How to set up a conference call to Japan

The Japanese economy is massive – the third largest in the world and bigger than both the UK and Germany combined.

The country made up 6% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product in 2014 and ranks second in the 2013 Global Wealth Report with 62 Fortune 500 companies and the highest number of millionaires in Asia.

And as recently as 2012, Tokyo had the highest concentration of millionaires in the world.

But while there’s a large market to tap into, flying out to talk turkey in Tokyo will cost a packet – so doing business by conference call instead? It’s cost-effective, convenient and requires nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

How to set up a conference call between the UK and Japan

Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN instantly. Then click on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template and then enter the time, date and subject of the conference call.

Pick UK and Japan dial-in codes, hit the button marked ‘Copy this invitation’, paste it into an email, send it to up to 100 participants, and you’re good to go.

Dial-in numbers to call

At the allotted time participants dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:

– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843
– Japan participants dial 03-45107805

Your conference call can now begin!

Where is Japan?

is an island country in East Asia. Situated in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is an island country that lies off the eastern coast Asia, with China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia being its nearest mainland neighbours. It stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

What’s the best time to call Japan from the UK?

clockThe flight time between London and Tokyo is about 11 hours hours and forty minutes, the time difference can be a problem though as Tokyo is GMT +9 .

So the best times to call are probably:

– between 6am and 3pm GMT – that’s between 3pm and 12pm in Tokyo.
– and between midnight and 1am GMT – which is between 9am and 10am the next day in Tokyo.

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