Support for Employment and Establishment of Business

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
    He has licensees of career consultant (technician), first-class salesperson, packaging manager, and IP advisor. He has worked as executives and managers in a general trading company, a foreign beverage company, and a major package maker. He has experience of studying and working for 17 years outside Japan. As a business consultant, he has specialty in exploring business channels and marketing. The number of support cases for starting up companies are over 700. He is also a chairman of business consulting farm “NPO Business Support.”
  • Kunitoshi Ishii
    Kunitoshi Ishii
    After working in a medium sized plate-making company, he established new department for webmaster and digital marketing in a human resource venture company and worked for recruitment promotion section in a major human resource company. After working in the companies, he established his own company. He has experiences in small and medium sized companies and a company listed on TSE 1, which made him to have project planning and promotion skills with realistic understanding of budget and human resources. He is also a NPO Business Support Consultant.
  • Akiyoshi Okada
    Akiyoshi Okada
    After working for many years in the restaurant and retail industry, he became independent. Currently, He focuses on supporting business startups by helping them prepare business plans for fundraising and lecturing seminars. He is also able to provide advice on "what you need to know" for business founders before and after the establishment of new companies based on his own experience of establishing a corporation. He is also a NPO Business Support Consultant.
  • Katsura Kudo
    Katsura Kudo
    She worked in sales at a travel agency for over 20 years. She developed a large number of new customers by selling tour plans, such as a tour overseas for the Japanese market and a tour of Japan for the foreign market, especially the Western market. She excels at area marketing by making the most of partner company’s advantages and culture that European countries possess. She is a certified General Travel Services Manager. She has been engaged in supporting sales strategies and management plans as an SME consultant since 2015.
  • 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
    After working in business planning department of an electronics manufacturer and a management department of a training agency, he started his own business. He provides broad support for business setup, application of IT, subsidies, and support for female entrepreneurs in governmental agencies in Tokyo, Shinagawa, and Okayama. He is an author of 7 books including “The Book to Show Works and Facts of SME Consultants.” He is well-known for his generous style of consultation to make entrepreneurs easy.
  • Hiroshi Sakai
    Hiroshi Sakai
    After graduating Tokyo University (B. Economics) and Cornell University (MBA), he engaged in export business and overseas business development in a Japanese steel company, and executed many overseas projects. He is certified as a management consultant for SME by METI, and established Sakai Management Consulting Office in 2019. He is also certified Negotiation Analyst grade 1, EIKEN grade 1. He loves visiting ONSEN (hot spring) and Japanese SAKE breweries.
  • Hitoshi Suzuki
    Hitoshi Suzuki
    He engaged in a wide range of business areas in organizations managed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, such as over-the-counter sales promotion support, copyright, reuse, and personal information. He also worked as a real estate appraiser doing consulting, real estate appraisal, and research. After acquiring license as a SME consultant, he has been working independently doing business and setup support for SME companies and real estate consulting. He is also a NPO Business Support Consultant.
  • 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. NPO Business Support Consultant.
  • 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. NPO Business Support Consultant.
  • Koki Yokoo
    Koki Yokoo
    Registered Management Consultant/Financial Planner (AFP)/Curator.
    Mr.Yokoo had worked at a major non-life insurance company. He has experiences in BtoB(public section)sales, corporate communication(CSR・media・museum)management, manager position of president’s office of subsidiaries, and a role as a president of non-life insurance agent for public organizations. Currently, he supports establishment of new business in Tokyo and provide business advice at Matsudo Chamber of Commerce. He is also a NPO Business Support Consultant.
  • Shigeki Yotsuyanagi
    Shigeki Yotsuyanagi is a graduate of Kyoto University with a master’s degree in Engineering. He has engaged in IT development at NTT, where he had the experience of applying for 12 patents. After building his own business, with the analytical skills developed in IT and the ability to write and discuss to the level of the consultant, he was the number one consultant out of 280 specialists in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) project. In addition to providing more than 5,000 consultations on business start-ups, he has been giving lectures and seminars on business start-ups for more than 17 years, while being a part-time lecturer at Senshu University. His recent book includes “Rules for Entrepreneurship” (Cosmic Publishing).


  • ■ Akasaka
  • ■ Shibuya