The Virtue of Overtime in Japan
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング The Virtue of Overtime in Japan Written by Erich Ahorner Another concept of time in Japan is also related to the famous Japanese tendency for putting in long hours at the office. It is expected to put in as much time as necessary to get something right. The tendency to work late has a […]
Does Japan Value Quality Over Speed?
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング Does Japan Value Quality Over Speed? Written by Erich Ahorner In the last blog post, we talked about the speed of business in Japan. Although it is an important variable in doing business with Japan, generally speaking Japanese tend to value quality over speed. For example, in most cases, it’s better to take a […]
Is speed important for business with Japan?
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング Is speed important for business with Japan? Written by Erich Ahorner You might think the answer is a pretty obvious ‘Yes’, but I would challenge you and say a straightforward answer is not that easy in case of Japan. The correct answer would rather be ‘Yes and No’. Speed is very important when doing […]
How to effectively communicate with Japanese
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング How to effectively communicate with Japanese Written by Erich Ahorner While I was a high school exchange student, spending one year in a Japanese public school, I quickly found out that the education system in Japan is trying, but does not actually generate many fluent English speakers. When doing business with Japan, you probably […]
How to build trust when doing business in Japan
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング How to build trust when doing business in Japan Written by Erich Ahorner After working for a big Japanese company for 5 years in Europe, I had gained some trust with the Japanese C-Level executives and was sent to the HQ in Japan to work there as main contact point for European supplier management […]
How to find your Distributor in Japan
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング How to find your Distributor in Japan Written by Erich Ahorner When you plan to enter the Japanese market, you should be well prepared. Sounds pretty obvious. However, that doesn’t prevent business people from doing the craziest things. Don’t rely on getting into business with the first Japanese businessperson you met on a plane […]
COVID-19 and Japan’s status of economy
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング COVID-19 and Japan’s status of economy Written by Erich Ahorner June 11th 2020 What is the impact of COVID-19 on Japan? After an initial spike in daily new cases of COVID-19 to 724 on April 12, and the announcement of a nationwide state of emergency shortly after, cases dropped to 30 daily cases end […]
What is the best way to enter the Japanese Market?
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング What is the best way to enter the Japanese Market? Written by Erich Ahorner Mar. 11th 2020 When you are confident of your market potential in Japan, the next step is to find out the best way how to get there. This article will cover some information you will need to consider when you […]
Traveling in Japan
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング Traveling in Japan Written by Erich Ahorner Feb. 7th 2020 This spring I will be traveling to Japan for the first time in a while not for business purposes only, but together with my wife and our 5 year old daughter we will be visiting Tokyo, Kyoto, Hirakata, Osaka, Hiroshima and Fukuoka. We will […]
Japan is more than just Tokyo
ジャパン・ビジネス・コンサルティング Japan is more than just Tokyo Written by Erich Ahorner Jan. 14th 2020 During my total of 6 years in Japan I have not only lived and worked in Tokyo but also close to Nagoya (Toyota-shi) in the prefecture of Aichi and Osaka in the region of Kansai. The Kansai and Aichi areas of […]