Facilitating business between
Australia and Japan


The Principals of Kokusai Business Advisory (KBA) have been involved in the Australia-Japan business relationship for many decades in various capacities (see our Team) and established KBA to fulfill their long and enduring commitment to see the bi-lateral business relationship grow through successful business dealings whether by direct investment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions or otherwise.

The unequalled depth and variety of experience of our Team enables KBA to advise and support you in matters critical to your long-term business success including: effective cross-cultural communication; developing meaningful relationships; understanding government and government policy; understanding differing business practices; and optimizing human capital management.

Advisory Board services

For Japanese companies doing business in Australia, it may be difficult to maintain continuity because of the policy of regular personnel changes. Establishing an Advisory Board of experienced Australians would provide continuity and support regular personnel changes as well as assisting to build networks, understanding local politics and business practices and generally supporting sustainable growth.

For Australian companies doing business with Japanese companies or doing business in Japan, establishing an Advisory Board of people with deep experience in the bi-lateral business relationship will assist in market entry strategies, building and maintaining key relationships; understanding differing business practices; and generally assist in building a sustainable business.

Rather than find individual members to serve on your Advisory Board with a separate fee for each member, KBA can be your Advisory Board where you can get the benefit of the depth and variety of experience of the entire team or select members as you require.

General advisory services

If you are:

  • A Japanese company doing business in Australia;
  • An Australian company doing business in Japan;
  • A joint venture between an Australian and a Japanese company;
  • An Australian company wholly or partially owned by a Japanese company(ies); or
  • A Japanese company wholly or partially owned by an Australian company(ies).

KBA will be your trusted confidential advisor committed to your sustainable long-term business success, while at the same time ensuring that short-term opportunities and risks do not go unnoticed.

KBA will assist you, where appropriate and relevant, to:

  • Identify and build relationships with key people in Australia and Japan;
  • Strengthen the relationship with your Australian or Japanese business partner(s);Strengthen your corporate governance to ensure that you can appropriately exert influence commensurate with your monetary and non-monetary investment;
  • Identify and facilitate new business opportunities and evaluate and mitigate competitive risks;
  • Identify and mitigate other business risks (e.g. regulatory, compliance, operational, reputation, culture/conduct etc);
  • Identify and build recognition and relationships within key industries;
  • Hire, retain and fully engage the right mix of expatriate and local staff;
  • Successfully integrate Australian and Japanese business cultures; and
  • Continually refine your market entry and on-going strategy.

Working with KBA

When you engage KBA you can choose to work with a nominated principal or principals, however, regardless of how you choose to work with KBA, you will enjoy the benefits of access to the entire team at no additional cost. To preserve confidentiality, KBA will not work for your designated competitors.

Fees will be tailored to reflect the services required.