Plante Moran Opens Tokyo Office

Southfield, Mich.-based Plante Moran (FY17 net revenue of $517.3 million) has opened an office in Tokyo.

The office will be led by Eigo Yamamoto, who had been a principal in the firm’s management consulting practice in Southfield. It is the firm’s fourth international office.

With the support of the firm’s Japanese business services team in the U.S., Yamamoto will serve as the local contact for more than 100 Japanese-based companies whose U.S. subsidiaries are already Plante Moran clients.

“Eigo is from Japan and he wanted to move back, so this was a great opportunity for us to open an office in Tokyo,” says Jim Proppe, who replaced Gordon Krater in July as Plante Moran’s MP.

“Tokyo was something we had on our radar for some time. It just happened a little sooner than we had planned. It’s a one-person office for now, but over time we will build it up. We wanted to better coordinate services with executives in Japan, and having someone on the ground in Japan is a great way to do it.”