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20 years work in japan Whether you are a seasoned executive moving to Japan for a short-term expat contract or a long-term resident in Japan changing to a management position this site is for you. I am a French citizen currently living in Japan and I will try to share with you my soon-to-be 20 years experience in Japan, mostly in foreign companies. But WHY? I saw in 20 years so many companies failing in Japan for obvious but simple reasons. I am currently the representative director for a small European company. I was headhunted when the company had only 4 employees but was losing more than 1 Mio EURO and was crippled by debt... it was few years ago. Today we will reach soon 20 employees, are debt free, profitable and even paying dividends to the headquarters. And the business is growing very well. So HOW? My intention is to address in each post a specific issue, sometimes illustrated by a real-life story or experience. At the end of each post I will give some down-to-earth Hints (not advices as I believe you will have to judge by yourself what to do in your own context). Feel free to contact me if you need more insight on a specific issue. So now enjoy the reading.
A Canadian expat living in Japan since 2010 and travelling every chance she gets. Don't miss Expat Tuesday and Photo Friday! :D
This website is an ongoing story of my years living in Asia, and how my perceptions of the world changes when I move between countries and across cultures. My stories are not only intended to help me to reflect about my experiences, but to target anyone who is fascinated about how it is to work, study, or travel in Asia.
I'm a Swedish guy living in Kyoto since september 2014. Here I'm taking a 2 year Master's Degree in Global Business and Management Studies(MBA). Follow the thoughts about my Life in Japan, Various trips, Amazing Food, Health, Part-time job and University Life. As I live and travel around in the Kansai area, most of my focus will be here.
I'm a 20s something Midwest girl who traded open plains for the Japanese urban jungle. I live in Osaka prefecture with my husband and our small herd of cats.