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.
Osaka Expo 2025 - A World of Opportunity
Steve talks to experts from Dentsu and E&Y Strategy & Consulting about opportunities around OSAKA EXPO 2025 and beyond.
OSAKA EXPO 2025 "Designing Future Society for Our Lives" is a great opportunity to shed light on the vast potential of the Kansai region and western Japan. There is a lot going on beyond the metropolis of Tokyo.
Kay Nemoto, Senior Business Co-creation Producer at Dentsu, and Minami Uchida, Partner at E&Y Strategy and Consulting, offer their thoughts and experience on the aspects of supporting large events, potential for international companies to get involved, and what it could mean for further opportunities in the challenging and rewarding Japanese market.
For more information and updates on OSAKA EXPO keep an eye out for further reports from Export to Japan, as we watch the developments leading up to 2025 very closely. Of course, with keen focus on how the UK pavilion shapes up!
You can also visit https://www.expo2025.or.jp/en/
26. Introducing the British Chamber of Commerce Japan
In this month's instalment Steve chats with Richard Lyle, the new(ish) President of the British Chamber of Commerce Japan (BCCJ).
With the mission to strengthen business ties between UK and Japan, BCCJ is a not-for-profit private membership organisation that brings together representatives of UK and international businesses to promote networking and information exchange.
Ahead of the prestigious British Business Awards, Richard enlightens us on the great initiatives spearheaded by BCCJ and the value of membership.
More information on BCCJ https://exporttojapan.co.uk/about-us/your-strategic-partners/british-chamber-of-commerce-japan/
25. Exploring the Space Sector in Japan with Masayasu Ishida
Steve talks to Masayasu Ishida, the President and CEO of SPACETIDE Foundation.
Discussing the current status of commercial space opportunities in Japan and beyond. As well as opportunities for UK players to collaborate and get involved.
Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum Official Website:
SPACETIDE Contact Information:
Official Website: https://spacetide.jp/en/
On the Money with Takuma Tanaka
In this episode, Steve talks financial services with Takuma Tanaka, Deputy Director of the Strategy Development Division of the Financial Services Agency in Japan (JFSA). The two discuss the opportunities in Financial services in Japan, recent policy changes and the challenges that still remain in the market. Helpful links: International Financial Center Japan https://www.fsa.go.jp/internationalfinancialcenter/en/ JFSA on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/financial-services-agency-japan/
Overcoming Japan's 'Galapagos Syndrome' with Dr. Lei Liu
Japanese business is often compared to the ecosystem on the Galapagos Islands: unique due to its isolation. Can changes in regulation provide a shot in the arm for Japan's economy? Steve talks to Dr. Lei Liu from AstraZeneca Japan about some the challenges and opportunities being brought about by this period of rapid change.
Market Research in Japan with Rupert Sutton
In this episode, Steve talks to Rupert Sutton from Weben Partners. Rupert is an experienced FMCG Commercial Director. He has global expertise in strategy development, consumer and trade marketing, CRM, research, and sales category management. Rupert explains some key concepts to understand about the Japanese consumer that companies should consider before entering the Japanese market.