Contributions from the Business in Japan Community

This post comes from NTI (Nippon Tradings International) – a proxy and buyers’ agency, representing investors purchasing real estate in Japan. You can find more of our posts tagged NTI and/or JapanProperties and can follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook. To begin the new year, we analyzed last year’s forecasts, compared them with current trends […]

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Just because someone lives and works in Japan doesn’t mean they are instantly fluent in Japanese. I’ve heard of people who have lived in Japan for a year without even learning hiragana or katakana. The worst case I met was a man who lived in Japan for 17 years and only knew how to order […]

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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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Making it successful: decision quality, speed and execution At the management level, I have worked in a large public foreign company, a large public Japanese company and a small privately held Japanese company over several decades.  I would like to present to you the differences in the decision-making process of those three types of companies […]

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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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