By Maxim Tvorun-Dunn
In this article, we outline the trends and opportunities that exist in the global tea industry, honing in more specifically on Japan’s tea sector.Read more “Trends and Opportunities in Japan’s Tea Sector 2021”
In this article, we outline the trends and opportunities that exist in the global tea industry, honing in more specifically on Japan’s tea sector.Read more “Trends and Opportunities in Japan’s Tea Sector 2021” →
This article will examine the market opportunities for branding via vending machines in Japan. We look at some of Japan’s past and present attempts to increase vending machine sales in terms of; machine design, what these attempts mean to the wholesalers supplying drinks to vending machines in Japan, and how independent owners have approached marketing via this channel.Read more “Branding Opportunities through Vending Machines in Japan: An Unconventional Marketing Tactic?” →
In order to find out more about what’s happening in the Japan-Netherlands innovation space, we sat down with Maarten Hermus, Account Manager focused on Foreign Investment at InnovationQuarter. He assists international companies in horticulture & food in their expansion to Rotterdam-The Hague area.Read more “Promoting Collaborative Japan-Netherlands Innovation: An Interview with Maarten Hermus of InnovationQuarter” →
Around the world, Artificial Intelligence is constantly expanding, as it finds its way into diverse areas like security, manufacturing, marketing, healthcare, education, agriculture and infrastructure, to mention a few. Here, we delve into the AI market in Japan.Read more “The AI Market in Japan: Spearheading Industry Innovation” →
A certain breed of celebrities in Japan, or tarento (タレント), are media personalities appearing as guests on variety TV shows who often craft unique public personas to cater to certain demographics. They differentiate from mainstream celebrities and actors. An actor would feature on a variety TV show in order to present their latest venture, whereas a tarento would regularly appear on a variety TV show, sometimes with no promotional agenda at all.
However, that is not to say tarento are not influential in their own way. Many have captured domestic and even global audiences, helping products sell out due to their immense familiarity and impact.
Here, we give an insight into the exceptional world of tarento and why they are so popular in Japan.Read more “Celebrities in Japan: How ‘tarento’ Promote Strong Audience Engagement” →
Climate Change in Japan is already being seen in evident ways such as the reduction of snow levels in the north of Japan, the cherry blossoms opening earlier, and the autumn leaves changing colour later each year.
The topic of climate change in Japan has even permeated popular culture like in the case of the movie Weathering with You (tenki no ko) which was released in 2019, earning a box office revenue of over $193.1 million USD worldwide and 14.06 billion yen ($117.7 million USD) in Japan.
Terms like climate change, climate crisis and global warming have become increasingly used in different fields, reaching a wide variety of audiences. In this article, we take a look at some of the ways in which Japanese organisations and individuals are helping to tackle the climate crisis.Read more “Climate Change in Japan: Implementing Fundamental Solutions to Resolve the Crisis” →
Our partner, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), is a full service London-based international law firm. Nigel Collins heads up the Japan Desk as a Partner and specialises in advising Japanese companies on their outbound transactions, including investments, disposals, restructuring, joint ventures, as well as mergers and acquisitions with Japan.
We interviewed Nigel back in June to ask how the M&A business was going, given the impact of Coronavirus. Recently, we conducted a follow-up session to find out whether there have been any further developments or opportunities with the Japanese market.Read more “Expert Guidance on Mergers and Acquisitions with Japan – Follow-up Interview with Nigel Collins at RPC” →
Functional food in Japan, alongside functional beverages, have become very popular and are easily accessible across supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies. Japan has long been considered as a country providing healthy food innovations, including the development of regulations for manufacturing and branding such products.
Here we take a look at the main categories within the functional food and drink space in the Japanese market, highlighting some of the key health concerns that are addressed.Read more “The Growth of Convenient Functional Food in Japan” →
This year the world has faced unprecedented circumstances, however, traditions and festivities continue to bring people together even in the most challenging of times. Christmas is an occasion celebrated all over the world, but it takes on a different meaning depending on each place, and as a result there are various ways to enjoy the season. Ultimately, Christmas in Japan is no exception.
In this article, we outline some of the options available to celebrate Christmas in Japan 2020.Read more “Celebrating the Magic of Christmas in Japan 2020” →