Contributions from the Business in Japan Community

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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Diplomats are struggling to cope with the rising threat from North Korea. South Korea wants the US to send a special envoy to try to prevent a war. Japan’s prime minister also wants robust diplomacy but sees little point in talks at this stage. Japan is trusting the US will step in to defend it. […]

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Can Friendlier Communication Improve Profits? Japanese organizations and their employees wanting to increase profitable growth globally should learn to communicate in a friendlier, clearer, and more persuasive way so that their non-Japanese customers and partners feel they are receiving the highest value solutions. Globally, sales and marketing can be improved by asking more questions to […]

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Only one Japanese university, Tokyo, shines bright in the global education league.  Many others are alleged to be weak intellectually and reluctant to dismiss even the laziest of students. In Japan’s tough education system and work culture, university offers a rare opportunity for personal freedom. So are some students slacking off their studies, knowing that […]

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A US colonel has warned that Japan’s Self Defence Force is not ready for combat and can’t protect the country. His interview in the Washington Post appeared at almost the same time as a fatal crash involving a US Navy plane in Japan – one of many recent deadly accidents involving American personnel. Is the […]

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The third in a series of articles by Marc Cellucci covering smartphone app development in Japan, from the very beginning up until today. Highlights of this article include: How Apple can take a bite out of you as a developer. The problems with Apple’s submission process, both then and now. Stories of apps that got rejected, […]

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This is a BIJ summary of a great article that you can find and read in full at behere.asia/making-it-in-japan Some TL;DR takeaways: Researching, setting up and building a successful business in Japan is a long process. It took the author 7 months to do. The requirements are: lawyers, choosing viable business, Japanese partners, finding suitable […]

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 “Forget the sushi, I want a burger!” was Mr Trump’s message to Shinzo Abe in Tokyo last week. On the one hand the US President’s being super friendly to Japan but he’s also determined to put America first. How should Japan best approach its relationship with a US nationalist who holds a narrow view on […]

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Let me be frank, I work in Digital Marketing in Japan, and I am frustrated. It’s 2017 and here is what I see. I see wonderful companies that have fantastic products that can sell on a global scale. Sadly, these Japanese companies are penalizing themselves with poor websites, and even poorer Digital Marketing practices. As […]

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Visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show have been shown many marvellous machines, designed to carry us into the future. There’s even a car which steps in to calm things down if families start to argue when they are sat inside it! Many articles highlight the weirdness and eccentricity of the concept cars on show. Does […]

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