Tokyo CPA Firm Azabu International Joins Russell Bedford Global Network

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Russell Bedford International appoints new member firm in Tokyo, Japan.

Azabu International, a Tokyo-based CPA firm specialising in supporting foreign companies doing business in Japan, has joined the worldwide Russell Bedford accounting and tax consulting group.

Azabu International provides accounting, tax, audit and business advisory services – concentrating on serving foreign companies and individuals doing business and/or working in Japan. Many of its clients are subsidiaries or branches of overseas-based multi-national companies, and services are provided in both Japanese and English.

The firm's client base covers a broad spectrum of business sectors including banks and other financial institutions, transportation, construction, entertainment, import/distribution, software and internet-related services, manufacturing, restaurants, non-profit organisations, and wholesale/retail.

The firm was established in 1997 by Katsuo Hosoyama, a certified public accountant and public tax accountant with extensive experience in the international taxation and audit divisions of two of the big global accounting firms.

The two other partners are: Asahiko Alex Mondori, an audit and internal control specialist with an MBA from the George Washington University, USA; and Akira Matsuura, a CPA specialising in the areas of audit, mergers and acquisitions and Japanese taxation.

A subsidiary company, Ryukando Consulting Inc., offers internet related services.

For further information, contact Katsuo Hosoyama, at Azabu International on +81 3 5464 0131. Alternatively, visit the websites at and

About Russel Bedford International:

Russell Bedford International was established in 1983 by a group of medium-sized independent accounting practices aiming to counter the market dominance of the major multi-national accounting firms.

Russell Bedford is now a closely-connected global association of independent accounting and business consultancy firms in key locations around the world, and is represented in some 50 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients. Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting. In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.

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