BNI Launches Chapter in Japan

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Kichijoji, Japan recently became home to the first Japanese chapter of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization.

We're elated to see businesspeople and professionals in Japan beginning to embrace referral networking through www.bni.com [BNI], and we look forward to building many lifelong relationships there.

Kichijoji, Japan, located 14 miles outside of central Tokyo, recently added one more reason for being known as a trendy neighborhood: It became home to the first Japanese chapter of BNI, the world's largest business networking organization. The new J-One Chapter drew 103 visitors to its initial meeting this fall at the Kichijoji Tokyu Inn.

"BNI congratulates Asato Ohno and all the J-One Chapter core group and Leadership Team members for their hard work and success in launching BNI Japan!" said BNI Founder & Chairman Dr. Ivan Misner.

Co-National Director Martin Levison described the inaugural meeting as "high energy" and said that it "demonstrated the teamwork of the membership -- every one of the members was involved and their 60-second slots had obviously been prepared and rehearsed, and were delivered really well."

Misner noted that Japan makes the 34th country to have a BNI chapter. "We're elated to see businesspeople and professionals in Japan beginning to embrace referral networking through BNI, and we look forward to building many lifelong relationships there."

Questions? Call Dr. Ivan Misner at BNI Headquarters in the USA at 1-909-608-7575.

BNI (http://www.bni.com) is the world's largest business networking organization, with more than 4,500 chapters in 34 countries worldwide. BNI's Founder & Chairman, Dr. Ivan Misner is the author of several book's including the NY Times best-seller, "Masters of Networking" (http://www.MastersofNetworking.com), and the recently released #1 best-seller, "Truth or Delusion, Busting Networking's Biggest Myths" (http://www.TruthorDelusion.com). He is also the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute (http://www.referralinstitute.com), a referral training company with operations around the world.

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