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Franchising = Low-Risk Business
Japan’s wide-ranging franchise chains have decades of experience in their fields. With fire-tested profitability and operational blueprints being constantly improved upon and fine-tuned year on year – these companies know their respective businesses well.
Their reputation and success are directly tied to the success of their franchisees and their individual businesses – which means franchise HQ will “take care of business”, as far as setting up each and every franchisee for success is concerned.
Comprehensive training for managers and staff, nation-wide marketing & advertising, high-quality equipment purchases, and store/office rental options – they’ll hold your hand all the way – from the moment you join the franchise family, as you first open your doors to clientele, and throughout the entire investment’s life-cycle.
According to JETRO (Japan’s governmental external trade agency), the world’s 3rd largest economy, is also the world’s 2nd largest retail arena.
Being a mature, quality and luxury-oriented consumer market with over 120 million domestic buyers, and with pre-pandemic-tourist numbers, well over 30 mil annually – Japan is a dream environment for retail and consumer goods providers.
Equally attractive from a business perspective are Japan’s many restaurants & eateries, take-out food stores, convenience stores, beauty salons, coffee shops, after-school tutoring centers, commercial cleaning firms, personal fitness gyms, care centers for elderly & disabled folk, and many other business sectors – many of which are represented in the franchising space as well.
A Gateway to Residency
One of the added values inherent in owning a profitable business in Japan and employing local staff, is the investor’s ability to then become eligible for a business manager visa – and, after a certain period, for permanent residency as well–a long-time dream of many foreign investors, who wish to retire in the land of the rising sun.
Owning and operating a business in Japan can turn this dream into a reality.
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Bridging the Gap
Although Japan’s franchise chains are always recruiting new franchisees, with many of them featuring explosive growth and extremely high profits – this lucrative market has so far been mostly impenetrable for foreign investors.
This is due to the fact that Japanese companies, franchise chains included, do not normally have the capacity to provide guidance and support to overseas investors – cannot communicate in any language other than Japanese – and generally do not have the required infrastructure to liaise with non-Japanese entities.
THIS IS WHERE WE COME IN.
We, at Nippon Bridge, utilizing our partners and business networks, are here to bridge this gap.
By establishing strong relationships with many of Japan’s franchise chains, and partnering with operators who are experienced in setting up and running franchise operations profitably on investors’ behalf – we facilitate ALL matters related to setup & ongoing management of business operations, including but not limited to-
- Company setup & opening of corporate bank accounts
- Facilitation of engagement contracts between franchises and franchise business owners
- Recruitment of local managers & staff
- Equipment purchases & outfitting of franchisee offices & shops
- Utilization of franchise HQ’s resources for the purposes of training, business setup, marketing, advertising & other services
- Facilitation of property rental or purchase contracts for the franchisee’s shops and/or office locations
- Application & facilitation of business manager visa applications
- Ongoing monitoring & reporting on business operations, problem-solving & growth facilitation