Over the past week I’ve tried to reach out to over a dozen Japanese companies and organisations claiming to support foreign investment. My strike rate for making contact is about 50 per cent.
Why so low? Contact forms. More than half of those I’ve used have failed to submit. A couple of times I’ve been told it’s because I’m not submitting full-width Katakana. Otherwise there’s a bland “Please correct your error” type message.
Seriously, Japan, if you want foreign investment make it easy for us.