Economic Overview

 Latest update: April 2022 

Third largest economy in the world, Japan had a GDP worth 539,071.6 billion JPY in 2020.

Foreign Direct Investment

In 2013, Japanese government announced a series of structural reforms and economic liberalisation measurements aimed at - among other things - encouraging foreign direct investment into Japan.

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. Joint ventures are recognized by the Japanese law as subsidiary companies, which can either be a limited or an unlimited partnership.

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Japanese M&A business represents a sector whose importance has been growing in the last few years: already in 2016, the total volume amounted to US$ 198 billion.

Report: Direct Investment to Japan (Overview of Industry Clusters)

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Report: FDI data between EU-Japan 2008-2012

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Report: FDI Incentives by Prefecture

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Report: Foreign Direct Investment Incentives

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Report: How to open a representative office in Japan

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Report: Japan as a Hub for the Asian Market for European Companies

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Report: Japanese acquisitions of European companies

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Report: Opportunities for EU SMEs in Japan’s Prefectures and Cities

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Webinar 132: How to open a representative office in Japan

How can a European company efficiently set up and effectively utilise a representative...

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

Has your company ever considered establishing a corporate entity in Japan?Through this...

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. We will...

10:30 - 11:30