JANUARY 2020  / INVESTING IN JAPAN

Something different

In the mid-19th century, George Pullman founded the luxury railroad manufacturing business the Pullman Company, which is credited with building the US’s first sleeping cars. What began as a firm that built exceptional trains has today become a global hotel chain.

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“When you stay with us, you’re not considered a small part of our business, you are considered our only business”

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10 years, 120 issues, one major milestone

This month, Eurobiz Japan celebrates its 10th anniversary. It marks a decade of coverage on the strengthening of ties between the EU and Japan.

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From milestone to milestone

Last year was an important milestone in diplomatic ties between Austria and Japan as they celebrated 150 years of bilateral relations, holding numerous events in both countries to mark the occasion.

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Heineken Kirin K.K.

Last year was a groundbreaking one for Heineken, with the spectacular success of Rugby World Cup Japan 2019, for which it was a worldwide partner.

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Active in all areas of economic life

With more than 30 years at Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, Susanne Welter has had a number of diverse postings, including to countries in Africa, Europe and Central Asia.

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Never standing still

In 1554, German theologian Caspar Huberinus coined the expression, “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, or, “The times change, and we change with them”, to express an undeniable reality of life.

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Adapting to the climate crisis

Although ideological holdouts remain, denying the mounting evidence of climate change is becoming akin to refusing to believe the earth is round.

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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm with over 45 offices globally. It has been in Japan for nearly 30 years.

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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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Proclinical

Founded in London in 2005, Proclinical provides recruitment and consulting services, specialising in assisting the life-sciences sector.
It recently opened the newest of its 14 offices in Tokyo.

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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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