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Kristin Nance 
Roosevelt University, Heller College of Business 


March 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM 
March 16, 2010 at 01:30 PM 

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Roosevelt University 
1400 N. Roosevelt
Room 300
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Driving Directions 

The Perspectives of an American Doing Business in Japan 

Brown Bag "Hot Topics" Lunch Seminar                                Sponsored by ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

 When:   Tuesday, March 16, 2010

 Time:     Noon to 1:30 p.m. 

               BRING YOUR LUNCH

Where:   Roosevelt University, Schaumburg Campus, 1400 N. Roosevelt Road
               Room 300

              SPACE IS LIMITED


Program Overview:                                                                                                                                 Steven Gan moved to Japan in 1989 and from 1992 - 2004 was the founder and president of Advance & Associates Co., Ltd. in Tokyo. Advance & Associates was the first foreign owned collection agency in Japan and also the first to create and implement the before and after sales total credit risk management product line system.                                                                                                                                                     

As a very unique "Gaijin", Steven Gan was featured in numerous articles, publications, presentations, and television appearances, giving him the opportunity to deepen the awareness of the importance of sound credit risk management throughout Japan.

Steven Gan wrote the book titled, "The Blue Eyed Debt Collector, His Struggle" (Japanese only) published by the number two publisher in Japan, Shogakkan, which sold over 20,000 copies.

In this presentation you will learn about:

  • The factors that supported his Interest in Japan
  • The factors that supported his starting a business in Japan
  • How he was able to overcome Japanese cultural barriers
  • How he promoted and marketed his services
  • What your steps need to be to have success in Japan
 Who Should Attend?
Any business professional who is interested in:
  • Learning about Japanese business culture.
  • Doing business in Japan.
  • Doing business with Japanese companies in the US.
  • Doing international business.

Don't miss this highly informative (and humorous) presentation!