director of BearingPoint Co., Ltd. in 2006. In 2009, he became a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consultants Co., Ltd. and a leader of the Financial Services Division in accordance with the company's participation in the PwC network and the company name change. In 2010, he was appointed the Financial Services Division leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd.

He worked in the Financial Services Division of PwC US’s New York office for two years starting in 2011, and was made CEO of PwC Consulting LLC in July 2016.

In July 2020, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of PwC Consulting LLC and was made an executive officer of PwC Japan LLC, thereby assuming a position as financial industry leader across the PwC Japan Group, as well as our global Japanese Business Network (JBN) supporting Japanese companies' overseas business development.

JBN region leaders

EMEA

Daisuke Miyajima
Partner, Tax

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APAC

Taizo Iwashima
Partner, Deals
Tel: +81-3-6212-6892

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Americas

Wei Ku
Partner, Assurance
Tel: +81-80-3721-9379

Email

Dr. Uwe Hohage
Partner, Legal/Tax
Tel: 49-211-981-1497

Email

Jason Hayes
Partner, Assurance
Tel: +61-407-232-142

Email

Fentress Seagroves
Partner, US Inbound Services Leader
Tel: +1-678-361-8708

Email

Kenji Muneyuki
Partner, Assurance
Tel:+81-80-4945-4769

Email

Akina Kozakai
Partner, Deals
Tel: +44-74-8339-1093

Email

Los leaders

Assurance

Eiichi Yamanaka
​​​​​​​Partner Assurance
Tel: 81 90-6513-6236

Email

Consulting

Akira Yamane
​​​​​​​Partner Consulting
Tel: 81 90-9955-8270

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Deals

Yuichiro Nishikawa
Partner Deals
Tel: 81 90-9836-0245

Email | Profile

Tax

Toru Shirasaki
Partner Tax
Tel: 81 90-1033-7984

Email | Profile

Country leaders

UK
Iwan Griffiths
Partner
Tel:44-7976-355-976

Email

Ireland
Mary Honohan

Partner, Tax
Tel: +353-1-792-6000

Email

Belgium
Yoshinobu Yokoyama

Senior Manager
Tel: +32-473-910230

Email


Czech Republic,Slovakia,
Hungary,Poland,Ukraine
Toshiyuki Yamasaki

Senior Manager
Tel: +420-733-611-628

Email

France
Bernard Borrely

Partner Attorney-at-Law Employment Law
Tel:33-1-5657-8194

Email

France
Kazuna Inomata

Director/Attorney-at-Law
Tel: +33-1-5657-4140

Email


Italy
Simone Marchio

Partner, Tax
Tel: +39-02-9160-5702

Email

Germany
Itsu Fujimura-Hendel

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +49-211-981-7270

Email

Netherlands
Albert Brouwer

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +31-(0)88-792-5181

Email


Luxembourg
Kenneth Kai Siong Iek

Partner/Asian Country Program Leader, Assurance
Tel: +352-49-48-48-2278

Email

Luxembourg
Naoto Mataki

Senior Manager
Tel: +352 621 33-3735

Email

South Africa
Simon Venables

Partner
Tel: +27-11-797-5660

Email


Switzerland
Erik Steiger

Partner, Tax
Tel: +41-58-792-5940

Email

Turkey
Ulas Ceylanli

Partner, Tax
Tel: +90-212-326-6086

Email

Australia
Jason Hayes

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +61-407-232-142

Email

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
Atsushi Uozumi

Partner
Tel: +66-2-844-1157

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Mainland China / Hong Kong
Tadatoshi Takahashi

Partner, PwC Mainland China and Hong Kong Japanese Business Markets Leader
Tel: +86-21-2323-3804

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Mainland China
Masafumi Yoshida

South China Lead Partner
Tel: +86-20-3819-2318

Email | Profile

Hong Kong
Yoshimitsu Shiba

Hong Kong Lead Partner
Tel: +852-2289-1481

Email | Profile

India
Yoshihiro Shiribiki

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +080-3703-8848

Email | Profile


Indonesia
Ryuji Sugawara
partner,Tax
Tel:62-21-521-2901

Email

Malaysia
Yuichi Sugiyama

Partner Assurance, Accounting advisory, Corporate restructuring advisory
Tel: +60-3-2173-1191

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Philippines
Kentaro Tojo

Principal
Tel: +63-2-8459-2065

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Singapore / Myammar
Yasuhiro Hirabayashi

Partner Japan Service Desk Leader, Deals
Tel: +65-9627-3441

Email

South Korea
Yong-Woon Kim

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +82-2-709-0755

Email

South Korea
Jung-Il Joo

Partner, Tax
Tel: +82-2-709-0722

Email


South Korea
Michitaka Harayama

Managing Director, Tax
Tel: +82-10-6404-5245

Email

Taiwan
Kenji Okuda

Partner
Tel: +886-2-2729-6115

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Taiwan
Thomas Lee

Partner, Tax
Tel: +886-2-2729-6666

Email | Profile


Vietnam
Nguyen Huong Giang

Partner, Tax
Tel: +84-24-3946-2237

Email | Profile

Vietnam
Shimpei Imai

Director, Tax
Tel: +84 (0) 90 175 5377

Email | Profile

USA
Fentress Seagroves

Partner, US Inbound Services Leader
Tel: +1-678-361-8708

Email

USA
Ttaisuke Shiino

Partner, Assurance
Tel: +1-347-326-1264

Email

Brazil
Leonardo Dell'Oso

Partner
Tel: +55-11-3674-3522

Email


Canada
David Whiteley

Japan Canada Leader Partner, Accounting Advisory Services
Tel: +1-403-509-6653

Email

Canada
Asako Kitamura-Redman

Partner, Audit
Tel: +1-604-806-7101

Email

Overseas business support contacts for Japanese companies

Meet our JBN (Japanese Business Network) representatives in countries around the world.

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