As the closest geographic region to Japan, East Asia could be described as the most familiar and important area for Japanese companies in terms of business development. In particular, Greater China (PRC, Hong Kong, Taiwan) and South Korea are always among Japan’s top trading partners. They are important to Japan both as markets and manufacturing centers.
While having many similarities both historically and culturally, Japan and these regions also have many differences in terms of their commercial culture. In addition, the fact that Japan and these regions have these similarities can also create certain risks for Japanese companies, which may try to do business in the same way as they would in Japan.
At Kitahama Partners, attorneys who are fluent in English and Chinese provide high level legal services regarding East Asia-related matters, taking into account the circumstances of the individual country or region. We have also formed networks with local law firms and established systems for providing the best advice based on the specific details of the matter at hand.
China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
China’s economic position in the world has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. No longer simply a base for low-cost manufacturing, it is now seen both as a manufacturing...
South Korea is Japan’s geographic neighbor and, economically, it has long been one of Japan’s major trading partners. In addition to the expansion of trade and investment between the two...