One of the industries most affected by the pandemic, in Japan and worldwide, was the travel industry. H.I.S., one of Japan's leading travel agency groups, recognised this critical situation early on and transformed itself in Europe from a travel agency into a concept store for Japanese food - just six months after the global outbreak of the Corona pandemic. Björn Eichstädt and … [Read more...] about H.I.S.: “We want to transfer our service concept to new business areas”.
In recent years, "FemTech" has attracted a lot of attention and the international market for sexual wellness products has grown continuously. However, sex is still considered a taboo subject by many. The extensive challenges that the Japanese sexual wellness company TENGA faces in its daily work clearly reflect these social prejudices. In our current Deep Dive interview, we … [Read more...] about TENGA: “Only with passion we are capable of changing society.”
We are living in an era where human contact and mobility are limited. Everything can be purchased online, and logistics is the hidden force that keeps e-commerce going. And demand has risen even more during the Covid pandemic, both in the B2B and B2C sector. The Japanese company Yusen Logistics provides transport services for materials, components and finished products from all … [Read more...] about Yusen Logistics: „The importance of logistics as a core industrial business has been reaffirmed during the Covid pandemic.”
The Japanese Yakult drink, which contains Shirota lactic acid bacteria that reach the intestine alive, is successfully sold in German supermarkets, and about 90 percent of Germans have heard of it. In this J-BIG interview, we talked to Mr. Tatsuya Hirano, the Managing Director of Yakult Germany, about the interesting origin of the Yakult name, the company's strategy since it … [Read more...] about Yakult: “Once we enter a market, we will work hard until we succeed.”
More than a year and a half has passed since the airline industry was severely affected by the coronavirus that struck the world. Japan Airlines (JAL), well known for its crane logo, has faced many hardships since its establishment, not only this pandemic. We interviewed Mr. Hirokazu Jo, General Manager of the JAL Frankfurt Branch and in charge of Germany, the Netherlands, and … [Read more...] about JAL: “There are surely things we can utilize from our past experiences to overcome the Corona disaster.”