Category Archives: Information

Osaka Mayor’s message to people all over the world

5/2/2011Dear Friends of the World,One month has passed since the Tohoku and Kanto Regions were hit by the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami. The number of dead and missing is more than 27,000, making this the worst disaster for … Continue reading

Worried about under-information, having no contacts, or having no human resources in Japan?

When you start business in Japan, you might be worried about the things above. Of course, these elements are very important even for Japanese who want to start a business. In this technological age we live in where information can … Continue reading

Are there subsidies that foreign companies can receive?

The Japanese government has announced that it has created policies to provide incentives such as locational subsidies and tax-deductions. Also, local prefecture governments have also prepared their own incentive plans such as subsidy money, low-interest financing, preferential tax treatment, rent-free … Continue reading

What exactly does small-medium businesses mean? (small-medium business preferential tax system)

Under Japanese tax code, small-medium sized businesses are defined as “companies with equity of 100 million yen or under”. Under this definition 99% of all companies in Japan are considered small-medium sized. Small-medium sized businesses in Japan receive various preferential … Continue reading

Locations featured in Osaka

・Umeda Umeda is the biggest economy in western Japan, and also the second biggest in Japan. It is the commercial area with home to many companies and department stores. Transportation networks are in good conditions, and you can go to … Continue reading

Are Japanese business manners difficult? (part 1)

In Japanese business manners, thoughtfulness toward the other person is extremely important. Foreign business men and women sometimes are confused about some business manners, but by just showing that you’ve learned at least some of them this can make the … Continue reading

WHY JAPAN?

What are the advantages of direct investment toward Japan for a foreign company? Japan is economically a large country with about 8.7% of the worlds GDP and a population of 130 million people. The capital of Tokyo and the Kansai … Continue reading