MARCH 2021  / BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Going by the book

Yukiyasu Nakata International Tax Office gives specialist advice to firms’ Japan subsidiaries

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“There are only a small number of licensed tax advisors who can provide this kind of advice in English in Japan”

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Rebuilding an industry

The aviation industry has been one of the most visible commercial victims of Covid-19, as countries around the world have attempted to keep the spread of the virus in check with a raft of restrictions on international travel.

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Celebrating independence, embracing unity

Since joining the foreign service in 2003, Ambassador of Slovenia to Japan Dr Ana Polak Petrič has served her country in a variety of roles.

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Strong foundations

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the real estate sector has been significant and will be lasting. With an emergence from the crisis predicted for later this year, what will 2021 — and beyond — look like for real estate businesses?

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Marelli

Marelli is one of the world’s leading independent suppliers to the automotive sector.

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Right for the job

The past year has been challenging for many businesses as the Covid-19 pandemic led to a dramatic drop in demand for goods and services — and it has been especially worrying for newer SMEs.

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At the start of the journey

A member of the European Commission since 2014, Valdis Dombrovskis has, since 2019, served the European Union as executive vice president of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People since 2019 and as EU commissioner for trade since August of last year.

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Betting on the planet

On the front lines of the fight against climate change, veteran campaigners for the environment have an unlikely ally: institutional investors that are choosing to invest in environmentally responsible firms and keeping their cash away from big polluters.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Yokohama

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Yokohama is an authorised dealer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited vehicles, with extensive experience and a long track record of providing discerning customers with both expertly crafted automotive masterpieces and the highest standards of service.

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Unlimited potential

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The year of the vaccine

One bright spot during the global pandemic has been the development and approval of multiple vaccines against Covid-19 — all in under a year.

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A new dawn for alliances

Japan has not hosted an ambassador from the United States of America since July 2019. While it doesn’t indicate a collapse in bilateral ties, the vacancy symbolises changes in the longstanding relationship.

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ProWorks Group

Doing business in Japan can be complex. ProWorks Group works to make it easier.

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Haute cuisine at home

Tokyo’s fine dining restaurants are suffering. Due to the spread of Covid-19, residents of the metropolis have cut back significantly on going out for quality meals this year in order to stay safe.

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Putting the needs of society first

Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod, a Social Democratic politician, was first elected as a member of Danish parliament in 1998.

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Fixing our disposable society

On 25 November, the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution giving consumers the right to repair electronic devices, as well as other measures designed to increase the lifespan and recyclability of products.

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Catherine O’Connell Law

Catherine O’Connell, principal of Catherine O’Connell Law, is an experienced bilingual lawyer who provides SMEs and corporate clients with commercially savvy legal advice using a “flexi-lawyer” model.

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