When I travel around the world to visit our customers I meet a lot of new people and new cultures. This is something I envisioned when I started studying International Business Studies at the Maastricht University. Living the life makes it even more exciting I must say.
Beginning of this year I made a trip to Osaka region to visit one of our bigger customers and I arrived in a city that touched my heart immediately.
Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants.
The look and feel of downtown Osaka brings you the true Japanese man and women living a life in the big city. Which is colorful, busy and entertaining and their is a big need for logistics for consumer products and food in a busy city like this.
Looking at their main customer group Osaka is a city of the young and the restless. As far I can see there are students, students and students.
This city is the future of Japan. There are certain brands that will flourish in this area, especially foreign brands that has the main attention of the new international student community of Japan.
Gradually Japan is opening up to the rest of the world and as I might restate, Osaka has touched my heart immediately and is this small part of the world I see indefinite opportunities for you, me and the new Japanese generation!
I wish you all a great weekend!