— Latest update: May 2022 —
Over the past decades, Japanese clients came to adopt a consuming behavior very similar to their counterparts in Europe and the United States. Traditionally, Japanese consumers have tended to be rather loyal toward brands and to value quality over mass consumption. This is especially true for older consumers in a rapidly ageing population. On the other hand, the young generation of customers adopts new behaviors in relation to digital technologies and the slowdown of the Japanese economy.
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No less than 300 web pages with up-to-date information on Japan, more than 170 reports available as well as a lot of detailed information on the Japanese business culture.