Enthusiasm and reality-
based executionism,
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Layers and Jakuchu Ito

Layers Consulting uses “Jakuchu Ito” as its main motif.

Jakuchu Ito left behind masterpieces that will be appreciated for 300 years to come, with his meticulous technical skills and his unique and vivid sense of color that is not bound by conventional wisdom.

As a consulting firm from Japan, Layers Consulting pursues the cutting edge of the times and acts with our clients in accordance with the values and culture that Japan possesses.

We support our clients succeed based on a spirit of innovation like Jakuchu Ito’s and an ability to take action to pioneer new paths.


Creators with
Survivors’ Spirit

An organization with NO innovation will die. A company with NO winning in business battles will also die. Layers Consulting, “Creators with Survivors’ Spirit”, is the powerful engine for you to keep winning in the intense competition.

Creating open innovation

We have created open innovation scheme for clients, based on experience of 1000+ projects with 500+ clients.

Breaking internal/ industrial stereotype

We create disruptive innovation through breaking internal/ industrial stereotypes; old concepts, rules, processes etc.
against anti-self-changing-parties.

Corporate Profile

  • Company
    Layers Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Established
    December 1983
  • Company Address
    MEGURO CENTRAL SQUARE,3-1-1 Kami-osaki, Shinagawa-ku,
    Tokyo 141-8214  ACCESS
    Tel: 03-5791-1125 Fax: 03-5791-1135
  • Board 
    Representative Director & CEO   
    Takashi Sugino
    Representative Director & COO   
    Tamotsu Nakabo
  • Number of 
    503 employees
    (12 JP-CPAs, 1 US-CPA, 2 certified tax accountants)
  • Description of 
    Management consulting service in the following areas
    ・Global / Group Management Control
    ・Management Foundation for Corporate Governance
    ・Re-making / Reformulation of Sales Strategy and Process
    ・Supply Chain Management
    ・Human Resources Management
    ・IT Management

Regarding acquisition of Privacy Mark

Privacy Mark

As a company that handles personal information appropriately through the construction and operation of a personal information protection management system, Layers Consulting Co., Ltd. has received permission to use the "Privacy Mark" from the Japan Information Economy and Society Promotion Association (JIPDEC).

【Registration No.:No. 25000228】

Advisory Board

Management Advisory Committee


Yoshihiko Miyauchi
Senior Chairman, Orix Co.


Yoshinari Hara
Adviser, Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
Kunio Noji
Adviser, Komatsu Ltd.
Michitaka Sawada
Advisor, Kao Corporation
Takeshi Niinami
President, Member of the Board, Representative Director, Suntory Holdings Ltd.


Yoshikazu Amano
Hiroshi Ishino
Former Representative Director & CEO, Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.
Noritaka Uji
Former Executive Vise President, CTO, NTT corporation
Seita Kanai
Senior Advisor, Mazda Motor Corporation
Jun Kawada
Former Executive Director, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Hideyuki Kobayashi
Professor, SBI Graduate school Department of Business Administration Former Group Manager Administration Group Product Cost Planning Div. , Toyota
Masaharu Sato
Former Representative Director & CEO, Fujitsu Research Institute
Yasuo Sato
Former Executive Research Advisor, Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc.
Tadaaki Jyagawa
Former Executive Vise President, Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman
Former Representative Director & CEO, Hino Motors, Ltd.
Tsuneyoshi Tatsuoka
Former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Tomohiro Nishihata
President & Chief Executive Officer, JAL Card, Inc.
Youhei Harada
Professor of Shibaura Institute of Technology
Project Professor of Shinsyu University
Sumitaka Fujita
Honorary Advisor of Japan Association for CFOs
Advisory Member, Former Executive Vice-Chairman of ITOCHU Corporation
Koji Furukawa
Hiroyuki Mitani
Former President of GE Yokogawa Medical Systems
Former President of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Japan

Research Advisors

Hideki Ide
Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Executive Director for Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO)
Akie Iriyama
Professor Waseda University Graduate School of Business and Finance. Waseda Business School.
Takashi Iwamoto
Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Masanao Kawakami
Professor of School of Economics and Management, University of Hyogo
Fuhito Kojima
Associate professor, Stanford University Department of economics
Takahiro Fujimoto
Professor of Graduate School of Business Administration, Waseda University

Consulting Policies

  • Passion for Client with Rational Calculation

    We fully devote ourselves to our clients’ company for their growth.
    At the same time, we provide rational analyses/ judgments
    with third party views.

  • Practicalism

    Our consultants with strong accountabilities support you in the business field for solving even untouchable management issues based on the principle “ The Three Actuals “; “the actual place”, “the actual goods”, and “the actual situation”.

  • Middle-Up / Middle-Down

    We practically support not only the top management but also the middle management playing a core roll in Japan’s business.

  • Establishment of Long Relationship

    We aim to establish long relationships with clients based on the concept; “Long relationships are obtained through true client satisfaction.”

Consulting Style

“Layers” stands for the multi-level strategic layered consulting service from strategy to resource

Consulting Service Line

“Layers” stands for the multi-level strategic layered consulting service from strategy to resource

Strategic Layerレイヤー
Management Layerレイヤー
Process Layerレイヤー
Resource Layerレイヤー