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.