Japan offers many subsidies and fiscal incentives to attract foreign investment. Businesses creating regional headquarters or R&D Centres and projects, which can create employment opportunities in the perifery of Japan, will find some of these government measures to be particularly favorable. Fiscal measures are usually determined on an annual basis and many run for a predetermined period, which is often extended. 

Tax incentives

R&D Tax credits In Japan it is possible to receive tax credits for R&D expenses. In April 2015 a number of changes were made to the program.  The limit on total tax credits available for R&D expenses will remain the same at 30% of the corporate tax liability. The tax credit rate...

Subsidies

Subsidy Programme for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in JapanThere are further subsidies for businesses establishing R&D Centres or regional headquarters. Under this subsidy program, eligible costs include those covering survey design, facilities, equipment and facility rental. Subsidy...

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11/05/2021
Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of leather and footwear products to Japan. As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets.
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