Advisory founder Toshihiko Yamamoto was born and raised in the international port city of Kobe, Japan. He began his professional career in Tokyo working for a large trading company, Nissho Iwai Corporation (now Sojitzu Corporation).Prior to starting the advisory, he held senior positions at major multinationals, including an international video game company, Konami Coprporation, and a major Hollywood studio, Sony Pictures Entertainment. He was stationed in London for over five years while working as a commodities trader. Over the course of his career, Toshihiko has conducted business with people from over twenty nations, including China and Hong Kong, Australia, the U.S., Germany, the UAE, Tanzania and Thailand. He holds a B.A. in economics from Osaka Prefecture University and an MBA from Bond University in Australia.
From his business career and his own property investments—he purchased his first condo at twenty-seven, and now owns a residential building in Chiba, Japan—Toshihiko has gained deep knowledge and a broad network of contacts in the real estate industry, both in Japan and abroad. A licensed real estate broker, he advises a number of businesses and individual investors from industries such as IT, finance and trading. For the past seven years he has also presented regular seminars for real estate investors, primarily in Tokyo and Osaka. His investment history and global network has motivated Toshihiko to focus on helping foreign investors avoid the pitfalls of buying property in the Japanese market and secure the most profitable deals.