Culture

Cool Japan

The wide range of potential benefits to be gained from doing business with or in Japan can perhaps be best demonstrated by the considerable global popularity of Japanese culture.

Lost in Translation

Politeness and formality are characteristic of business communication in Japan. In order to successfully enter the Japanese market, it is vital that you build up good working relationships with your Japanese contacts, partners or suppliers by respecting and following proper business etiquette.

Negotiation Process

According to Minato Kadoi analysis, in Japanese negotiation styles, it is certain that the Japanese value creating a trusted rapport with their counterparts as a pre-requirement before negotiations.

Business Meeting Protocol

In order to successfully build a network of Japanese colleagues, proper observance of Japanese business protocol is vital, as one significant faux pas could offend your prospective business partners and cost you a lucrative business opportunity.

Hokkaido Prefecture

HOKKAIDO PREFECTURE

Main City: Sapporo                                                      

Population: 5,384,000 people, ranking 8/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 83,456 km[2]

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Do's & Don'ts

Adapting your professional etiquette to the Japanese business environment may seem like a daunting task!

The Customer is God

It is often said that the customer is always right or even that the customer is king. The corresponding Japanese proverb says that the customer is God (in Japanese, “okyakusama wa kamisama desu”).

Okinawa Prefecture

OKINAWA PREFECTURE

Main City: Naha

Population: 1,434,000 people, ranking 25/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 2,271 km2 [2]

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Kagoshima Prefecture

KAGOSHIMA PREFECTURE

Main City: Kagoshima

Population: 1,649,000 people, ranking 24/47 prefectures (2015) [1]

Area: 9,132 km2 [2]

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Miyazaki Prefecture

MIYAZAKI PREFECTURE

Main City: Miyazaki

Population: 1,104,000 people ranking 36/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 7,735 km2 [2]

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