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PwC Japan French Desk

Correspondence of French Business Network in Japan

BONJOUR A TOUS! Nous souhaitons vous présenter le PwC Japan French Desk.

France and Japan have long established history of cultural links, and France enjoys a special recognition as the country of “l’Art de Vivre” with its famous chefs, luxury brands, fashion and beauty, and Nouvelle Vague cinema and literature and chanson.

But the relationship between France and Japan goes far beyond these stereotypes:

  • The French community in Japan is a large and vibrant one, often married to locals, encompassing increasing number of young French but also veterans, and covering all sectors of activities: students, business people, entrepreneurs, chefs, teachers, researchers, etc.
  • The French business community in Japan is one of the largest communities from Europe as demonstrated with more than 600 members of the French Chamber of Commerce, and its members spill beyond the traditional pillars of French companies into new ventures and even Japanese corporations.
  • France itself is also transforming, reforming, and developing a new culture of Innovation and Start-ups becoming visible as far as in Japan with the French Tech initiative and burgeoning presence of entrepreneurial

The PwC Japan French Desk ambitions to serve the French business community at large.

  • Serve French corporations established in Japan, with projects and activities leveraging PwC vast array of expertise. And also the French executives in their challenge to adapt to Japan practices and transforming economy.
  • Assist and advise French companies and new ventures not present in Japan, as the correspondent in Japan of the French Business Network.

All the members of the PwC Japan French Desk look forward to serving you.

Nous serons très heureux avec l’ensemble de l’équipe du PwC Japan French Desk de répondre à vos besoins et demandes d’information. N’HESITEZ PAS A NOUS CONTACTER !


Our team will provide you with assurance services for financial statements, internal controls, or sustainability reporting. In addition, we offer advice on accounting issues, control environment, risk management, and compliance topics. In particular risk management and compliance are becoming increasingly important for Japanese companies, including the subsidiaries of international groups. We offer you advice on new developments in these areas and support you in setting up state of the art risk management systems that fit your company’s needs.


Our tax team will support you on Japanese issues and any cross-border activities that you might encounter in your ongoing business activities, such as classical support in corporate income taxation in either country, but also extending to wage tax and personal income tax support for seconded employees; support in double taxation treaty application; advice in the structuring of supplies and import activities; or advice in the structuring of acquisitions, mergers, or other restructurings.

Our goal is to provide you our tax services through a single point of contact for all your needs, and leave the coordination up to us. As such, we aim to ensure that any advice or tax structuring presented to you always considers all countries involved across each step: from a tax, legal, and accounting perspective.

Transfer Pricing is an area that became increasingly important in recent years, and it is important to implement the right system and documentation to conform to the newly implemented regulations.


Our legal team will help you navigate the differences between the French and Japanese jurisdictions, as well as support you overcoming the language obstacles that are inherent to drafting contracts and agreements. We will provide you with services in the areas of corporate and labor law, commercial registrations, as well as preparation and review of agreements or internal regulations.

We will also guide you through the process of establishing a foothold for your business in Japan, either by setting up and registering a branch or by incorporating a new subsidiary.

Deal Advisory

PwC is supporting clients in three areas related to deals services: M&A, business restructuring, and infrastructure services. Successful enhancement of corporate value through deal advisory requires multi-faceted measures. The PwC deal advisory team offers professional services through our connected global network of industry experienced deal advisors added by data-driven insights that help to support more confident decisions. Our global network also enables leverage of other business experts in tax, legal, consulting, and audit & assurance services.


Our Japan consulting team offers you a full range of consulting services supported by a deep understanding of the needs of French companies working in Japan. Areas PwC will support include market entry research and strategy development, risk and regulatory management, finance transformation, supply chain management, human resource management, business process optimization, IT strategy and system implementation, performance improvement and cost reduction, and forensic services. Cyber Security is an important topic today. We can support our clients in assessing the status of their processes and system security and help to find measures to improve them, if necessary. Other hot topics are robotics, artificial intelligence, and data analytics - we can support you in finding and implementing the best solution for your needs.

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