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Setting Up an Online Store in Japan: Some Options

I wrote an article covering some of the options available to those hoping to set up an online store or web shop here in Japan. Comments/feedback welcome.

Setting Up an Online Store in Japan: Some Options

Japan Scores High in Country Brand Rankings

Japan got the top spot in FutureBrand‘s recently-released Country Brand Rankings for 2008. Japan was rated 9th overall in the world and earned 1st place in the following rating categories:

  • Nightlife
  • New Country for Business
  • Conferences
  • Quality Products
  • Advanced Technology

Chances are good that most of us who live here aren’t surprised at all by these high marks. While Japan may not get anywhere near the top ten in categories like Rest & Relaxation and Natural Beauty, when it comes to doing business and competing with the world in the areas of quality and technology, well, Japan just does a whole lot right. And of course the nightlife is pretty good, too.

So, fellow expats, while we’re waiting to feel the effects of the global financial crisis here let’s enjoy a little optimism. Like the FutureBrand report says, we could be doing a lot worse…

Guide to Japan’s Online Wine Shops

Just added this Online Wine Buyer’s Guide today and will be updating it periodically. I’ve included the well-known English/Bilingual sites for now and will follow up with Japanese sites later. Enjoy!

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