Annette Azuma, Director at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway, in the Auckland office, shares her experiences in facilitating business between New Zealand and Japan. Annette has a long dedicated relationship with Japan and has worked hard to help support the Japan and New Zealand business environment. We are thrilled to share her knowledge with you in this episode.
In this episode you’ll hear:
How Annette came to be interested in learning Japanese which kicked off her connection with Japan
The importance of local team members for effective business
Annette gives us her own example of the Japanese saying “3 years on a rock”
How New Zealand could help Japan and vice versa
The benefits of being a member of the JNZBC and how you can join
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Annette specializes in international business and deals with a number of listed and unlisted corporates and high net worth individuals assisting with all aspects of taxation, compliance, M&A and immigration. Fluent in Japanese, she has particular expertise and experience assisting many Japanese clients doing business and investing in New Zealand as well as representing companies expanding their businesses to Japan. In addition, she serves as a Vice Chair of the Japan New Zealand Business Council, board member of Drive Electric Incorporated, member of Global Women and industry representative for the Auckland University of Technology International Languages Department.