Fukuoka and Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo-based Japanese business management consulting firm, iCubes, Inc. (Takahiko Kikuchi, CEO), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swiss business consulting company, IT&IP Strategy Advisory Group SA (Aldo Bloise, Country Manager) to strengthen their Asian Market Entry Service for international businesses.

Aldo Bloise points out: “International companies target Japan when they plan to step into the Asian Market given its strong legal environment, safety and attractive customer market. However, obstacles and market differences are often underestimated, and companies sometimes fail to make the necessary adjustments to adapt to the Japanese market.” 

iCubes, Inc and IT&IP Strategy and Advisory Group SA will support international companies to overcome these obstacles.

Takahiko Kikuchi explains: “Expectations and demand of Japanese customers differ sharply from those of Western customers, and a keen cultural understanding is a must. In many cases, products need to be redesigned and redeveloped. In addition to such localization, setting up a local team management is another challenge for non-Japanese businesses.”

The Asian Market Entry Service, a one-stop service covering all major phases for a successful launch of operations, will train local management about Japanese culture and customer understanding.

With their business tie-up, and relying on their respective know-how and experience, IT&IP Strategy and Advisory Group and iCubes provide now the perfect interface and partnership for Western and Japanese business clients in their overseas expansion plans.

Our press release here.

Aldo Bloise

Aldo Bloise

Country Manager

IT&IP Strategy Advisory Group


IT&IP Strategy Advisory Group SA is a business management consulting firm with headquarters in Switzerland. Their Japan branch supports Japanese businesses aiming at international markets, and foreign companies looking for opportunities in Japan. Their multilingual and multicultural team have provided support for companies from various sizes and areas such as FinTech, Food, Environmental Technology, Bio Technology etc.

iCubes, Inc,


iCubes, Inc. provides business management and development consulting services to accelerate the value of their clients’ companies. They aim at solving societal issues through business development. They can respond to the unique needs of their diverse corporate clients by relying on their extensive database of freelance professionals.

Takahiko Kikuchi

Takahiko Kikuchi


Contact Us for More Information:

iCubes, Inc.
Dougenzaka Sepia Building. 4F
1-19-11 Dougenzaka Shibuya Tokyo, Japan
Customer Representative: Kie Tsukamoto

IT&IP Strategy Advisory Group SA (Japan)
Tenjin Fukoku Seimei Building
1-9-17-15F Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, Japan
Contact: Aldo Bloise, country representative
Email: abloise@itip.ch

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