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Policy Radar July 2019

Langley Esquire’s initiative to deliver up-to-date information on political developments in the Japanese Diet: the Diet’s session ended on the 26th of June and the Government has been focusing on the triennial House of Councillors Election. Thus, the Government has done little in terms of agenda-setting or policy-making, so this month’s edition will focus on an analysis of the election, and a brief summary of policy developments in the Tobacco, Data and Trade industries.

Policy Radar June 2019

Welcome to June’s Policy Radar! This is a continuation of Langley Esquire’s new initiative to deliver up-to-date information on political developments in the Japanese Diet. This is the last time we will post Policy Radar on our website for the general public, so please subscribe to our policy mailing list below if you wish to …

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Japan-EU Relations

EU-Japan Relations | Mission Japan​

The EU Ambassador H.E. Patricia Flor, sheds light on the recently signed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the lesser-known Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA), data protection, and how Brexit will likely affect EU-Japan relations.

Policy Radar

Policy Radar May 2019

This is a continuation of Langley Esquire’s new initiative to deliver up-to-date information on political developments in the Japanese Diet. This is the last time we will post Policy Radar on our website for the general public, so please subscribe to our policy mailing list below if you wish to keep receiving these via email.

Policy Radar

Policy Radar April 2019

Beginning of a New Era The Current Diet session will last until June 26th, 2019, which will include the change of an era (from Heisei to Reiwa) and the Imperial ascension. Two days later, the G20 will convene in Osaka. Data and Antitrust Law Revision of the Data Protection Law In an effort to modernize, …

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Timothy Langley President Magazine

Timothy Langley Featured in February’s President Magazine

Langley Esquire’s President and CEO, Timothy Langley, was recently featured in the prestigious Japanese business magazine President (Issue 2019.2.18). Among one of the country’s most prominent business magnates, he is asked about leadership: how it is generated and exercised, and the effects on organizational structure in business and politics. Langley highlights leadership issues more frequently …

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President Feature

ぶっちゃけます、ここが変だよ日本の企業

弊社代表のティモシー・ラングリーの日本のビジネスの慣習についてのインタビューが、『PRESIDENT』(2019年2.18号)に掲載されました。日本で長年ビジネスをしているアメリカ人として、日本ならではのユニークな人材配置がもたらす企業や政治への影響や、異なるビジネスの慣習からうまれる問題について語ります。

Labor Law Update 4.1

Labor Law Reform

As of April 1st, Japanese labor laws have changed.In 2018, Japan passed “The Work Style Reform Bill”. In 2018, Japan passed “The Work Style Reform Bill”. This Bill (now Law) amends eight laws (including the Labor Standards Act (LSA)) and the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA).

Casino Brand 2020

Integrated Resorts in japan

Casino legislation has just passed in the most recent Diet session. Now the bureaucrats must finalize the contents of the basic Integrated Resorts (IRs) regulations.