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Delivering excellence in Japan's freight industry with Motoko Murata
Episode 4418th December 2023 • Jandals in Japan • Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
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Motoko Murata is the country manager for Mainfreight in Japan. Together we delved into what is making Mainfreight stand out in the ultra competitive area of international freight in Japan. Motoko shares the importance of quality in cargo delivery, investment in technology, and the significance of collaboration and customer communication for smooth operations. We also explored cultural differences in conversation and small talk expectations when building relationships with Japanese customers. Grab your earphones for another Jandals listening experience.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Motoko’s career in logistics and why she decided to take on the challenge of establishing Mainfreight in Japan
  • How Mainfreight is innovating in the logistics industry and helping customers in Japan to go paperless
  • Some things that Japan is teaching Mainfreight about next level care of shipments
  • Motoko’s strategy for breaking the ice with new connections in Japan


About Motoko

Motoko Murata is Country Manager of Mainfreight Japan. She has been in the logistics industry for more than 20 years. Motoko joined Mainfreight as a founding member of the Japan office in 2019, and COVID-19 hit not long after. She took on her current role last year to challenge herself to promote the Mainfreight service and culture, as well as the New Zealand Spirit in Japan with the great Mainfreight team.


Connect with Motoko

Website: https://www.mainfreight.com/global/en-nz 


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