41. Financial Services in Japan - With Naomi Takegoshi of FinCity.Tokyo
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Steve caught up with Naomi in her capacity as Relationship Manager of FinCity.Tokyo. The conversation was a fascinating dive into the  promotion of Tokyo as a global financial hub, great opportunities for UK companies in the sector and the support offered by the FinCity.Tokyo and its members. With members comprising financial institutions, operating companies, industry groups and government agencies, FinCity.Tokyo aims to showcase Tokyo as a top-class global financial city. Learn more at the FinCity.Tokyo website Connect with FinCity.Tokyo on LinkedIn ..read more
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40. Construction, Interior Design, Architecture in Japan - with Mark Dytham
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2M ago
In this episode we talk with Mark Dytham. The Klein Dytham architectural practice is behind award winning projects. He has over 30 years of experience from first encounters with Japanese architecture heroes, through establishing a practice in Japan and the myriad relationships built across the creative and construction industries and the wider business community in Japan. Here, among many keen insights, Mark sheds a light on the current state of construction and on market trends for office spaces. For more information about Mark's work with Klein Dytham architecture, plus the great work buildi ..read more
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39. Innovation & Collaboration in Japan with Tim Romero
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2M ago
In this episode we reconnect with our very first guest, Tim Romero, who brought his insights from the world of startups. Today we have him back for a fascinating chat covering a range of topics including changing receptivity to innovation and collaboration amongst industry and government in Japan, as well as touching upon the hot topic of digital transformation. At the time of talking to Tim he is about to embark on his new role as Partner at JERA Ventures, investing in startups that can support the Japanese energy firm deliver on decarbonisation and digital transformation. Among his vast expe ..read more
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38. Employment Law in Japan - with Hiroshi Chiba
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2M ago
In this episode Steve chats with experienced lawyer, Hiroshi Chiba, of Uchisaiwaicho Law Firm. With his speciality in employment law, Chiba-san provides key insight on the subject. From recruiting and managing Japanese staff, through the particularities of Japanese employment law, what happens if something goes wrong, and how to avoid it in the first place! Hiroshi Chiba can be found here: http://chiba-lawfirm.com/english/ The webpage and access to all the other valuable resources of Export to Japan can be found here: https://exporttojapan.co.uk/employment-law-in-japan-with-hiroshi-chiba ..read more
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37. IP in Japan - with Shiga International Patent Office
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2M ago
Welcome to the new season of episodes. Kicking off with a conversation about Intellectual Property with Mori-san from Shiga International Patent Office. https://shigapatent.com/en/     ..read more
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36. The UK-Japan Digital Partnership with Jana Psarska of techUK
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2M ago
The UK-Japan Digital Partnership was signed at the end of 2022. Steve talked to Jana Psarska earlier in the year to discuss the implication of the agreement, the priorities and collaboration in digital technologies, infrastructure and data. Jana enlightens us on the complimentary strengths of the UK and Japan, the importance of commitment to like-minded partners to help drive the UK's digital strategy, and opening up opportunities for British companies. techUK is a trade association bringing people, companies and organisations together to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technolog ..read more
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35. Hydrogen in Japan - With Joe Howe & Richard Lyle
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2M ago
Professor Joe Howe and Richard Lyle talk to Steve about the hydrogen economy in Japan. Professor Joe Howe is Executive Director of the Thornton Energy Research Institute of the University of Chester, Chair of the Northwest Hydrogen Alliance, and academic lead at Hynet, among other roles. He has strong connections with Japan and shares his valuable and extensive knowledge and experience on the status and progress in hydrogen technologies, and commercial opportunities.  Richard Lyle appears again on the Export to Japan podcast, but this time in his role leading on energy sector projects for ..read more
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34. Japan Success Story - Bango (PART 2)
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2M ago
The second part of Steve's chat with Anil Malhotra, Chief Marketing Officer (and co-founder) speaking from the UK, and Andy Suzuki, SVP for APAC, based in Tokyo. Bango's recent acquisition of the global payment business of Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Docomo, prompted us to get in touch with Andy and Anil for a discussion on the route they have taken to build trust and establish themselves in the Japanese market. Learn about the rise of Bango, its long connection with Japan and hear Anil and Andy's perspective on long-term relationships, persistence and investment needed to achieve su ..read more
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33. Japan Success Story - Bango (PART 1)
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2M ago
Steve talks to Bango's Anil Malhotra, Chief Marketing Officer (and co-founder) speaking from the UK, and Andy Suzuki, SVP for APAC, based in Tokyo. Bango's recent acquisition of the global payment business of Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Docomo, prompted us to get in touch with Andy and Anil for a discussion on the route they have taken to build trust and establish themselves in the Japanese market. Learn about the origins and rise of Bango and its long connection with Japan. Hear Anil and Andy's perspective on long-term relationships, persistence and investment needed to achieve succ ..read more
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32. Japan Success Story: Rutherford's
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2M ago
Rutherford's bags are a success story of grassroots consumer goods expanding into the Japanese market. Capitalising on the value and trust Japanese consumers put on high quality British products.  Alex Hughes has been working with a Japanese distributer for over 10 years and has great insight into maintaining the working relationships and the investments required to successfully embed into the Japanese market. Find out more about Rutherford's: https://rutherfordsengland.com/ Find out more about the consumer goods market in Japan: https://exporttojapan.co.uk/sector/consumer-goods ..read more
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