Linking You to Japan.

Powering Your Growth.

Consulting Services to enter the Japanese Market

Sakura Linkage International is a Japan business consultant and supports the business of European, UK, US and other English-speaking corporate clients entering the Japanese market.

Japan is a country with a population of just over 120 million, the third largest economy in the world, and a very large market. 98% of the people who live in Japan speak Japanese, and the country has a unique corporate culture and preferences, making it difficult for foreign companies to enter the market without Japanese partners and prior knowledge.

We respond to the concerns of foreign companies wishing to enter the Japanese market and work with our clients to find ways to solve their problems, achieve success, and run a successful business.

Since we have partnerships with lawyers, accountants and other professionals, we are able to provide one-stop services such as researching the Japanese market, liaising with Japanese agencies and business partners, corporate registration, accounting and taxation, and other services upon your requests and needs.

Why Choose Us as Your Japan Business Consultant?

Sakura Linkage International is a group of experts that provides proficient consultancy services on the Japanese market to businesses of any countries.  We are an agile team, well versed in both Japanese and Western cultures, and can provide flexible, tailor-made services to meet the needs of our clients. And most importantly, we always put ourselves in the client’s shoes. We will present the most reasonable and effective methods and information within the client’s budget.

Japan Business Consulting Services

Overview of Establishing a Business in Japan

Based on our many years of experience and the knowledge we have gained; we will provide you with an easy-to-understand explanation of what you need to do to establish a business in Japan and an overview of the market. Western businesses conduct business in a different manner to their Japanese counterparts and, while standard office hours in Japan are 9-5 Monday to Friday, people work late into the evenings and at weekends.

Doing Business in Japan

It is vital that you understand the characteristics of doing business in Japan and recent reforms, which have focused on growth and loosened government regulation, have stimulated the Japanese economy. Confrontation and gossip at work is rare with a reserved, subtle approach taken so it is very important to understand the body language. The Japanese pay attention to detail and often take more time to reach a decision, so it is important to take careful approach when conducting business in Japan.

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Starting A Business in Japan

Japan Business Consultants

Our Japan business advising services help our clients navigate the challenges of conducting business in Japan. Our business consulting in Japan team understand the country’s complex operating environment and we use our first-hand experience to perform a range of political, policy, regulatory and reputational risk mitigation services using a combination of financial, technical, business and industry experience.

Our Japan business consultants are market experts who work with your business to establish your goals and a clear strategy for achieving them. Our Japan business consulting services are tailored to the needs of each business and through our extensive network throughout Japan, we can introduce you to business partners and key people in your industry.

Japanese Market Entry

As your Japan Business Consultant we will help you to establish and maintain a strong business relationship with local partners to grasp business opportunities in Japan with relationships in Japan seldom defined by legal contracts alone.

Use of the Japanese language is critical to gaining access into the Japanese market. Marketing in Japanese is essential to communicate with local consumers and business customers.

Japanese businesspeople will appreciate efforts made to communicate in even basic Japanese.

Top priorities for marketing in Japanese include:

We can research the market for your business, product, or service using TAM, SAM, SOM, etc. to help you prepare for proposals and grant applications.

Contacting Potential Clients

Identifying and searching for potential clients of the business in Japan can be arduous. Having knowledge and experience in the Japanese market, we help you contact and reach out to the business's potential customers to promote sales and profits of the company collaborating our digital marketing team.

Japanese Language Interpretation

Communication gaps can be a significant barrier to the growth of a business and operating a business in more than one language can be challenging. Therefore, we help you overcome this hurdle by providing Japanese interpretation on the telephone and on-site. This service is currently only available on a project basis.

Japanese Seminars and Training

Sakura Linkage International provides online and on-site seminars and training for executives and employees on Japanese language and cross-cultural understanding, which are critical to entering the Japanese market. We have conducted language and cross-cultural training for over 100 Japanese and foreign companies.