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September Back-packs to School

September Back-packs to School

By Andrew Edsall While September is viewed as the start of the school year in the US. Japan's school year ...
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Why Nike would find it hard to emulate the  Kaepernick approach in Japan

Why Nike would find it hard to emulate the Kaepernick approach in Japan

By Dominic Carter https://twitter.com/Kaepernick7/status/1036695513251434498 You can love it or you can hate it, but there’s no denying that Nike’s latest ...
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Marketing is Downstream from Culture?

Marketing is Downstream from Culture?

By Dominic Carter Politics is Downstream from Culture Before he passed away in 2012 the controversial American right-wing alternative media ...
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Young and Careful: Japan's Strangely Conservative Youth

Young and Careful: Japan’s Strangely Conservative Youth

By Dominic Carter When I was a kid I used to love watching the 80’s American TV show, “Family Ties”. If ...
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vlogging in Japan

From the Bedroom to the Boardroom: Vlogging in Japan

By Dominic Carter From the Bedroom to the Boardroom Some of them look as though they've just rolled out of ...
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thinking of skipping market research

Thinking of skipping your Japan market research?

By Dominic Carter Japan is a Unique International Market The Japanese market is rich with opportunity, but it is also ...
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The Business of Omotenashi

The Business of Omotenashi

By Dominic Carter Much has been written and spoken lately about the “Cool Japan” initiative. With the slogan having been ...
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Karaoke Japanese leisure

Karaoke -love it or hate it, it’s here to stay

By Debbie Howard One aspect of Japanese leisure culture to which nearly every visitor to Japan is exposed is the ...
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Japan’s biggest pop star is not even human

Japan’s biggest pop star is not even human

By: Debbie Howard She has over 100,000 original songs under her name, some of which have been top karaoke picks ...
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