Monday, May 18 – Company Meetings

We began three days of intensive visits to business firms in Tokyo today with a meeting with Mr. Stephen Doi, Managing Partner of global law firm Squire Sanders.  The firm has 32 offices in 15 countries.  Mr. Doi provided a candid view of some critical legal and business issues faced by foreign firms seeking to do business in Japan.

Our next appointment was at the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
A visit with Katsumi Fujii, President of Avaya-Japan, addressed issues of product adaptation and quality as well as customer service standards in the Japanese market.  Fujii-san was joined by Takeshi Kase (Director, Marketing) and Atsushi Hirano (Manager, Solutions Marketing) to present Avaya’s strategy and challenges in the Japan IP telecommunications industry sector.

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