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Japan Bank Directory

A recent search for the “zengin” code led me to the Japan Bank Directory. It lists bank by name, region and category (e.g. large banks, popular categories). You can find out the number of branches the bank has in Japan … Continue reading

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Email “On Vacation” Message

Here is an example “On Vacation” auto-reply email message you can use to notify people who send you an email that you are on vacation. ご連絡を戴き有り難うございます。 恐れ入りますが7月9日(月)〜13日(金)は休暇を頂いております。 ご不便をおかけし大変申し訳ありませんが、宜しくお願い致します。 The first line thanks the person for contacting you. Here it is … Continue reading

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Corporate Governance in Japan

Corporate Governance has been a much talked about topic in Japan since the Olympus scandal (followed by the Daio Paper scandal) surfaced in the last quarter of last year. The Tokyo Stock Exchange in an effort to restore confidence in … Continue reading

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Briefing for the Diplomatic Corps and Foreign Companies in Tokyo concerning the Special Zone for Reconstruction

JETRO held a press conference today allowing representatives from Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki and Aomori prefectures to explain what they are offering to companies to relocate and/or invest in their prefecture. Here are the benefits they presented (taken from Japanese … Continue reading

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