Welcome to Japan

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my time in japan, the Origin:

I came to Japan in the late 90’s.
At that time, as far as I could remember two industries were very strong.
The IT industry, with all foreign software companies (either from US or Europe) expanding, hiring more peoples (and for some of them hiring and firing depending on Quarterly performances).
And at the same time the Recruiting companies (i.e. Access Technology) moving all those IT peoples from one company to another.
Few years later, many software companies went through a painful and lengthy process of mergers, laying off plenty of peoples and the top recruiting companies dedicated to those Gaishikei (Foreign companies in Japan) disappeared from the scene.
I take this occasion to mention (most of you might have noticed it) that I am not a native English speaker but as all languages, important is to be able to communicate… somehow.

More to come about:

My first Gaishikei
How Gaishikei were allowed to lose money for so many years during this period
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About gaishikeiman 32 Articles

French citizen in his forties living in Japan.
Almost 20 years working for foreign companies in Japan.
I have an engineering background with an extensive sales experience in highly regulated industries. I am currently the representative director and managing director for an European company’s subsidiary in Japan.
I have seen all the lows and highs of foreign companies in Japan since late 90ties.
Feel free to contact me wether you are looking for opportunities in Japan.

2 Comments on Welcome to Japan

  1. Gosh, I really like the subject you choose for this blog. I think I will go through all the articles here one by one ! It reminds me a bit the “blue eyed salaryman”, if you have ever read it. Just ashamed that I could find any ‘subscribe’ button to make sure I will not miss any of your next posts :/ Anyway, go on !

    • Thank you for your comment.
      I just googled the “blue eyed salaryman” as I did not know this interesting book. Definitely something that I will read.
      I tried to add a subscribe button, am not sure yet if it works.

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