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Is M&A possible in Japan?

The question, whether M&A happens in Japan and if it is even possible at all for foreign companies, is the topic of an article by Dr. Ralf Mayer, Founder and Executive Consultant of San-Ten Consulting, that was published recently in the German journal Asia Bridge. M&A of a foreign company is one possibility to grow abroad, to develop new markets or access new technologies and innovation. Japan certainly is a rewarding market in these respects, however, many managers wonder how to do M&A in Japan with all it's unique business custom and cultural peculiarities and if it is possible at all for a foreign company. In the article, Dr. Mayer describes why Japanese companies are rather reluctant to sell to foreign companies, what strategies can be successful and why in particular German companies should have an advantage in Japan. M&A in Japan is possible – if one considers the cultural peculiarities of the country! Please feel free to download the original article in German language or the English courtesy translation For more information about the journal, please visit the homepage of Asia Bridge.

September 5th, 2018|

Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan

San-Ten Consulting was happy to support the Master of Business Engineering Japan Program 2018 of the Steinbeis University, Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology. "Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan" was the title of the lecture Dr. Ralf Mayer gave in front of about 60 students from Germany as well as from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Based on real business life experiences and examples, Dr. Mayer described the most critical cultural differences for doing business in Japan and how to master them in order to accomplish successful business. Be aware of the differences Although Germans and Japanese have many similarities in their culture and share a lot of values, there are important differences that have to be acknowledged and considered when doing business. In the lecture, Dr. Mayer in particular explained the differences in Decision Making Disagreeing and Confrontation High- and Low-Context Communication Trust Building that have a tremendous effect on the business relation. Along real life situations, Dr. Mayer gave examples to better understand the culture of Japan (and of Germany) in order to enable the students to adjust their behavior in different cultural environments. "I don`t want to give the students just a list [...]

July 31st, 2018|

Happy 1st Anniversary – 20% discount

San-Ten Consulting is celebrating its first year in business and right in time, our new webpage with a lot more content & information about our services is online. If you have a minute, please look around and get some information about our consultation services in Japan. Celebration offer: For our new JUMP Assessment we give a special anniversary discount of 20% on the assessment fee if you sign-up until July 31st!

June 11th, 2018|
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Is M&A possible in Japan?

The question, whether M&A happens in Japan and if it is even possible at all for foreign companies, is the topic of an article by Dr. Ralf Mayer, Founder and Executive Consultant of San-Ten Consulting, that was published recently in the German journal Asia Bridge. M&A of a foreign company is one possibility to grow abroad, to develop new markets or access new technologies and innovation. Japan certainly is a rewarding market in these respects, however, many managers wonder how to do M&A in Japan with all it's unique business custom and cultural peculiarities and if it is possible at all [...]

September 5th, 2018|

Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan

San-Ten Consulting was happy to support the Master of Business Engineering Japan Program 2018 of the Steinbeis University, Steinbeis Center of Management and Technology. "Eating Peas with Chopsticks: Mastering Business in Japan" was the title of the lecture Dr. Ralf Mayer gave in front of about 60 students from Germany as well as from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Based on real business life experiences and examples, Dr. Mayer described the most critical cultural differences for doing business in Japan and how to master them in order to accomplish successful business. Be aware of the differences Although Germans and [...]

July 31st, 2018|

Happy 1st Anniversary – 20% discount

San-Ten Consulting is celebrating its first year in business and right in time, our new webpage with a lot more content & information about our services is online. If you have a minute, please look around and get some information about our consultation services in Japan. Celebration offer: For our new JUMP Assessment we give a special anniversary discount of 20% on the assessment fee if you sign-up until July 31st!

June 11th, 2018|

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