Licensing, Laws & Regulation

US puts tariffs on Japanese Steel and aluminum – imported cars, trucks and auto parts next

Considering that the USA wants to put new tariffs on Japanese imported cars, trucks and auto parts after already having imposed tariffs on Japanese aluminum and steel imports, something must be wrong with the relations between Japan and the US, even if the prime minister of Japan recently said that they are good friends. I …

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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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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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The $500 Million Coincheck Hack Exposes Deeper Security Flaws In Corporate Japan – Summary

Background & premise: In January 2018, hackers stole more than $500 million in cryptocurrency from Coincheck, one of the largest crypto exchanges in Japan – the article explains why it happened, and why it is likely to happen again. This is a Summary of an article written by BIJ Member, leader in the Tech Startup …

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Japanese TD-LTE Rare Bands

While Japan has no more global mobile phone manufacturers, it does have an unfound asset for international business. For companies involved in 4G enhancement (and later in 5G deployment), the Japanese mobile operators offer a unique source: “Japanese TD-LTE Rare Bands”. B42 (3,500 MHz) and B28 (700 MHz) are already used in Japan and will …

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Japan Real Estate Property Investment Market – Part 1

Uniquely Japan I’ve been intimately involved with Japan, its business environment, culture and etiquette for the past 14 years or so. I’ve lived here, on and off, for over 5 years. I speak the language (or at least, a very domesticated, casual version of it), and have, in recent years, even had some limited success …

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Casino’s & Integrated Resorts in Japan – but is Japan ready to accept them?

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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Mie prefecture; one of the best prefectures to do Business In Japan

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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