About IDS

About IDS

IDS Corporation is a provider of English translation services for disclosure and IR,
specializing in the areas of corporate legal affairs, finance, and accounting. Our wide range of services gives
the utmost attention to protecting our clients’ confidential information.



Services for effective English disclosure

In 2015, the Financial Services Agency of Japan and the Tokyo Stock Exchange introduced the Corporate Governance Code for publicly traded companies. In several sections, the Corporate Governance Code urges disclosure of corporate information in English, enabling foreign investors to gain a better understanding of the company. This has caused all listed companies to reevaluate disclosure policies. Looking ahead, foreign shareholders will undoubtedly continue to increase in importance as capital markets become increasingly globalized and the domestic population declines.

IDS Corporation was founded with the objective of supporting this increasing need for disclosure services.
Our aim is not to create simple English versions of Japanese text, but useful translations with an international audience in mind.

Company Profile

Company name International Disclosure Services Corporation
Address <Head Office>
Forecast Shinjuku Avenue 6F
2-5-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022

<Sapporo Office>
Keio Prelia Hotel Sapporo, #306
11-1, Kita 8-jo Nishi 4-chome, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0808

Contact information Phone (+81) 3 5363 5223
Fax  (+81) 3 5539 4303
Established December 2014
President and CEO Kenzo Tanaka
Businesses Translation, consulting, research, 
information providing service,
planning and production, etc.
Capital JPY 20,000,000
Fiscal year ends April 30
Kenzo Tanaka President and CEO

Kenzo Tanaka President and CEO

Born and raised in California, Kenzo moved to Japan after gaining localization experience at a US subsidiary of a major Japanese entertainment company. Using insights gained in disclosure and IR through working at a financial printing firm and equity research firm, he established IDS in 2014.
A native speaker of English, he is also fluent in Japanese.





Translation services with an emphasis on disclosure and IR. With particular specialties in corporate legal affairs, finance, and accounting, our translations focus on accuracy, consistency – both within and between documents – and complete confidentiality.

  • Disclosure documents including annual reports and proxy statements
  • Due diligence documents required during the course of cross-border M&A and overseas stock listings
  • Corporate documents including various reports, internal communications, meeting minutes, and prospectuses



We provide assistance in solving issues related to English disclosure, such as selecting documents for translation that match clients’ unique IR strategies and shareholder compositions, and advice on appropriate translations for key words and phrases ahead of changes in legal and regulatory frameworks.

  • Creation of internal English disclosure manuals
  • Comparisons with domestic and overseas companies
  • Advice on response to changes in legal and regulatory frameworks



Our bilingual team helps clients reach the right decisions for their companies with prompt, accurate research, prepared in an effective format for our clients to use.

  • Research on disclosure trends among domestic and foreign companies
  • Foreign media exposure research
  • Proxy voting results research

Disclosure-related Services

Disclosure-related Services

We provide a wide range of IR and English translation services, including creation of websites and annual reports, holding seminars, and English transcription.

  • Annual reports
  • IR websites
  • Seminars


IDS Reports