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From the biggest brands to local heroes...
The North Face
Opened A New Market
Made Him Bilingual
Boosted Customer Numbers
What We Do For You
Looking to expand your market, build a stronger brand, or cash-in on Japan's inbound tourism boom? We are experts at marketing communications and strategy.
We help you prepare business cards, business model, catalogs, manuals, menus, mobile apps, online content, packaging, pamphlets, posters, presentations, press releases, signage, websites and whatever you need to deliver YOUR message and make your Japan business foreign-friendly.
Bringing a new product or service into Japan? Let's jumpstart your market entry together. Need connections to great people in business, government, academia, art, music, or sports? You've come to the right place.
If you wish to arrange an engagement, please CONTACT US.
What We Delivered
We offer guidance to enrich the in-bound tourist experience in West Japan. With the 2020 Olympics fast approaching, we help implement active, cultural, green tourism for travelers to Kyushu Island.
TOTO, one of Japan’s largest corporations, contracted us to create text announcing their new products to the international market in 7 languages.
TOTO is a global market leader and enjoys luxury brand status worldwide.
Prepped TOTO's CEO for Annual General Meetings and enhanced the International Division's presentations.
Gundam fans can share the character’s ironic inner thoughts, thanks to our English translation in Teruhisa Tajima's ground-breaking Gundam Photography (Kodansha).
Helped Protel International (now Altium, a market-leading PCB tool provider) to acquire their Japanese distributor just prior to listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Japanese researchers’ presentations met with little or no response at international conferences until they asked us to improve their scripts.
We removed grammatical errors and awkward phrases. Attendees began asking questions and forming lasting
A Fukuoka graphic design firm sought assistance with re-branding.
We helped them choose a new name that sounded great in both English and Japanese.
Event Planning and Promotion
During the historic Japan visit of Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein, we arranged accommodations, transportation, promotion,
VIP banquet, mayoral visit, and public forum with simultaneous translation. Prince Alfred is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Vienna-based International Peace Foundation.
Your New Partners
Bruce R. Haendel
Bruce is your new right-hand man, with more than 32 years of Japan experience in hundreds of print, radio, tv, video, web, mobile tech, and tourism projects.
One of Fukuoka's first internet users and content creators, he has a highly diverse human network forged from work and travel in nearly 50 countries. He often appears in Japanese media.
Bruce holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington. He lectured at Kyushu Institute of Technology for 15 years and at Nakamura Gakuen University's School of Business, Marketing, and Distribution, for 7 years.
Ling, a former Chinese National Badminton Team Member, speaks Japanese, English, and Mandarin Chinese.
Ling joined China's most prestigious sports academy at age 9 and began traveling to international competitions at age 14. She was invited to Japan as a professional athlete in 1995.
Ling now trains Japan's Junior National Team at the National Training Center in Tokyo and around the world. She coaches the Fukuoka University Badminton Team, Fukuoka Jyogakuin Badminton Team, and interprets for the Japan Para-Badminton Association.
A Super Team At Your Service!
Educational App Development
FUNX develops ed-tech, games, and cloud-based systems that change the world. Creators of the PhonePrint App and the technology that drives PhonicsByPhone in the developing world.
Stellar Jay Films
Award-winning creative drone photography and video-editing, Fukuoka City. Focus on in-bound tourism promotion. "Made in Japan" winner at the CinéDrones Festival in France, November 23, 2017.
Communications and Planning
Risuke is comprised of talented writers, artists, and planners. Serves academic, corporate, and governmental clients, with offices in Tokyo and Fukuoka. Partner since 1992.
UK Registered Global Charity
programs of national education reform in developing countries, primarily in Africa and Asia. Registered with HMRC (XT35297) and the Charity Commission.(1156412).