In today's episode, I’m chatting with Will Jasprizza, the managing director of Japan at the international business development consultancy, Intralink. Although born in Australia and educated as a lawyer, Will found himself starting a new life teaching English in Japan that eventually brought him to his current role, where he and his team works to make the expansion of foreign companies into Japan fast, easy, and cost effective. During the episode, Will discusses the importance of prioritizing positioning yourself as a reliable partner early in business relationships with Japanese companies, how business development has changed in Japan in recent years, and important changes in Japanese business practices that COVID has accelerated by years.
Meaning: a stamp used as a personal seal in place of a signature, commonly used for paperwork and within Japanese companies
GenkiEnglish (former company): https://genkienglish.net/
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Contact page: https://www.intralinkgroup.com/en-GB/Contact-Us
Client for 10+ years: https://www.goodfellow.com (CEO Stephen Aldersley)
Eight (“Japanese LinkedIn”): https://8card.net/
Sansan (parent company of Eight): https://www.sansan.com
Starbucks joint venture: https://www.starbucks.co.jp/en/company.html
Japan digitizes signing procedures: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Markets/Japan-investors-swoop-for-digital-hanko-stocks
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