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Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
Hibiya Kokusai Bldg.
2-2-3 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo, Japan 100-0011

Tel: +81-3-3503-3435
Fax: +81-3-3503-1869

Andrew Cowell, Director

Ernst & Young - Japan

Ernst & Young Japan (which comprises 8 firms which are member firms of Ernst & Young in Japan) provides its clients with a wide range of services including audit, tax advisory and compliance, transfer pricing, advisory and transaction advisory services.

The audit practice, Ernst & Young Shin Nihon LLC is the largest accounting firm in Japan with over 5,800 professionals in offices covering 32 locations including Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka Fukuoka and Okinawa. Formed from the merger of Tetsuzo Ota & Co. (est.1967), Showa Audit Corporation (est.1969) and Century Audit Corporation (est1986), it is a member of Ernst & Young Global Ltd.

As of 31 Dec 2010, Ernst & Young Shin Nihon LLC provided audit services to 4,121 listed companies in Japan - giving it the largest share of listed audit clients in Japan.

Empowering global companies in Japan

At Ernst & Young we believe in delivering seamless, consistent high-quality service on a worldwide basis. In Japan, as in many parts of the world, we are serving some of the world's largest clients on a daily basis.

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Ernst & Young's Offices in Japan

Number of Staff: 5,822

Number of Partners: 636

Number of Offices: 32
(Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Okinawa and others)

Ernst and Young Japan has dedicated teams in all of its service lines focused primarily on delivering services to global companies. Professionals in these teams not only have the capacity to operate with fluency in an English-speaking environment - many have experience of working in Ernst & Young's overseas offices.

Selected International Ernst & Young Clients in Japan

►Astra Zeneca
►BNY Mellon
►BNP Paribas
►BT Group
►Coca Cola
►Daimler AG
►Deutsche Bank
►Goldman Sachs
►Lloyds TSB
►InterContinental Hotels
►Societe Generale
► Walmart

Message from the CEO

The traditional economic growth model changed drastically as BRICs and other emerging markets came to the forefront while the economies of many developed countries remained sluggish. Last year, many Japanese companies adapted to this changing environment through various measures, including seeking out new horizons in overseas business.

During this period of economic transformation, we at Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC have maintained a pervasive management philosophy of being "an audit firm which can contribute to the public and is trusted by the people and its stakeholders" - a philosophy which is based on our aspiration to contribute to the growth and development of the Japanese economy through providing services with value beyond the expectations of clients. This is by utilizing diverse knowledge and experiences in the professional fields of accounting and auditing.

This year we have also elevated the theme "our embodiment of trust", with all of us at Ernst & Young ShinNihon reflecting on "trust", which is fundamental to our profession and organization. Our engagements are performed so as to build trust. Trust is not visible and yet can be built through providing services with value beyond expectations. We believe that this trust we develop will continue to bring our clients to say Ernst & Young ShinNihon is "needed", "selected" and "acknowledged for its achievements".

We will continue to operate in a way which embodies trust by keeping close to heart our management philosophy of being "an audit firm which can contribute to the public and is trusted by the people and its stakeholders."

Yoshitaka Kato
CEO, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC