Generally, Japan offers plenty of consumer-oriented shows, but eschews the B2B show model, due to its traditional aversion to unmanaged competition between same-sector companies for new accounts – exactly what trade shows are supposed to promote.
The craft chocolate boom continues to gain pace the world over, nowhere more so than in Japan. One expert estimates that a country that had less than ten bean-to-bar chocolate makers just a few years ago now has over 70, and that number continues to grow. With their long-held love of European confections, and exceptional … Continue reading Japanese chocolate maker finds his dream machine in North Carolina
In a recent economic white paper, the Japanese Ministry of Industry and Trade noted that Japan’s retail e-commerce market grew 5.4% in 2016 (to 15.1 trillion yen) with 2.5 trillion of this business being done over mobile phones. A breakdown of this market shows that retail goods (as opposed to services, or digital products) made … Continue reading Online Buying Surges in Japan