Asahi-Shuzo Sake Brewing has found the ideal blend between centuries of tradition, top-quality ingredients and modern techniques, creating some of Japan’s most outstanding sake. Yasushi Hosoda, the company’s president, describes all that goes into making a bottle of sake and why the drink is catching on in the American marketRead More
Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, has been Japan’s most powerful corporate voice for more than seven decades. Today, under new leadership and as a reflection of a changing world, it is increasing its focus on diplomacy in the U.S., fighting protectionism and advocating for the responsible use of digital technologiesRead More
Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) plays a crucial role in getting Japanese businesses to break barriers in the international marketplace. Insuring companies that work, loan, invest and export overseas, the government-owned company mitigates the risks of creating new business and enables Japanese companies to flourish beyond national bordersRead More
From shifting towards solution-oriented models of business to decentralizing decision-making, Japan’s largest business federation is encouraging companies to adjust their business models in line with Japan’s vision for a super smart future in which the country and its enterprises export ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challengesRead More
Japan is rapidly changing– it’s aging population combined with a technological revolution and the dynamism of international trade are causing seismic shifts in the country’s corporate culture. Hiroaki Nakanishi, a leader at Hitachi and the new head of the Japan Business Federation, explains the new direction of Japanese businessRead More
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