Economic Overview
Third largest economy in the world, Japan had a GDP worth 539,071.6 billion JPY in 2020.
Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Direct Investment is an important subject when it comes to Japan. In 2020 the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development noted that Japan was the largest investor in the world, with more than 227 billion dollars invested abroad in 2019.
Incentives & Subsidies
From generous tax breaks to the potential for an accelerated immigration process, Japan offers many subsidies and incentives to attract foreign investment.
Joint Ventures
The joint venture is one of the most implemented approaches in trying to enter a foreign market, the Japanese one included.
Mergers & Acquisitions
The Japanese M&A business represents a sector whose importance has been growing in the last few years.
Report: Direct Investment to Japan (Overview of Industry Clusters)

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This report aims to help foreign investors make informed inves

Report: FDI data between EU-Japan 2008-2012

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The report studies the flow of direct investment between Japan

Report: FDI Incentives by Prefecture

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Report: FDI Incentives by Prefecture 2022
This report will provide you with a concise summary of FDI incentives in Japan organised by prefecture.
Report: Foreign Direct Investment Incentives

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In this report, you will find information about the different

Report: How to open a representative office in Japan
This report gives comprehensive and practical step-by-step guidelines for European SMEs that are considering how to invest and open a representative office in Japan.
Report: Japan as a Hub for the Asian Market for European Companies
This report focuses on explaining how European companies can take advantage of Japanese government initiatives and benefit from making Japan their business hub location for the Asian market.
Report: Japanese acquisitions of European companies
This report outlines how managers in European SMEs might prepare for acquisition by a Japanese company and the reasons of these acquisitions in Europe.
Report: Opportunities for EU SMEs in Japan’s Prefectures and Cities
This report provides an overview of existing opportunities for EU SMEs in Japan's prefectures and cities.
Webinar 132: How to open a representative office in Japan

How can a European company efficiently set up and effectively utilise a r

10:00 - 11:00
Webinar 18: Investing in Japan

Has your company ever considered establishing a corporate entity in Japan

10:30 - 11:30
Webinar 20: Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (Cancelled)

We regret to announce that this webinar has been cancelled until further notice

10:30 - 11:30
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