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Starting an Import Export Business in Japan

Looking for information about how to start an import or export business in Japan? Here’s a good primer from MIPRO (The Manufactured Imports and Investment Promotion Organization).


Japan’s Industrial Cluster Activities

Researching industrial clusters is a great way to get a feel for business growth opportunities in Japan.The 2009 Industrial Cluster Policy Brochure is a gold-mine of such oppportunities. My suggestion with these type of old resources is always to use them to see how things have panned out, what things aren’t taking off and where, in general, you and your business can make a difference.

SOURCE: Japan METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Japan’s Space Industry Business Opportunities

Don’t laugh. I know, you’re not NASA. But, if you shift your thinking toward businesses that benefit from space research, or that supply the space industry in Japan, you’ll be on the right course. Agriculture. Fishery. Forestry. Urban Infrastructure. This report from 2016, published by the EU Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation has a wealth of research insight into a wide array of industry in Japan.


Population Decline, Employment and Prosperity in Japan: Setting the Conditions for Quality Job Creation in All Regions of Japan

Great report here from the Ministry of Finance, Policy Research Institute about business opportunities that exist in Japan despite what might appear on the outer surface to be disadvantages.

SOURCE: Japan’s Ministry of Finance