When this domain is repatriated by Japan the story will continue on Bartz.com.
Bradley Lawrence Bartz
Born as 4th kid
First business success rewarded with pony
Sold more candy than Baseball Field snack shack and at better profit
First Job. Selling Radio Advertising over telephone.
(tall one in the back - his voice was taller) Jolley, Frank: KNAC, 1970-71 and 1972-74; KHJ; KKDJ, 1971-72; KROQ; KYMS, 1972.
Frank owns and operates an independent film company that produces movies for tv and theatrically released films. He owns and operate kkdj.net and rockhouse.mobi online radio stations 24/7 and is "the life of Riley" in Citrus Heights, California. Over the years, Frank was Mentor Chairman of the Producers Guild of America.
First company. B&B Gardening with brother Mike (he could drive)
Danced with Princess Leia (Carrie Fischer) on the Queen Mary, Long Beach
First corporation. Telemarketing Visions Institute, Inc. A Non-for-profit corporation for teaching the blind how to sell on the telephone and get jobs.
First University case study of a Brad Bartz business by senior class of Dr. Fred Keisner
Got accepted to Loyola Marymount University day before classes started by the Dean of Admissions
Graduated Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Arrived in Japan, met wife on plane
Launched first Japanese Interent Company
Launched IAC-Online BBS
Pardoned by Japanese Emperor Akihito
November 1990 new Emperor Akihtio pardoned 880,000 citizens and me from small offenses. Mine was drink driving ticket that I was actively contesting.
Japan Press Network starts uploading press releases to Bloomberg Business News
Married Tomoko (25 years now!)
Bradley Jr. born with bi-lateral cleft palette. Metamorph search engine used with 1000 pages of medical text about cleft-palletes (mitsu-kuchi) provided by friend and data
Sold Coca-Cola the 1st ad online - on the planet!
Second Univeristy case study of a Brad Bartz business with Dr. Willam Bolton at Keio Univerity, Yokohama, Japan
Electornic book on Floppy disk with The Japan Times with an embedded natural language search engine and 1000 pages of JT news.
Traded ad space to Budweiser on BBS with ANSI-SYS "BUDNET" campaign
FIRST advertisement on a computer with a 5MB website installed on 300,000 IBM Japan Apitva Computers. Let's Internet!
Marie born. She just graduated from UC Berkeley and got hired to run a department!
Joint Venture with NTT PC Communications
Raised 327 million yen from Tiedemann Group in New York, USA by fund manager Campbell Gunn
Scooterboy.com - First Internet Comic Book
Bought Tokyo Journal Magazine
Wall Street Journal and Asian Wall Street Journal front page
August - japan.co.jp and 100+ .co.jp domain name regisistered
Launch free email at Jmail.co.jp and the 100 .co.jp domain names
How to Survive a Press Thrashing speech at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan (FCCJ)
Epic speech. BusinessWeek Japan editor stood up and apologized. Tanya Clark left in tears (she wrote the hit piece. Who paid her?).
Grow to 250,000 users by end of 1999
Sell control and pay all debts
Denied by blacklist again for conversion of .co.jp collection to new .jp
February, left japan with shirt on my back, withOUT my company and no debt.
Read Japan.co.jp: Hardhat Requried to learn about starting the first commercial internet company in Japan.
Buy on Amazon
Fired by new owners of Jmail and screwed out of stock sale to Hans Tiedemann for $400,000 and slammed out of any ownship stake. Shameful behavior on his part.
Shaved my head in ceremony of retiring sumo legend.
Brad Bartz led the Internet venture business scene from 1990 in Tokyo.
In 1995 he raised 4 million dollars from a New York Hedge Fund to expand its Joint Venture With Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT).
In August 1996 Bartz registerd 105 .co.jp domain names exploiting the loophole of one company can only have one domain name by making 105 Delaware Corporations.
Japan.co.jp, JPN.co.jp, sushi.co.jp and many more. Then Brad Bartz and his company were blacklisted by the Japanese governement. A blacklist that is still in place and having continued negative impact.
Read more at www.JPRS.com
JP Power V ABC Solar Japan KK
Summary: JP Power (Solar Client) buys 1.5 million dollars worth of solar panels. ABC Solar delivers as contracted CIF to port. JP Power abaondoned at port and all hell breaks loose.
The fact that you are reading this at Japan.co.jp is the base truth for this story. I may own Japan.co.jp and get to post anything I want on the 100+ .co.jp domain names. That is true. But, I can not sell these domains.
Google and other network advertisers pulled all ads with the blacklist years ago.
Again, you decide. Which is worse. A blacklist or JP Power leaving 1.5 million dollars of solar panels at the Port of Yokohama. Left them for ABC SOlar to somehow cleanup. The court gives no penalty to JP Power for abaondoning the solar panels. Instead, ABC Solar is penalized for not cleaning up correctly. Sheeeeeeesh!
This is a great book and I highly recommend for any businessperson.
Japan taught me a lot about defense as a good policy for business anywhere. Learn real world key lessons for starting, running AND keeping your business. A series of business forms are presented for you to fill out. This is a working book.
The Venture Business Manual also has Non-Disclosure agreements and other key documents for reference and use
Legal Restrictions on Foreigners with questionable justice.
(oh Brad! No, really, check it out. I registered this domain, Japan.co.jp, and two weeks later foreigners were outlawed from buying a Japanese domain name.
So, yes, Japan has legal racism that gives competitive advantage to locals.)
Only one condidtion should you do business in Japan. That is when you own 100% of the distribution channel in Japan. Any deviation from this is short-sited as history is littered with ripped off JV partners in Japan.
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Get struck by lightening twice, just do business in Japan.
Before you invest a yen, learn these stories and talk to Brad.
Learn who to avoid in Japan, some real scumbags. Learn that other markets offer a better chance of long-term success.