Respect is what holds society together. It is impossible to have a society without respect. Therefore, I strive to earn the respect of others while maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Koichi Richard Okamoto

Associate Partner, Ernst & Young Business Partner Co., Ltd.

Father of three. Enjoys driving manual transmission cars and swimming. Fan of Shohei Ohtani.

Koichi joined Ernst & Young Business Partner Co., Ltd. in May 2021.

After working in the Japanese practice unit of an international auditing firm in Los Angeles, Koichi founded and headed an international accounting office in Tokyo for nearly 30 years. He is an auditing professional versed in US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Koichi has co-authored two books: Keiri de tsukau eibun meru (English Emails in Accounting) and Beikoku konin kaikeishi gaidansu (Your Guide to Becoming a US CPA).

Koichi graduated from UCLA, obtained a US CPA in California, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 

Building a better working world

"Cultural and language barriers present formidable hurdles for overseas companies trying to break into the Japanese market. Therefore, I try to explain the issues involved as simply as possible, so it is easier for those companies to break into Japan and conduct business smoothly. In addition, I provide plenty of support to allow the start-up to focus on its core business."

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