• Japan Business: A Paradise for Entrepreneurs
    March 12th, 2010By Category: Starting a Business
    I have worked around Asia and the experience has been fantastic. On the business front, it has provided markets many times (or orders of magnitude) those I could access from my native Australia. In addition to shear size, these markets come with a population density ... » Continue Reading
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    Learning Japanese: What I Learned From Eight-Year-Olds
    March 9th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    I teach eight-year-old Japanese kids English. Or at least I attempt to. Most of the time, I am learning something from them instead of vice-versa. They are my little Japanese teachers and I’ve picked up a lot of language skills from them. Although I might sound like a ... » Continue Reading
  • Starting a Business in Japan
    February 8th, 2010By Category: Uncategorized
    Today we look at the Echoes Tokyo offices that the GaijinPot film crew visited to talk about what it's like for a foreigner to go from working as staff to owning their own business in Japan. Starting a Business in Japan from GaijinPot on Vimeo. Echoes Tokyo is an ... » Continue Reading
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    Get off the couch, English teachers, get in the game!
    October 6th, 2009By Category: Uncategorized
    There seems to be less opportunity for English teachers these days. Since the Lehman crash it seems that many companies are not seeking the services of language teachers. Those companies who formerly required English teachers, for a benefit for the staff, or as a poss ... » Continue Reading
  • Foreigners in Japan’s business community
    April 30th, 2009By Category: Uncategorized
    There are several advantages of being a foreigner in Japan when attempting to start your own creative business. It grants you special privileges and allows otherwise unbreakable rules to be bent a little bit. A classmate of mine was successful in achieving a meeting w ... » Continue Reading
  • Tightening the Belts in Kansai
    March 2nd, 2009By Category: Uncategorized
    photo credit: OiMax Recently, a real VP of Finance of a big, international company in Kansai told me that things are pretty serious right now for Japan's economy, especially in the Kansai area. His company, Company X we will call it, was consistently bringing in a ... » Continue Reading