The teamwork of our small band of unique professionals
seeks to provide clients with unrivaled value

Who is TAO Partners?

As Laozi wrote on the notion of TAO:

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it.

Water, without form, changes shape to fill any gap.
A dialogue that persuades to dissolve and move rocks.
Logic and sensitivity. An unyielding aesthetic.

Fly in the face of conventional management theory.
The world is not just about ‘the bigger rock’ solutions.
Real problem solving doesn’t follow templates.

We do things differently

Akihito Oshiro, CEO

Track Record – Client Sampling

  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Itochu Corporation
  • Kao Corporation
  • Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.
  • Kokuyo Co.,Ltd.
  • Komatsu Limited
  • Showa Denko K.K.
  • Smart Fitness K.K.
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Digital Vorn Co., Ltd.
  • Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.
  • Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  • House Foods Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Bandai Namco Holdings Inc.
  • Brother International Corporation
  • The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Honda Motor Company
  • MindFree Inc.
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Yamaha Corporation
  • World Co.
  • AGC Inc.
  • China CITIC Co. Ltd.(China)
  • Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited.(Thailand)
  • Honeywell International Inc. (America)
  • Sato Holdings Corporation
  • TDK Corporation

※ Includes projects from Invenio Asia Holdings., Ltd. and Invenio China

“Five professional attitudes”

  • 寛にして栗

    Generous tolerance of diversity,
    but strict in the details

  • 直にして温

    Direct communication style,
    but gentle and understanding in mind and spirit

  • 恭にして毅

    Unyielding respect for others,
    but firm in own beliefs

  • 応にして新

    Respond enthusiastically to demands of partners,
    but will also propose something new

  • 愉にして廉

    Enjoy the process with integrity
    and free of self-interest

Origins of our name & logo

TAO – from the Taoism philosophy founded by Laozi

TAO – the road by which people and things should pass; the universal laws of nature, moral norms; the foundations of beauty and truth.

TAO – our name means we look not for superficial answers, but for solutions that capture the inner essence of client needs.

Laozi believed water symbolized TAO – soft and pliable to take on any form. Our logo represents the flowing water of a river.

Company Profile

  • Company name:
  • TAO Partners., Ltd.
  • CEO
  • Akihito Oshiro
  • Telephone
  • +81 3-6821-0480
  • Established
  • March 6, 2019
  • Paid-In Capital
  • ¥9,900,000
  • Address
    ■ Tokyo Office
    4-1, Nihonbashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Room 05, 5F COREDO Nihonbashi, 103-0027

    ■ Fukuoka Office
    1F Dai-ichi Prince Building, 8-13 Gionmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, 812-0038

    ■ Hong Kong office
    Room 502, 5/F., Prosperous Building,
    48-52 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

    ■ Shanghai office
    200031 上海市徐汇区长乐路989号世纪商贸广场

    ■ Shenzhen Office
    518000 深圳市福田区福华三路100号鼎和大厦23楼
    (ATLAS 寰图内)


  • 2020
  • Move HQ to Nihonbashi Ningyocho
  • 2019
  • Establish Shenzhen Office in Nanshan District, Shenzhen Establish TAO Partners Co., Ltd. TAO Partners Co., Ltd. goes independent by purchasing Invenio Asia Holdings., Ltd. & Invenio China in MBO
  • 2016
  • Establish Invenio Asia Holdings., Ltd. in Hong Kong Expand business outside China (including Japan)
  • 2012
  • Establish R&D Department in China Develop original solution content group in China
  • 2011
  • Invenio China obtains license as an ‘English essential management advisory company (Shanghai)’