About Us

Our Mission

K.S. Accounting was formed in order to fulfill a niche within the international tax industry in Japan. By specializing in small to medium entities and individuals, we are able to provide you with a friendly and helpful service at all times.

Our mission statement is simple, to provide the best personalized customer services to any corporations and individuals, both for Japanese and non Japanese,  doing business in Japan.

We aim not only to guide our clients throughout the taxation process, but also to maximize the finances of our clients by providing advice on all aspects of their business affairs. We put your needs first, and make sure that all your issues are dealt with in a timely manner.


About Us

K.S. Accounting is a boutique accounting firm in Hakuba/Nagano, Japan with an especially high focus on international taxation. Hakuba stands out as one of Japan’s top winter resort areas, offering some of the best winter sports activities in Japan. At the same time, many foreigners are looking to Hakuba for investment or lifestyle opportunities. With connection of the local community, we deliver exceptional client services and sound, strategic solutions.

We understand that many of our clients are not trained in accounting and tax matters in Japan. We write our communications in plain English so that it’s easy to understand and absorbed in a short amount of time.

We try to stay lean so that we can focus intensely on customer’s needs. This also allows us to provide our services in a very cost effective way. Also, we utilize the latest accounting system to help you organize your business more efficiently. All services can be conducted online, so it’s not just for Hakuba locals but also for people living abroad or in other areas.


Our Team

Kaori Sato / Certified public tax accountant

Kaori Sato is the founder of K.S. Accounting. Experienced in one of the big four global accounting firms, KPMG, she has an extensive knowledge in both local and international taxation. After moving to Hakuba, she joined a ski resort and acquired a broader understanding of accounting and tax affairs for SME. Holds a Master’s degree in Law from Keio University.