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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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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“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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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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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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When a foreign company and/or a foreign entrepreneur consider of launching a business in Japan there should be several factors to take into account in order to draw up an appropriate plan and get well prepared for business startup. I have published a comprehensive report in the website of EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation describing […]

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This Post is originally from Tim Romero’s excellent Website and Podcast;  Disrupting Japan – Your Inside Track on the Startups Changing Japan. Option to Subscribe to Tim’s Podcast are here This Executive Summary was written by David Forncrook Airbnb in Japan is facing some significant operating model challenges in spite of Japan being the second largest market for them […]

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This Post is originally from Tim Romero’s excellent Website and Podcast;  Disrupting Japan – Your Inside Track on the Startups Changing Japan. Option to Subscribe to Tim’s Podcast are here This Executive Summary was written by David Forncrook  Paul Chapman, a founder of Moneytree, presents well learned lessons for doing business, raising capital in Japan and how to navigate […]

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Est. February 2008 Business In Japan began as a LinkedIn group, one of the early ones (group number 54,168) and was started by Rob Pereyda at a time when online marketers – he was not one – on LinkedIn were rushing to create Email Collection honey pots – that is to say, build groups that would […]

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