Current Events

 Webinar & Meetup 

Canadian Fintech Webinar & Meetup in Tokyo on
November 16, 2021 (EST)

Addressing the increasing needs in Fintech of Japan’s financial institutions, the Embassy of Canada in Japan is hosting, with support from Financial Services Agency (FSA) Japan, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Fintech Association of Japan, this Fintech webinar and meetup event to present Canada’s Fintech startups operating in the following Fintech subsectors experiencing growth in Japan:

Target Fintech Subsectors:

• Data and analytics software to better engage with customers and to increase revenue.
• Novel lending, credit, mortgage and investment software tools for business and customers.

Who should apply:

we are seeking Fintech companies incorporated in Canada who have:

• Revenue - generating businesses with a fully-built, export-ready validated technology
• Track record of success – use cases in the North America
• Ready to invest time and resources for Japan market-entry

This online event is free for the participating Canadian Fintech companies and organized to help them to reach their potential partners and clients in Japan.

We will select 6 companies and, when the selection is completed, the Embassy and supporters in Japan will circulate invitations among Financial Service industry contacts, as well as value added system integrators & resellers who are supporting these institutions, aiming to recruit and audience of 50-80.

 Date & Time:                     November 16 (EST) 8:30 to 9:30 PM
                                           November 17 (JST) 9:30 to 10:30 AM

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Questions please contact:
Kojiro Ichikawa, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Japan at:
Tyson Garbe, Associate Director, JETRO Toronto at:

 On Demand Webinar 

Global Leaders Discuss Net Zero
JETRO Overseas Offices' Online Event Series
Streaming Available From August 11 (Wed)

NET ZERO Leaders Summit(Japan Business Conference 2021) ~ Meeting the challenge to achieve carbon neutrality through a positive cycle of economic growth and environmental protection ~
  • ■Main Program: Global leaders discuss Net Zero – JETRO overseas offices' online event series - Streaming available from August 11 (Wed)
  • ■Events organized by JETRO overseas offices will be held sequentially
  • ■Japan Technology Showcase: Individual appointments with Japanese companies and local
       governments available at the virtual venue

Registration is open (free of charge):
Visit the summit’s official website for details:

[Event Schedule]
August 13 (Fri) 22:00 (JST) / 9:00 (EDT)
  • -Event title:   Go Green! Unlimited Potential Together with Japan
  • -Speaker:      CIC Captains of Innovation, Techstars, WiL, Daikin U.S. Corporation
                         Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, NTT
  • -Hosted by:  JETRO North America
  • -Language:   English
  • -Outline:
    Join us for a special look into the unlimited potential of Green innovation with Japan. First, sit down with renowned accelerators from the US. In fireside chats, they will talk about their experiences, challenges, and successes in Green technology, and provide valuable insight into the opportunities for US startups to collaborate with Japanese corporates. After that, hear from top Japanese corporates pioneering the latest in Greentech. They will share their approaches and visions for achieving a positive cycle of both economic growth and environmental protection.
    This program will inspire and enlighten you with the potential for Green business expansion, together with Japan.


Canadian Tech Company Showcase for Manufacturing (Kanagawa)


This event presented six innovative Canadian AI, IoT and automation companies wishing to collaborate with Japanese large corporates and SME companies and expand into the Japanese market.

If you are interested in learning more about these companies, please contact us at: .

Kanagawa Prefecture lies next to Tokyo and, with Yokohama as the second largest city in Japan with a population of about 3.7 million, it is a key centre in Japan for manufacturing including automotive, with Nissan headquartered in Yokohama, as well as life sciences, ICT and many other sectors. Kanagawa is also a logistics and supply chain hub with Haneda airport, the port of Yokohama and a complex rail and road network connecting Tokyo and regions in the centre and west of Japan.

Date & Time: [Japan] Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:30 am
                      [Canada EDT] Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Event Details

Collision 2021

A new initiative created by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) in 2018, the J-Startup Program cultivates the brightest of Japan's startups to succeed in the world market. This program aims to make winning startups in the global market and bring new values to the world.

JETRO is bringing a delegation of 6 Japanese startups to Collision 2021 on April 20-22, 2021. The Japanese delegation includes ground-breaking innovations in AI, security, medical technology, sustainable batteries and more.

Please click here for further information.

We would like to extend B2B opportunities with the delegation members to some of our key contacts outside of the scope Collision as well. This is a unique chance to find innovative Japanese technologies and partners, so we urge you to take advantage of this programme.

JETRO will also hold a Roundtable focused on the Japanese innovation ecosystem during Collision.

For Collision from Home 2020, click here.

Generating Innovation with Japan Series

Major Japanese firms, from manufacturing to finance to services in a whole variety of sectors, are increasingly looking to identify new innovation from Canadian start-ups in order to improve their business practices and to introduce new ideas and technology into the Japanese market and to their network of global clients.

For Canadian start-ups, the Japanese market (GDP: US$4.9 trillion; Pop.: 120 million) can be daunting but potentially hugely rewarding. One of the best ways to enter that market is through partnering with Japanese firms.

This series of events will provide unique opportunities for Canadian start-ups and major Japanese firms to connect and share information. Through reverse-pitch presentations, Japanese firms will explain about their technology needs and, during the networking session and follow-up meetings, Canadian start-ups can explain about their technology solutions.

Through this series of partnering sessions across Canada, JETRO aims to generate new innovation through partnerships between leading Japanese firms and innovative Canadian start-ups.

Please return for further updates.

British Columbia 2021  HealthTech                      Closed
Date/Time: March 9th, 2021
Venue:        Online         

Halifax 2020  OceanTech

Date/Time:  December 7th-10th                                Closed

Venue:        Online
Event Details

Ontario 2020  Sogo Shosha                                       Closed

Date/Time: November 19th, 2020 (15:00-17:00 (EST)|13:00-15:00 (MST)|12:00-14:00 (PST))  Closed
Venue:         Online

Event Details

Toronto 2020  HealthTech

Date/Time: February 20th, 2020 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm)    Closed
Venue:         ONRamp at University of Toronto Entrepreneurship, Banting Institute

Ottawa 2019

Date/Time: November 6th, 2019 (10:30 am - 1:15 pm)  Closed
Venue:         Bayview Yard

Edmonton 2019

Date/Time: March 6th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm)         Closed
Venue:         Startup Edmonton

Vancouver 2019

Date/Time: March 5th, 2019 (11:00 am - 1:30 pm)          Closed
Venue:        SFU's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Toronto 2018

Date/Time: December 11th, 2018 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)    Closed
Venue:         OneEleven

Kitchener / Waterloo 2018

Date/Time: December 10th, 2018 (2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)    Closed
Venue:         Communitech

Montreal 2018

Date/Time:  September 27, 2018 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)     Closed

Venue:         CEIM (Centre d’entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal)

[Regular Webinars]

Please note that our JETRO offices in North America have started to host a series of sector-specific seminars on topics such as Renewable Energy (hosted by JETRO Toronto), Medical Devices, Healthcare IT, Internet of Things (IoT), Agri-Tech and the Power Market in Japan. If you would like to access a particular past webinar, please let us know ( as some might be made available on request. Up-coming topics can be found here at JETRO Canada's Current Events page or JETRO USA's Events Calendar.

- A Look into Japan's Renewable Energy Market (February 16, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- The Regenerative Medicine Market in Japan (April 27, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- Life Sciences Opportunities in Japan (October 25, 2017) WEBINAR PAGE

- To Be Announced

(Note: to view videos of these past webinars you will need to register)