NOVEMBER 2020  / INVESTING IN JAPAN

An electric ride

Porsche Japan shifts gears and speeds towards a greener future

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“when we do something, we do it right”

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The end of the paperchase

During a recent ceremony at a Buddhist temple in Shinjuku, a priest chanted sutras to memorialise the departed.

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The value of unity

For more than 30 years, Ambassador of Germany to Japan Ina Lepel has served her nation in the Federal Foreign Office.

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Nihon Cyber Defence

Nihon Cyber Defence provides customised solutions to safeguard private organisations and institutions in Japan against all forms of cyberattacks.

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Better connected

Imagine an interconnected medical system capable of monitoring elderly individuals’ health in real time

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Optimistic about the future

Ambassador of Poland to Japan Paweł Milewski’s career has had a strong focus on Asia

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A power shift

On 8 March, a few days before the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic

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CastGlobalGroup

CastGlobalGroup is a global cross-functional consulting firm, which integrates legal, accounting, tax, HR, and investment services

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New ways for the new normal

Twelve months ago, no one could have predicted a pandemic would force a major shift in the way the world works.

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Same target, new deadline

A record number of women have joined Japan’s workforce, but the government has admitted that its deadline of 2020 to see 30% of women holding leadership roles in the public and private sectors has been missed — and missed badly.

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Welcome to Japan?

At the beginning of April, the government of Japan imposed a ban on entry and re-entry into the country as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, but this move would ultimately leave an estimated 190,000 permanent and long-term non-Japanese residents stranded abroad.

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Sustainable happiness

It’s been easy to feel down this year. Many of the things that make us happy — such as trips, festivals, and parties — had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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southgate

Founded in Tokyo in 2016 by Japanese and US lawyers from top global firms, southgate advises on inbound and outbound M&A, venture capital, and commercial matters.

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The right partner

Edo Castle — the nexus of power of the Tokugawa Shogunate and now part of the Imperial Palace complex — was the site of political authority, as well as drama and upheaval, for five centuries.

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Shielding and safeguarding

Green issues have been a major focus of Pekka Haavisto’s career since he became a member of Finnish parliament in 1987

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Thinking preventively

When public health is at stake, the sharing of information between medical institutions, tech companies, and government agencies can mean the difference between containing a pandemic and allowing it to spiral out of control.

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