The iCube Group of Companies has provided business solutions to Philippine and Japanese companies and governments for the past fifteen years.  Our capabilities and expertise include FDI consulting, legal and accounting services, manpower provision and real estate brokerage.

In order to help our clients achieve their goals at every stage of their business, we utilize the three “i”s of iCube’s business management: 

Information:    Reliable & Accurate Information
Incubation:    Business Start-up Assistance
Investment:     Facilitation of Business Investment through Mediation and Management

With a strong presence in Japan through our various joint ventures, the iCube Group of Companies provide Japanese investors and clients with the building blocks to enable their organizations to grow and perform more effectively.

Who We Are

Geraldine S. Batoon, President of the iCube Group of Companies, is involved in capacity building of private and government sectors.  In addition, she also manages various companies and joint ventures under the iCube Group of Companies.  Ms. Batoon is a Certified Internal Auditor, and Real Estate Broker with more than 10 years of experience in consultancy for various private firms and government agencies in multiple countries.

Naoya Sakamoto, CEO of the iCube Group of Companies, has over 15 years of experience in compliance, accounting, and business consultancy for more than 100 private firms.  A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Sakamoto has worked for Arthur Andersen Tokyo, PricewaterhouseCoopers Philippines, and the SCS International Accounting Group. He actively participates in several organizations including the Japan CPA Association, Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

 

iCube Inc.

iCube, Inc. is a foreign direct investment consulting firm primarily focused on the Japanese market. We aim at improving the business investment environment for Japanese companies by  disseminating quality information about the Philippines though publications, investment and tax seminars, and by working closely with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

iCube, Inc. was established by professionals with accumulated work experience in major Filipino conglomerates and in the big 4 accounting firms.  Capitalizing on the team’s vast knowledge of international investment, we aim to develop solutions to address the goals and objectives of each individual client.

Major Projects

Implementation of Accounting System, Egypt-Japan University of Science & Technology (2013)
SME Mentor development Project, West Balkan Countries (2013)
ASEAN-Indian  Patent Filing Assistance (2012)
Philippine Market and Industry Research (2010-2011)
Development and Implementation in Business Analysis Beginners Course for Asian Institute of Management (2011)
Preparation of Foreign Investment Development Guidelines for LGU in Vietnam (2010)

Major Clients

Ayala Land Inc.
China Bank (China Banking Corporation)
Familymart, Co. Ltd    
Fujifilm Philippines    
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
RCBC

Our Tools

Utilizing the three “i”s of iCube, our services encompass the following:
Information:    Philippine economic & management related research, information dissemination, and marketing
Incubation:    Incorporation & management support and training in the Philippines
Investment:    Investment & corporate planning, mediation, management, and participation in the Philippines

 

Asahi Network Philippines (Accounting and Legal)

Asahi Network Philippines, Inc. (ANP), is an accounting and tax consultancy firm specializing in Japanese clientele.  This specialization is complemented by ANP’s joint venture with Asahi Tax Corporation, a former Arthur Andersen Japan Tokyo Branch Tax Division.   
As a member of the Asahi Network Group, which has 11 offices in Japan, ANP seeks to provide guidance and support to the expansion of Japanese companies in the Philippines and other ASEAN countries including Thailand and Indonesia. We offer high quality services based on our expertise in local accounting, tax, and legal rules.
Asahi Network Philippines, Inc. provides several services for business start-ups and consultation on international transactions in the Philippines, including:
Accounting Services
Bookkeeping Services
Closure of Companies    
Data, Documents, & Records Mgt.
Environmental Permit Acquisition Support
Expatriates Support Service    
Incorporation    
Incubation Center    
Investment Incentive Acquisition Support        
Mergers & Acquisitions
Personnel & Labor Support
Preliminary Service Support
Site Selection Support
Translation Services

We at Asahi Network Philippines, Inc. aim to help our clients with their most complex challenges, helping them to minimize risks and to identify opportunities.

 

iCareerup

iCareerup, Inc., offers turn-key HR solutions to assist our clients through various stages of the employment cycle.  iCareerup, Inc. is a joint venture between iCube, Inc. and Avance Corporation, a Japanese human resource company with locations in Japan, China, Brazil, and Thailand.  Our HR professionals are specialized in the Philippine labor market and their extensive training meets the high standards of Japanese companies.

Our Services

1. Recruitment.   We closely analyze the needs of our clients and locate high-caliber applicants that meet their requirements.
2. Placement.  We help match competent applicants to jobs that best match his or her unique set of skills.
3. Corporate Consultancy.  Our corporate consultancy services specialize in the development of Human Resources systems and the evaluation of current and existing Human Resource systems.
Our efficient tools, process, and well-maintained databases are used to fill positions in:
Accounting
Administration    
BPO & Call Centers    
Corporate Back Office
Corporate IT            
General Staff    
Human Resources        
Manufacturing Engineering                
Sales & Marketing    
Technical Services
Top Management
Translation Services         
Web Design

Over a dozen companies employ our services, such as:

Bandai Philippines            
BEET Philippines (BEMAC)
Canon Business Machines
FujiTrans Philippines
Hong Kong Matzusaka Co. Ltd.
Philippine Manufacturing Company of Murata

 

FirstScene Philippines (Real Estate Firm)

Successful acquisition, sale or management of property begins with the right partner. FirstScene Philippines Inc. lauds itself as the one-stop shop for all your property needs.   We are versatile, adaptable, and flexible in the face of the dynamic Philippine business climate.  FirstScene Philippines, Inc. (FSP) is a joint venture with FirstScene Japan and an affiliate of Yume-Housing, a real estate brokerage chain and mid-sized condominium real estate developer in Tokyo.

iCube's initial foray into the real estate industry involved transferring the land and facilities of departing Japanese companies to start-ups and incoming business from Japan. After successfully pre-selling several condominiums and promoting numerous Philippine projects during road shows and seminars in Japan, FSP was formed to take advantage of the upcoming growth in the real estate property sector.  Since its inception, First Scene Philippines, Inc. has successfully sold more than Php 800 million worth of real estate in the Philippines.

Drawing on our collective experience working with the Japanese market and relying on the proficiency of our real estate professionals, FirstScene Philippines aims to be a brand our clients can continue to trust.

Our Affliliates
Ayala Land
Century Properties
DMCI
Daiichi Properties & Development, Inc.    
Laguna Technopark, Inc.            
Science Park of the Philippines        

Our Services
Home Search    
Incubation Office (Concierge & Shared Office)
Property Management    
Real Estate Brokerage (Condominium & Industrial)
Real Estate Investment Consultancy    
Registration Services                
Relocation Service Support

Our Clientele
Fujifilm Optics Philippines, Inc
Funai Electric Philippines            
Nissen Philippines, Inc.               
South Road Properties (Cebu)

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