One­stop solution for doing business in Japan for Non­-Japanese speakers / Accounting・Tax filing・International tax consulting.

At Shimada & Associates, we recognize that our clients are our most important asset. Our business philosophy places our client relationships at the center of everything we do. We strive to establish lasting good relationships where we can work closely with clients by becoming a true partner in their business in Japan. We work to ensure that our services and products don’t just meet our contractual obligations but satisfy our customer’s underlying objectives for each transaction they perform with us in Japan.

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Our Service Lines

For Individual Proprietor / Expats
For ForeignCompanies
For Non­-Resident Owner of Property in Japan

Our Strong Points

Knowledgeable Professionals

Knowledgeable Professionals

We are not a large accounting firm, but we have knowledgeable staff members who are experienced in Big 4 accounting firms such as Ernst & Young. We have Japanese certified professionals to make sure our services are of the highest quality.

Affordable and Transparent Fees

Affordable and Transparent Fees

We offer fair, transparent pricing policies that do not include any hidden costs. As previously stated, our services quality levels exceed that of the most expensive firms in Japan, and we believe that our fees are modest. We recognize that the most important thing is balance between “Quality” and “Price”.
While you may be able to find service providers who follow aggressive sales tactics or propose low fees, more than likely your post-sales experience with them will make you regret your decision of signing with them.

One-stop Solution for Doing Business in Japan

One-stop Solution for Doing Business in Japan

We provide a one-stop solution for doing business in Japan, so that you are able to concentrate on your own business efforts.
Our main services are complicated Japanese tax compliance services, bookkeeping, reporting packages, payment services and payroll services. We also have a partnership with other Japanese professionals in order to provide our one-stop solution for setting up your business; including incorporation and Visa applications.

Bilingual Staffs

Bilingual Staffs

Our team of dedicated and bilingual staff explains complicated tax matters in plain languages in English and Japanese.

Courtesy and Friendliness

Courtesy and Friendliness

In conclusion, our professionals offer Courtesy and Friendliness to our clients. We firmly believe that they help us build good relationships with our customers.

Client Testimonials

James Chie / Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Head of a Multinational Corporate Banking Division in Singapore

I highly recommend Shimada and Associates as a highly qualified accountant for both individuals and businesses. This past year, I was looking for a highly qualified english speaking accountant who would be able to handle my complex real estate related tax matters in Japan. Thankfully I was referred to Shimada and Associates as they not only had an office in Japan, but also was conveniently located in downtown Singapore where I currently reside.
Shimada was extremely professional and answered quickly and coherently every question I had regarding tax matters for myself and my entire real estate investor group. Shimada and his team expeditiously handled every inquiry presented, while recommending the most optimal solution regarding my tax filing. As a result we were all extremely pleased at how smooth the tax filing process ended up, and found Shimada to be extremely transparent. We are excited to continue using Shimada and Associates as our tax accountant given their depth and understanding of Japanese accounting rules and doing so at a very reasonable cost.

Wayne Baxter / Representative of Wayne’s English school

I have used Shimada and Associates services for help with my taxes for the last couple of years. 
The service is very good. I always received a reply within minutes whenever I had questions and queries. They always provided me with clear explanations and every matter is handled smoothly. Dealing with Shimada & Associates is very reassuring as I know I can hand everything over to them and there are no problems. I highly recommend this company. 

Dr. Dirk Heinrich Neumann / JADEA K.K. CEO

With company headquarters in Berlin, San Diego and Tokyo, I can highly recommend the services by Shimada-san. He and his company work on solutions that were always suited to my company needs in Japan. Having a one-stop solution platform in Japan is very valuable and the friendly staff handles company matter bilingually. From a business standpoint, Japan has gotten more attractive over the past few years and requires companies to adapt fast in order to benefit from these changes. Transparent fee structures as well as knowledgeable staff make him a good and recommendable partner in Japan.

Varden Vadiveloo / Stylus Japan K.K. / Finance Director (Stylus Media Group)

We have been working with Kota Shimada for almost one year and have been very impressed by his expertise and understanding of our business. We have always received professional and expert advice regarding our accounts, payroll and tax matters. Kota always responds very quickly to emails despite working in different time zones. I would recommend Shimada & Associates to anyone looking for exceptional accounting support services in Japan.

Susan Spann / Author of The Hiro Hattori Novel

Shimada & Associates provides prompt, detailed service that makes filing my taxes easy. I recommend them to everyone who needs to file taxes in Japan.

As an American with income both inside and outside Japan, I was worried about filing Japanese taxes. Shimada & Associates made the process easy. Now, with their expert help, my taxes are always finished properly and on time.

Kota Shimada takes the fear out of filing taxes in Japan. Whether you have foreign income, Japanese income, or a combination of the two, Shimada & Associates can prepare and file your Japanese taxes promptly and efficiently—they make the process easy.

I am so glad I found Shimada & Associates. Their prompt, professional services make me confident that my Japanese taxes are prepared and filed properly every year—and they make the process easy.

Shimada & Associates takes the guesswork out of filing taxes in Japan. From proper reporting of foreign income to deductions like furusato nozei, their professionalism and experience makes the process easy. I recommend them to anyone who needs to file taxes in Japan.

Do you have concerns regarding any of the following?

  • When I look at the website, it seems as though you provide high quality, but the fee may not be affordable…
  • There may be low fees, but it is not transparent. Will the professional tax advice in English be included in these services?
  • Will there be experienced professional staff assigned to our company?
  • Will we be able to expect one-stop support in tax compliance, bookkeeping and payment services?