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How to start Rental Office Business in Japan

Starting e-commerce business in Japan

Starting sale of application software in Japan

Starting a Gym in Japan

Start a school that teaches English and programming at the same time

Profit from English Conversation Schools in Japan

How to start Rental Office Business in Japan ?

Due to pandemic of covid-19, some companies request their employees to work at their residence. However some persons do not have suitable work space in their residence. So the number of persons who use computer in Doutor, Macdonald has increased.

However working in Doutor, Macdonald might not be comfortable for them. So demand for Rental Office Space has increased. Persons can rent small space by hourly basis.

You might hope to start this kind of business by yourself. If you start Rental office business like Regus, it costs a lot of money. Because it provides you very comfortable facilities.

If you hope to start this kind of business with minimum capital, you can read through this article.

Actually I visited Rental office space to meet with a client.

As you can see, this is very small space (11 square meters) and hourly rental fee is about 600 yen.

After I paid rental fee, I can know address of this office space. Operator of this space is not there. Door is not locked with key. So I can enter the room and stay there by due time.

So the operator does not need to hire employee to operate this business.

Operator of this rental office space is renting this room from owner.

According to realtor’s website, monthly rental fee of this room is 55,000 yen.

Assumed that the number of customers are 5 per a day.

600 yen * 5 customers * 30 days = 90,000 yen.

90,000 yen – 55,000 = 45,000 yen.

Though amount of profit is small, your work to manage this rental office space is very easy.

You just inform customers of this address. And if the customer violates the contract, he can charge additional fee.
(By credit card)

Of course, you need to install internet, electricity, water. But it will be small amount.

Business Idea : E-commerce business in Japan

You may hope to sell services or goods to residents of Japan. However you may not be able to determine what kind of business you should start.

Because you can not know what services, goods are popular and its sales price in Japan.

So I would like to provide such information in English language.

One of relatively easy business to start (Of course, you need to make some effort) will be to sale something via internet (Amazon or Yahoo Japan) to general public.

If you can find price gap between your home country and Japan, you will be able to send the item to Japan and find customers.

In that case you will hope to know information about the number of sold items and its sales price.

Unfortunately, we can not know accurate number of sold items.

However depending on published information, we can guess such amount.

You can use this website.

In Japan, there is famous website named Yahoo Japan Shopping.

It is like Amazon. Persons can purchase several items via internet.

According to today’s rank, the most sold item is Mixed Nuts.

business idea Japan nuts

business idea Japan nuts
Source of picture. yahoo Japan shopping

Weight is 850 gram and it includes four kinds of nuts.

Sales price is 1580 yen including shipping cost to customers.
(Generally, shipping cost will be 300 yen)

The number of review from customers is about 17,000. So this shop might sell about 17,000 items until now.

17000 customers * 1,580 yen = 26.8 million yen will be sales amount.  

Cashew Nuts is made in India etc.

Though this item includes Almond, Walnut, Macademia nuts, I hope to purchase only Cashew Nuts.

If you or your friend are producing Cashew Nuts, you will sale them to Japan.

You will know amount of necessary cost to ship them to Japan.

If you try to sell small amount, you will not make any profit.
(Owing to shipping cost)

So you need to send large amount at once.

In the case of Cashew nuts, expiration date will be for several month and it is good.

You should not sell raw fish etc. at first.

When you start this kind of business, assist of resident of Japan should be necessary.

In that case , you can contact with me.

Business Idea and application software in Japan.

You may have already made concrete business idea.

But you hesitate to pay a lot of money to start the business. In that case, you and other person (contributor. “Mr.C”) incorporate a company.Then, you and / or Mr.C become director of the company.

Then, when the company goes well, you and Mr.C receives dividend.In order to take this option, legal and tax support is necessary.

However, I am willing to assist you.

Or some of you want to start a business in somewhere.But you do not have any idea of what kind of business you can start.

So, in this page, I would like to introduce business in Japan and you can refer to it. You may be able to start the business in Japan or other country.

When people look for restaurant, they will use website and within the website, they will search according to location, price etc.

However when they click “search”, there are too many information and can not know whether it is real nice restaurant or not.

Website of too many information is not easy to use (Ah, it may apply to my website. I need to modify it).

But in the case of this TERIYAKI, persons called “curator” visit the restaurant and take enough pictures and write nice report.

Persons who often use several restaurant can become curator.
(this website also provide profile of curator. Information who wrote the report is also important to find nice restaurant)

Curators already know good restaurants. So, when potential customers look at this website, they can find information only taken by curators.

In this business, existence of curator is important. Ordinary persons will trust customer experience provided by ordinary persons (not conflict of interest).

And in the case of this website, in order to sort out by some conditions, visitors need to pay 400 yen per a month.

How do you use this idea ?

Will you make this kind of website in English language for tourists in Japan or in your home country ?

If famous website provide too much information, you can make website that provide only important information.

And by using curator, you can collect trustworthy information (short customer report may not be sufficient).

Some of you have enough knowledge to make this kind of website.

So, you and other person (who can contact me to start this business. I will arrange legal process to protect your right) can collect actual information and write report.

Now, you can make this kind of website in English language.

Several months later, many foreign tourist will pay monthly membership fee.

Business Idea in Japan : Starting a Gym

At first, I am not going to advertise this Gym. I just try to introduce a business idea conducted in Japan successfully.

In the case you go to gym, fitness club, you will pay about 10,000 ~ 13,000 yen per month (for one person).

However in the case of this Gym, amount of monthly fee is about 3,000 yen.

This affordable price gym named FIT365 is operated by Wellness Frontier Corporation and this company is operating 57 FIT365 gyms in Japan.

This company is also operating 300 Gyms named JOYFIT24.

FIT365 is budget type gym compared to ordinary gym.

In Japan, going to Gym is not popular compared to other country.

Actually, I do not have any intention to go to gym. Main reason is its monthly cost.

If I run in neighboring park, I do not need to pay any fee. However if I go to Gym, I need to pay 10000 yen per month.

So if this company can make sufficient profit with such affordable price (3000 yen), it is nice.

And in the case of this gym, if one of household member is a member of this FIT365, other family member can also go to this Gym and it is very convenient.
(Amount of monthly fee is about 4000 yen. Family members can not go to this Gym at the same time)

If there are 4 household members, monthly fee for one person is only 1000 yen.

As for facilities, this gym has sufficient equipment, including treadmill, Barbell ( I will use only treadmill. Never Barbell ).

Demerit of this Gym

In order to save facility cost, some of FIT365 is not equipped with shower room.

On the other hand, there is exclusive use space for female.(additional fee is necessary. 500 yen).

However in order to start same kind of business, I will need to large amount of money.

So if I hope to start gym, I will prepare only space and treadmill and shower room and confirm if I can make profit.

If there is FIT365 in 23 ward, Tokyo, I will join. However unfortunately, there is not.

It may be because rental fee in 23 ward, Tokyo is very expensive.

And some persons living in 23 ward, Tokyo do not hesitate monthly fee of 10,000 yen. 

Business Idea in Japan : Start a school that teaches English and programming at the same time   

1) Suppose you want to start a business in Japan. But you don’t speak Japanese and you also don’t want to spend time to study Japanese. (I agree with that idea.)

In such a case, the first thing that comes to your mind immediately is to start a restaurant. In such a case, the business idea that immediately comes to mind would be to start a restaurant in Japan. If you are Indian, you might try to start an Indian restaurant. But as you will see when you come to Japan, it is very difficult to make a prosperous Indian restaurant. So, I thought about what kind of business you can start in Japan without using much Japanese.

2) Programming school using English

Suppose that you know more about programming than a Japanese elementary school student and you speak good English.

In that case, you would start a school that teaches English and programming at the same time. It is hard for Japanese children to learn programming using letters. Therefore, you would teach visual programming such as scratch.

Since scratch can switch the language to English, you can use scratch to teach English and programming at the same time.

There are already such schools in Japan. If there is none, it is a sign that this business is not needed in Japan.

In the case of a school in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, each class is 60 minutes long. Classes are held once a week. So there are four classes per month, and the tuition (your sales) per person is 17,000 yen.

For a programming school, you do not need facilities like a restaurant. If you want, you don’t have to rent a dedicated place. You can rent a place only when there are students, and you may be able to rent it for 1,000 yen per hour.

3) Competitors

Location is one of the most important factors for students when choosing a school. The distance between the student’s home and the school needs to be very close. So you begin to choose a location where there are no other similar schools.

In the case of this school, the student must actually come to your school. Kids can’t focus on online classes. So you have less competition. You don’t have to compete with big companies like Amazon.

4) How will you attract prospective students?

You first choose a location to start your school. Then, you distribute flyers to mailboxes in your neighborhood to attract customers.

At the same time, you would post useful information about Scratch on social media every day in an easy-to-understand manner. You would do this for about a year.

Can’t keep that up for a year?

Such a person would never be able to start a business.

🐶 Profit from English Conversation Schools in Japan

Assume that you are a native English speaker or speak fluent English. In that case, you might start an English conversation school for Japanese.

Let me show you how much the operators of English conversation schools in Japan charge from their customers.
(In the case of a very famous English conversation school in Japan)

In the case of one teacher and one student meeting in person for a lesson.
(the teacher is not good at Japanese language. If he/she is, it may be able to receive higher fee).

If there are 4 lessons per month of 40 minutes each, the fee per month is 29,700 yen. In other words, you receive 7,400 yen for a 40-minute lesson.

In addition, you will receive about 20,000 yen as an enrollment fee.

You also receive about 1,600 yen per month as an administrative fee.

With such high fees, it is doubtful that they will be able to attract students, but it seems to be all right. This English conversation school has 70 schools in Tokyo, so they may be doing well.

🌸 On the other hand, since you are not in Japan, you might run an online English conversation school.

Fee structure of famous English conversation schools for Japanese persons

Students can take classes every day, up to one class per day. Each lesson lasts 25 minutes and costs 6,000 yen per month.

The fee per lesson is 200 yen.
(6,000 yen divided by 30 days)

But in reality, no student will take a class every day. Because they are also busy.

Assuming that the student takes classes twice a week, the fee per class is 750 yen.
(6,000 yen divided by 8 days)

In the case of online classes, you do not have to pay high rent, so you may be able to run your business with such a low sales amount.