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Read about some of our latest coverage.

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Will Jasprizza, MD of our Japanese operation, is quoted extensively in this article by global innovation magazine Verdict on Japan’s hottest tech trends as it moves towards ‘Society 5.0’.

He cautions that Smart Cities is currently more a buzzword than a commercial reality, but outlines how Japan is investing intensively in robotics, AI, digital health and more to address a shrinking workforce and ageing population – with plenty of opportunities for western tech firms.

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Our Chairman James Lawson was profiled in The Successful Founder magazine - reflecting on Intralink's origins and the highs and lows he’s encountered in the 30 years since. Read how the catalyst for starting the company was a bet, why James used to keep a bike hidden down a Tokyo alleyway, his take on the company's biggest achievements and challenges to-date and his top tips for entrepreneurial success.

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The BBC’s Business Daily radio programme took a look at the rise of China as a tech powerhouse, with broadcaster Rory Cellan-Jones interviewing our CEO, Greg Sutch (from 12 mins on).

Hear what Greg tells western tech firms to watch out for, and why he ultimately advises them to embrace China more as an opportunity than a threat.

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Retail Gazette has run a feature on the Japanese market, based on insights from our Tokyo-based retail sector specialist, Heidi Salmela. It gives an interesting overview of the market’s growth areas, its challenges and the opportunities in the country for western retailers. Read about the trends, and why Heidi advises that, in Japan, “having a good product or service is not enough anymore.”

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Micah Hostetter from our Shanghai Energy & Environment Practice is quoted at length in Infrastructure Investor's feature on 'China's $6.4tr energy transition.' He delves into the trends and opportunities in China's energy sector, saying: "Electric vehicles and other new energy vehicles are the future of mobility in China and will require massive investment in charging infrastructure, hydrogen generation and distribution. ... I'm optimistic China will become one of the first countries in the world to successfully build a hydrogen economy."  

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Industry specialist publication H2 View published a news article on our market intelligence report on the hot business opportunities in South Korea's hydrogen economy. Find out why the country’s hydrogen market is set almost to double in size to £17.3bn by 2030.

(Subscription needed to read the full piece).

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Business & Management (magazine from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) ran a cover story on how countries are emerging from COVID-19 lockdown - with insights from our Head of Asia, Jeremy Shaw, into how China, Japan and South Korea have pulled through and boosted their economies.

'"The Chinese economy experienced a short-term setback, but it's been less pronounced than many expected. The country’s companies are amazingly resilient, and many found ways to continue working despite the restrictions.”

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Retail Gazette ran an interesting feature on opportunities for western retailers in South Korea - Asia's 4th biggest retail market - including commentary from our Seoul-based sector specialist, Dominika Kustosz-Lee.

“Any western brand looking to find a route to Korean customers would be wise to partner with an established Korean brand.”  Find out what else Dominika and the other experts quoted had to say.

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