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Suga to have a digital agency up and running by the end of 2021. Each ministry previously tackled digitization independently, leading to varying levels of success and end products, and no standardized administrative framework. The new agency will coordinate and unify efforts to modernize government services.
Langley Esquire K.K. and Transnational Strategy Group Forge Business Alliance to provide Japan-U.S. Policy Advisory Service
New service will assist firms in Japan and the U.S. to enter each other’s markets and understand and shape policy environments.
In June the Japanese Diet passed legislation governing the creation and management of smart cities — urban centers that use cutting-edge technology to improve livability and convenience.
International travel has ground to a standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To slow the spread of the virus, since April 2020 Japan, more than other G7 nations, has implemented stringent entry requirements for foreign nationals.
The new cabinet was formed by Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on September 16, 2020. With a lot of familiar faces at familiar posts, the Suga cabinet contains few surprises. It is a clear indication of Suga’s commitment to maintain Abe-era policies and priorities.
Despite his victories, Abe’s success could never match his ambition, and he leaves office with several objectives unfulfilled. Nonetheless, he leaves Japan changed in ways both big and small.
Langley Esquire Vice President Yutaka Matsuzaki reflects on more than 20 years’ experience as a policy secretary in the Diet, with lawmakers that include former Minister of Justice Yasuoka Okiharu and former Representative Koike Yuriko, currently the Tokyo Metropolitan Governor.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide is the clear frontrunner in the race to succeed Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, and he has portrayed himself as the continuity candidate.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the economy, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and sole proprietors. In this article we will explain several types of available subsidies, and their eligibility requirements.
Timothy Langley, CEO of Langley Esquire, was interviewed for the August 2020 issue of Eurobiz Japan, the business magazine of the European Business Council (EBC) and EU Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
Langley Esquire’s CEO & representative director Timothy Langley reflects upon his experience in the Japanese National Diet working alongside former Foreign Minister Taro Nakayama.
Even as Tokyo and its surroundings face a steady increase in cases, there is little indication from either the national or prefectural government that another state of emergency is imminent.
Langley Esquire and Public-Private Collaboration Research Institute to partner in driving regional development
Langley Esquire, a public affairs consulting firm which resolves social and regulatory issues for international companies in Japan, and Public-Private Collaboration Research Institute, an organization dedicated to urban development, signed a business partnership agreement on May 18, 2020.
Langley Esquire President & CEO Timothy Langley was featured in the July 2019 issue of the ACCJ Journal on a publication focused on reducing headcount in Corporate Japan. Foreign companies frequently run afoul of best-practices in Japan, resulting in damage to brand reputation and in the worst case, labor disputes.
Langley Esquire President & CEO Timothy Langley was quoted in the January 2020 issue of the ACCJ Journal for a piece on business ethics. Timothy emphasizes the need for creating frameworks that serve society as a whole, by achieving healthy cooperation between government, business, and the rest of society.
Langley Esquire K.K. and comprehensive PR firm Vector, Inc. entered into a business alliance that leverages the strengths of both companies in the field of public affairs.
Oftentimes Japanese offices have huge problems communicating with the head office overseas. How do you manage your Japanese branch office?
Fewer things are harder to bear than the passing of loved ones. when you come from a dual-culture, or when you are a foreigner living in Japan, your troubles are exponential. Especially when you realize that heirlooms and other possessions (that were destined for you) have somehow been usurped.
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).
Labor Laws in Japan Japan’s labor laws are vastly different from other countries. Unlike places like the U.S. where employees