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Policy Radar October 2019

Langley Esquire’s initiative to deliver up-to-date information on public policy in the Japan. The current ...
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Policy Radar September 2019

Langley Esquire’s initiative to deliver an up-to-date overview on political developments in the Japanese Diet ...
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Yokohama Radio Show Appearance

Timothy Langley, CEO and Representative Director of Langley Esquire, was featured on FM Yokohama and ...
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Policy Radar August 2019

Langley Esquire's initiative to deliver up-to-date information on political developments in the Japanese Diet. While ...
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Langley Esquire K.K. and Vector, Inc. Forge Business Alliance

-Leveraging strengths together in an expanding public affairs market- Langley Esquire K.K. and comprehensive PR ...
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Policy Radar July 2019

Welcome July's Policy Radar! Langley Esquire's initiative to deliver up-to-date information on political developments in ...
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Japan Decides

Japan Decides: The LDP In Decline?

With just two days before the House of Councillors election, the LDP’s chance of securing ...
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Policy Radar June 2019

Welcome to June's Policy Radar! This is a continuation of Langley Esquire's new initiative to ...
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Why Hiring the Right Country Manager is Essential — Especially in Japan

Oftentimes Japanese offices have huge problems communicating with the head office overseas. What we see ...
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Mission Japan: European Union

In this episode of Mission Japan, we are honored to welcome H.E. Patricia Flor, the ...
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Inheritance & Wills in Japan

Fewer things are harder to bear than the passing of loved ones. But when you ...
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How to not end up like Carlos Ghosn

How to Not End Up Like Carlos Ghosn

Nissan is witnessing a fallout following the aftermath of the Ghosn scandal and is still ...
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Policy Radar

Policy Radar May 2019

Welcome to May's Policy Radar! This is a continuation of Langley Esquire's new initiative to ...
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Japan Removed from Hague Convention Blacklist Despite Rampant Violations

Japan Removed from Hague Convention Blacklist Despite Rampant Violations

In an annual report released last week, the U.S. State Department removed Japan from its ...
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Policy Radar

Policy Radar April 2019

Beginning of a New Era The Current Diet session will last until June 26th, 2019, ...
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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 ...
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Labor Law Update 4.1

Labor Law Reform

As of April 1st, Japanese labor laws have changed. In 2018, Japan passed “The Work ...
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Japan Times Network Update

The Japan Times Network Update

Langley Esquire's President and CEO Timothy Langley was recently featured in Japan Network, the segment ...
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Casino Brand 2020

IRs in Japan: Who has the best hand?

Casino legislation has just passed in the most recent Diet session. Now the bureaucrats must ...
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Policy Radar

Policy Radar March 2019

Welcome to Policy Radar! This is Langley Esquire's new initiative to deliver up-to-date information on ...
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Double Election in Osaka

Double Election in Osaka

Election alert: double election in Osaka. As Japan gets ready for the unified local elections, ...
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3/11 in Review

3/11 in Rearview

After 8 years, the Fukushima disaster still casts its shadow on Japanese politics. Opinion polls ...
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Politics and Lobbying in Japan

Politics & Lobbying in Japan

One of the coolest experiences I ever had was when I worked inside the Japanese ...
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Japan-Russia Agreement

Japan-Russia Peace Agreement

On the sidelines of the ASEAN-Russia Summit in Singapore last November, Prime Minister Abe and ...
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Japan Middle East Relations

Japan-Middle East Relations

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a Jewish global human rights organization based in Los Angeles, ...
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Mission Japan

Mission Japan: Russia

In this episode of Mission Japan, we are honored to welcome H.E. Mikhail Galuzin, Russian ...
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What to know about getting fired in Japan

What To Know About Getting Fired in Japan

Getting fired is never a pleasant experience. It is important for you to know that ...
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Langley Team attends Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS) Welcome Party

Langley Team attends Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS) Welcome Party

On February 28th, the Langley Esquire team attended a welcome party for the Lee Kuan ...
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Attending Rep Kanda morning seminar

Attending Rep. Kanda’s Morning Seminar on the New Immigration Law

2月28日神田憲次衆議院議員のセミナーに参加しました。講師は青木孝德内閣官房審議官。テーマは外国人材受け入れについて。在留外国人や外国人労働者の現状と新たな外国人材受け入れ制度について詳細な説明がありました。日本全国各地で深刻な人手不足であることがわかりました。 We assisted Kenji Kanda’s morning seminar on the effects of the newly reformed immigration ...
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The Boogeyman of Government Affairs

The Boogeyman of Government Affairs

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a U.S. bill passed in 1977, designed to ...
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the supreme court

The Supreme Court: Japanese Politics 101

With increasing international scrutiny of the Japanese judiciary system due to recent mega scandals, such ...
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The Missing Link: Effective Lobbying in Japan

The Missing Link: Effective Lobbying in Japan

Liberal democracies ensure that citizens, politicians and bureaucrats will interact throughout lawmaking and that no ...
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Langley Team Attends Sato Masahisa's Lunch Seminar

Langley Team Attends Sato Masahisa’s Lunch Seminar

Langley Esquire's team attended a seminar hosted by Vice Foreign Minister Masahisa Sato on February ...
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Trade Unions And Interest Groups: Japanese Politics 101

Trade Unions and Interest Groups: Japanese Politics 101

Trade unions and interest groups have a special role within public policy in Japan. Their ...
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Japan's 2019 Political Calendar Outlook

Japan’s 2019 Political Calendar Outlook

The Diet session convened just a few days ago, on January 28th, 2019. It will ...
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Questions to Consider: Divorce in Japan

Questions to Consider: Divorce in Japan

The issue with divorce in Japan (for foreigners married to Japanese nationals) is that the ...
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Startup Culture and the Future of Israel-Japan Relations

Startup Culture and the Future of Israel-Japan Relations

Startup culture is buzzing, and business between Israel and Japan is flourishing through initiatives such ...
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Know Your Rights - Understanding Japan’s Labor Laws

Know Your Rights – Understanding Japan’s Labor Laws

Japan’s labor laws are vastly different from other countries. Unlike places like the U.S. where ...
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The U.S. Midterm's Impact On Japan

The U.S. Midterm’s Impact on Japan

The 2018 US midterm elections resulted in Democrats securing a majority in the House of ...
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Carlos Ghosn Re-Arrested

Carlos Ghosn Re-Arrested

The Carlos Ghosn scandal continues, with the former Nissan chairman being rearrested over charges of ...
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Immigration Bill Update?

Immigration Bill Update?

It seems as though Abe's Team has an allergy to the 'I' word: why can't ...
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Superstar CEO Carlos Ghosn Arrested

Superstar CEO Carlos Ghosn Arrested

The Carlos Ghosn arrest: all according to the script? Are foreign CEOs treated differently from ...
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In Memory Of George H. W. Bush

In Memory of George H. W. Bush

Like many, I mourn the passing last weekend of George H.W. Bush. I was fortunate ...
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Corporate Crisis Management - Brand 2020

Corporate Crisis Management – Brand 2020

How do international corporations deal with inept or under-performing Japanese subsidiaries? What do you do ...
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Interview With Ambassador Robach

Interview with Ambassador Robach

In this episode of Mission Japan, we are honored to welcome His Excellency Magnus Robach, ...
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How Will Asia Be Affected By Trump's New "America-First" Policies

How will Asia be affected by Trump’s New “America-First” Policies

Status-quo isn't what it used to be in Asia largely because of President Trump's foreign ...
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Mission Japan: Mexico

Mission Japan: Mexico

Our new series begins with Mexico, highlighting the history of its embassy and diplomatic mission ...
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Timothy Langley as a guest of Councillor Yamamoto Ichita's CafeSta at the LDP

(Throwback) Timothy Langley as a guest of Councillor Yamamoto Ichita’s CafeSta at the LDP

Throwback at when Timothy Langley met with Councillor Yamamoto Ichita, at the LDP's headquarters, where ...
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Lobbying in Japan

Lobbying in Japan

David and Timothy dive into the inner workings of lobbying in Japan. How do Japanese ...
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Innovation & Entrepreneurship In Japan - Brand 2020

Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Japan – Brand 2020

Japan has seen a resurgence of enthusiasm in its startup community over the past few ...
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Will Las Vegas Come To Japan? | Tokyo on Fire

Betting on the Future – Gambling Legislation Passes

True gambling with integrated resorts (IR) will now be legitimate in Japan. The legislation passed ...
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Gambling Addiction Countermeasures

Will Las Vegas Come To Japan?

Las Vegas-like resorts in Japan? It definitely could happen: the Abe Administration has pushed through ...
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Niigata Nuclear Situation

Nuclear Niigata

Tokyo may not be on fire, but the Niigata elections sure were! Some may even ...
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AirBnB Brand 2020

AirBnB in Japan: Losing to the established hotel industry

AirBnB Japan has captured global headlines as recent regulation changes have all but exiled the ...
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Keiretsu: Why Foreign Companies Struggle In Japan

Keiretsu: Why Foreign Companies Struggle in Japan

In Japan, if you're working with one company, you’re working with many others. Should one ...
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Same work, less pay?

Same Work, Less Pay: What Happened to Japan’s Retirees?

In a landmark case, the Japanese Supreme Court just ruled companies may now release employees ...
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LDP Referendum Law Proposals

Since 1955, the LDP has fought to rewrite the constitution, but continuously fails to bring ...
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Japan Stuck In The Past? The Future Of Cash In Japan

Japan Stuck in the Past? The Future of Cash in Japan

Japan exists at the forefront of technology and innovation. Why, then, do we still see ...
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Japanese Politics 101: The Ministry Of Finance

Japanese Politics 101: The Ministry of Finance

In this episode we talk about the very powerful Ministry of Finance. But just how ...
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Labor Debacle Hearings

Labor Debacle in Diet Hearings

As predicted, the death by a thousand cut has begun for prime minister Abe. This ...
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What's On The 2018 Agenda?

What’s on the 2018 Agenda?

What is on the horizon for prime minister Abe and his LDP party this year? ...
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Political Factions Overview In Early 2018

Political Factions Overview in Early 2018

Welcome back to Tokyo on Fire! In this episode we take an overall look at ...
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End of War

End of War

Maybe because I grew-up on this tortured tropical island, the reminder today of the 70th ...
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The Imperial System

Japan’s Imperial System

Welcome to our new segment - Japanese Politics 101! In this series we want to ...
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Deep Analysis Of Election Results

Deep Analysis of Election Results

Get ready for an in-depth analysis! Prime minister Abe celebrated a huge win in last ...
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​2017​ ​Lower​ ​House​ ​Election​ ​Update​ | Tokyo on Fire

2017​ ​Lower​ ​House​ ​Election​ ​Update​

With only a few more days to go, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition is ...
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The Opposition Crumbles

Opposition​ Crumbles… Koike Strikes!

The Democratic Party has imploded and a large number of defectors have broken ranks. What ...
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Gambling In Japan

Gambling in Japan

In this week's episode of Tokyo on Fire, we have the pleasure of welcoming Mr ...
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Cool Japan (With Hon. Ichita Yamamoto)

Cool Japan (with Hon. Ichita Yamamoto)

In this week's episode of Tokyo on Fire we have the pleasure of welcoming Hon ...
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What It Is Like For Working Women In Japan? W/ Hon. Rui Matsukawa

What It Is Like for Working Women in Japan? w/ Hon. Rui Matsukawa

In this week's episode of Brand 2020, we have the pleasure of having Member of ...
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End Of LDP-Komeito Alliance?

End of LDP-Komeito Alliance?

The LDP-Komeito alliance, one which has been strong for the past 16 years, might be ...
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How To Get Things Approved In Japan

How to get things approved in Japan

Talking to and within the Japanese Government is a much different process than foreign corporate ...
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Super Mario & Shinzo Abe

Super Mario & Shinzo Abe

The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to an end and one of the highlights was ...
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Japan's elections explained

Japan’s Elections Explained

Don't you wish that politics and elections could be simpler? You're in luck! In this ...
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Japan's Female Leaders

Japan’s Female Political Leaders

With Renho, Yuriko Koike and Tomomi Inada all rising to power in the last few ...
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The History of a Hobby, The End of an Era

Archived drawing of newly styled Bentley in 1952. I have a well-known passion for ​classic ...
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The Ministries: Preaching the Red Tape Sacraments

Summary: While there is no law or mention within the National Government Organization Act that ...
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My Number System

The “My Number” System

With the enactment of the 'My Number' System, the Japanese government is more active than ...
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The Abe Shuffle: Upcoming Movements in the Japanese Government

The Japanese government can, at times, be quite the fickle mistress. Constant sways in factional ...
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Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party

The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (aka, 'The LDP'), has been Japan's most prominent political ...
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A brief history of the Japan National Diet Building

One facet of working in the world of Japan Public Affairs is being a frequent ...
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Recognition

Recognition

One of the coolest things that ever happened to me occurred in high school just ...
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Incorporation

Incorporating a company in Japan can be intimidating, but Langley Esquire is equipped to guide ...
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Whatever Happened to Goldman Sachs

Whatever happened to the Goldman Sachs union?

"The public face of the Goldman Sachs Japan Employee Union was Timothy Langley of Langley ...
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U.S. lawyer gets the impossible done in Japan

U.S. lawyer gets the impossible done in Japan

"It’s going well,” he says. “Not many can cleanly pull off the political and lobbying ...
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