In order to promote the creation of new businesses and startups and to support the growth of existing new businesses, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) implements various measures including the J-Startup program and the introduction of Startup Visas for promising entrepreneurs. Our goal is to create a thriving ecosystem that will guarantee continuous innovation and the perpetual creation of new value.
Main Policy Measures
- Demonstration Plan under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme Approved (August 6, 2020)
- J-Startup Program to be Deployed to Regional Areas (July 13, 2020)
- Call for Applicants for the “Start Next Innovator 2020” Program Starts (June 23, 2020)
- 20 Final Participants Confirmed for Dispatch to Silicon Valley under the Start Next Innovator 2019 Program (January 22, 2020)
Division in Charge
Startup and New Business Promotion Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau