TT-745 -- Bangkok Travel Show Successful for Japan, ebiz news from Japan

The presence of at least 63 Japanese companies led by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is ample evidence of the Japanese government targeting customers in Southeast Asia.

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TT-744 -- Why Finding a Good Country Manager is Hard, e-biz news from Japan

The Country Manager of a foreign company starting up in Japan is more than just a manager, he/she also has to be an entrepreneur and salesperson to run the minutiae of a new business for the first 3-5 years.

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TT-743 -- Things Not Looking Good for Abenomics, Ebiz news from Japan

Economists and businesspeople will be speculating about what will happen to the Japanese economy after the consumption tax increases from 5% to 8%, and therefore what will happen to Abenomics.

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TT-742 -- TiE Tokyo Chapter Open for Business, e-biz news from Japan

A newer global self-help entrepreneurial business organization, TiE, has appeared on the Japan scene, and this one seeks specifically to develop new entrepreneurs, although the networking aspect is there as well.

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TT-741 -- Taxing Cross-border eCommerce, Ebiz news from Japan

Consumption tax legislation will kick in in 2015 adding an extra 10% (up from zero) on digital contents/services that are purchased by consumers (versus businesses) from suppliers abroad.

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TT-740 -- Nine New Trends for 2014, ebiz news from Japan

The first edition of Terrie's Take for 2014. We take a peek into the future and ask ourselves what trends or macro developments might happen and what impact they will have on doing business in Japan.

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TT-739 -- Nine Events in 2013 That Will Change Us, ebiz news from Japan

This year's summary of key events revolves in around the role of government intervention and the trends that such politically-driven activity will have on our businesses in 2014.

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TT-738 -- Changing Web Business Models for Japan, e-biz news from Japan

It's always interesting to see how foreign business models will do here in Japan, especially those based on the Internet, that have done well overseas by breaking new ground.

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TT-737 -- Defense as a Service (DaaS), ebiz news from Japan

Instead changing the Constitution and the U.N. Security Council an interim solution could be to employ private military companies, working on the behalf of the Japanese government to get "sticky" stuff done.

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TT-736 -- Raw Food Smoothies Change Wellness Sector, e-biz news from Japan

People are going "raw" and moving away from heavy fat and preservative-laden diets. A good measure of just how many people are doing this can be found from the sales of juicers and blenders in the market.

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