Contributions from the Business in Japan Community

Planning a business event in a megalopolis like Tokyo is like planning a military campaign—you’re facing an array of opposing forces and a logistical minefield. There are so many business events going on in this city that motivating your potential audience to commit to yours requires all the strategy you can muster. I’ve done this […]

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You’re not Japanese, you’re a foreigner. You want to live and work in Japan because: You have friends, or know someone, who lived in Japan and told you how wonderful it is You’re a big manga fan and working in Japan would be so cool You took a semester or two of Japanese in school […]

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With its large economy and industrial maturity, Japan has been one of best markets to attract worldwide business. However, Japan has also remained one of the most difficult markets to enter successfully. Possible reasons for this include: Communication and Language it’s ‘far east’ location a unique culture and a history of over 200 years of […]

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A potential US$30B market; the holy grail of the Industry This article summarizes the CNN Money article: Casinos’ holy grail: Japan opens door to potential $30 billion industry Japanese parliament passed a new law early December 2016 “The world’s leading operators regard Japan as a holy grail given the potential market size” ~ analysts at brokerage […]

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How many prefectures in Japan do you know? I suppose, many people know urban areas such as Tokyo and Osaka. The topic of this article is Mie prefecture, one of the best prefectures in Japan for doing business. You’ll understand the attractiveness of Mie prefecture after reading this article. Mie prefecture is located in the center […]

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Recently the career landscape of Japan for foreign university students and graduates is facing some challenges. The job market is more competitive, and undertaking an internship to gain the necessary experience is of great benefit, if not essential. Since 2014, I have undertaken three internships in the agriculture sector of Japan (total 11 months) and […]

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“Who will distribute and sell my brand?” is the most common question businesses ask when entering any new market. Like with many simple questions, it’s not always easy to find a good or a quick answer. And Japan is certainly no exception. In my experience of consumer products in Japan and the region, there are […]

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This Post is originally from  humblebunny.com This Executive Summary was written by Kevin Zona Similar to the way a superhero is molded by tragic event, Line was made in a response to the communication problem experienced during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake. Nobody expected it would end up taking Japan by storm, with 90.2% of all Japanese […]

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To March 2016, the total public cost of dealing with the aftermath of the March 2011 nuclear accident at TEPCO’s (Tokyo Electric Power’s) Fukushima No. 1 plant topped JPY4.2 trillion, including costs for radioactive decontamination, reactor decommissioning and compensation payments to affected people and organizations, which translates into about ¥33,000 per capita. Despite strong public […]

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Hello everyone! I am Donny Kimball and by day I am a PR consultant at Kyodo PR. Lately though more and more I have been moonlighting as an online influencer. For the past six months or so I have been actively putting a lot of work into developing a personal brand for myself on social […]

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