Description : Despite Japan's Westernization, the country has remained "uniquely" Japanese. This text offers insight into Japan and its people to facilitate Western business dealings in the country. It ranges from interpersonal communication to decision-making styles, negotiating tactics and business contacts.
Description : Jon Woronoff - an acknowledged authority in Japanese economy and society - provides insight into crucial aspects of doing business in Japan, and advice on how to succeed in a very difficult market. The book provides insight into crucial aspects of doing business in Japan and advice on how to succeed in a very difficult market. It follows the process from initial contact, to the first visit, to the creation of a fully-fledged operation in Japan. Emphasis is placed on how to break into the distribution system, set up a local company, acquire an existing company, recruit and manage Japanese personnel and co-operate or compete with Japanese companies. There are also tips on how to avoid common traps and pitfalls for the unwary investor.
Description : An enclyclopedic view of doing business with Japan. Contains the how-to, where-to and who-with information needed to operate internationally.
Description : Conducting business in Japan: a delicate and valuable skill is explained by a true master of Japanese culture. Not only is Japan the world's third largest economy, it is a global center for design for non–Japanese businesses looking to expand into international markets. But business people from outside Japan quickly discover that doing business in Japan is unlike anything they've experienced before. They find Japanese business etiquette and culture both highly regimented and maddeningly impenetrable—making it difficult to identify, much less approach, key decision–makers, or to bring negotiations to a successful close. Japanologist Boye Lafayette De Mente explains the key aspects of Japanese business practices and protocols with specific advice for approaching and engaging with Japanese executives, their staffs, and their organizations. Business Guide to Japan offers yo invaluable insights into how to unravel the complicated maze of business bureaucracy, interpret verbal and written messages from your contacts, and create the critical social "comfort zone" necessary for working with Japanese companies. Doing business with the Japanese can be both challenging and rewarding, and the Business Guide to Japan offers you precise guidelines for success.
Description : The recent focus on China's boom has obscured the fact that Japan is once again on the rise. How do we manage our growing, and crucial, interdependence? The answer is the legions of Japanese and American managers and officials involved in the day-to-day and face-to-face negotiations that drive commerce. In this invaluable book, three leading experts pool their decades of experience to provide a pragmatic guide for Westerners doing business in Japan. The authors explain Japanese culture and negotiating techniques and provide practical advice on conducting effective meetings with Japanese clients.
Description : "A unique handbook, speaking to the key issues and drawing on the experiences of veterans at the Japan business game." —James C. Abegglen, Cofounder, Boston Consulting Group More and more foreign-owned businesses are set up in Japan every year-and dozens fail because they are not set up properly. Now, an American lawyer working in Tokyo has written this new, compact handbook that will give you all the information you need to get your business off the ground and keep it there. Packed with business tips, legal information, interviews with successful foreign business people, and insider perspectives on Japanese business practices, this book is essential for the entrepreneur, the foreign enterprise representative, or anyone who wants to build a successful business in the world's most competitive marketplace. Topics of Setting up and Operating a Business in Japan include: Working with the Japanese. Forming a Company. Financing. Taxation. Visas. Employees. Cost of Doing Business. Advertising. Pros and Cons of Being a Foreign Business. Business Advice. Business Organizations. Professional Clubs. Helpful Organizations. Communication Services
Description : Examines the relationship between Japanese society and the business community, discusses the Japanese way of doing business, and offers advice on negotiating, marketing, and advertising
Description : The hugely entertaining, and extremely candid, autobiography of one of the most colourful characters in motor sport Eddie Jordan gave Michael Schumacher his first drive, and helped groom a whole series of drivers early in their careers, including Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert. But he funded his first move into motor sport by selling smoked salmon well past its sell-by date to rugby fans leaving Lansdowne Road; when stopped for speeding by a policeman, he ended up selling him his car. Jordan set up his own team, and moved into Formula One at the end of the 1980s. It wasn't long before the team began to pick up podium finishes, and in 1998 won its first race - a remarkable achievement on a comparatively small budget. The following year was even better, but sadly this was to be the peak, as the search for more finance and legal battles with sponsors hit hard. Eventually, in January 2005 he sold the team. AN INDEPENDENT MAN goes behind the scenes to reveal the true personalities of the drivers Jordan worked with, and his battles with Bernie Ecclestone. It shows how, when so much money is involved, nothing is ever simple. His has been a life lived to the full, and his account is packed full of superb stories, colourful adventures and revealing tales.