Japan has one of the most developed biotechnology sectors in the world, as evidenced by the high number of patents filed. Although the number of bio venture start-ups peaked in 2006, several foreign firms are now trying to enter the market. Moreover, the government is supporting the sector’s development and has passed several laws to assist it; it is being viewed as a national strategy. Find out more about Japan's biotechnology sector below.

About Biotechnology

 Latest update: May 2022 


 Latest update: May 2022 


Japan is the third largest pharmaceuticals market in the world. As a result of the country's ageing population, there is a continuous increase in societal healthcare awareness.

Biotechnology in Agriculture

Japan remains one of the world’s largest per-capita importers of food and feed produced using modern biotechnologies.