I am a reservist, US army. I am currently living in Japan because my wife picked up a 3 yrs assignment, active duty navy. I only have 2 yrs left here in Japan. Any Ideas?
My first question is what interests you? A successful business, particularly if entrepreneurial, requires passion. As such, I'd suggest that you first view the Japanese-focused business through the lens of what interests you (create a list) which of these are of interest to the Japanese - and why, and then consider the costs (time and money) to create the business - including creating awareness of your business.
Hope this helps. Feel free to reach out.
BTW, my wife is from Japan so I've spent a fair amount of time over there and a bit about the culture.
Love your name. Thank you for your service. The Japanese love a lot of things, American, and especially old timie American. So, I would open a country and western store where Japanese citizens could buy western wear, like wrangler jeans, or rodeo belts, leather chaps or cowboy boots, or even old western paintings of rodeos, or stagecoaches, or cattle drives, and all of that memorabilia would translate very well when you move back to Orlando, FL.
For your store, or outlet or online presence, you could come up with a real western name like: the OK Corral, or Tombstone, or Klondike, and have one of those names translated into Japanese, like "ok kakoi" (OK Corral), "hakaishi" (tombstone) or "crondike" (Klondike).
Anyway, just one fun idea.
David F Eastman, MS
US Navy Veteran, Anti-Submarine Warplanes
Here is a good article listing some businesses you could start internationally and bring back to the United States when you’re ready.
I have experience with building a digital marketing agency, so if you have questions about that, I can help!
Seems there are many opportunities for Navy Spouses,
some of them could be turned into a business in the US:
jobs: Navy Spouse location: Japan
jobs: Navy Spouse Education location: Japan
jobs: Navy Spouse Education location: United States
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