We Support Your Japan Market Entry

We will be your Sales Representative to support your company from Exhibitions to Contract Closure to bring your Products to Japan Market

Our Purpose

A-ONE assists to introduce and expand your business in Japan

Our mission is to connect and bridge between you and your Japanese potential customers and facilitate your Japan business activities with our professional bilingual business expertise.

Our support provides you solutions to meet your business needs for expanding your business in Japan. We assist your exhibitions in Japan as a sales representative to be the voice of your products and take care of your guests, follow up with your potential customers, and establish a stable business relationship with them and sustainable business environment to be succcessful in the Japanese market.  

Our Work

EL PAELLER - Spain Traditional Firewood Paellas to Japan

We are supporting the Japan Market Entry of EL PAELLER who is from Valencia, Spain and specializes Paellas and its Broths uniquely prepared by their tradition of Fire-Wood.

Fire-Wood adds unique nuances to the flavor, aroma and colour of thier products, and it is the invisible but imperative ingredient to complete their traditional paellas. Thier traditional Paellas are now available to your kitchen and easily and quickly prepared for your family.

We are luckly to have this opportunities to work with them to introduce EL PAELLER's unique value, tradision, and passion for thier products to Japan Market.

Our collaboration with EL PAELLER started from the one of biggest events in Japan, FOODEX Japan 2023 (March 7th to 10th, 2023).

Day 1 with EL PAELLER started at Tokyo Station. Since this was their first time to come to Japan, we have spent a good amount of time for Japan food market research visiting many gourmet shops to learn other competitive products, and its marketing and pricing, and surely enjoyed many kinds of Japanese foods as well for thier first time!

We have, of course, tasted Paellas in Japan. We were lucky enough to have a chance to visit "EL TRAGON" whose chef studied in Spain and servces Fire-Wood Paellas in Japan.

Their Paellas were remarkable and Master of Paeller, Rafa Margos, from EL PAELLER really appreicated the taste of thier Paellas and said "Yes, this is indeed the Spanish Traditional Paellas!".

If you are coming to Nishi-Shinbashi, Japan, you should visit EL TRAGON and try thier Paellas, too! EL TRAGON is a vey comfortable place to hang out with great wines and foods, and people there are very nice and friendly, too! You can also enjoy watching your Paella prepared by Fire-Wood.

International Food and Beverage Exhibition, FoodEX Japan 2023 from March 7th to 10th, 2023. We supported EL PAELLER as thier Japanese Sales Representative to manage thier guests and have created close to 100 connections with importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and restaurants.

EL PAELLER's products were really well received at event, and we are currently working with several importers, distributors, and retailers to introduce their products to Japan market for the very first time , and many others, like restaurants, E-Commerce to follow.

After FoodEX event, we also planned and hosted "EL PAELLER Experience Day". This was to test their products and gather real Japanese customer voices to learn any opportunities customize their products to Japan market.

We were very happy to receive a lot of good feedbacak and see everyone's faces with smiles with EL PAELLER's Paellas.

As a side note, we did not forget to enjoy Japan night out. Good team building Karaoke event!

A-ONE makes sure to meet your business and private needs to make your Japan stay worthwhile!

Our Service

To win your new business in Japan

We will be your staff to support your Exhibitions, then being your Sales Representative to follow up with your potential customers till contract closure.
  • Work with you to develop a sales strategy and materials.
  • Translate meeting materials in Japanese for your Japanese counterpart.
  • Support your exhibitions/events. We will be your sales representatives to host and manage your potential customers and customer meetings at events.
  • Follow up with your potential customers from the events, arrange meeting appointments and support your negotiation by facilitating or translating meetings (we can independently manage all customer negotiations in Japan under your management also.)
  • Follow up communications with your potential customers to conclude your business deals.
  • Arrange Japanese third-party business functions or experts for the areas needed to proceed your new business acquisitions.

To make your Japan business efficient and stable for the long run

We can also assist your Japanese customers for your continued business.
  • Start with supporting their English communications with you.
  • Provide training in effective use of Machine Translation tools to be capable independentely communicating with you.
  • Support systematizing their operations to repeatable routine processes to optimize their available resources.
  • Other follow up supports to build their capabilities for efficient, stable, and sustainable international business operations.

Who we are

We provide you attentive and flexible support, because we are small.

    Our staff are all graduates from American universities with work experience outside of Japan (USA and Hong Kong).  We have well understanding of world business culture.
    More than10 years of experiences with several American companies in the areas of consumer digital products, software, and automotive.
    Our strength is in overseas sales. Our main area has been in global manufacturing and we have experience in business negotiations with companies in 26 countries around the world. One of our contribution with a Japanese manufacturer was to increase their overseas sales ratio from single digit to 30% in 3 years.

Our Passion

Our goal is to assist you in both introducing your products to Japan and establishing a sustainable business operations and relationship with your Japanese parters.

We strongly believe that the sustainable business operations is equally important as closing new business deals. It is essential to create a positive business flow leading to new business opportunities, which completes the loop of business growth.

Our unique strength is to help your Japanese partner to build their international business foundations and capabilities to continue business with you for the prosperity of both companies.

Kikuka Hatakeyama, Founder of A-ONE

A-ONE is founded in 2021 with a vision of supporting small and mid-size Japanese companies to develop their international business foundations and capabilities. I decided to expand my business to overseas companies when I learned from my friend from Spain that many overseas companies give up entering Japanese market due to the language and unique business culture in Japan.

In the initial stage of entering Japanese market, there is not enough workload to hire a person, but certain work must be carried out in order to move forward. A-ONE provides a service that allows you to request work on a project basis, or on a task basis. Allow us to assist your success in Japan!