Tactical Talks in Tokyo


Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The 2010 Kreston International Asia Pacific Regional conference was held in Tokyo, Japan on 8-11 July. Jointly hosted by Kreston member firms Okomoto & Co and Hongo Tsuji Tax & Consulting, the conference was held at the impressive offices of Hongo Tsuji Tax & Consulting in the main Shinjyuku business area of the city. Delegates from Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia were in attendance.

Executive Director, Jon Lisby and Quality and Professional Standards Director, Sue Almond presented a Kreston International strategic update. Delegates then learned about the Japanese tax system in a series of briefings from an external speaker and representatives from the two host firms. Speakers from the Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry provided a fascinating overview to the advantages of doing business in the diverse Osaka region, with the focus being on high-tech and electrical industries. Finally, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., gave an economist’s view on the Japanese economy and the prospects for a sustainable recovery.

After the formal business programme, delegates continued to network on a tour of Tokyo and were fortunate to visit the ancient temple at Asakusa on one of the main festival days in Japan.

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