Pacific Rim Marketing
Design2Market is part of a global marketing consortium focusing on the Pacific Rim trade. Through its affliliate organizations, Design2Market provides market research, assessment, product localization, strategic planning, and communications in Japan and the U.S.
Splice International - The Bridge Group
Splice International - The Bridge Group is a business development consultancy that offers the services you need to succeed. Its network of Japanese and American specialists can help you to understand the market, localize your products, and reach new customers. With expertise in international trade, marketing communications, e-commerce technology, product localization, financial services, training and sales, Splice International - The Bridge Group can become your virtual team: able to move quickly and efficiently through the challenges of operating in Japan, while protecting you from unnecessary risks involved in a foreign venture. For example, American customers want to know what kind of specific, measurable impact your products will have for them. On the other hand, Japanese customers look for a company's history, longevity and business relationships. Splice can help you to craft your marketing messages, making sure they speak to a Japanese sensibility. No matter how much in demand, an American product can fail in the Japanese market without proper consideration given to communication and other issues.
Pacific Creations International
Pacific Creations International is a global marketing and market research consulting firm working with global technology companies. Founded by Mary Jean Koontz, Pacific Creations was started in 1992.
In 1992, Ms. Koontz established Pacific Creations International, a global consulting firm which helps clients build global business and marketing plans. The company also conducts detailed market research and competitive intelligence studies for a wide variety of clients. Expertise includes global e-commerce, technology and product market assessments and development of strategic market entry plans. Current clients include multinational companies and government organizations in Japan, the U.S. and Vietnam.
Mary Jean Koontz, president of Pacific Creations International, holds an MBA (marketing) from the University of South Carolina, a B.S., form Georgetown University and is currently pursuing a PhD. (Global marketing) from Golden Gate University. Ms. Koontz began her career as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., then moved on to manage Japanese Business Development for a large California consulting firm. She teaches Marketing Reserarch and International Business at Golden Gate University. In addition, Ms Koontz lived and wored in Japan (Akita City and Tokyo) for 3 years including work at NCR, Japan and the Japanese National Council of Social Welfare. She also studied Japanese at Waseda and Sophia Universities in Tokyo.
TechDream was founded in 2002 to challenge the ever-growing EMC issues in today's electronics industry. TechDream can provide an "EMC Total Solution" within the design, testing, trouble-shooting, and mass-production phases. TechDream has a full line of EMC components such as LC filter, surge absorber, absorption sheet, grounding contact,ferrite, gasket and also EMI Rule Checking software with a Power Plane Resonance analysis. TechDream would like to realize customer's dreams with our state-of-the-art EMC technologies.
Apogee Communications founded in 1987 by principal Takao Yamazaki, brings a wide variety of communications experience for both Japanese and foreign companies marketing in Japan.