Feb 28, 2011

Business Garden News Part2: Customers at Businessgarden

Today's Business Garden News is about why we are chosen by many foreign customers
as their office.

At Business Garden, we have customers from many different countries!
There are many reasons that we have chosen as their office.

I'd like to tell you some of the reason why...
1. All of our office is located in the central Tokyo area
2. There are no complicated paper works to rent our office office
3. All of our staff speak English, and we have Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese speakers!
4. Staff members are always at the office to serve you during our office hour
while most of the other rent offices don't.

If you would like to know more about us check out our,,,,


Tel: +81-3-6890-1111

Feb 26, 2011

Japanese Pub - Izakaya ②

Last week I gave an introduction of Izakaya, today I would like to talk about one of my favourite Izakaya in this blog - Hana no Mai (はなの舞).

Hana no Mai is a Japanese Izakaya dedicated to seafood. Their main aim is to supply fresh fish and other seafood every day for you to enjoy with a nice pint of beer, or some Japanese Sake. The seafood in this pub comes from all over Japan every day. If you are a regular customer, you'll be able to enjoy the seasonal seafood which has a limited supplying period. This is also one of the best selling points of Hana No Mai.

When I went there last autumn around October, I was able to enjoy the fresh raw oyster they had as the seasonal seafood there at that time. The oysters were fresh, big and juicy, whatsmore is that the price is also normally pretty reasonable!

Apart from the fresh seafood menu you can enjoy at Hana no Mai, such as Sashimi (raw fish pieces), Sushi, shellfish Sashimi, raw seafood salads, grilled seanal fish, octupus balls, seafood pizza, etc, they also have a solid menu for other types of dishes. Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), pickled vegetables, tofu dishes, all sorts of salads, cheese omelltte, sausages and chips, pizzas, rice and noodle dishes, icecream, and so on. If you're curious about new adventure of food, try their pieces of raw horse meat. The variety of their dishes will impress you, the price of them will make you want go back again very soon.

Why not having a pint of your favourite lager and some indulgent beer snacks? Or fancy a glass of colourful cocktail with some elegant raw fish pieces? Come and find out what the Japanese eat for socializing. If you want to live in Japan long term and start your own business, Business Garden is always there for you!

In my next blog, I'm going to talk about the most popular low price morden Izakaya in Japan at the moment - Kin no Kura (金の蔵). Don't miss it!

Japanese Pub - Izakaya ①


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Feb 23, 2011

Buffets series in Japan ② - Sutamina Taro

Would you like to know something more about buffets in Japan?
I'm going to tell you the food buffet - Sutamina Taro.

Sutamina Taro is a popular all-you-can-eat Yakiniku(Grilled Meat) and Sushi chain in Japan. The entrance fee gives you 90 minutes in which to indulge and over-indulge in the Sushi, Yakiniku,
Salada and other dishes that is available.

Let me give you a few examples of the types of dishes you can enjoy there. Sushi, Yakiniku, Fried Chicken, Fried Potato, Dumpline, some kind of noodles, rice dishes, soup, all sorts of fruits, cakes and other desserts, salads, and so on. With an littles extra fee, you can also enjoy their Drink Bar, which is a popular system in Japaese restuarants for you to have as much drinks as you want!

Try Sutamina Taro when you are in Japan! Don't forget to come and visit us at Business Garden! We are looking forward to meeting you!.


Shinjuku Business Garden:
Tel: +81-3-6890-1111

Feb 22, 2011

Interesting news from Japan① "Foreign remittance"

Hello I'm TAKE from the Shimbashi business garden.

Let me pick some interesting news from Japan.

"Foreign remittance" is the topic I would like to talk about this time.

As I was working on helping foreign students in my previous job, I have many experiences on foreign remittance.Foreign remittance in Japan is very troublesome on both sending side as well as receiving side.Also, remittance fee is very expensive in Japan.

One of the reason of its expensiveness is that fee is taken at Japanese local bank as well as at non Japanese bank. Furthermore, current foreign remittance system via Japanese bank itself is very safe and requires high maintenance cost.

After the new law that allows non bank to start doing business on foreign remittance is enforced in last spring in Japan, situation is changing with some of the world major money-transmitting company has been coming to Japan.

The commission of a certain world's largest money-transmitting company is just 20 to 60 percent of that of Japanese bank, and the time that takes for the remittance is just a few minutes, which is clearly quicker than the time it takes for a Japanese bank to execute foreign remittance.

It seems that Japanese domestic financial institution is also thinking about various plans to tackle this competitive situation. For example, they are trying to focus its corporate companies, or making foreign remittance service available through existing ATM machine they have.

In either way, I hope the foreign people who live in Japan will get benefit out of this competitive situation by getting better foreign remittance services.

Tel: +81-3-3459-0233

Feb 18, 2011

Japanese Pub - Izakaya ①

In Japan, Social life after work is one of the key points to success business and good relationships. From this blog, I will be telling you about the most typical places where Japanese people use for socializing, the Izakaya.

Izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment (like a pub) which also serves food to accompany the drinks. The food is usually more substantial than that offered in other types of drinking establishments in Japan such as bars or snack bars.

They are popular, casual places for after-work drinking. Most of them open from 5pm to 5am. Depending on the izakaya, customers sit on tatami mats and dine from low tables in the traditional Japanese style, or sit on chairs and drink/dine from tables. Many izakaya offer a choice of both, as well as seating by the bar.

Usually, you will be given an oshibori (wet towel) to clean your hands with; next an otōshi (a tiny snack/an appetizer) will be served. This is local custom and usually charged onto the bill as an entry fee.

The menu may be on the table, or displayed on walls. Picture menus are common in larger izakaya. Food and drink are ordered throughout the course of the session as desired. They are brought to the table, and the bill is added up at the end of the session. Unlike other Japanese styles of eating, food items are usually shared by everyone at the table.

In my next blog, I will talk about one of my favourite izakaya - Hana no mai (はなの舞), a seafood pub. If you are interested in this izakaya topic, please look forward to the next one!


Shinjuku Business Garden:


Tel: +81-3-6890-1111

Feb 17, 2011

-Business Manner in Japan-  Polite Bows

Polite bows are very important in the daily life of the business in Japan, especially at first meeting. It's not an exaggeration to say that a polite bow makes business a success.

A bow is a kind of symbol is an expression of respect for your customer.

Bows basically have three types which are informal, formal, and very formal.

The biggest difference among three types is degree angle.

The case of informal bows is about 15 degree angle, formal bows are about 30, and very formal bows are about 45.

However, if you are not Japanese, I think that you do not need to make a bow.

Some Japanese people seem a little strange that foreigners make a bow.

Anyway, the most important thing is to express your respect for your customer at first time.

I wish you good luck and success of your business in Japan!


Feb 16, 2011

Sweet Buffet

Would you like to know something about buffets in Tokyo?
I'm going to tell you the addictive SWEET buffet - Sweet Paradise.

Sweets Paradise is a popular all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink sweets chain in Tokyo. The entrance fee gives you 90 minutes in which to indulge and over-indulge in the cakes, custards, ice creams and more that is available. If you get bored of sweets, they usually have a few savory items, such as curry or pasta.

Let me give you a few examples of the types of cake you can enjoy there. Berry cake, berry mouse, strawberry cream cake, milk crepe, orange mouse, black sesame cake, tofu and bean cake, apple mouse, chocolate cake, fruit cake, cheese cake, chestnut cake, green tea cake, etc. Besides all the regular cakes, there are often monthly cakes and season limited cakes for you to choose from. Although after one or two big plates of cakes, you'll have your eyes on the savories. The variety of salads, pasta and curry won't let you down.

Tye Sweets Paradise when you are in Tokyo! Don't forget to come and visit us at Business Garden! We are looking forward to meeting you!.


K-1bldg 3F, 7-2-6 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo,
160-0023 Japan
TEL 03-6890-1111
FAX 03-6890-1151
(Outside of Japan: +81-3-6890-1111)

- Office Hours -
Weekdays 9:00~20:00
Saturdays 9:00~14:00
(Sundays and Holidays: Closed)


Snow in Japan

We had sudden heavy snow in Tokyo this week.
When we have heavy snow in Tokyo, we tends to worry if the transportation in Tokyo metropolitan area suffers major delay rather than feeling happy with enjoying snow.
By the way, I want to introduce my experience of enjoying snow in a little bit unusual way in Minakami city of Gunma prefecture. It is called Snow Shoe.

The snow shoe is the activity of walking on snow with special equipment look like a short board on the bottom of your shoe. It's very strange feeling for me since it was really easy to walk on the snow with the snow shoe. I enjoyed a lot with not only walking on snow but also seeing the pillar of ice in the cave, and sliding over the snow on a sled.

There are many instructors and tourists from various countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil in the tour meeting place, which has lodge as well as bar.
Looking at people enjoying drinking and chatting in the bar of the tour center at the night, I felt like that the atmosphere was not like Japan.

Recently, the snow mountain in Japan seems to be popular among foreign tourists.
The number of foreign tourists visit Japan to enjoy snow mountains is increasing. They enjoy, at the same time, the traditional tourist destinations like hot spa and visiting temple.

There are many wonderful nature spots in Japan that Japanese have not recognized yet.
We would like to appeal those nature of Japan to the world in addition to other popular sightseeing spots!

Tel: +81-3-3459-0233

Feb 14, 2011

Business Garden News Part1: Big News From Shinjuku Businessgarden

Today's Business Garden new is...."Big News From Shinjuku Business Garden!"

We, at Shinjuku Business Garden, are offering our rental office with special price!!
And this special offer is only for foreign customers and Japanese customers who deal with foreign companies!

For the first month, we offer our rental office with 50% off from the original price!

This is something you can't miss!
Please check out our H.P.

Tel: +81-3-6890-1111

Feb 9, 2011

Are you interested in making your own business cards?

What's necessary to start your own business?
Yes, business cards.
The useful item with which others can get to know you and contact you.

Are you interested in making your own business cards?
If so, I will recommend the business card shop which our company associated with.
In Japan, exchanging business cards is the first step to a good relationship.
When we meet some one for business, we always exchange our business cards.
This business card shop " K-1 PRINT " can support your life and business in Japan.
They have a large number of templates for you to choose from.
But if you like, they also print business cards with your own design.

A impressive and eye-catching business card makes you outstanding among your competitors.
It's a gate to success!
When you establish your corporate, make sure you remember to make your unique business cards.

And of course, don't forget to visit our Shinjuku Business Garden which is in the same building of K-1 PRINT.
How convenient!


Shinjuku Business Garden:
Tel: 03-6890-1111

Coming to Japan for study and work

I would like to talk about coming to Japan for study and work, as I was previously involved with Japanese education for foreign students as well as helping them to find jobs in Japan.

Most of foreign students in Japan are from China or Korea, but the number of students from Vietnam or Thailand also has been increasing recently.Students from other countries also come to study in Japan, but it seems that most of students are from Asia because they have future jobs in mind, and they think that the economic ties between Japan and Asian countries is very strong and studying in japan will help them to find jobs.

However, it is changing recently.
It is getting more expensive to come and study in japan due to recent strong Japanese yen.But furthermore, they tend to think that getting a job in Japan is not easy even if they study Japanese hard.

It is often said that Japanese companies are very domestic and not open for foreign workers.But in these days, they are looking for non Japanese workers more aggressively rather than Japanese if a person has excellent skills.This is because Japanese companies have to go out to the world, to win in recent competitive global markets.

The number of foreigners who want to establish their own business after graduating university in Japan is also gradually increasing recently.

I hope many people come to Japan to become the cross cultural bridge between Japan and their home country !

Tel: +81-3-6890-1111

Feb 7, 2011

Greeting from Shibuya Business Garden Staff

I'm Ayako, one of Business Garden staff.

Since this is my first entry to this new blog, I'd like to introduce a
little bit about myself.

I have been working for Business Garden for 2 & half years.
Before that, for about 7 - 8 yrs I worked for one of our group
companies, Sakura House;a real-estate company in Tokyo, providing
accomodations exculusively for foreigners.

My job at Sakura House was to help foreigners finding accommodations
and make their stay safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
It was very interesting to see people from all over the world, and to
discover other cultures.

Now I am here at Business Garden and ready to support not only our
Japanese customers but also people from all over the world.

If you are planning to start your business in Tokyo, or you are
already a business owner looking for a suitable place to locate your
office, we may be able to help.

At Business Garden, we are offering monthly furnised office rooms
(booths) at reasonable prices,
and it comes with phone & fax number and free internet access.

You have 24-7 access to your room, and your rent also incudes
secretary services ; receiving letters and answering phone call for
you while you're away.
...Great deal, isn't it?

If you're interested, please feel free to make inquiry or just drob by
to take a look how it is like.

Also, I am taking care of our Business Garden "Facebook" page.
If you're a facebook user, please visit here to check!

Here's the link...

Something more about my self...if you're still interested.
I am practicing Yoga (Ashthanga), playing Ukulele for fun.
I like jogging (I've done full marathon for 6 times), and swimming
too. (Swam 3 km in the ocean swimming race)

If you'd like say something please feel absolutely free to leave a comment. ;)


Shibuya Business Garden:

Tel: +81-3-6892-1111


Feb 4, 2011

Go for the challenge!

At Business Garden, we have customers from many countries, US, Britain, France, Nigeria, South Korea, China, etc. Every one here is our much valued customer, and we are trying our best to help them with every little thing at a flexible manner. Because we believe that your success needs our support, and our success needs your support at the same time.

Many people from other countries worry about where to stay in Japan before even coming here. No problem, the companies we are associated with 'Sakura House' and 'Sakura Hotel' can help you solving it before you arrive in Japan.
'Sakura House':
'Sakura Hotel':

Some people might have fear of Japanese food. We eat many things as well as Sushi! It is possible for you to enjoy oriental food (Chinese), Asian food (Indian), European food (French, Italian) , American (hambergers) or Mexican. People from all continents could enjoy food and be more satisfied than they ever imagined in Japan. If you are interested in this subject, we will elaborate it more in our future blogs.

Whether it is the price, the weather or the language you are afraid of, we can help you with most of things here in order to support your business and expand your joy of staying in Japan. Just give us a call or drop in, we are always here to help! Join us for the challenge!

Business Garden:
Tel: +81-3-6890-1111

p.s. It's spring now in Japan from today! The weather is getting warmer and I can already smell the lovely Sakura (cherry blossom). Sakura in the sun makes such a beautiful picture which you can only feel with your own eyes.


Feb 3, 2011

Advantage of rental office

If you rent office space in Tokyo, you are usually required 12 months worth of security deposit. For instance, when the rent for office space is 100,000 yen/month,

you are required 1.2 million yen as a security deposit, totally you have to pay 1.3 million yen as the beginning cost.

In the rental office case, the security deposit is much lower than the usual office space.

In Business Garden, the security deposit is only one month worth of rent.

Moreover, the security money can be almost returned when you leave.

You are not required commission, key money, and renewal fees, including broadband internet fee, and utilities.

If you would like to reduce an initial cost when you start your business in Tokyo,

The rental office space in BusinessGarden is one of strong candidates.

Please feel free to contact us soon!


8-37 Saneicyo, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo,
160-0008 Japan
TEL  03-3358-1913
FAX 03-3358-1914
(Outside of Japan: +81-3-3358-1913)

- Office Hours -
Weekdays 9:00~20:00
(Saturdays and Saturdays and Sundays and Holidays: Closed)

Feb 2, 2011

 Thank you very much for reading our blog.
I'd like to introduce the one of our customers.

He is from India, and he's been stayed at Japan about 9 years.
He 's used to be working at Japanese company for longtime, so he speaks perfect Japanese.
He made the best use of the language ability and established it last November.

The following link is his homepage, please click it.

Although his shop will start with women's scarfs, he has a grand dream of the future.

We would love to support the customers like him.
Please feel free to ask us any questions.


Tel: +81-3-6890-1111

Feb 1, 2011

Shinjuku is one of the three biggest Wards in Tokyo.

Over two million passengers are passing through Shinjuku station everyday.
You will be surprised to see how crowded the trains for commuters are during peak hours.

The west of the station is filled with towering buildings of offices and hotels,
along with The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, The Tax Office,
and The Legal Affairs Bureau, which would be necessary for you to visit
in order to start your business.

In other words, if you come to Shinjuku, everything you need, from human resources,
offices to any information for your business is right in front of you.

The most important thing I must mention is that our Shinjuku Businsess Garden
is located at west Shinjuku too!

There are so many train lines you can use to reach Shinjuku station; the JR Yamanote Line,
JR Chuo Line, JR Sobu Line, JR Saikyo Line, the Marunouchi

Subway Line, the TOEI Shinjuku Line, the Oedo Line, the TOEI no. 12 Line,
the Odakyu Line and the Keio Line. You can easily access it from anywhere!

If you are thinking to start your business in Japan, it will be a good idea to
candidate Shinjuku as your office place!


Tel: +81-3-6890-1111