41 episodes

Export to Japan is the web's richest resource for companies looking to trade in the Japanese market. In the Export to Japan podcast, we give you a clear picture of what is happening in the Japanese market by bringing you conversations with people who are at the heart of the Japanese business community.

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Export to Japan is the web's richest resource for companies looking to trade in the Japanese market. In the Export to Japan podcast, we give you a clear picture of what is happening in the Japanese market by bringing you conversations with people who are at the heart of the Japanese business community.

    41. Financial Services in Japan - With Naomi Takegoshi of FinCity.Tokyo

    41. Financial Services in Japan - With Naomi Takegoshi of FinCity.Tokyo

    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

    • 34 min
    40. Construction, Interior Design, Architecture in Japan - with Mark Dytham

    40. Construction, Interior Design, Architecture in Japan - with Mark Dytham

    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 building connections in the creative industries through the regular 'PechaKucha' events, visit their website: http://www.klein-dytham.com/

    • 48 min
    39. Innovation & Collaboration in Japan with Tim Romero

    39. Innovation & Collaboration in Japan with Tim Romero

    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 experience he also provides perspective from his recent position as Head of Google for Startups Japan. 
    Tim is also the host of his own successful podcast focussing on startups changing Japans economic landscape: Disrupting Japan.
    Disrupting Japan Podcast: 
    https://www.disruptingjapan.com/disrupting-japan/
    JERA Ventures: 
    https://www.jera.co.jp/en/corporate/business/ventures
    Our previous catch-up with Tim:
    https://exporttojapan.co.uk/the-world-of-japanese-startups-with-tim-romero-2/
     

    • 30 min
    38. Employment Law in Japan - with Hiroshi Chiba

    38. Employment Law in Japan - with Hiroshi Chiba

    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/
    There's also the YouTube version if you want to subscribe to the videos: 
    https://youtu.be/RFElaBKtEmA

    • 42 min
    37. IP in Japan - with Shiga International Patent Office

    37. IP in Japan - with Shiga International Patent Office

    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/
     
     

    • 17 min
    36. The UK-Japan Digital Partnership with Jana Psarska of techUK

    36. The UK-Japan Digital Partnership with Jana Psarska of techUK

    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 technology can achieve. They create a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders. Find out more at: https://www.techuk.org/
     More about the UK-Japan Digital Partnership: https://www.techuk.org/resource/uk-and-japan-launch-new-a-digital-partnership.html

    • 26 min

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