This report titled "How to open a representative office in Japan: Practical step-by-step guidelines for EU-based SMEs" gives comprehensive and practical step-by-step guidelines for European SMEs that are considering how to invest and open a representative office in Japan. The Report outlines the strategic context for making such investment decisions, detailing reasons why – and why not – EU-based SMEs should consider entering Japanese markets in this way. The report highlights investment opportunities in the regions surrounding the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama (Kantō region) in the East of Japan and the cities of Osaka and Kobe (Kansai region) in the West. For practical illustration, the report details key legal, financial, personnel and strategic networking factors that European SMEs need to take into account when considering investing towards opening a representative office in Japan.
About the Experts:
Dr Keith Jackson is a tutor and researcher at the Centre for Financial & Management Studies, SOAS University of London. He is currently working as a project professor at Kobe University in Japan. Keith is currently based in Nishinomiya, near Osaka.
Ms Makoto Hashiguchi is a registered paralegal at a judicial scrivener’s office in Tokyo. She is responsible for managing the accounts of overseas (non-Japanese) clients who are seeking advice towards establishing and / or expanding their businesses in Japanese markets.
The recording of the past webinar covering this topic is available for online viewers here. (Once you are logged in, look for the link below the "After event information")
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