Japan's Infastructure

Market Entry Analysis
Jackie Wabschall
Regis University

Japan is located in northeastern Asia, between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan.   Japan is equivalent in size to just slightly smaller than California, with four major islands named Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu and more than 4,000 smaller islands surrounding it.   Japan, and its people, is a land of great natural beauty.   Physical contrasts range from snow festivals and lavender farms of the northern isle of Hokkaido, to the sun-drenched beaches and beautiful turquoise waters of the subtropical islands of Okinawa.   The Japanese people are equally beautiful with their resilient, orderly, kind nature; they are patient, honest, hardworking and very optimistic people.   They are given to self-sacrifice and are other-oriented.   They emphasize the common good over personal desires.   These natural character traits will serve the people of Japan well, during these tuff economic times of recovery that lay ahead.  
The capital city is Tokyo, where the population is over twelve million. Japan’s population is over 126 million. There is only one official language spoken in Japan, which is Japanese.   However, English is taught as part of the compulsory education requirement, so some English is spoken by the Japanese people.   Correct application of the English language, however, is not commonly understood.   Entry into the Japanese market at this time, due to the natural disaster, could be favorable if suitable products and services are selected.   The struggling economy is in a fragile state of repair and rebuilding, however, the Japanese people are determined to rise above this devastation.   According to the Huffington Post, on April 12, 2011, the Bank of Japan will compile an extra budget worth four trillion yen to remove debris caused by the tsunami, create temporary housing and restore the infrastructure.   Japan will also allocate one trillion yen to job losses and for aid to the unemployed...