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Yoshihiro Masui

Mr. Masui is professor of law at the University of Tokyo. He has been a member of the Tax Commission of the Japanese government since 2013 and was a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the IFA (1999-2009). His monograph Taxation of Corporate Groups (University of Tokyo Press, 2002, in Japanese) won the Institute of Tax Research and Literature Award. LLB1987, UTokyo; ITP/LLM1992, Harvard Law School.

Names of Japanese companies are all too familiar. The business and tax environment in Japan, however, remains a mystery to many people living outside Japan. To bridge the gap, this course introduces the basic structure of Japanese taxation and examines some of the recent tax controversies involving international transactions.

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