About Us

More about the Business in Japan LinkedIn Group and Community

Business In Japan grew from and supports a LinkedIn group of the same name that was founded in February 2008. Currently, we are approaching 80,000 ‘BIJ’ members, 35% of them Japan-based. If you have an interest in Japan and business you’re in the right place. This website aims to provide increasing value to people like yourself and we welcome your ideas as well as your involvement.

If you’re not yet a member of Business In Japan on LinkedIn you can join here:
Business In Japan on LinkedIn

Extending the LinkedIn group

One of the main reasons for starting a Web presence to support the Business In Japan Group is that LinkedIn is frankly a tough platform to build value and manage an online community.

Everything from core structure, functionality, and user experience, to admin restrictions and auto-moderation – all are not at all supportive from community management and indeed member use perspective too.

With our own web presence, we can build value for those interested in Japan and Business and for those wanting to reach that audience, and we can evolve to be and provide what the community tells us they value. Here holds the promise we can build what we want, what you want.

All this, AND the LinkedIn Business In Japan group. There is no intention to retire the group, despite LinkedIn’s past actions demonstrating they saw little value in Groups nor want to support Owners and Admin in growing them. Indeed in recent times, LinkedIn seems to be improving the LinkedIn group product, so we hope that offers more to our online community soon too!

Write for us!

Business in Japan is always seeking new voices to contribute their unique perspectives and experiences related to Japanese business and culture. We believe that diverse insights can help enrich the community and spark meaningful conversations.

That’s why contributing to Business in Japan is a chance to showcase writing skills, build a personal brand, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for Japan and business.

Writers and BIJ Partners have the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics, including business trends, cultural differences, success stories, and personal reflections.

Interested writers can visit the “Write for Us” tab to learn more about submission guidelines and requirements. The editorial team will review submissions and work with writers to ensure each article is polished and a ready-for-publication piece.

Stick around and feel free to let me know if I might help you

G’day, I’m Jason, an Australian that lived in Japan for well over a decade, the owner and the main admin of the BIJ website and LinkedIn group.

I have done a lot of professional or business-related Networking in that time, continuously in fact, and developed a bit of a name for “Connecting GoodPeople” (aka, a “fixer”).

For years I made it a point to only introduce people ‘in person’, and it has been a very effective way of making a connection between two or many people as well as growing a professional network in size, strength, and value here in Japan.

My personal hope is that over time Business in Japan will become a key reference point for anyone needing insight into Japan and Business.

Feel free to reach out at any time.

Can’t find what you need?

Let us know what area of doing business in or from Japan you’re interested in, or need help with and we’ll get back to you with an answer, advice or an introduction.