NOVEMBER 2019  / INVESTING IN JAPAN

Built to last

While Japan’s manufactured goods are known worldwide for their quality and durability, the country’s real estate doesn’t share a reputation for longevity.

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Everything in good shape

During his nearly four decades in the Danish foreign service, Ambassador-designate of the Kingdom of Denmark to Japan Peter Taksøe-Jensen has had numerous roles, including helping to negotiate the first treaty on conventional arms in Europe and developing NATO policy.

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A second opinion

Japan is struggling to shake off its image as a vaccination backwater. Even though it has made progress in closing the “vaccination gap” with the US and the EU over the past decade, and most children here undergo routine inoculations…

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Special Report

The EU–Japan Business Round Table (BRT) was founded in 1999 as a way for multinational businesses, as well as other organisations, from both the EU and Japan to discuss how to improve and increase trade and investment between the two trading powers.

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Diplomacy on the pitch

In 2016, Neale Richmond was elected to the Seanad, Ireland’s Senate, and currently acts as its spokesperson on European affairs. Europe has been an important area of focus for him since serving, early in his career, on the EU’s Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

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Global growth partners

As scientists’ understanding of human biology, pharmacology and life sciences continues to grow, there is an increasing need around the world for specialists to research and to develop applications for the advances being made.

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The next level

Once the Tokyo Game Show 2019 opened its doors at Makuhari Messe last month, it drew more than 260,000 people. And, last year, Japan’s mobile games market — the world’s oldest — ballooned to $13.3 billion, up from $9.3 billion in 2015.

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Beare Consulting KK

Founded in 1997, Beare Consulting is a leading market entry firm based in Tokyo. It offers foreign businesses an extensive suite of services, including company registration, local market assessment, the creation of market entry plans, business development and channel management.

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Something valuable to say

Before joining Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998, Ambassador Elín Flygenring earned a law degree from the University of Iceland and a Master’s in comparative law from Stockholm University, and she worked for Iceland’s Equality Council, the Nordic Council, and as a director of the Parliament of Iceland’s International Department.

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Can’t stamp them out

Even in a nation with a somewhat infamous reputation for bureaucracy, one of Japan’s more anachronistic practices is the continued, widespread use of revenue stamps.

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Built on passion

Theme parks are fun places of wonderous scale, focused vision and careful attention to detail, but have you ever considered how they come to be?

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Egon Zehnder

Founded in Switzerland in 1964, Egon Zehnder is a global leadership advisory firm. It has one goal: to empower its clients to drive lasting, positive change through leadership.

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Much more on the menu

The traditional aspects of Japanese culture inevitably charm visitors to the country, but the traditional, paper-based processes still used at many Japanese companies inevitably frustrate those who work here. Edenred Japan has taken note and is moving quickly to modernise its business.

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Everything in balance

Part of Jorge Toledo Albiñana’s 30-year career at Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been focused on the European Union and European affairs, including roles as director of the Department of European Affairs and G20 in the prime minister’s office, and secretary of state for the EU in the Spanish government.

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Following a new formula

Japan’s dairy sector is changing thanks to a combination of reforms to domestic regulations and the EU–Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

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Jinseki International School

Set in the natural beauty of Jinsekikogen, Hiroshima Prefecture, Jinseki International School will be Japan’s first primary boarding school when it opens in April of next year. It will combine an exceptional standard of education with individual care for every child who lives and learns there.

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