Contributions from the Business in Japan Community

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 events, 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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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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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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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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Welcome – thanks for checking out the Business In Japan Community Contributors Blog Read on for a little bit about how we started and some of the things we’ve done. Future releases or versions of the Business In Japan Webportal are also in the works, so stay tuned here and in the BIJ Group on […]

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