Invest Japan

Japan offers attractive opportunities for investors: cost competitiveness, a business-friendly environment, advanced technology and infrastructure, and a highly-skilled workforce. Global businesses can benefit from one of the world's largest, most dynamic economies, as well as easy access to the Asia-Pacific. Japan welcomes investment from foreign companies. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is now taking a variety of measures to promote foreign direct investment in Japan.

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Message from Prime Minister

Message from Prime Minister Abe on Japan's attractiveness as an investment destination

METI Journal

Globalizing Business in Japan

Plan to Double Investment to Japan!

What's New

Municipalities Selected to be Covered by the “Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan" (October 4, 2018)
METI to Hold "Regional Business Conference in Fukuoka" (September 14, 2018)
Selected Projects for Regional Business Conference to Encourage Direct Investment in Japan (May 16, 2018)
INVEST JAPAN Forum 2016 Held (October 11, 2016)
INVEST JAPAN Forum 2016 external link (July 20,2016)
Promotion of Global Alliances for Japanese Mid-ranking Companies and SMEs (September 29, 2015)
Casebook on Investment Alliances with Japanese Companies  (April 20, 2015)
CEO Voices in Japan  (March 13, 2015)
Announcement of a Project Selected under the Secondary Invitation to the FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of Site Location for Global Companies)  (October 27, 2014)
2nd Invitation of Applicants for the FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of site location for global companies) (September 10, 2014)
Announcement of Projects Selected under the FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of Site Location for Global Companies) (June 26, 2014)
Case Studies of Enterprises that Successfully Utilize Investment Partnerships with Overseas Businesses (April 7, 2014)
Invitation of Applicants for the FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of site location for global companies)(March 24, 2014)
Calling for Applicants for the FY2014 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Program for Japan's Infrastructure Development for Promoting Establishment of New Business Facilities) (March 17, 2014)
Update on 'Investment Incentives for Global Enterprises - Act for Promotion of Japan as an Asian Business Center' page.(June 12, 2013)
Invitation of Applicants for the FY2013 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan (April 1, 2013)

Information on measures to promote foreign direct investment in Japan

Measures to promote foreign direct investment in Japan

Survey results

Information and Support for foreign investment

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. As one of its activities, it offers foreign investors with abundant information on all aspects of doing business in Japan, by providing expert consultation and offering free temporary office space in major business areas across the country.

METI has established the “Invest Japan Office” in the Regional Bureaus of METI throughout Japan and the Department of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Okinawa General Bureau, to support foreign companies and investors who are interested in local investment by providing necessary information.

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Division in Charge

Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

Last updated:2018-11-19