Jason Ball

An Australian, living in Tokyo for 15 years+. Keen networker in Tokyo & online. Over 3,350 direct Japan connections on LinkedIn alone, 12,750 total, approaching 20,000 Japan based members of a 55,000+ member LinkedIn community that I own and run... and striving to know every contact in Japan, in-person.

App Development in Japan, A Love Story IV

The third in a series of articles by Marc Cellucci covering smartphone app development in Japan, from the very beginning up until today. This time the short article, thtat I encourage you to read it all of (very quick read), he discusses a common experience in software development; “crunch time”, where developers have to fit three months’ …

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US puts tariffs on Japanese Steel and aluminum – imported cars, trucks and auto parts next

Considering that the USA wants to put new tariffs on Japanese imported cars, trucks and auto parts after already having imposed tariffs on Japanese aluminum and steel imports, something must be wrong with the relations between Japan and the US, even if the prime minister of Japan recently said that they are good friends. I …

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New Minpaku Law and recent Minpaku Ordinance

If you operate a guest house business, lodge business, hotel business, or an AirBnB business, there are two options to comply with recent regulations. You obtain Hotel Inn License based on Hotel Business law. Or you register your real estate based on the New Minpaku Law (Date of enforcement is 15th, June, 2018) A new …

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The ten commandments (and myths) of staffing your company in Japan

In this Summary of an article by Joe Peters; managing director and recruiting specialist for insurance, e-commerce, and consumer goods at I Search Worldwide K.K., Joe gives us the 10 commandments… on what you shall not do when hiring in Japan. Check out these summarized myths, mistakes and suggestions below, and/or click through to read the …

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Japan Startup Getting Japanese Moms Back to Work: waris.co.jp

This post is a summary of a Podcast originally published at the Excellent https://www.disruptingjapan.com/ by Tim Romero  Executive Summary written by Dakota Midoux, while an Intern at J-Global institute, a company founded by Jon Lynch. Key points: 2011 Tohoku earthquake lead Founder to start a business; an initiative to help Japanese mums and inspired by women’s difficulties in …

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Japan 5th most attractive destination for multinational companies for 2017-2019

While Japan’s appeal, compared to other destinations, is very strong, its performance in terms of FDI has been weak at times. After a slowdown following the 2009 global financial crisis, Japan experienced two consecutive years of divestment in 2010 and 2011, and then in 2015. This is an Executive Summary of an Santander – Foreign …

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The $500 Million Coincheck Hack Exposes Deeper Security Flaws In Corporate Japan – Summary

Background & premise: In January 2018, hackers stole more than $500 million in cryptocurrency from Coincheck, one of the largest crypto exchanges in Japan – the article explains why it happened, and why it is likely to happen again. This is a Summary of an article written by BIJ Member, leader in the Tech Startup …

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Japan: A World-class Destination for Global Business Conventions (…and MICE)

The original of this post I wrote for DeepJapan.org (“Real Experience to Enrich your Travel”) and my Profile and other writing on DJ can be found here. Considering attending, or showcasing at a Trade Fair, Business Exhibition or Convention in Japan? Tokyo, already recognized as a global economic superpower is back in the world spotlight …

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