Tetsuya Kawase, Deloitte Japan, is a partner in the Tokyo office and a member of the transfer pricing team. Tetsuya has worked extensively with the firm's first-tier multinational clients on transfer pricing and related issues. He has worked in the Tokyo office since 2002.
Before joining Deloitte, Tetsuya worked for a large Japanese commercial bank for eight years. His extensive experience in banking includes foreign exchange trading, financial derivatives, money market products marketing, and corporate credit analysis.
Since he joined Deloitte, Tetsuya has handled numerous documentation studies, audit defense cases involving the Tokyo, Nagoya, and Fukuoka regional taxation bureaus, mutual agreement procedures for double taxation cases, establishment of transfer pricing policies, and bilateral advance pricing arrangements (APAs). Many of these APAs involve Japan and the United States, but others involve Australia, Canada, China, and Thailand. The agreements with China and Thailand were the first bilateral APAs in those countries.
Tetsuya has served many clients in a variety of industries including the pharmaceutical, mining, consumer electronics/office equipment, auto parts, semi-conductor, industrial machinery, electric parts, financial services, trading company, transportation, retail, communications, and entertainment industries.
Tetsuya coauthored the Japan-China Transfer Pricing Guidebook, and Tax Due Diligence by Chuo Keizai Sha, and articles for Keiri-Joho, Kaikei-joho, and Kokuzei-sokuho on transfer pricing topics. He was a presenter on the Japan-China bilateral APA environment for Deloitte Dbriefs.
Tetsuya is a native Japanese speaker and is fluent in reading, speaking, and writing English.
Tetsuya received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sophia University (Tokyo) in 1992, and a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and accounting from the University of Rochester (NY) in 2002.
Certified public tax accountant (Japan)
Member, CFA Society of Japan