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Current Situation in the Japanese Nuclear Industry

Current Situation in the Japanese Nuclear Industry: Recorded Webinar - Export to Japan

In this webinar video, British companies in the nuclear industry that are considering doing business in Japan will hear about plans to restart reactors, whether Japan is looking for support in decommissioning activities, and forthcoming trade shows.

Japan Opportunities: Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics in Japan - Big Opportunities for UK Companies: Recorded Webinar - Export to Japan

Watch our webinar video and learn about the future of Big Data in Japan and how UK companies at the forefront of the Data analytics revolution can find opportunities to do business in Japan.  

Innovation for Infrastructure

Innovation for Infrastructure - Export to Japan

Watch our video to learn more about current areas of interest around infrastructure in both Japan and the UK, and identify exactly where future lucrative business opportunities are likely to occur for UK companies. 

FOODEX - Gateway to Japan and Asian Markets

FOODEX - Gateway to Japan and Asian Markets: Recorded Webinar - Export to Japan

FOODEX JAPAN is one of the biggest and most important international trade shows relating to the food and drink market in Asia. Watch our free webinar to learn why you should consider exhibiting at the event. 

Global Sports Trade Mission Seminar 2015

Global-Sports-Trade-Mission-Seminar- 2015-Export-to-Japan

The Global Sports Trade Mission Seminar 2015, held at the British Embassy in Tokyo, provided a platform for UK companies to showcase their expertise to key stakeholders involved in the delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Perspectives on Japan's Changing Business Climate

 Perspectives on Japan's Changing Business Climate - Export to Japan

Sir Stephen Gomersall, former British Ambassador to Japan and current Board Director and Group Chairman of Hitachi Europe Ltd, recently stopped by the British Embassy in Tokyo to share his views on the Japanese economy, and the opportunities that lie here for UK companies. 

Womenomics in Japan

Womenomics in Japan - Export to Japan

Haruno Yoshida is the first female president of BT Japan and the first woman to serve as an executive for the business federation Keidanren. She sat down with British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens to discuss the changing role of women in the Japanese workforce. 

Opportunities in Space in Japan

Opportunities in Space in Japan - Export to Japan

Watch our video to find out what opportunities are available to UK companies in the space and satellite communications industry in Japan, and the best options for market entry.

Introducing Ve Interactive

Introducing Ve Interactive - Export to Japan

Watch David Brown, co-founder and CEO of software company Ve Interactive, at the launch of Ve Interactive at the British Embassy in Japan, and find out how you can also bring your products or services to Japan.

GREAT Week Japan 2014

GREAT Week Japan 2014 - Export to Japan

Attending a GREAT Week Trade Mission is a perfect opportunity to find out about your target market. Watch our video to find out the benefits of attending GREAT Week Japan from the delegates themselves. 

Collaborating With Japan On Big Data

Collaborating With Japan On Big Data - Export to Japan

Big Data is fast becoming one of the most important industries in the modern world, with enormous amounts of new data being created everyday. UKTI Japan recently held a Big Data seminar in Tokyo, attracting British industry leaders and academics to explain the UK's strengths to a packed room of Japanese professionals. Export to Japan caught up with some of them as well as our in-house expert to hear how Japan can benefit from the UK's expertise and developed capabilities in Big Data.

UK Decommissioning Support at Fukushima Daiichi

UK Decommissioning Support at Fukushima Daiichi - Export to Japan

Dr Keith Franklin, Head of the Nuclear Team at the British Embassy in Tokyo, speaks with John Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) about the ways in which the UK is supporting decommissioning and clean-up at Fukushima Daiichi power station. 

Explore Export 2014

Explore Export 2014 - Export to Japan

HM Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens, and UKTI Japan's Head of Marketing and Operations, Karl O'Callaghan, discuss the benefits of attending Export Week in this video. 

Marketing to Japanese Consumers

Marketing to Japanese Consumers - Export to Japan

Tim Hitchens, British Ambassador to Japan, and Ray Bremner, CEO and President of Unilever Japan discuss marketing to Japanese consumers in this informative video. 

GREAT Week Japan 2014: Recorded Webinar

GREAT Week Japan 2014: Recorded Webinar

Ever wondered what it is like to participate in a Trade Mission? This recorded webinar talks about the GREAT Week Japan 2014 event in October and gives some general tips for success when exporting to Japan.

Britishness and Doing Business in Japan

What is Britishness? - Export to Japan

Watch our video to understand what Britishness means in Japan, how UK companies can better market their products through understanding how to use their Britishness, and what businesses are successfully harnessing the brand.

Brompton Bicycles Riding High in Japan

Brompton Bicycles Riding High in Japan

The iconic fold-up bicycle made by Brompton Bicycle Ltd has become a symbol of British quality, urban cool and smart transportation. Brompton's managing director, Will Butler-Adams, shares his insights into doing business in Japan. 

Economic Forecasts for Japan in 2014

HMA Tim Hitchens and in-house economist Akira Maekawa discuss the Japanese economy in view of the changes brought about by Abenomics in the first half of 2014.

HMA Tim Hitchens and in-house economist Akira Maekawa discuss the Japanese economy in view of the changes brought about by Abenomics in the first half of 2014. Find out what this means for UK companies doing business in Japan.

Sir Paul Smith: Business & The Future Of Design

On his most recent visit to Japan in April 2014, Sir Paul Smith stopped by the British Embassy, Tokyo to share his perspectives of the Japanese market and the future of design.

One of Britain's most influential designers with more than 40 years of experience under his belt, Sir Paul Smith shares his insights of doing business in Japan, and reveals what he considers to be three vital aspects to succeeding in an ever changing business climate.

Creative Industries Shine At GREAT Week Japan

GREAT Week Japan provides UK businesses with a fantastic opportunity to explore the potential of exporting to the Japanese market.

Japan is an exciting hub for the industries of design, fashion and digital music. "Attending GREAT Week is a chance for UK companies to meet the people they've been corresponding with, to see consumers' reactions to their products, and see their products in action," says Silvia Harriman of UK Trade & Investment. Watch business people weigh in on why Japan is an excellent market for UK companies.

Webinar: English Language Teaching In Japan

Hear from our guest speaker Russell Willis, Founder of ELT Services Japan, in this interactive session as he explains the opportunities for UK companies wishing to expand their ELT products and services to the Japanese market.

Hear from our guest speaker Russell Willis, Founder of ELT Services Japan, in this interactive session as he explains the opportunities for UK companies wishing to expand their ELT products and services to the Japanese market.

A Week In The Life Of A Trade Mission Delegate

Follow mission delegate Damon Hill on his week-long market visit to Japan led by UK Trade & Investment North West and East of England in early 2014.

Damon Hill, global sales manager of luxury leather goods manufacturer Barney & Taylor, came to Japan for the first time on a recent trade mission led by UKTI North West and East of England. His aim: to do market research, establish business relationships and long term partnerships with the goal of eventual entry into the Japanese market. Watch Damon's journey here.

Webinar: Astellas Pharma Partnering Strategy

This webinar provides a detailed look at Japan's 2nd largest research based pharmaceutical company. Our guest speaker from Astellas explains their strategy for product development and examples of partnership opportunities your company could engage with.

This webinar provides a detailed look at Japan's 2nd largest research based pharmaceutical company. Our guest speaker from Astellas explains their strategy for product development and examples of partnership opportunities your company could engage with.

Webinar: Japanese Food & Drink Market

Watch this webinar to understand the Japanese Food & Drink Market. With high levels of consumption, a sophisticated market and growing demand and awareness of UK products, there has never been a better time to export.

Watch this webinar to understand the Japanese Food & Drink Market. With high levels of consumption, a sophisticated market and growing demand and awareness of UK products, there has never been a better time to export.

Podcast: The Emperor's New Long-Johns

Sue Kinoshita, Head of UKTI Japan and Master Blogger writes.....  Let me start by wishing you a happy anniversary. Of what?

Sue Kinoshita, Head of UKTI Japan and Master Blogger writes.....

Let me start by wishing you a happy anniversary. Of what? well, I don't know, but everyone seems to be commemorating something this year - UK-Japan trading relations 400 years,  London Underground 150 years, Dr Who 50 years -   so I'm sure you'll have some milestone of your own to celebrate.

Business Communications In Japan

Communicating to your target consumers in a foreign market may not be as easy as just translating your website. In this short video Export To Japan takes a look at how to approach Japan and provide the right kind of information using the most appropriate channels and methods.

Communicating to your target consumers in a foreign market may not be as easy as just translating your website.

This short video takes a look at how to approach comms in Japan and provide the right kind of information using the most appropriate channels and methods.

Blippar in Japan

Export to Japan caught up with Blippar's co-founder Ambarish Mitra at ad:tech Tokyo to hear the story of how the company came to life and how they have made in-roads in to the Japanese market.

This short interactive video describes the interesting beginnings of Blippar, an image recognition platform, and the story of the company's entry to the Japanese market. The technology sector in Japan is very adept to new and unique products, and Blippar has certainly caught its attention.

Podcast: Tales of the Unexpected

Sue Kinoshita, Head of UKTI Japan & Master Blogger writes...  Even after 14 years on and off living in Japan there are still occasions when I do double takes. A shrine to ginger? A “casual massage”? Both seen yesterday while out and about in Tokyo...

Sue Kinoshita, Head of UKTI Japan & Master Blogger writes...

Even after 14 years on and off living in Japan there are still occasions when I do double takes. A shrine to ginger? A “casual massage”? Both seen yesterday while out and about in Tokyo...

Nuclear In Japan: Opportunities For UK Expertise

Dr. Keith Franklin, Head of Nuclear at The British Embassy Tokyo, and Tim Hitchens, British Ambassador to Japan, discuss the opportunities for UK companies to assist Japan as it continues to recover and tackle the process of decommissioning Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant.

The Nuclear industry in Japan remains a top issue since the devastating events of March 11, 2011. Find out how your company could engage with Japan to provide expertise and new technologies as the Japanese Government looks to foreign countries for help.

Abenomics And A More Open Japan

Ken O'Flaherty, Head of Prosperity Department at the British Embassy Tokyo, explains the recent changes in the Japanese market as a result of bold economic policy initiatives, famously coined 'Abenomics'.

Wondering what 'Abenomics' means for your business potential in Japan? Find out about the recent changes the Japanese market has seen under the current Shinzo Abe government and how UK companies can benefit from these bold economic policy moves. 

The Truth About Doing Business in Japan

Two experts in the market discuss the truth about doing business in Japan.

Our expert guest speakers offer their insight on these 3 key questions about doing business in Japan:
- How should a company penetrate the Japanese market?
- What affects the operating costs of doing business in Japan?
- What is the impact of cultural differences on business?

Webinar: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Opportunities

Watch this webinar to find out about business opportunities for British companies in the build up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

This webinar provides an overview of UKTI Japan plans for engagement with Tokyo in the build up to the 2020 Games and offers a view of the Japanese market, an outline of potential business opportunities for UK companies, and information on how to find Japanese business partners. BT Japan also explain their important contribution to London 2012 and give an insight on how they plan to engage on Tokyo 2020.

Webinar: E-Commerce In Japan

This webinar takes you through the steps to access the Japanese market through e-Commerce and provides key information on various methods to make successful entry based around the cost, effort and impact for a range of business models.

This webinar takes you through the steps to access the Japanese market through e-Commerce and provides key information on various methods to make successful entry based around the cost, effort and impact for a range of business models.

Zandra Rhodes Talks About Success in Japan

Fashion Designer Zandra Rhodes Talks About Doing Business in Japan

Zandra Rhodes CBE has more than 50 years of being at the forefront of the British fashion & textile industries and dressing the likes of Princess Diana and Freddie Mercury. The iconic designer came on her 6th visit to Japan this Autumn to launch her Zandra Rhodes with People Tree Collaboration.

Webinar: Asset Management In Japan

Two asset management experts from Nomura Research Institute and Nikko Asset Management host a webinar to discuss the opportunities in the Japanese Market

This webinar offers a valuable insight into the current state of the Asset Management industry in Japan and how foreign companies can develop business in this huge market. Mr Sadayuki Horie of Nomura Research Institute and Mr Charles Beazley of Nikko Asset Management offer their expert knowledge and advice to UK Exporters.

Explore Your Business Potential In Japan

Tokyo Tower at dusk

Japan: a market with more opportunities for your business than you may imagine. HM Ambassador Tim Hitchens gives a valuable insight into this diverse market, unique culture and what it's really like to do business in Japan.

Podcast: Tokyo 2020 Success and Opportunities

Watch our Podcast from master blogger Sue Kinoshita, Head of UKTI Japan, as she explains the success of the London 2012 Games and opportunities that await British companies in helping shape Tokyo 2020.

Sue Kinoshita, Head of UKTI Japan & Master Blogger writes...
It takes a lot to get me out of bed at 5am. An early flight to an exotic holiday location might do it. But otherwise forget it.
Unless, that is, it’s the Olympics.

Willie Walsh Welcomes You to Export to Japan

Willie Walsh Welcomes You To Export to Japan

Willie Walsh urged British exporters to look more closely at the opportunities that exist in the lucrative and exciting Japanese market, and said that Export to Japan was the best place to start.
“Export to Japan will provide you with all of the help you need - the contacts, connections, services - everything you need if you want to explore the opportunities that exist here”, said Mr Walsh.

Webinar on Oncology Market in Japan

Webinar on Oncology Market in Japan

This webinar offers a rare and invaluable opportunity to British life sciences companies to learn about the current Japanese oncology market and opportunities with professional insights from Mr Takuma Maeda, IMS Consulting Group, Japan

Webinar: Mobile & Internet Advertisement Market

Watch this detailed insight into the Japanese Mobile and Advertisement market and understand how you can engage in doing business in Japan.

Mr Haru Takahashi and Mr Ryoma Hosokawa of Adinnovation Inc, present a detailed insight into the Japanese Mobile and Advertisement market. This free online webinar was recorded from our live broadcast on Friday 26 July 2013 and gives UK companies the chance to understand the opportunities in the Japanese digital marketing industry.

Mike Murphy of CiDRA Shares His Journey

Export to Japan Interviews Mike Murphy of CiDRA

Mike Murphy, Pacific Rim MD of CiDRA Corporate Services Inc gives a fascinating interview to UKTI Japan talking about his first experiences here and the importance of patience and persistence when trying to break into the Japanese marketplace.

Japanese Consumers: Work Hard, Play Hard

Sue Kinoshita's Podcast - Japanese Consumers: Work Hard, Play Hard

Taken your summer holiday yet? If so, just pause to think of the millions of Japanese workers who won't have done, despite the temperatures reaching a record 40 degrees and the humidity being roughly equivalent to a Turkish bath.

Export Lessons From History

Sue-Kinoshita-Head-of-Trade-&-Investment-Blog

Sue Kinoshita talks about Professor Timon Screech, History of Art at the University of London’s School of Oriental and Africa Studies. Professor Screech has been researching the very first trading voyage from the UK to Japan, which arrived in Nagasaki Prefecture 400 years ago, in June 2013. And if ever there was any doubt about whether history holds any lessons for us today, this story ought to dispel it. 

Anya Hindmarch - Success in Japan

Anya Hindmarch Exports Her Style to Japan

On the 23rd April 2013 at Daikanyama in Tokyo's fashionable Shibuya, successful British fashion designer Anya Hindmarch held a press launch reception of her Autumn / Winter '13 collection "Cascade". The Export to Japan team at UKTI were there to ask Anya about her success in the Japanese market.

Getting around Tokyo on a Budget

Steve Crane of Business Link Japan talks to CNN's Richard Quest about doing business in Japan. Although filmed in 2009, it still carries many key lessons about how to get around Tokyo and Japan on a budget.

In Conversation with... Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney visited Japan in May to celebrate the opening of her new shop in central Tokyo. At the glamorous launch of her Autumn/Winter collection at the Embassy, Ambassador Tim Hitchens caught up with Stella and asked her about plans for the Japanese market, fashion in Japan and her approach to business.