The world’s third largest economy is facing long-term demographic and economic challenges that will put a strain on both domestic and foreign companies in the near future. However these challenges bring opportunities for innovative business ideas to flourish. In fact, Japan is leading the transition that will take place in all parts of the industrialized world.

Higher energy prices in the wake of the shutdown of nuclear power have brought an intensified focus on renewables, with solar power seeing the largest surge in adoption. Demographic changes are pushing industries to streamline operations further, with a higher degree of automation also in services. At the same time as western companies adopt Japanese production principles, Japanese companies recognize areas where they need to learn from their international competitors. Talent management is one such area, where a shift in attitudes, away from traditional compensation structures and long work days towards more flexibility and individual spare time, are pressuring companies to come up with new incentives to stay attractive.

ISEA’s Japan expert team is dedicated towards management issues ranging from post-merger integration of production sites to new sales strategies, and has a long record of advising both domestic and international companies in Japan. The Tokyo office provides a local focal point and presence, allowing ISEA's experts to work closely with clients and supporting them on-site with bridging Japanese and Western business culture.

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