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Hiroshi Goto: Accenture Continues Foreign Investor Outreach Program for Tokyo Gov’t

Accenture logo_EBizTokyo’s metropolitan government has extended a contract with Accenture for a program to encourage foreign investors to move their regional headquarters and research and development centers to the region.

Accenture will continue its work on the outreach program through March 2015 as the Tokyo government seeks to attract investors to open facilities in the Special Zone area by the end of 2016, Accenture said Tuesday.

Hiroshi Goto, Accenture’s health and public service business lead in Japan, said the company intends to help Japan achieve global competitiveness by leveraging the previous year’s work to engage foreign companies.

The areas are located around the Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinagawa and Tamachi stations, Central Tokyo and the waterfront, as well as around the Haneda airport.

Potential investors will be eligible to government benefits such as consulting services, access to a bilingual business development center in Tokyo, subsidy programs and preferential tax treatment.

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