Teni Wada

is creating a J-beauty company & business in Japan blog.

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About

Hi, I’m Teni Wada and welcome to my Patreon page!

I’m here to launch my most ambitious project in nearly 15 years of living in Japan -- I’m starting a J-beauty cosmetics company.

My Story

I'm a content creator and J-beauty fan living in Tokyo. My lifestyle blog, The Wagamama Diaries, is where I write about motherhood in Japan and Japanese beauty products. Search for “makeup in Japan,” “buying makeup in Japan,” “Japanese sheet masks,” “Japanese skincare,” and in the top results you’ll come across posts from The Wagamama Diaries and/or content that I’ve produced for clients!

Still, l have a long way to go as a content creator. Honestly, for the longest time, I’ve been yearning for something more, to do something more, to be more. And, this year, my obsession with Japanese cosmetics has led me to start my own J-beauty business!

Now, there’s no shortage of “how to start a business in Japan” posts out there on the internet. But, this Patreon-exclusive blog will serve as an intimate, step-by-step look at what it takes to start a business in Japan, especially when it comes to the beauty industry.

What To Expect

My weekly updates will take you behind the scenes as I document my journey from preparation to launch. I’ll talk about my business seminars, raising capital, Japanese laws and industry regulations, cosmetics coursework, roadblocks, and more.

Plus, as a Patreon, you’ll also be the first to know about the products I’m offering!

My Business Plan

Starting a J-beauty company seems like a logical progression for someone passionate about skincare. However, this isn't some off-the-cuff idea. Armed with just an idea --  “green” skincare that supports local industries -- I did market research, a three-year business plan, and even a mood board as part of an entry for my city’s 16th annual business plan contest in July 2020. To my surprise, I placed third and received a startup grant of 100,000 yen!

Isn’t it amazing what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself?

Now, I can finally lay the groundwork for my dream to become reality. I’m inspired by my love for Japanese cosmetics and the “Pull Up or Shut Up” campaign to become an entrepreneur committed to diversity and fair business practices. My experience as a working mother in Japan has also inspired me to create a working environment that welcomes single parent workers.

Ready To Join Me?

Become a Patreon today! Pledges will go towards office rental space, company registration fees, capital and start-up expenses, and ordering stock. Alternatively, One-time contributions may be made via PayPal here: paypal.me/wadateni.

Thank you!

-T
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