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JMEC Featured in Bilingual (English/Japanese) WIFM Lifestyle Magazine - JMEC Business Plan Competition 2011 Winners Announced

20th September 2011

Winners of the annual Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) business plan challenge, for aspiring entrepreneurs and executives, overcame extreme adversity and a very tight finish, said organizers. 向上心あふれる起業家とエグゼクティブのための、ジャパン マーケット エクスパンション コンペティション (JMEC)が行う年1度のビジネスプラン・コンペ。今年のウィナーはきわめて困難な状況を克服して、きわどくも期限通りにやり遂げたと主催者は語る。

August 2011: JMEC 17 Project Client - The Tyler Foundation - Featured in BCCJ Acumen

20th September 2011

Teamwork: Two NPOs - Learning and giving for two of Japan’s most respected non-profit organisations This year’s Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) business-plan writing challenge took on an unusual client, the Tyler Foundation, which is dedicated to improving life for children with cancer and their families. A non-profit organisation set up in 2006, the foundation is funded by private and corporate donations and employs a minimal number of staff. So why would it need JMEC’s help?

JMEC alumnus Sunil Kulkarni featured in Indian business magazine "The Enterprise"

16th February 2011

From Pune to Tokyo - Entrepreneurship knows no borders

Sunil Kulkarni came to Japan in 1997 as an engineer for an Indian IT company; ten years later he is the President of two successful businesses in Tokyo. His breakthrough in business in Japan came when he joined JMEC in fall 2000.

October 27th 2010: Third JMEC Feature in the Wall Street Journal!

1st November 2010

The third in a series of successful JMEC Case Studies: featuring 1. Tokyo Sinfonia, a professional string orchestra; 2. NRW Japan K.K., the local subsidiary of the Economic Development Agency of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany; 3. the Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (SCCIJ).

September 27th 2010: JMEC Featured in the Wall Street Journal Again!

28th September 2010

The second in a series of successful JMEC Case Studies: featuring Dyson K.K., manufacturer of premium-quality vacuum cleaners, and Tokyo English Life Line (TELL), a non-profit organization.

August 24th 2010: JMEC Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Asian Edition

10th September 2010

The first installment in a series of three advertorials in the WSJ features case studies of three JMEC project clients, Lloyds TSB, Enterprise Ireland and Air New Zealand, detailing how the JMEC business plan service has helped them succeed in the Japanese market.

JMEC Featured in Being A Broad (BAB) Magazine

8th September 2010

The article “Women Who Do Business the JMEC Way” features testimonials from seven women who have been involved with JMEC in various capacities: as participant, project clients, mentor, sponsors and program director.

JMEC Featured in the Ambassadeur Magazine

8th September 2010

Chubb Japan, a project client in 2005/06, and Santosh Sali, JMEC participant in the same year who worked on the Chubb Japan business plan, talk about their experiences with JMEC.

JMEC Featured on Japan Today Website

14th August 2010

JMEC Program Director Laura Loy was interviewed by Chris Betros for the Japan Today article "A plan in hand". Read the full article online at