Japanese Business Practices

Doing Business In Japan – The Airport Economist [Summary]

This is a quick Summary of a great little professionally produced, 20 minute video introduction and interview based guide to doing business in Japan, from Aussie Economist Tim Harcourt, who is ‘The Airport Economist‘ The Airport Economist is a television show and series of best-selling books which bring expertise and insight to global economics, business …

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Can foreigners trust the Japanese to tell them the full truth about Japan?

Building trust with the Japanese is important. But when it comes to asking people about their country, we can’t always believe what they say. That’s because people tend to generalise about Japan, based on their own experiences and perspective. That can be a problem when it comes to business, as generalisations oversimplify the varied ways …

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Looking inside the Japanese mind: the difference between the professional and a private persona

Key subjects: The role of the working environment in communication The prevalence of ‘Tatemae’ and the difficulty to find ‘honne’ The impact of ‘unspoken rules’ and etiquette in common culture Japanese act differently A summary from Kim Christian Botho Pedersen: Looking inside the Japanese mind: 7.1 – Difference between the Japanese employee / professionals and …

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New Minpaku Law and recent Minpaku Ordinance

If you operate a guest house business, lodge business, hotel business, or an AirBnB business, there are two options to comply with recent regulations. You obtain Hotel Inn License based on Hotel Business law. Or you register your real estate based on the New Minpaku Law (Date of enforcement is 15th, June, 2018) A new …

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The ten commandments (and myths) of staffing your company in Japan

In this Summary of an article by Joe Peters; managing director and recruiting specialist for insurance, e-commerce, and consumer goods at I Search Worldwide K.K., Joe gives us the 10 commandments… on what you shall not do when hiring in Japan. Check out these summarized myths, mistakes and suggestions below, and/or click through to read the …

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Japan 5th most attractive destination for multinational companies for 2017-2019

While Japan’s appeal, compared to other destinations, is very strong, its performance in terms of FDI has been weak at times. After a slowdown following the 2009 global financial crisis, Japan experienced two consecutive years of divestment in 2010 and 2011, and then in 2015. This is an Executive Summary of an Santander – Foreign …

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