Fenetre Partners is a leading consulting firm for market entry into Japan and business development in Japan. We provide our clients with market research, distributor & partner search, B2B business matching, marketing & sales rep and trade support.

Founders

 

Yasushi Hasegawa

 He is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Fenetre Partners with 25 years’ experience in the fields of strategy, marketing and sales management in Japan. Prior to founding Fenetre Partners, he served as a strategy consultant on over 100 projects: new business development, market research, sales development and change management mainly in the industries: food, IT, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, logistics, video games, retailing and food service in Japan.He currently manages market entry and trade projects between Japan and the global market and has worked on over 150 projects. He earned his B.A. in Commerce from Waseda University, and Executive MBA from Hult International. He is also an authorized trade consultant of Virginia Economic Development Partnership, principle of Japan trade office, Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers and senior advisor to Enterprise Florida Japan.

Satoshi Takayama

 He is the Co-founder of Fenetre Partners, Ltd. and an advisor with over 20 years experience in the Japanese industrial market as an engineering marketing and sales professional for European and American companies. His previous work involved serving as a territory manager in charge of industrial filter products of Parker Hannifin Japan, Ltd. in which he was awarded “Best Sales Person of the Year” and “Best Contributor of the Year”. He established Fenetre Partners in 2008 and has worked for mainly machinery and components suppliers from the US and Germany for their market entry into Japan. He earned his B. Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from Waseda University and MBA from Manchester Business School.


 

Consultants

 

Shizuka Miura
 Having grown up in Japan, she has lived and worked in Germany, France, and USA and now resides in Berlin/Germany. She is a market entry consultant of Fenetre Partners, Ltd. Prior to joining to Fenetre Partners in 2016, she’s had more than 15 years of experience in project management and coordination between Japan and foreign countries in human resource, automobile, insurance, and publishing industries. She managed Japanese contents licensing throughout Europe, Turkey, and South America. She earned her Master’s degree (Magister) in Social Anthropology from Cologne University in Germany, and MBA with full scholarship from the Renault Foundation from Sorbonne and Dauphine, France.

 

Sintaek Kang
 He is a Korean, based in Seoul. He is the representative of Fenetre Partners Korea, with over 27 years experiences in global industrial market. he has been specialized in the market and business development. His previous career was to establish new businesses across Asia Pacific regions with his specific engineering background which makes customer demands approached differently and lead the customers to satisfy with their unmet needs. He is a quite result-oriented business professional with proven abilities in strategic planning and continuous revenue growth, and his most empowered area is the customized management leadership to fit in the multi-cultural clients and help small business maximize the bottom-line results. He earned his B.A. in Mechanic Engineering from Seoul National University of Science & Technology and e-MBA certification.

 

Our Advisors

 

Prof. Steven White
 He is Associate Professor in the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management and Associate Director of Tsinghua University’s x-lab. His MBA and executive teaching is focused on strategy and execution, innovation and design thinking for new venture opportunities, M&A and alliances, international growth strategies, and cross-cultural management. His current research projects investigate business model innovation, cooperative strategies, entrepreneurship and dynamics of clean technology industries, and internationalization. He has published extensively in international journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, etc. Before joining Tsinghua, Dr. White taught at INSEAD, CEIBS and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, MA from the International University of Japan, and BS from Duke University.

 

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 He is attorney at law and a member of Daini Tokyo Bar Association. His major fields of practices are corporate legal affairs such as international trades, drafting, negotiation, labor issues, maritime cases, and other civil cases. He earned his B.A. in faculty of law from Waseda University and studied in the UK in practitioner seminars at University of Southampton (LL.M.) and learned common law, maritime law, comparative intellectual property law, corporate governance and etc. and had practical training at Hill Dickinson L.L.P. in London and was involved in the Practice of British law, international trade and maritime law, participated in training course of EU law, English law, common law, contract law, company law, tort law, business law and property law etc. He has experienced working for over 600 clients.