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(アーホルナ エーリヒ)
Founder & CEO of
Japan Business Consulting

"I help companies grow

their business on the

Japanese market"

Are you a business owner or responsible for business development and struggling to increase sales?


I am Erich Ahorner and I help companies grow their business in Japan connecting them to the best distribution channels for their specific industry.

If you are interested in entering the Japanese market or growing your business in Japan to generate more sales click below to learn more.

Erich Ahorner is an entrepreneur from Germany involved in doing business with Japan and Japan business relations for 25 years since age 17 when he was an exchange student in Japan and started his own import/export business on a side.

Erich is a Japan Business consultant who has successfully helped companies profit through bringing them on the Japanese Market. He has personally managed market entry for on behalf of clients and has been able to consistently prove ROI.

The clients are some of the fastest growing companies Small & Medium sized companies from various industries and he has helped them gain additional market share in their respective markets globally.

With more than 30 years of experience in Japanese language & culture, work experience in Japanese companies and also foreign enterprises & organizations directly in Japan, he has a deep gratitude towards the country of Japan and its people.

To promote mutual understanding, he therefore offers services for Japanese market entry for companies that want to expand and would like to generate additional business opportunities for growth.


  • M.A. of Japanese Business & International Management

  • 25+ years experience with and passion for business with Japan, its language & culture

  • Working for over a decade in Japanese business environments (5 years in Japan, 6 years in Europe)

  • Strategic Purchasing & Procurement Background at a major Japanese NIKKEI company

  • Main focus on international coordination with communication flow between the U.S., Japan and Europe

  • Business fluent in Japanese, Spanish, German and English