Global Expansion

Japan's Export Market

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Investor in the Indian Economy, with FDI of 30 Billion USD
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Exported to Mexico per Year
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Offshore Acquisitions Totaling a Record 191 Billion USD
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Our Worldwide Network

With a direct presence in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, India, and Germany as well as a network that spans over 20 countries, we are everywhere that your business may take you. HLS Global is optimally poised to support you with a suite of cross-border services including:

Japan Market Entry Strategy

We offer a diverse range of services to foreign-based businesses looking to enter the Japanese market and to Japanese companies looking to expand globally.


As your long-term business partner, we are only successful when your business reaches its potential. Our management advisors will help you assess your needs, plan a strategy, and accomplish your goals.

Transfer Pricing

As a firm with a large international clientele, HLS Global has extensive experience in dealing with complex international tax issues.


We provide relevant tax services including compliance and tax advisory that will generate cost savings while reducing risk.

M&A Support

We work with a network of investment bankers and financial advisors to provide financial and tax due diligence.


Our team of experts will assess your needs and ensure that you select the right corporate structure for your business.

Operational Outsourcing

Focusing on foreign companies that are developing business in Japan, our experienced professionals provide complete end-to-end services for financial accounting, payment processing, payroll calculation, and social insurance application support.

Entering New Markets

More than ever before, Japanese companies are seeking to expand their business abroad. Find out what country is right for you and how we can ensure that your market expansion is smooth and successful.

The United States of America

Japan is America’s second-largest source of foreign direct investment.

The U.S. has been the world’s largest economy (based on GDP) since 1871 and currently contributes to a quarter of the world’s economic activity. According to Bloomberg, as the world’s largest growing market, the U.S. is poised to be the most desirable destination for Japanese M&A activity. In 2018, Japanese companies announced more than 1,000 offshore acquisitions totaling a record 191 billion USD.

Advanced infrastructure, the latest technology, and abundant natural resources make the U.S. a naturally attractive place to do business. Additionally, long-standing economic and security agreements with Japan, make the U.S. especially appealing to Japanese companies that are seeking to expand their global footprint.

Japan is America’s second-largest source of foreign direct investment, and Japanese companies have forged countless technology, energy, and manufacturing partnerships in both the private and public sectors of the economy. When it comes to entering the American market, there is a historic, well-traveled path to success. Contact us, and we will guide you to succeed overseas.


Over 1,000 Japanese companies are operating in Mexico.

Since the early 1600s, Japan and Mexico have enjoyed a long, positive history of cultural and economic exchange. The Japan-Mexico Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation is recognized as Japan’s first “equal” treaty with a western country.

Japan exports over 11 billion USD in goods to Mexico annually. As of October, 2018, over 1,000 Japanese companies are operating in Mexico. In particular, major Japanese automotive corporations all have a significant presence in Mexico, a manufacturing hub for the North American automotive industry. Contact us today to learn how we can help you enter and thrive in the Mexican market.


Consumer demand in India is expected to account for 40% of global middle class consumption by 2050.

Thanks to a vast, young, and well educated workforce, India is the world’s fastest growing economy and one of the world’s most attractive investment destinations. Consumer demand is growing exponentially and is expected to account for 40% of global middle class consumption by 2050, with the retail sector being especially attractive.

Japan is the third-largest investor in the Indian economy, with cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows of 30 billion USD between 2000 and 2019.Currently, there are nearly 1,500 Japanese companies operating in India.

Doing a successful business in India requires long-term planning, an understanding of local marketing practices, and a location-by-location strategy to adapt to the complexity and diversity of India’s markets. HLS Global supports multinational companies in crafting the best strategy to succeed in the Indian market. We help clients and investors with their India entry strategy, incubation and business setup, operations, and advisory. Our bilingual professionals in our U.S., Japan, Mexico, India, and Germany offices help our clients assess the market and navigate the ever-dynamic culture of India.

European Union

Germany has substantial investment from major Japanese companies from the electronics and automotive component industries.

With a direct presence in Germany, the largest national economy in Europe, and the fourth-largest economy in the world, HLS Global is well-positioned to support your European business expansion. Germany accounts for more than a quarter of the euro area economy and has attracted substantial investment from major Japanese companies from the electronics and automotive component industries. Contact us to learn more about how we can support your entrance into the European Union via our German gateway.

Additional Regions

Our expansive global network also extends into South America and South East Asia—two regions packed with growth potential. Contact us today to learn more about the expansion support services that we can provide.

Success Stories

HLS Global is known for providing complete “end-to-end” services and solutions to help business expand globally. The following success stories illustrate just some of the ways that we help Japanese companies find success abroad.

Subsidiary of a Major Japanese Conglomerate

India Market Entry

Equipment Manufacturing

Our client needed us to analyze the India market and to provide marketing and sales support. In response, HLS Global:
  • Completed a comprehensive study of the Indian renewable energy market, including pricing analysis, partner mapping, and competitive intelligence
  • Supported sales and marketing activities in India, including participation in trade shows
  • Assisted the client with their strategic business plan for operating in India

Private Japanese Company

Transfer Pricing

Automobile Parts Manufacturing and Sales

Our client needed us to provide tax examination support and tax compliance management services. In response, HLS Global:
  • Developed and executed a global transfer pricing policy
  • Prepared transfer pricing documents for subsidiaries

Learn more about our experience in market expansion with companies like yours

Our Global Offices

Learn more about our global presence and support network.

Our Sources:

  • World’s Top Exports (
  • SME Support Japan (
  • Top 20 Economies in the World (Investopedia)
  • Japan Firms Have $890 Billion in Cash. Here’s Where They Might Spend It (
  • Cabinet Public Relations Office, Cabinet Secretariat (
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Invest India (
  • Embassy of Japan in India
  • 18 International Monetary Fund