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Business relations in Japan are built over time. Study the different strategies and choose the most suitable one for your activities before you get there. A direct strategy will make you the sole bearer of the reins of your project. Going through intermediaries and partnerships will mean having to rely on others to build up your venture, but they may also prove to have a better knowledge of the market, too. Finally, commerce with the government through procurement is also an option.

Advertising & Competition

 Latest update: March 2022 

Customs Regulations

 Latest update: April 2022 

Food Regulation

 Latest update: April 2022 

Intellectual Property Rights

 Latest update: February 2022 

Labelling, Marking & Packaging

 Latest update: June 2022 

Labour-Related Law

 Latest update: February 2022 

Labour-related laws in Japan are quite extensive and govern different aspects of every hiring step as well as leave, contracts forms, working hours etc.

Standards

 Latest update: April 2022 

Unfair Competition Prevention

 Latest update: March 2022 

Japan’s market economy encourages competition in industry and commerce. The Unfair Competition Prevention Act (UCPA) serves as a means of prohibiting acts which constitute unfair competition.