Tackling Japan: Rugby Legends Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith on life in Japan and playing for Toyota Verblitz
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
1w ago
Join us for a face to face interview with Toyota Verblitz players Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith. The boys share their insights into the deep-rooted respect within Japanese culture and sports, and how these athletes navigate their lives on and off the field in Japan. Plus, hear their personal journeys from small-town New Zealand to the international rugby stage and the unexpected quirks of living in Japan. Don't miss this unique blend of sports, culture, and heartfelt stories! A huge thank you to Team Toyota and Team Toyota Verblitz for helping to make this all possible.  Subscribe to ou ..read more
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Peeling back the layers of the fresh produce market in Japan with Jessica Tisch
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
1M ago
Jessica Tish, Japan Country Manager for Freshco, joins us to share the lay of the land in the fresh produce sector in Japan. We traverse the topics of the “biggest lake in Japan”, Lake Biwa to candid conversations with Kansai taxi drivers. In this episode, we “peel back the layers” of this market in Japan. As the Country Manager in Japan, Jess shares how she is navigating the intricacies of the Japanese produce market. Subscribe to our list so you never miss an episode of Jandals in Japan  If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know you ..read more
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Barking up the right tree! The K9 Natural success story of selling premium pet food in the Japan market
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
1M ago
We dive into the fascinating world of pet ownership and dog trends in Japan with our guest, Takayuki Ichikawa, from K9 Natural, a premium New Zealand pet food product being sold in the Japan market. Takayuki shares insights into the growing humanization trend for pets in Japan, where they are treated as valued family members. We also explore the success of K9 Natural in the Japanese market, the power of word-of-mouth promotion, and the importance of understanding the Japanese market for New Zealand businesses. Tune in for an engaging conversation that sheds light on the evolving pet industry i ..read more
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New Zealand forestry and Japan with Tony Clifford
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
2M ago
We are thrilled to bring you a wonderful Jandal: Tony Clifford, who is sharing his experience of working with a Japanese corporation for 30 years. That’s quite some dedication to the relationship between both countries that we don’t often see. You will love Tony’s insights, tips and advice for those who are just getting started, levelling up, or wondering if you are doing the right thing. Let’s get into it! Subscribe to our list so you never miss an episode of Jandals in Japan  If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest ta ..read more
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Hiring to help your business succeed in Japan with Kerry Ellis
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
3M ago
We sit down with the insightful Kerry Ellis, a Senior Business Partner at Decipher Group in Christchurch, who has extensive experience in both New Zealand and Japan. Kerry shares fascinating stories and valuable insights about engaging with the Japanese market, understanding cultural differences, the importance of all kinds of diversity in business and how to successfully transition to work in Japan. We also delve into some fun “hanami” cherry blossom viewing stories and the protocols you want to make sure you know before you go!  Join us as we explore the intersection of business, cultur ..read more
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From Fukuoka to Auckland - Technology collaborations between Japan and New Zealand with Pam Ford
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
3M ago
We are getting the download on the tech collaborations between Japan and New Zealand in this episode with guest, Pam Ford from Tātaki Auckland Unlimited. Pam shares the potential that is waiting for New Zealand tech businesses in exciting markets like Japan and how cities like Auckland, Fukuoka and Tokyo are working together at this subnational level. In a tech business and want to export to Japan? This is the episode for you!  Subscribe to our list so you never miss an episode of Jandals in Japan  If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about i ..read more
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Game Changers: Bridging language gaps in Japan rugby through translation with Doug Picken
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
4M ago
Doug Picken is an exceptional individual with unique insights into the world of rugby translation and the cultural intricacies of Japan and New Zealand. In his position as a translator for the DynaBoars rugby team, Doug helps his team to tackle the linguistic and cultural differences daily. We love his passion for wearing the jersey in promoting Japan rugby and his dedication to his podcast, Japan Rugby Weekly, a favourite of the Jandals team and many listeners too! Ikimasho~! SHOW NOTES (These will become a blog post as well as go into Anchor/Captivate).  Subscribe to our list so you nev ..read more
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Costco as a distribution strategy in Japan with Jason Allen, Cookie Time
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
4M ago
Cookie Time is making waves in Japan and Jason Allen, Representative Director, shares how this came to be. If you are thinking of having Costco as part of your product distribution strategy then this episode is for you. We are so proud of the work that Cookie Time has done in Japan over the past 10 years and excited to see what they achieve next. Subscribe to our list so you never miss an episode of Jandals in Japan  If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Head over to Apple Podcasts to leave a review and we’d ..read more
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Delivering excellence in Japan's freight industry with Motoko Murata
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
5M ago
Motoko Murata is the country manager for Mainfreight in Japan. Together we delved into what is making Mainfreight stand out in the ultra competitive area of international freight in Japan. Motoko shares the importance of quality in cargo delivery, investment in technology, and the significance of collaboration and customer communication for smooth operations. We also explored cultural differences in conversation and small talk expectations when building relationships with Japanese customers. Grab your earphones for another Jandals listening experience. Subscribe to our list so you never miss a ..read more
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Wai Mānuka's awesome adventure: From the America’s Cup to Tokyo's taste buds
Jandals in Japan
by Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
6M ago
Joe Harawira is co-founder of Wai Mānuka, a premium non-alcoholic beverage company. We talk about Wai Mānuka's success in both New Zealand and Japan, their collaborations, and their plans for expansion. Join us as we dive into the world of business relationships, trust, and partnerships in Japan.  In this episode you’ll hear: How the idea for Wai Mānuka came up at a New Year’s BBQ Taking chances that appear in your path even when you might not be ready Strategic partnerships that match your brand values Joe’s number one gold nugget for brands thinking about exporting to Japan The future ..read more
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