Our tax team (Japan & US)

Tokyo Office ( e2 Tax ) : Hiro Ito

Hiro has over 20 years of experience in providing tax consulting services to multinational companies and high net worth individuals.  He has particular experience in areas such as overseas investment in Japan, inbound and outbound immigration as well as M&A. Before he founded his firm (e2 Tax), he worked for Deloitte and EY in Tokyo (11 years) and New York (7 years).

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Tax CPA (Zerishi, Japan), CPA (Delaware, USA), immigration lawyer (Shinsei-Toritsugi-Gyosei-Shoshi, Japan)

Waseda University, Tokyo, Master of Law, 2008 (Tax Law)
Keio University, Tokyo, Bachelor of Economics, 2001 (Finance)

Japanese – Native, English – Fluent

New York Office ( GIIP ) : Koji Sato

Over 20 years of experience as a CPA including experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Tokyo and KPMG New York. In recent years, Koji has been putting more focus on his CFO Service where he provides advice to the CEO of US subsidiaries (of Japanese companies) from the perspective of a de-facto CFO (Chief Financial Officer), in addition to traditional U.S. tax and US-Japan cross-border tax service for individuals, and accounting, financial reporting, tax compliance, & other back-office support for businesses in the U.S.

CPA (New York / Japan)
BS from Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo)
MBA from University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Access (Japan & US)

Tokyo Office
6 minutes walk from JR Yamanote / Tokyu Meguro Line Meguro Station
14 minutes walk from JR Yamanote / Metro Hibiya Line Ebisu station
New York Office
Right above Subway F/M Line 23rd Street station
3 minutes walk from Subway R/W Line 23rd Street station