Setting Up a Business in Japan

As part of the "Invest Japan" program, JETRO Sydney offers a wide range of free support services to companies interested in setting up in Japan. JETRO's services are invaluable when approaching Japan as an investment location.

Consultation in Australia

JETRO has over 50 years of experience in assisting Australian companies expand their business in Japan. JETRO has the knowledge, resources and connections necessary to navigate any perceived obstacle you may encounter.

Meet one of our expert consultants in either Sydney or Melbourne for a free one on one consultation on what JETRO can do for your business.

JETRO consultation in Japan

JETRO offers registered members additional support in Japan through our IBSC centers (Invest Japan Business Support Centers). IBSC centers act as incubation centers for Australian companies on all matters of establishing investment in Japan.

Our bilingual advisors provide support to you at each step to ensure your office is set up quickly and cost-effectively.

IBSC staff and advisors can provide information about such matters as industrial structures and market shares, Japanese business practices in regard to procurement, product sales, and industrial systems, as well as offering advice based on the needs of your company.

IBSC specialists can advise you on:

- Market and industry information
- Information on relevant legal systems
- Cost estimates
- Taxation, labor and legal issues
- Obtaining residence status and visas
- Information on incentives from national and local governments
- Establishing an office
- Networking with potential business partners
- Finding human resources
- Finding an office location

IBSC Free Office Space

JETRO provides up to 50 free days of private office space in major Japanese cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Kobe, Nagoya, Fukuoka). There are also conference and meeting facilities available, as well as comprehensive business libraries in both English and Japanese. Companies can utilise these free offices and take advantage of JETRO's business experts all within our modern ISBC Centres.

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Invest Japan Invitation Programs

The Invest Japan Invitation Program is designed to help foreign business people identify potential Japanese partners, discover new business, or find new investment opportunities in regional Japan.

Program participants go to Japan to take part in a series of seminars, field trips (to industrial areas and business clusters) and business matching events. JETRO covers airfare and hotel expenses for program participants.

Note: Industries for the Invest Japan Invitation Program change from year to year.