We are an international law firm based in Tokyo and have worked with many business people from around the globe. We decided to start this blog as we believe that helping to bridge the gap between potential entrepreneurs and the Japanese market is mutually beneficial for investors and Japan.
When thinking of creating a good environment for business venture, it is hard to look past Silicon Valley with its many startups. It is often heard that Tokyo is some years behind Silicon Valley with respect to venture culture, although I don’t believe that we need to adopt all of the same systems as Silicon Valley considering the cultural differences.
In Tokyo, investors are more likely to face cultural and language barriers that make entering the market difficult. Several recent legislative changes, amongst other things, have meant the environment is gradually improving with an increase in venture popularity among Japanese investors. However, we believe that foreign investors can also benefit from this improving environment.
As such, our goal is to contribute to creating an atmosphere that will enable foreign investors to enter the Japanese market. We hope that providing information and helping foreign investors to become more familiar with both Japanese culture and the business environment will contribute towards this.
On the Japanese market side, we believe that broader perspectives and increased diversity will enhance innovation in Japan.
We hope that you find this blog interesting and informative. Should you have any questions or interest in setting up business in Japan, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.