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.

Information on Measures to Promote Foreign Direct Investment in Japan


METI’s Individual Measures

The Invest Japan Offices provide services in response to the following requests and inquiries:
• Requests for investment information, such as market information and investment policies
• Requests for guidance on licensing application procedures related to investment
• Complaints regarding the handling of inquiries under the procedure for prior confirmation of application of investment-related laws (the so-called no-action letter system) mainly from inquirers
• Other inquiries about investment 

JETRO's Individual Measures and Support for Foreign Investment

JETRO provides comprehensive support such as disseminating business information on Japan, proposing business matching and entry strategies, advising on the establishment of bases in Japan, and supporting business expansion with Japan companies.
J-Bridge is a business platform to facilitate collaboration and alliances between Japanese companies and overseas startups/businesses. JETRO coordinators based in both Japan and foreign countries provide support for business tie-ups and relevant negotiations.
Japan Insight is a series of articles which provide useful insights into the changing investment and innovation environment and new business opportunities in post-Covid-19 Japan, for foreign companies and investors considering entry into the Japanese market or forming collaborative partnerships with Japanese companies.

Japanese Government's Measures

Survey Results

Press Releases and Related Information

Case Studies Relating to Collaborations and Joint Ventures between Japanese and Foreign Companies in Japan companies Compiled (April 24, 2024)
METI Holds Japan Innovation Night (June 12, 2023)
METI Minister Nishimura Attends Meeting to Exchange Views with the Senior Executives of Global Semiconductor Companies (May 18, 2023)
METI‘s first attempt to compile for Japanese Companies “Case Studies Relating to the Use of Inbound M&A Transactions” (April 19, 2023)
Online Event “NET ZERO Leaders Summit (Japan Business Conference 2021)” Being Held to Promote Japan's Investment Environment and Efforts toward Net Zero (July 29, 2021)
Online Event NET ZERO Leaders Summit (Japan Business Conference 2021) Will Be Held to Promote Japan's Investment Environment and Efforts toward Net Zero (July 20, 2021)

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Division in Charge

Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

Last updated:2024-04-24