Culture and Fashion are alive everywhere you turn in Japan. It steams out of the streets, the people, the architecture even the billboards. It is all around you and all inspiring. The problem with buying in Japan is communication. It is 100% necessary to have a consultant to get around the city and communicate with vendors. The whole process of viewing and purchasing a collection in Japan is also very different. The Japanese culture and business etiquette is very formal. An individual must be the right fit for a collection as a person and a retailer in order to obtain it. In most cases, this entails a meeting followed by a dinner. A courting process is required before a business transaction can take place in Japan. Either way, there is some fabulous site seeing and shopping to be done during the process!