Helping Kiwi businesses successfully enter Japan

Experts in facilitating positive business dealings in New Zealand and Japan, with over 20 years experience in the Japanese market.

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About Tim Harvey

In his previous role as Head of Japan for a leading sports agency, Tim conducted over 1000 successful contract negotiations between New Zealand and Japanese enterprises.

His focus on building relationships has made him a valuable partner for any Kiwi business looking to operate in Japan.

Tim has a natural understanding of both Japanese and New Zealand cultures, as a result of his upbringing as a “missionary kid” in Japan. He was raised with strong moral values, with an emphasis on caring for people and building relationships. Trust, integrity and conviction have been at the heart of his business dealings in Japan and New Zealand for over 20 years.


Business Introductions



Meeting Facilitation

Public Speaking

Example of companies I've worked with

Adidas Japan
Air New Zealand
Coca Cola
Japan Rugby Union
NZ Rugby Union


Tim Harvey is a valued Japan contact and long-term good friend.  My involvement with Japan until recently has been mainly at government level whereas Tim has been involved mainly at private sector level.  He is someone who sees the big picture and the value of working together as NZ Inc, especially through involvement in the Japan New Zealand Business Council.

A keen sportsman himself, Tim has taken a leading role in building sports exchanges with Japan at professional level.  His success in that field is a reflection of the trust and loyalty that he engenders in all his contacts backed by high level Japanese language and cultural awareness skills.

Ian Kennedy

Chairman of the JNZBC (Japan New Zealand Business Council) and former NZ Ambassador to Japan


I've known and worked with Tim for well over 15 years and cannot speak more highly of his integrity, professionalism and ability to build strong relationships in Japan and around the world. Tim's manner and knowledge has always enabled him to achieve positive results in Japan, where he is extremely respected and trusted.

Andrew Mehrtens

Director-Private Clients at ARC Global Wealth

Former All Black


Having been born in Japan and raised in New Zealand, I know when I come across a person who is truly bi-lingual and bi-cultural from Japanese and New Zealand perspectives. I can say with confidence that Tim is a unique professional who fits into such a category. He has over twenty years of experience working with large Japanese corporations proposing, negotiating and closing various landmark transactions for New Zealand counterparts. Being on the boards of UDC Finance in New Zealand and Sumida Corporation in Japan, I have come to learn they require a different set of skills in understanding the business practices and cultures of both countries. I am confident that Tim will provide sound guidance given his experience and expertise.

Ryo Hayakawa

Managing Director

AKSUS Advisors, Inc.

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