The most influential German business researcher Eugen Schmalenbach already stated that it is important for scientific researcher not to loose track to real life issues. I consider it as important; therefore, to do active outreach activities to foreign firms in Japan. As I am native German, naturally, I try to support German firms in Japan, especially at Kansai area.

Open for interesting projects to conduct, especially at Kansai area,

Experiences and interests in the following areas:

  • Support at M&A, at search, negotiation and integration of Japanese unit into the German one.
  • Reporting issues on behalf of Japanese side
  • Broadly consulting for German firms who intend to come to Japan.
  • Representation of foreign German units in Japan
  • If interesting, translations (e.g. patent translations).

Network in Japan:

  • Due to living over 20 years in Japan, many contacts to business and academics in Japan.
  • Contacts to official and local entities.

Regional activity:

  • Kansai-area (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto region), exceptionally activity at Tokyo or other geographic areas.

Some of my activities so far:

  • M&A consulting of German certification firm in Tokyo
  • Company- teachings at diesel engine producer in Osaka, Shiga.
  • Integration and communication manager for a Japanese Steelmaker at Shinagawa, Tokyo.
  • Managing inpatriates of technology Firm at Kyoto.
  • Feasibility study and Due Diligence for music group: “Die Soehne Mannheims” to enter the Japanese market.
  • Project study for several firms in automobil and machinery sector.
  • Project for German winery firm to enter Japanese market.
  • Research for German post and DHL
  • Research for German Ministry for trading environmental certificates.