Global Inbound Group (GIG)

The Global Inbound Group (GIG) is a specialist group established to respond to the various needs of foreign companies developing business in Japan. By going through GIG, companies can access Deloitte’s various inbound-related businesses in one stop.

Message from the Global Inbound Group (GIG) Leader

Total support for foreign companies developing business in Japan

Following globalization in recent years, more foreign companies are developing business in Japan, which has also led to further development of an investment environment to accommodate this trend. Japan should welcome foreign companies entering Japan from the perspective of vitalizing the economy and employment. However, there are regulations particular to Japan as well as risks lying beneath the surface when going about doing business.

Global Inbound Group (GIG) has gathered the essential knowledge for foreign companies to develop business in Japan by working with Deloitte Tohmatsu Group firms in addition to Deloitte in many other countries.

To resolve the issues that arise when facing each stage of entering the market and to meet the needs of different industries, we use Deloitte Tohmatsu’s network to offer a one-stop service for smoothly developing business in Japan.

The Guide for Investing in Japan - Doing Business in Japan

The Guide for Investing in Japan lays out appropriate processes and approaches that foreign companies need to consider when entering the Japanese market. I hope that this guide provides reference for every foreign company developing business in Japan by considering all business perspectives.

―For enquiries or request the complete Business Guidebook in Japan, please contact us.

Profiles of our executives

The Global Inbound Group (GIG) team works across Deloitte Tohmatsu Group firms including Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC, Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co., and Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

Audit & Assurance

Shinichi Takenaka

Shinichi Takenaka

Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

Shinichi joined Tohmatsu & Co. (current: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC) in 1999 and worked on providing audits for trading companies and foreign companies. From 2004 until 2006, he moved to London, UK ... More

Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC


Holger Froemer

Holger Froemer

Partner, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC

I have over 25 years of technology and consulting experience, spending the last 11 years here in Japan. Clients talk to me about: Using Digital to transform their end-to-end business, modernizing thei... More


Pankaj Arjunwadkar

Pankaj Arjunwadkar

Partner, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC.

Pankaj is a seasoned Management Consultant with more than 19 years of experience in Business Strategy and Operations, Finance Shared Services implementation, Post Merger Integration and Digital Financ... More

Future of Work

Nicole Scoble-Williams

Nicole Scoble-Williams

Partner, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting

Nic is an Executive Advisor on the Future of Work and passionate about making work better for humans and humans better at work, using technology to enable and elevate human experiences, performance an... More

Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC

Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co.

Tax & Legal

Jun Sawada

Jun Sawada

Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax Co. Partner

Jun is the national leader of the Transfer Pricing Consulting Services team in Japan. After starting his career with Arthur Andersen in 1999, Jun has been advising both foreign and Japanese multinatio... More

European companies expanding to Japan

European companies developing business in Japan

Malcolm Drysdale

Malcolm Drysdale

Life Sciences field & NSE/Japan collaboration role

Malcolm has consulting experience in the life sciences field. For many years, he has used his expertise and vast experience to work with European companies developing business in Japan.... More

Introduction of our services

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