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Small and Medium Enterprise Consultant's Profile

A small and medium enterprise consultant is expert with overall knowledge of business management, such as economics, economic policy, finance, accounting, corporate management theory, operations management, legal affairs management, information systems management, small and medium enterprise management, and governmental policy.

Small and medium enterprise consultants at the Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center can provide consultations related to establishing a business, from information on establishment procedures to business / financial planning and management consulting, etc.

Small and medium enterprise consultants are always stationed in Akasaka and Shibuya.

  • Hisao Asakura
    Hisao Asakura
    Before becoming an independent management consultant, Mr. Asakura was employed by three companies, where he built an extensive management-related career: Started at a general trading company, engaging in new business planning and M&A project management and serving as general manager of an overseas office; While in his 40s, moved to a foreign beverage manufacturer, managing the development of a tea product brand (which still enjoys the top market position) and procurement; and Invited by a general container manufacturer to serve as a director in charge of sales/marketing. His professional qualifications include Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consulting, First-Class Retail Marketing, Career Consultant, Packaging Professional, and IP Advisor. He has supported the startup of a total of over 500 companies in different industries. His business motto places importance on “sincerity and trust” and “customer-oriented viewpoints.” Also serves as Director-General of NPO Business Support, and Deputy President of the Tokyo Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant Association.
  • Kiyoshi Arakawa
    Kiyoshi Arakawa
    Mr. Arakawa has experience in stock company and bank to make proposition, research, and data analysis for corporate customers. He also worked as an advisory for improving finance and developing corporate values. After he started working on his own, he has been widely supporting small and medium sized enterprises, and helping people to start up their businesses.
  • Keiji Katagiri
    Keiji Katagiri
    Experienced in research and development for materials, yield improvement for VLSI manufacturing and Quality management, in a metal smelting and oil refining company. Additionally, 13 years of oversea experience in supporting and managing its subsidiaries. Currently, as a registered smaller enterprise consultant, providing support to bring out strengths of smaller enterprises through management innovation plans, KAIZEN, subsidies, smart manufacturing, etc.
  • Hiroshi Kawai
    Hiroshi Kawai
    Mr. Kawai has working experience in a major bank to work overseas and support small and medium sized enterprises. Afterwards, he was in charge of managing factories and sales companies in a major auto parts manufacture. He has worked overseas for 18 years in total. It is his goal to support small and medium sized enterprises in any possible ways as creating management plan, fundraising, and helping overseas expansion (for both inbound and outbound businesses).
  • Yasuaki Koshinuma
    Yasuaki Koshinuma
    Mr. Koshinuma’s major areas of specialty include: Internet-based CRM; low-budget marketing using crowd, social media and email; and new business planning and startup support. Offers expert service administering applications for government subsidies for small enterprises to continue their operations (Shokibojigyosha Jizokuka Hojokin) at the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Shibuya Chapter).
  • Yukio Saijo
    Yukio Saijo
    Before becoming an independent management consultant, Mr. Saijo had been employed by two companies, building careers in related areas—administration and corporate planning (food machinery manufacturing), and training administration and marketing support (training company). His services center on management-related areas, such as business planning (financing), operation structure development, operation efficiency improvement using IT, and marketing support. He is highly reputed for customization and assuring services in supporting startups.
  • Hiroaki Shoji
    Hiroaki Shoji
    Mr. Shouji has experience in company management and real estate industry. Providing business development support, management improvement support and M&A consulting in the real estate investment business.
  • Takehiko Taira
    Takehiko Taira
    Engaged in sales, planning and business planning of middleware for corporations at an IT company. Involved in planning and alliances for more than 50 corporate systems and services, from some listed companies to ventures. He excels at formulating and promoting realistic sales improvement programs backed by numbers.
  • Yohei Tozaki
    Yohei Tozaki
    Mr. Tozaki started his career at a major building materials manufacturer, engaging largely in B2B sales/marketing and new business development. He left the company to become an independent Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant. His current services focus on the areas of business/finance planning and business expansion for manufacturers, particularly through market development and overseas advancement. He places great importance on the entrepreneurship vision of individual customers.
  • Hiroshi Nagai
    Hiroshi Nagai
    He is a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) management consultant, and a former engineer. His expertise is in manufacturing and technological industry, as well as formulating management strategies and business plans by using numerical data. He also offers lectures at seminars related to SMEs’ overseas business expansion. He speaks business level English and conversational level French.
  • Noriko Matsumoto
    Noriko Matsumoto
    Ms. Matsumoto was born in Canada, Montreal. She has over 10 years of experience in nursing care business in Japan, mainly in human resource section with knowledge of human related affairs. After she started working on her own as an independent Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant, she has been widely supporting small and medium sized enterprises, especially through business consulting in a Japanese government Small Business Development Center. She has a great deal of experience in consultation for start-ups in Japan, such as subsidy application, business plan development, market research help.
  • Koji Miyoshi
    Koji Miyoshi
    Mr.Miyoshi has worked in a major trading company for about 30-years,and he was a person in charge of Asian business especially. Now,he supports establishment of a business, sales promotion, financial improvement and overseas expansion of Small and medium enterprises as independent consultant.
  • Tetsuro Mori
    Tetsuro Mori
    Mr. Mori offers services as an independent consultant in areas such as business startup, regeneration of shopping districts, and support for government grant applications. Prior to this, he had build a career as an employee at a number of organizations such as a publishing house, writing and editing economic articles and study reports on listed companies’ business performances/projections; and at an ISO accreditation body, engaging in formulating reviews on companies’ environmental and CSR activities.


  • ■ Akasaka
  • ■ Shibuya