Here's What You Need To Know..
Updated: Jul 19, 2022
When I made the decision to stop working for someone else and take the leap to being my own boss, I read a ton of blogs, books, and articles on how to do business in Japan. Many of these pieces were invaluable some not so much. Let me give you some basic pointers to get you started:
No, you do not need to have a Japanese business partner to start your business. However, it does make the process a lot easier if you have one.
Yes, you will need more funds than you anticipate. Most places will require at least 4-6 months of deposit plus a realtors fee plus a guarantors company fee.
If you require a business investors visas, at least 5 million yen will be required as start up capital. The more start up funds you have, the better chance you have of acquiring the visa. Harsh but true.
Finding suppliers will not be a problem. Trust me! They are always looking out for new customers for their companies products.
You really do need to believe in and have the passion for what you are offering. Japanese customers are extremely loyal if you can offer them a product or service that they can make a deep connection with.
If you are jaded with working for someone else, are sure you have a product or service that you are truly passionate about, then let me help you get your journey started.