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“Samurai Accountant.” It is our great pleasure to announce that “Samurai Accountant” has recently been published. The book, subtitled “Yukuo Takenaka, the John Manjiro of the Showa Era,” tells the life story of Mr. Yukuo Takenaka, President and CEO of Takenaka Partners LLC. Written by Mr. Shunjiro Naka and published by Eiko Shuppan, “Samurai Accountant” describes Mr. Takenaka’s long history of successful cross-border M&A transactions for Japanese companies, beginning with his employment as the first Japanese CPA in the US at at KPMG, one of the major international CPA firms to this day....

Business Alliance between Shizuoka Bank and Takenaka Partners. Shizuoka Bank (“Shizuoka BK”) has entered into a strategic alliance with Takenaka Partners LLC in Los Angeles, CA, in order to assist its clients who want to consider strategic transactions, including M&As and alliances, particularly in North America and Latin America, so that they can expand their businesses globally. This is the first time that Shizuoka BK has entered into a strategic alliance. Under this arrangement, Shizuoka BK will introduce clients who are considering M&A or strategic alliance opportunities...

Japan Connection Magazine. Yukuo Takenaka, President and CEO of Takenaka Partners LLC, was featured in an exclusive interview for Japan Connection Magazine. Below is an excerpt of the article. “As you may know, due to the technological advancement, the world has become much smaller allowing what was once impossible to become a reality. Though Japan remains an island country and there are certain advantages and disadvantages in being an island country, the internationalization of Japanese business has been slow to date. “For example there is a Japanese company which...

World Services Group (WSG) Announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Mr. Yukuo Takenaka has been elected as Director of World Services Group: “I would like to assist Japanese companies in further globalization.” World Services Group (“WSG”, a global organization headquartered in Houston, Texas) has appointed Mr. Yukuo Takenaka, President and CEO of Takenaka Partners LLC (headquartered in Los Angeles, California) as one of its new Directors. Mr. Takenaka is the Founder, CEO and President of the Japanese-American investment banking firm Takenaka Partners LLC and has been an active...

Accountant’s Magazine. Yukuo Takenaka, President and CEO of Takenaka Partners LLC, was featured in the “Biographies of a Great Person” section of Accountant’s Magazine. Below is a summary of the article. Mr. Yukuo Takenaka talks about his life story from his mid-teens to the present day: Coming to America at 15 years old, combining both American and Japanese identities by studying the roots of both America and Japan throughout the years. Being accepted as the first Japanese staff by one of the major accounting firms, Peat Marwick (now KPMG). Distinguishing...

QOLA Magazine. Yukuo Takenaka, President and CEO of Takenaka Partners LLC, was featured in the “Business Interview: Dark and Bright Sides of Life” section of QOLA Magazine, in an article subtitled “Takenaka wants to boost the new wave for the Japanese economy from overseas.” Below is a summary of the article: Mr. Yukuo Takenaka talks about his life story from his mid-teens to the present day: Mr. Takenaka is a self-proclaimed “Ohmi Shonin,” or “Merchant from Ohmi,” as his family was originally from the Ohmi district in Japan’s Shiga...

Paul Yonamine, President of IBM Japan, Praises Yukuo Takenaka as His Mentor. Yukuo Takenaka, President and CEO of Takenaka Partners LLC, was prominently mentioned in a 5-part series about the life of Mr. Paul Yonamine, President and CEO of IBM Japan Ltd., in the “Kokoro no Tamatebako” section of Nikkei Newspaper. In a section subtitled “The Teachings of Mr. Yukuo Takenaka,” Mr. Yonamine discusses his employment at Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) in 1979, where he was assigned to the Japanese Practice Division in Los Angeles. His...

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