Culture

Negotiation Process

Because of a wide range of historical, geographical and social factors, decision-making in Japan is a much more group-oriented activity than in Europe, and Japanese businessmen are as a result much more interested in preserving group harmony and ensuring as broad a co

Business Meeting Protocol

Despite Japan’s current economic uncertainties, it is still one of the world’s leading economic powers and it is a popular target for Western enterprises seeking to establish business partners.  In order to successfully build a network of Japanese colleagues, proper o

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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Oita Prefecture

OITA PREFECTURE

Main City: Oita

Population: 1,167,000 people, ranking 33/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 6,339 km2 [2]

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Kumamoto Prefecture

KUMAMOTO PREFECTURE

Main City: Kumamoto

Population: 1,787,000 people, ranking 23/47 prefecture (2015) [1]

Area: 7,404 km2 [2]

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