• Randstad KK: Temp staff provider
    March 15th, 2012By Category: Work Tips
    In 2004, Dutch HR service and temp staff provider Randstad only had two people in its office in Tokyo. Today, they are one of the major HR service providers in Japan, with 59 offices nationwide. The growth is mainly due to the efforts of Marcel Wiggers, chairma ... » Continue Reading
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    American Chamber of Commerce in Japan hosting business summit
    February 21st, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    On March 1-2, the APCAC 2012 U.S.-Asia Business Summit will be held at the Prince Park Tower Tokyo. APCAC is the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers, comprising roughly 50,000 business executives from 27 chambers in 21 countries. This will be the first tim ... » Continue Reading
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    Interview: Incorporating in Japan
    February 20th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    As a legal services firm that among other things specializes in company incorporation, the professionals at Shinonome have a wealth of experience in assisting both domestic and non-domestic individuals establish businesses in Japan. One recent expat client was John Dasc ... » Continue Reading
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    Job interviews – ‘Fools using a foolish method to pick fools’
    February 19th, 2012By Category: Work
    “All right, please tell me something about your strong points. You have 60 seconds.” “Hai.” “My strong point is the ability to act as a leader. I served as sub-leader of our school’s tennis club. Through planning weekend retreats and so on, I learned about the ... » Continue Reading
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    Learn English or be left behind
    February 14th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Two companies have shaken up Japan’s corporate world with their decision to adopt English as a workplace language. Rakuten, the online shopping mall operator, and clothing retailer UNIQLO say English has become a career necessity in the global market and will no long ... » Continue Reading
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    Selling a school or eikaiwa business
    January 25th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    The biggest difficulties for people looking to sell their small business are defining “What is it worth?” and “where do I market it?” Valuing a small business is a combination of art and science with a bit of common and sometimes not so common sense. You should obviou ... » Continue Reading
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    Japanese companies hiring foreigners
    January 23rd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    WORKSJAPAN.GLOBAL will hold two recruiting events for foreign students in Kyoto on Sunday Feb 19. About 80 leading international Japanese companies will take part. Participants will be able to attend special seminars and lectures, as well as speak with HR and forei ... » Continue Reading
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    Creating advertising in Japan – Ogilvy & Mather
    January 10th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    One hundred years after the birth of its founder David Ogilvy, advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather still follows one of his core philosophies -- sell or else. Times change, technology changes but the challenge remains to figure out what is going to sell. With o ... » Continue Reading
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    How to teach English with an iPad
    January 2nd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    While more and more applications and uses for the iPad popping up all time, one great way to use it that I haven't seen mentioned is as an English teaching tool. The fact of the matter is, with all of the different language apps that are available for it, the ac ... » Continue Reading
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    Starting a business in Japan: Wendy’s
    December 26th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    Two years after exiting the Japanese market, American fast-food restaurant Wendy’s returns to Japan Tuesday with the first store opening in Omotesando, located at 5 chome Jingu-mae. It is the result of a joint venture agreement between Wendy’s/Arby’s International In ... » Continue Reading
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    Foreigners in business: Outdoor Japan Media
    December 19th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    Adventure, travel, fun, culture, lifestyle – that’s what Outdoor Japan Media is all about. The company, founded by American Gardner Robinson, is best known for its Outdoor Japan website, celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, and Outdoor Japan Traveler maga ... » Continue Reading
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    Foreigners in business: Harley-Davidson Japan
    December 12th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized
    One of the most iconic symbols of American lifestyle is the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. For over 100 years, the large motorcycles -- with their distinctive design and customization -- have been a fixture on highways. Clubs and events organized by HOGs (Harley Ow ... » Continue Reading