'About Japan' webinar series 209: Expand to Japan: Startup Visa in Shibuya (Tokyo)

09-05-2023 | 10:00 - 11:00 CET

What is startup visa and how can you utilize it to make your market expansion to Tokyo smooth?

Ready to expand your business to one of the biggest metropolitan city in the world, Shibuya (Tokyo)?

This session will be a good starting step for you to learn more about the opportunities for the startups in Shibuya, and how to make use of our comprehensive, all-stop support for free.

Shibuya Startup Support? We are official governmental organization run by Shibuya City government, and our greatest interest is you and your business's thriving. 

Our support includes: visa support, incorporation, free coworking space for 1 year, relocation support (apartments, set-ups), references to networks of startup friendly lawyers, business matching and PoC, community building, monthly mentorship etc.

The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to find the best route to establishing their subsidiary in Shibuya (Tokyo).

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • Startup environment of Shibuya
  • Overview of startup visa
  • Support you can receive from Shibuya Startup Support


  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session

Registration deadline: 9 May 2023

Speaker: SoMee Kang, coordinator of Shibuya Startup Support, has graduated from sociology and philosophy major of McGill University (Montreal). Since then, SoMee has been working for 6 years in Tokyo with the mission to bridge the local and international gap and especially to support foreigners facing difficulties in their relocation to Japan; she joined Shibuya Startup Support in 2022 to focus on the support of foreigner entrepreneurs and their market expansion to Japan.

Moderator: Sofia Smerzi, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office


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