Japan ICT Market Seminar Series

Japan’s ICT Market: Business Opportunities for Canadian Companies

Japan’s ICT market was over US$325 billion in 2013, the 3rd largest single-country market in the world and 2nd in Asia, with an 8.8% share of the global ICT market. ICT is the largest industry sector in Japan featuring many top-ranked Japanese companies and global ICT leaders. In addition, many small and midsize international players are also operating successfully in Japan. 


Seminar Series Flyer


Opportunities in Japan’s ICT market for foreign companies Wireless & Mobile
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
- Cloud Computing
- Data Centers
- Gaming
- FinTech
- IT Security
- M2M & IoT
- Smart Grid & Green IT
- Medical & Healthcare IT
- Network and SDx (Software Defined Everything)


JETRO’s San Francisco based ICT Advisor will present on the current market developments, trends and prospects Japan holds for foreign high tech companies looking for strategic business expansion into Japan. 


Events will features success stories of foreign companies entering into the Japanese market. Also learn about JETRO’s Technology Partnering Japan Programme, a free business matching program designed to give you direct access to leaders and innovators in Japan’s technology industries.


Keynote Speaker:

Makoto Abe is a seasoned professional, with over 20 years of experience. He helps North American companies expand their businesses to build their presences in Japan, under the umbrella of Japanese government organizations. He serves as the Japan ICT/Electronics Advisor for the San Francisco / Silicon Valley office, of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) along with the Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America (FCOCA). Mr. Abe is also the General Manager of InfoTech Associates and proprietor of Japan Business Solutions. He obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a MBA in international business from Tulane University.

Keynote Presentation



October 5, 2015

12:00-2:00 pm (w/ light lunch)

JETRO Toronto, 120 Adelaide St. W., Suite 916, Toronto, ON, M5H 1T1



October 6, 2015

8:00-10:00 am (w/ light breakfast)

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 105 King St E, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2K8



October 7, 2015

8:30-10:30 am (w/ light breakfast)

CEIM, 33 Rue Prince, Montréal, QC H3C 2M7
Agenda (English)

Agenda (French)



October 8, 2015

8:30-10:30 am (w/ light breakfast)

BC Showcase, 1700, 800 Robson Square (lower plaza, ice rink level)



There is no charge to attend these seminars, but space is limited so please register in advance.


To register for the Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Montreal seminars please contact:
inquiry@jetro.go.jp / 416-861-0000 x205


To register for the Vancouver Seminar, please contact:
office@jetrovancouver.org / 604-684-4174