J.F.Connexion Co.,Ltd. (English page)

»Who are we ?
»Our offering
-Marketing
-Events
-Participation in trade fairs
-Export
-Import
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»Who are we ?

This concept is fundamental to our core business which is to support French companies wishing to expand their activities in Japan or to import Japanese products.Working with Japanese companies is not without difficulties: language barrier, customs, business manners, but also time difference and the risks associated with exchange rates… There are many obstacles associated with the development of a business relationship with a Japanese counterpart.Our team based in Tokyo is much more than mere coordinators: by taking full advantage of our local presence, we offer you a comprehensive support to achieve your goals in the Japanese market. Your success is our priority! Though we are focusing on French companies, we remain open to partnership proposals from companies in Europe.Consider this expansion as opening a branch office in Tokyo.


»Our offering

Prior to entering a new market, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of elements such as prices, competition, distribution channels or relevant media. Our staff in Tokyo can gather the latest data about your target market and its trend to maximize the chances of success of your products. 

Our services:
- Market research (specificities, scale, trends, distribution channels, price search, etc.).
- Analysis of local regulations
- Data collection (surveys, studies, etc.). 
- Competition and similar products research 

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To hold an event in Japan requires much preparation and cooperation with local businesses: you will need to look for suitable premises, build a booth, recruit and manage staff, make a press kit, etc. Moreover, in some cases, you must present an authorization to sell, an import license or even register to the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.To facilitate your access to the Japanese market, our team will guide you throughout the process to achieve your goals.

Our services:
- Setting objectives and implementation counseling
- Selection of suitable premises
- Recruitment of staff
- Coordination
- Management during the event
- Provide various materials
- Press kit
- Follow-up right after the event

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Selecting the trade show tailored to your budget, target market and goals is an essential step to succeed in developing business partnerships. Our range of services are designed to maximize your chances of finding long-term partners in Japan – appointments with distributors and / or retailers, booth construction, supply of materials and sales tools, etc.

Our services:
- Selection of fairs according to your needs
- Making appointments with exhibitors or visitors
- Coordinate the booth construction
- Supply of materials and sales tools
- Staff recruiting
- Management of the show (reception, negotiations, etc.).
- Follow-up after the fair
- Negotiation


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When dealing with Japanese companies regarding sales or purchasing, not only will you have to manage the logistic aspect, but also take into account currency risks, retrieve funds, contracts terms, payment condition, and so on. In addition, to build lasting partnerships and to avoid one-time transactions, it is important to maintain a regular contact with a client, including meeting face to face. We offer to be your local representative responsible for all sales and purchasing operations to develop your sales network.

Our services:
- Counseling on selling on the Japanese market
- Calculation of market prices
- Calculation of transport costs

- Terms and Conditions: minimum order quantity, delivery time, etc.
- Estimation of compliance costs with local regulations
- Negociatoins with retailers and distributors in Japan on your behalf
- Legal documents review by a specialized attorney
- Logistic support using our warehouse in Tokyo
- Managing the delivery schedule

- Fund recovery
- Claim management

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Are you looking for original products in Japan to distribute in your country? We have the ability to search for products that interest you, even if you do not have a concrete idea yet. We can make a first selection of articles based on criteria such as price range, product concept or function, and if an item catches your attention, we will contact the manufacturer to manage the whole process, from purchase to delivery.

Our services
- Support for product searching
- Preparation of samples
- Negotiations with the manufacturer on your behalf (purchase price, minimum quantity, deadlines, guarantees, adaptation of the packaging, etc.)
- Schedule management
- Calculation of transport costs
- Transport formalities, customs clearance, etc.

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»About us


Name:
J.F.Connexion Co., Ltd.

Establishment Date:
September 3, 2007

Capital: ¥ 10 million (approximately EUR 100 000)

CEO:
Mr. Shintaro Kawanabe

Biography:
A graduate of Dokkyo University (Economics), Mr. Kawanabe spent two years in France in University and is fluent in French (Delf A6). After graduation, he coordinated numerous trade shows in France on behalf of Japanese companies. In 2009, he founded J.F.Connexion and acts as advisor to the “EMS Japan, support” government agency to help SMEs overseas.

Contact:
J.F.Connexion Co., Ltd.
28-9 Sakuragaoka-cho Shibuya-ku Tokyo
150-0031 Japan

Phone. +81-3-6425-8561
Fax. +81-3-6425-8562


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