Open Mind focuses on three things:
(1) We help Small & Medium-sized Japanese Enterprises (SMEs) reach the global market.
Together with us, Japan's SMEs can sell abroad more profitably and with less effort. We guide brand development, direct PR & marketing, plan & produce digital media, create and edit text, and assist with business communication.
(2) We help fast-track market-entry into Japan for products and services, teaming up with Japan-based experts.
(3) We promote Kyushu as a richly enticing tourist destination. We're ready to guide visitors to great places.
If you would care to discuss how Open Mind can enhance your business, please CONTACT US.
A Range of Media and Communication Services
Your Online Presence
Copywriting & Editing
Japanese to English
English to Japanese
Total Production & Editing
Super-Rapid Editing Service
Proofreading, Editing, & Copywriting
When you need it right now!
What OPEN MIND PRoduceS
We Optimize Your Media & Communication; You Focus On Your Core Business
Websites for International Lawyers
Clearly Communicate In English
Shimizu Immigration Consulting Office guides clients through Japan immigration, business formation, and offers general living advice for English-speakers setting-up shop in Japan. Open Mind chose their new domain name, shot photos, created text, and built their website, transforming their business which now reaches clients from over 30 countries.
Websites for Tourism
Japan Cycling Tours has been running bike tours in Japan for over 16 years. Open Mind created an informative one-pager for them that makes it easy for smartphone and PC users to get the information they need when planning their next adventure. The downhill video is scary.
Documentary "Shinto: Kami No Michi" directed by Tom Sajewski (email@example.com)
Open Mind enabled Mr. Sajewski to capture an up-close look at the world of Shinto, including an exclusive, ancient ceremony during the transition from "Heisei" to the "Reiwa" Era at Daizafu Tenmangu.
Establishing A Brand Image
Junno Design's top-selling wood care product line is made in Fukuoka. To convey their brand image, we re-worked their footage, adding sound to create a more compelling story.
Anticipating TOKYO 2020
The Imagine One World Kimono Project produced 216 handmade kimonos with artisans throughout Japan. Each one is a priceless work of art, created for each nation and territory competing in Tokyo 2020. Different kimonos were featured every week on their English-language Facebook page.
Sharing Kyushu's Magic
Our team hits Kyushu's backroads, tea fields, rice terraces, farms, hot springs, temples, historical sites, restaurants, local inns, and country homes.
Acting, Singing, Modeling
TV & Web Commercials
Toyota dealers in Kyushu and Okinawa get some of their *star*power from our network of actors & singers.
Voiceovers for TV Promotions
An International Brand in Japan
Open Mind recorded voiceovers in Japanese and English for this ad campaign. A & W was established in California in 1919. By far Okinawa's most popular fast food outlet, their burgers, hot dogs & all-you-can-drink root beer are amazing.
Some OF Our ClientS
From top brands to local heroes
Created marketing copy in seven languages, assisted new product promotion in Japan and the USA, coached CEO and trained the International Division in communication skills.
The North Face
Product Evaluation, Logistics Programming
Handled expedition logistics programming in Seattle. Tested outdoor products in Swiss Alps, US & Canadian Rockies, Cascade & Olympic Mountains.
Witt O'Brien's specializes in crisis and emergency management for vessels that enter US waters. Open Mind handles mission-critical documentation and coordinates local staff, providing better service for their valued Japan-based clients.
A & W
Recorded voiceovers for A&W Okinawa's wildly-popular tv marketing campaign.
With Tokyo designer, T. Tajima, we made GUNDAM's inner thoughts accessible to the world in English.
Published by Kodansha.
Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization
Written content and images for official website: We design and produce and materials for the international market.
Increased customer numbers through aggressive tv/radio promo campaign with
Marketed the university's advanced informatics technology. Established joint-research projects with top European and Australian universities.
Translation & Editing
Provided English-language promotional text, organized business meet-ups for
Operated Open Mind Booth as Fukuoka City Delegate to Latitude 54 in Tallinn, Estonia, toured venture support facilities in Helsinki, Finland.
PR & Marketing
Managed English language copywriting for Fukuoka's main conference center.
Brought public Wi-Fi to
Bayside Place Hakata,
increasing customer traffic.
Kyushu National Museum
PR & Marketing
As editors, Open Mind had the final word on English language promotional materials.
Solaria Plaza Tenjin
Radio & TV Voiceovers
Recorded voiceovers for seasonal promotions,
Increasing customer numbers.
G20 YEA SUMMIT
Provided chief Japanese to English interpreter for G20 YEA Summit tour of Toyota Kyushu Miyata Plant and Yaskawa Electric Corporation.
Your Partner IN Japan
Empowering Japanese SMEs to Connect with the World
Bruce R. Haendel
Co-Founder & Director
At Open Mind, KK, we are proud to have Bruce Haendel as a founding member of our team. Bruce is a seasoned professional in marketing and business communication, with a proven track record in promoting businesses and organizations on a global scale. His exceptional writing skills, combined with his expertise in digital promotion, make him a valuable asset to our company and our clients.
As the head of building the online community for Fukuoka-Plus.com, Bruce ensures that each company listed on the directory receives a full-featured, SEO-optimized website with branding, SNS, chat, maps, and compelling text. This makes it easy for international users to find and target their search, resulting in increased visibility and market reach for our clients.
Bruce's work has earned him high praise from industry leaders and his commitment to connecting entrepreneurs has made him a well-respected member of the business community in Fukuoka City. His experience as a research fellow for the MIMO-MESH Project at Kyushu University and co-organizer of the popular meetup Business Casual further demonstrate his passion for innovation and business development.
At Open Mind, KK, we are committed to helping Japanese SME business owners reach their full potential by providing them with international business communication services. With the help of Fukuoka-Plus.com and Bruce Haendel's expertise, these businesses can be empowered to increase their market reach and target an international audience. We highly recommend our services to anyone looking to expand their business and reach their goals.
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