Cross-Cultural Connections: Marketing Strategies for Success in Japan with Anthony Griffin [encore interview]
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
2w ago
Anthony Griffin is a marketer and communications coach who helps Japanese companies market to international audiences. Before founding Saga Consulting, he served as the marketing and communications manager for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. As a communications coach, he has helped Fortune 500 executives earn global-level promotions. Before moving to Japan in 2009, he managed the workflow of over 250 marketing projects a year for the City of Riverside, California. As a marketing consultant and copywriter, he leveraged his M.B.A. degree to help local businesses achieve exponential re ..read more
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On Japanese Management, Servant Leadership, and Rice Paper Ceilings with Rochelle Kopp [Replay]
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
2M ago
This episode is a replay of an interview originally published on March 14, 2022. Rochelle Kopp is the founder and managing principal of Japan Intercultural Consulting, an international training and consulting firm focused on Japanese business. Her area of expertise is Japanese culture and business practices, particularly Japanese communication style and organizational behavior and decision-making in Japanese firms. She’s also a prolific writer and actively posts much of her practical and insightful work on LinkedIn. Just a few topics covered in today's conversation include: -Servant leadersh ..read more
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Comedy, Culture, and Entrepreneurship in Japan with BJ Fox
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
3M ago
BJ Fox is a Tokyo-based British comedian and business-owner. Having first arrived in Japan in a corporate role within the video games industry, he has now written and starred in Japan's first language sitcom, launched Amazon Music's first original podcast and founded Tokyo Comedy Bar, Japan's first stand-up club! BJ's Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-fox-760b032/ Tokyo Comedy Bar: https://www.tokyocomedybar.com/ Urawaza Eigo: https://www.urawazaeigo.com/ Want to support the podcast? Check the podcast's ko-fi page to help keep me well-caffeinated and making content ..read more
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[Replay] On Building the Business, Lifestyle, and Body You Want in Japan with Menya Hinga
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
4M ago
[This interview was originally published on January 10th, 2022.] Menya Hinga is an American who immigrated to Japan over a decade ago. He now works as a health and performance coach to high-performers who are struggling to manage stress and weight gain, learn to eat better, move more and stress less in order to transform their health and performance. Some topics covered in this episode include the importance of focusing on providing value as a content creator, the power of small shifts in making big changes, why time management is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and why things wil ..read more
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Successfully Navigating a Japan-Focused Career in an Ever-Changing World with Dan Nestle
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
5M ago
Daniel Nestle, Leader of Communications for LIXIL Americas, is an award-winning global communications and marketing leader with over 20 years of success in the B2B services, manufacturing, finance, and education sectors. His broad areas of expertise include digital communications (CommTech), integrated marketing communications, content marketing, social media strategy, and brand storytelling. Earlier in his career, Daniel spent 16 years living and working in Japan, first as an educator and later as a corporate marketing and communications professional. He speaks Japanese. Daniel obtained his M ..read more
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[Replay] Japan's Six Megatrends and Why They Matter with Richard Katz
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
6M ago
[This interview was originally published on November 11th, 2021.] UPDATE: Richard Katz is publishing a new book on entrepreneurship in Japan. If you're interested in pre-ordering, be sure to subscribe to his substack to get 30% off the hardcover version. It's one of the best ways to support writers, as it signals interest to publishes and encourages them to do larger prints and invest more in advertising: https://richardkatz.substack.com/p/30-off-for-my-book-on-japan-entrepreneurship Today's guest Richard Katz has worked for decades as a journalist working on the Japanese economy, and he has ..read more
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Chasing One Rabbit: A Podcast Update
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
7M ago
A brief update on the podcast publishing schedule in the coming months. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/businesssuccessjapan/message ..read more
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Building a Successful Career as an Intercultural Bridge with Kasia Lynch [encore interview]
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
8M ago
Kasia Lynch is a trilingual American who spent 8 years in Japan, including high school, college, graduate school, and her professional career. She earned her Bachelor’s from Boston University and Master’s from Tokyo’s Ochanomizu University.  Kasia’s career utilizing Japanese language and cultural skills began in 2003 with concert promotion, and later moved to interpreting/translating, electronics, and the automotive industry. She was able to do this while living in Japan, Poland, Italy, and the US.  Since starting Ikigai Connections in 2018, Kasia has been featured in various Japan-r ..read more
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On Life and Pregnancy as a Foreign Woman in Japan with Nicki Van Ingen Schenau [pt. 2]
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
10M ago
Nicki is a single mother and entrepreneur with one leg firmly planted in Amsterdam and one in Tokyo. Back in 2011 she moved with her then husband to Tokyo as a trailing wife. Unable to find a job and reach her objective to be at a native level in her Japanese ability two years in, she decided to start her own company called “Tokiotours”. 10 years later she’s had a child, is divorced and has her “home base” back in Amsterdam from where she runs her tour guide business together with a business partner located in Tokyo. What started out as a simple side business has grown into a flourishing busin ..read more
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How Culture Kills Your Business in Japan with Nicki Van Ingen Schenau [pt. 1]
Business Success Japan
by Lydia Beukelman
10M ago
Nicki is a single mother and entrepreneur with one leg firmly planted in Amsterdam and one in Tokyo. Back in 2011 she moved with her then husband to Tokyo as a trailing wife. Unable to find a job and reach her objective to be at a native level in her Japanese ability two years in, she decided to start her own company called “Tokiotours”. 10 years later she’s had a child, is divorced and has her “home base” back in Amsterdam from where she runs her tour guide business together with a business partner located in Tokyo. What started out as a simple side business has grown into a flourishing busin ..read more
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