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The Digital Garden City Nation: Opportunities Abound in Japan’s Changing Social Landscape

The basic concept of the Vision is to use technology and digital infrastructure to “create a society where anyone can comfortably and conveniently live anywhere in the country.”..
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A Pending Boom in Japanese M&As Requires New Forms of Cultural Intelligence

Among the various means of achieving foreign market expansion, Japanese firms have turned time and again to a classic pair: mergers and acquisitions...
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Increasing the Presence of Startups in Japan

According to the most recent research by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, entrepreneurship activity in Japan remains low compared to the global average. ..
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Japan’s Economic Security Agenda Under the New Kishida Administration and How It Directly Affects Business

Japan is caught in a situation where it needs to balance its national interests in the context of the ever-increasing geo-political and economic rivalry...
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Now Is the Time for Businesses to Guide the Future of Telehealth in Japan

The private sector keeps accumulating knowledge on the use and potential issues of telemedicine, which policymakers need in order to develop a framework...
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The Challenges and Growth of Telehealth in Japan: Is it here to stay?

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked active discussions on the dissemination of telehealth in Japan, among both the public and policymakers...
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Expanding the Stakeholder on Japanese Stakeholder Capitalism

Japanese companies lag behind others in their evaluation of management of ESG issues – particularly the S; why is this and how can it be improved?  ..
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Changing Public Expectation and Corporate Responsibility to Drive Social Change

Among local activists and socially conscious visitors who have spent some time in Japan, there is a consensus that sexism and misogyny are deeply rooted in many aspects of Japanese society...
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Keio University Adovacy Campaigning Lecture Recap

As a leading global company in public affairs and strategic communication, APCO's Tokyo office had the opportunity to hold a lecture on advocacy campaigning with a class of international and Japanese students at Keio University...
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Creating a Culture That Boosts Employee Engagement

Today, enhancing the engagement of employees is critical to a company’s near and long-term successes and helps to retain the best talent. Based on our experience in Japan, here are three key elements that global companies should consider...
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