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5 Step Guide to Successful E-commerce In Japan

With blossoming beauty and technology industries, and many favouring their careers over family life, the average Japanese consumer has more disposable income than their European counterparts. An open-minded youth culture combined with curiosity for the West makes Japan an ideal market for foreign e-commerce.

5 Great Apps to Help You in Japan

5 Great Apps to Help You in Japan - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 16 September 2016

Export to Japan’s Content Manager, Vanessa Holden, takes a look at five useful apps to make your life easier as you travel in Japan for business or pleasure. 

Make Mine a Bulldog

Make Mine a Bulldog - Export to Japan

Blog | Tuesday 12 July 2016

Francesca Henriques, former Marketing Intern at UKTI Japan, explores the relationship between the Japanese and their pets and looks at the lucrative pet market in Japan. 

A Samurai in the Boardroom

A Samurai in the Boardroom - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 6 May 2016

Francesca Henriques, former Marketing Intern at UKTI Japan, examines the influence of samurai codes of conduct in the Japanese boardroom today.

The Rise of Fintech in Japan

The Rise of Fintech in Japan - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 12 February 2016

Naomi Takegoshi, Senior Trade Adviser from the Financial & Business Services sector at UKTI Japan discusses the growing fintech market in Japan.

Tsukiji Market – Redevelopment for Tokyo 2020

Tsukiji Market – Redevelopment for Tokyo 2020 - Export to Japan

Blog | Wednesday 30 December 2015

Vanessa Holden, Contents Manager of the Export to Japan platform, shares her experience of Tsukiji fish market and looks at the upcoming redevelopment for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UNESCO means Business

UNESCO means Business - Export to Japan

Blog | Tuesday 22 December 2015

Sophia Kirtley, former UKTI Japan Marketing Intern, discusses World Heritage sites in Japan. 

Keep an Eye Out For This Shine

Keep an Eye Out For This Shine - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 2 October 2015

Rika Hayashida, former UKTI Japan Marketing Intern takes a look at gender roles in Japan and the impact for the Japanese economy.

Sendai Restart: The Rebirth of a Nuclear Japan?

Sendai Restart: The Rebirth of a Nuclear Japan - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 14 August 2015

Daniel Ede of the Nuclear team within UKTI Japan's Strategic Trade department explains what the restart of Sendai nuclear power plant in Kyushu means for Japan, and explores potential openings for companies in the Japanese nuclear energy market.

Education Technologies to Inspire Creativity

Education Technologies to Inspire Creativity - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 17 July 2015

Sam Maddicott of the UKTI Japan Marketing Team takes a look at the gaps in the Japanese education market that are creating opportunities for UK companies. Find out if your business is a good fit!

Japan and Corporate Governance - Dawn of a New Era?

Japan and Corporate Governance - Dawn of a New Era? - Export to Japan

Blog | Monday 22 June 2015

Tom Jackson, First Secretary Head of Economics & Trade Policy, British Embassy Tokyo, examines the benefits of having a corporate governance code and the impact that the Tokyo International Stock Exchange's newly introduced corporate governance code will have on UK businesses. 

Keeping it in the (East Asian) Family

Keeping it in the (East Asian) Family - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 5 June 2015

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UKTI Japan and blogger extraordinaire, examines the relationships between the three developed markets of East Asia - Japan, Korea and Taiwan - in her latest blog post. 

Manufacturing and Industry in Japan

Manufacturing and Industry in Japan - Export to Japan

Blog | Thursday 21 May 2015

Matthew Matsumoto-Prouten, former Head of UKTI Japan's Manufacturing and Industrial Team, examines the changes and opportunities in these markets over the course of his four year tenure. 

The Future of UK Robotics is Now and it is Collaborative

Open Bionics’ low cost 3D-printed prosthetic hand showcased during the launch of the Innovation is GREAT week - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 27 March 2015

Emanuele Militello from the British Embassy's Science and Innovation Team delves into the exciting research that the UK is pioneering within the field of Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Read more about this rapidly growing industry. 

The Magic of Regenerative Medicine

The Magic of Regenerative Medicine - Export to Japan

Blog | Thursday 26 March 2015

Patrick Bannister, Head of the Science & Innovation team at the Consulate-General in Osaka provides insights into the exciting and promising field of regenerative medicine and the wealth of opportunities available to UK companies seeking collaboration with Japan. 

Innovation is GREAT: Our Future King Says So

Innovation is GREAT: our future King says so

Blog | Tuesday 24 March 2015

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UK Trade & Investment Japan reflects on Prince William's recent visit to Japan and what the launch of the Innovation is GREAT campaign means for UK businesses and UK-Japan collaboration. 

Japan and the EU: In the Home Stretch

Japan and the EU: In the home stretch - Export to Japan

Blog | Thursday 26 February 2015

Hannah Perry of UK Trade & Investment's Marketing Department takes an in-depth look at the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, and what UK businesses can expect once it has been finalised. 

Safety in Numbers

Safety in Numbers - Export to Japan

Blog | Wednesday 14 January 2015

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UK Trade & Investment, reflects on the extent of group socialisation in Japan and how this impacts on doing business.

Trainspotting & Time Travel

Trainspotting & Time Travel - Export to Japan

Blog | Wednesday December 2014

UKTI Marketing Department’s Charlotte Griffiths takes a step into Japan’s future and considers how the UK can help build it.

Japan: Sporting Chances

Japan: Sporting Chances - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 28 November 2014

Charlotte Griffiths from UKTI’s Marketing team delves into Japanese rugby and what opportunities there may be for British businesses around upcoming sporting events in Japan.

Scary Business Lessons

Scary Business Lessons - Export to Japan

Blog | Thursday 13 November 2014

UKTI Marketing Department’s Charlotte Griffiths looks past the fake blood and fangs of Halloween in Tokyo to learn a little more about the Japanese market. 

 

Shopping is GREAT in Japan

Shopping is GREAT in Japan - Export to Japan

Blog | Wednesday 12 November 2014

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UK Trade & Investment, talks about the impact of the Shopping is GREAT campaign in promoting British products and branding in Japan.

Hello Kitty, Marketing Master

Hello Kitty, Marketing Master - Export to Japan

Blog | Tuesday 4 November 2014

Charlotte Griffiths from UKTI Japan’s Marketing Team examines one of Japan’s most successful marketing exports.

Harajuku for Grannies

Harajuku for Grannies - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 10 October 2014

Naomi Muramatsu, Trade Adviser of UK Trade & Investment Japan’s Financial & Business Services Team, explores catering to a unique customer base in order to achieve success in the face of stiff competition.

Japan's Kit Kat Evolution

Naomi Muramatsu, Trade Adviser of UK Trade & Investment Japan's Financial & Business Services Team explores what one can learn about Japanese marketing strategies in view of Kit Kat's phenomenal success in Japan.

Blog | Tuesday 15 July 2014

Naomi Muramatsu, Trade Adviser of UK Trade & Investment Japan's Financial & Business Services Team explores what one can learn about Japanese marketing strategies in view of Kit Kat's phenomenal success in Japan.

Japan’s Charm - New vs. Old

Naomi Muramatsu,Trade Adviser of UK Trade & Investment Japan's Financial & Business Services Team explores what one can learn about Japanese business culture from a relaxing dip in a hot spring.

Blog | Wednesday 4 June 2014

Naomi Muramatsu, Trade Adviser of UK Trade & Investment Japan's Financial & Business Services Team explores what one can learn about Japanese business culture from a relaxing dip in a hot spring.

Japan's Drive For FDI

Export to Japan Foreign Direct Investment

Blog | Friday 18 April 2014

Naomi Takegoshi, Senior Trade Adviser covering Financial & Business Services at UKTI Japan explains the recent spur in activity from the Japanese government to encourage increased Foreign Direct Investment, as well as the support mechanisms and incentives on offer to foreign companies.

Low Carbon, High Potential

Export to Japan Renewable Energy

Blog | Thursday 10 April 2014

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UK Trade & Investment Japan talks energy efficiency and why low carbon technologies are becoming big business in Japan.

Tokyo: Just your average commute?

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UK Trade & Investment Japan reveals how you can witness Japanese society and values on a simple trip on the tube in Tokyo, and all for under a pound!

Blog | Thursday 27 March 2014

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UK Trade & Investment Japan reveals how you can witness Japanese society and values on a simple trip on the tube in Tokyo, and all for under a pound!

Japan's Secret Ninjas

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme has not only created an incredible PR machine for Japan but also a great talent pool for British businesses dealing with Japan. Sarah Parsons, chair of JETAA UK, gives an insight in to why JETs could have an attractive offer for UK companies in this market.

Blog | Tuesday 25 March 2014

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme has not only created an incredible PR machine for Japan but also a great talent pool for British businesses dealing with Japan. Sarah Parsons, chair of JETAA UK, gives an insight into why JET teachers could have an attractive offer for UK companies in this market.

Welcome to our new Blog

Welcome to the E2J Blog - Export to Japan

Blog | Friday 14 March 2014

Sue Kinoshita, Director of UK Trade & Investment Japan describes how the new Export to Japan Blog can help UK companies tap into key knowledge on the Japanese market.

 

Japan: A Reinvigorated Powerhouse?

Tokyo Cityscape - Japan's Economic Powerhouse

Blog | Friday 14 March 2014

Japan has been enjoying a turn in fortune of late, including its successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Foreign investors are taking a second look at Japan with fresh enthusiasm. Nick Frendo, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, asks what's changed?