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Invitation of Applicants for the FY2013 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan

April 1, 2013
Trade and Investment Facilitation Division
Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will invite businesses who wish to apply for the FY2013 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan, as follows:

1. Outline of the program

The subsidy Program for Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan is intended to sustain and strengthen high-value-added business sites in Japan and to achieve sustainable growth of the Japanese economy by supporting the establishment of new high-value-added sites in Japan by global companies operating internationally, such as Regional Headquarters or R&D Sites, which have been proven to have a significant impact on the Japanese economy, and by strategically and proactively inviting and building high-value-added business functions that match the strength of the Japanese economy.

2. Projects eligible for the program

Projects eligible for the subsidy shall be those for establishing a new Regional Headquarters or R&D Site in Japan.

Relocation and consolidation of existing sites of these in Japan are not eligible for the subsidy, unless new role as a Regional Headquarters or an R&D Site will be added in line with the relocation and consolidation of the site.

3. Entities invited for the application

Private entity

4. Period of invitation

From Monday, April 1, 2013, to midday on Monday, June 3, 2013

5. Other information

  1. Application forms, including any appendices, can be prepared and submitted in English.
  2. For the details of the program, please see the Application Guidelines attached in the "Reference" section below.
  3. Consultation and inquiries about this subsidy program are accepted at any time. In order to deepen understanding of the subsidy program, prospective applicants are recommended to use prior consultation as much as possible.

6. Addressee and contact office

Trade and Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI
TEL: 03-3501-1511 (ex. 3181- 3186)
FAX: 03-3501-2082

Other organization providing consultation about details of the program 

Invest Japan Division, Invest Japan Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
TEL: 03-3582-5234
FAX: 03-3505-1990
E-Mail:invest-japan@jetro.go.jpMAIL link

7. Explanatory meeting

15:00-16:00, Thursday, April 18, 2013
METI Main building (pending)
How to apply:
If you wish to attend the meeting, please register in advance by sending an email containing the following information to bouekishinko@meti.go.jpMAIL link:


  1. Registration will close at midday on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
  2. One application should include two or less persons due to the capacity of the hall.
  3. Information on the venue will be sent to the email address you sent when registering.
  4. Please note that if too many people apply, attendance will be decided on a first-come, first-served basis and also that the capacity may be adjusted.


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Last updated:2013-04-01