Access To Finance

Although, historically, Japan has had low levels of FDI, the country’s banks are actively encouraging foreign investment in the country by offering improved access to finance.

EPA & Services - Finance

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EPA Helpdesk Webinar 19: Services & Finances

How does the EU-Japan EPA impact the various segments of the finance industry?The...

10:30 - 11:30
Factsheet: EPA & Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Tokens

About the FactsheetTokens offer a functionality other than and beyond that of a general...

Factsheet: EPA & Crowdfunding and P2P Lending

About the FactsheetCrowdfunding is a segment of the fintech industry focused on funding of...

Factsheet: EPA & Payment and Transfer Services

About the FactsheetSince 2018 payment services are the largest individual segment of the...

Financial Technology - Fintech

 Latest update: April 2022 

Incentives & Subsidies

From generous tax breaks to the potential for an accelerated immigration process, Japan offers many subsidies and incentives to attract foreign investment.

Payment Methods

When entering the Japanese market, it is useful to know about payment habits. Although Japan is famous for its high-tech environment, cash is still the Japanese preferred payment method.


Report: Access to funding and financing Support for EU SME’s Internationalization to Japan

About the Report Difficulties in accessing external financing and attracting investment...

Report: Accounting and Taxes

About the Report:This report provides a summary of the Japanese Accounting and Taxation...

Report: Financing Opportunities for EU SMEs' Internationalisation in Japan

About the Report Difficulties in accessing external financing and attracting investment...

Report: Financing Sources for EU SMEs in Japan

About the Report This report titled “Financing sources for EU SMEs in Japan” examines the...

Report: Foreign Direct Investment Incentives

About the ReportIn this report, you will find information about the different forms of...

Report: Japan’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape for EU SMEs and Start-ups

About the Report While startups play a key role for economic growth, innovation and...

Taxes and Accounting

The Japan Tax & Public Procurement (JTPP) Helpdesk has been transferred to the EU-Japan website. See the following links.

Webinar 173: Japan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape: Opportunities for EU SMEs and Start-ups

What business opportunities does the Japanese venture capital and private equity market...

10:30 - 11:30