Past Programmes


 Invitational Buyer Programme for Japanese Products (FY2018)

To promote Japanese products for export, JETRO provides assistance to companies wanting to procure products from Japan. Some of the programmes will coincide with major trade shows and others will be organized to be product and region specific.
Japan Product Invitational Buyer Programmes for 2018-2019 (for companies wanting to procure products from Japan). A general outline of JETRO's invitational business matching programmes for the Japanese food industry can be found here: Japan Food Bizmatch Outline    

      <FOOD & BEVERAGE>
  •  Agri-Food Expo & Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo Hokkaido / Sanin (August 22-24, 2018)  CLOSED

Outline

Event Website

  •  2nd “Japan’s Food” Export Fair (October 8-12, 2018)  CLOSED

Outline

Event Website

  • Osaka Agri-Food and Seafood Buyer Mission 2019 (February 18-23, 2019)  CLOSED

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Event Website

  • Foodex Japan 2019 (March 5-13, 2019)  CLOSED

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Event Website



        <OTHER SECTORS>
  •  InterMold Buyer Mission Program (April 17-21, 2018)  CLOSED

Outline

Event Website

  • Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) Buyer Invitation Programme (October 22-24, 2018)  CLOSED

Outline

  • Tokyo Game Show 2018 Buyer Invitation Programme (Sept. 18-23, 2018)  CLOSED

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Event Website

  • Tsubame Sanjyo Trade Show 2018 (Sundries, Kitchen Utensils for Business Use, Gardening Tools, Sharp Cutting Tools, Craftsman Tools, Care Products, etc.) Buyer Invitation Programme (Oct. 2-4, 2018)  CLOSED

Outline

JETRO Global Eye (Video) "Showing the Magic of Manufacturing – An initiative in TsubameSanjo"

  • Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2018 Buyer Invitation Programme (Nov. 28-30 , 2018)  CLOSED

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Event Website

  • AnimeJapan 2019 Buyer Invitation Programme (March 23-26, 2019) 
    CLOSED

Outline

Event Website


 Note: further FY2018-2019 programmes will be announced on an on-going basis.
 (Past Programmes for reference although each year different programmes are selected)



If you are a buyer in any one of these sectors and are interested in participating in one of our programmes, please contact JETRO Toronto at:

inquiry@jetro.go.jp


 Invitational Buyer Programme for Japanese Products (FY2017)

To promote Japanese products for export, JETRO provides assistance to companies wanting to procure products from Japan. Some of the programmes will coincide with major trade shows and others will be organized to be product and region specific.
Japan Product Invitational Buyer Programmes for 2017-2018 (for companies wanting to procure products from Japan).
A general outline of JETRO's invitational business matching programmes for the Japanese food industry can be found here: Japan Food Bizmatch Outline   

      <FOOD & BEVERAGE>
  • Miyazaki Food Business Meeting (Late July, 2017)  CLOSED
  • Agri Food Expo/Japan International Seafood Show & Hokkaido (August 22-31, 2017)  CLOSED

Event Website

  • 1st “Japan’s Food” Trade Fair (October 10-14, 2017)  CLOSED

Event Website

  • Food EXPO Kyushu (October 2-7, 2017)  CLOSED

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Application

Event Website

  • Business Match Tohoku & Fukui Business Matching(November 5-11, 2017)  CLOSED

Tohoku Outline

Fukui Outline

Tentative Schedule

Application

Event Website

  • The Great Okinawa Trade Fair and Kumamoto Business Meeting (November 25-December 1, 2017)  CLOSED

Okinawa Outline

Kumamoto Outline

Tentative Schedule

Application

Event Website

  • Agri Food Expo/ Seafood Show in Osaka & Hokuriku (Kanazawa) (Feb. 18-24, 2018)  CLOSED

Osaka Outline

Hokuriku Outline 

Tentative Schedule

Application

Event Website (Agri Food Expo - Japanese only)

Event Website (Osaka Seafood Show - Japanese only)

  • FOODEX Japan 2018, Hokkaido & Tokai (March 5-14, 2018)  CLOSED

Hokkaido Outline

Tokai Outline 

Tentative Schedule

Application

Event Website

  • Kyoto / Fushimi Sake Buyer Invitational Programme (January 28 - February 1, 2018)  CLOSED

Kyoto / Fushimi Outline

Tentative Schedule

Application


<OTHER SECTORS>

  • Aermart Nagoya 2017 Buyer / Distributor Invitation Programme (September 25-29, 2017) CLOSED

Outline

Application

Event Brochure

Event Website

  • Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) Buyer Invitation Programme (October 22-26/27) CLOSED

Outline

Event Website

  • Tokyo Game Show 2017 Buyer Invitation Programme (Sept. 18-23, 2017)  CLOSED

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Event Website

  • Anime Japan 2017 Buyer Invitation Programme (March 23-25, 2018)  CLOSED

Outline

Event Website



Note: further FY2017 programmes will be announced on an on-going basis.
(Past Programmes for reference although each year different programmes are selected)

If you are a buyer in any one of these sectors and are interested in participating in one of our programmes, please contact JETRO Toronto at:

inquiry@jetro.go.jp



North America Business Matching Program between Canadian and Japanese companies in the U.S.

JETRO has a programme to support business matching between selected Canadian companies and participating North American offices of Japanese companies especially in the ICT, healthcare and cleantech sectors.

Flyer

For additional information regarding this business matching opportunity, please call:
- JETRO Toronto at 416-861-0000
- JETRO Vancouver at 604-684-4174

Subsidy Programme for Global Innovation Centres


JETRO managed a subsidy programme, now concluded, focused on the regenerative medicine (RM) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) sectors to subsidize the cost for overseas companies to set up innovation centers in Japan as well as carry out experimental and feasibility studies in collaboration with Japanese companies and other organizations in Japan.


CLOSED  
For results (including BC Based LOOPShare):
www.j etro.go.jp/en/invest/incentive_programs/info.html
 

Invitational Buyer Programme for Japanese Products (FY2016)

To promote Japanese products for export, JETRO provides assistance to companies wanting to procure products from Japan. Some of the programmes will coincide with major trade shows and others will be organized to be product and region specific.
Japan Product Invitational Buyer Programmes for 2016- 2017 (for companies wanting to procure products from Japan)
  • Foodex Japan 2017 (March 7-10, 2017) DEADLINE: November 2, 2016

Outline

Event Website

  • JIMTOF 2016 (Nov. 2016 dates vary according to program A, B or C): CLOSED

Outline

Event Website

  • JAPAN AEROSPACE 2016 (Oct. 12-15, 2016): CLOSED

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Event Website

  • SUWA Area Industrial Messe 2016 (Oct. 11-15, 2016): CLOSED

Outline

Event Website (Japanese only)

  • RISCON 2016 (Oct. 18-22, 2016): CLOSED

Outline

Event Website

  • Kagawa Design Select Matching Program 2016 (Oct. 9-13, 2016): CLOSED

Outline

  • TIFFCOM 2016 (Oct. 24-28, 2016): CLOSED

Outline

Application

Event Website

  • Tokyo Game Show 2016 (Sept. 12-16, 2016): CLOSED

Outline

Application

Event Website

  • Sake Business Matching in Niigata and Yamagata 2016 (Sept. 25- 30, 2016): CLOSED

Niigata Information

Yamagata Information

  • Setoguchi and Kyoto Design Select Business Matching Programme 2016 (July 3-8, 2016): CLOSED

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  • Sake Business Matching Prog. in Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima 2016 (June 26 - July 2, 2016): CLOSED

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  • Food Business Matching Programs in Hokkaido, Kyushu & Okinawa-Miyazaki 2016 (various dates): CLOSED

Hokkaido Information (Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, 2016)

Kyushu Information (Oct. 4 - 8, 2016)

Okinawa Information (Nov. 20 - 26, 2016)

Miyazaki Information (Nov. 20 - 26, 2016)

  • Intermold 2016 (Intex Osaka, April 19-23, 2016): CLOSED

Outline

Japanese Company List

Event Website

 

Note: further FY2016 programmes will be announced on an on-going basis.
(Past Programmes for reference although each year different programmes are selected)

If you are a buyer in any one of these sectors and are interested in participating in one of our programmes, please contact JETRO Toronto at:

inquiry@jetro.go.jp



Nerima-Quebec Animation Regional Industry Tie-up (RIT) Programme

During this programme, now ended, JETRO coordinated business-matching opportunities for animation companies between Quebec and the Tokyo Ward of Nerima in cooperation with the Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC).

FY2015-16 Activities
From Nov. 15-21, JETRO organized a delegation of 6 Japanese companies from Nerima to Montreal to further develop business partnering opportunities with Quebec, in partnership with NAA and QFTC. As the final stage of the programme, which JETRO has been working on since 2012, this year focused on one-to-one business matching and building sustainable business alliances between the two regions.


While many of the participants found opportunities and potential partner companies/ organizations to further develop the relationship, some particular successes should noted such as an agreement to conduct test marketing of craft toys in Nerima, a co-production animation deal and the decision for one company to open up a studio in Montreal. 


Thank you to everyone involved for their support for this success. JETRO will continue to encourage these projects to move forward.
 
FY2014-15 Activities
After a successful mission to Quebec and return mission to the Japan Anime Fair 2014 in FY2013-14, JETRO's Regional Industry Tie-up (RIT) Programme continues into FY2014-15 with a mission of Japanese animation companies to Quebec from November 17-21, 2014.

From March 8-13, 2015, as a follow-up to the previous in-coming mission in November 2014, JETRO invited 2 Quebec animation studios, Audio Z and e.d.Films, to Japan to continue their dialogue with Japanese animation companies in the Nerima ward of Tokyo. The 2 companies visited several Japanese studios, such as Studio Kannon and 3S Studio, and animation companies such as MAD BOX and UNIJAPAN to deepen their understanding of Japan’s incentive system for creating films as well as their production process and style.

In addition to those visits, business meetings and workshops were held to discuss how to further develop business between the two countries. Despite differences in production and incentive systems, positive discussions were held on how to work towards Canada-Japan co-productions, taking advantage of each county’s characteristics.

FY2013-14 Activities
On March 21-26, 2014, JETRO dispatched a mission of 4 Canadian animation companies from Quebec to Nerima Ward in Tokyo, and set up business meetings at the site of Japan Anime Fair 2014, under the Regional Industry Tie-Up(RIT) program. As the first opportunity for the 4 Canadian companies to join the program to explore potential business partnerships with Japan, they visited a number of animation studios and galleries in Nerima, one of which represents TOEI Animation, the largest animation company in Japan. Several prospective business agreements were proposed during the visit and JETRO will continue to support the collaboration and development of animation business between both regions. Participating companies from Canada;
- I Can Fly
- Group PV
- Audio Z
- Frima Studio

For more information:
http://www.anime-japan.jp/index_en.html?mode=pc

On November 18-23, 2013, JETRO brought a mission of 5 animation companies from Nerima Ward in Tokyo to Montreal. Nerima is the birthplace of anime in Japan and home to over 90 animation studios including Toei Animation and Mushi Production (Astro Boy TV series). Under its Regional Industry Tie-up (RIT) Programme, JETRO’s aim is to foster business between animation companies in Nerima and Quebec by organizing missions in both directions in cooperation with the Nerima Animation Association and the Quebec Film and Television Council, who signed an MoU cooperation agreement in 2012.

For more information:
http://www.jetro.go.jp/jetro/activities/support/rit/ (Japanese only)

http://www.jetro.go.jp/ext_images/en/jetro/activities/business/rit.pdf
http://www.animation-nerima.jp/eng/
 



Invitational Buyer Programme for Japanese Products (FY2015)

To promote Japanese products for export, JETRO provides assistance to companies wanting to procure products from Japan. Some of the programmes will coincide with major trade shows and others will be organized to be product and region specific.
Japan Product Invitational Buyer Programmes for 2015-2016 (for companies wanting to procure products from Japan)
  • Anime Japan 2016 (March 25-27, 2016): Closed

Outline

  • Osaka Agri-Food and Seafood Buyer Mission 2016 (Feb. 17-24, 2016): Closed

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  • Osaka Environmental and Water Sector (Nov. 16-20, 2015): Closed

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  • TIFFCOM / TIAF 2015 (Oct. 19-23/24, 2015): Closed

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  • Osaka & Tokyo Stationary Buyer Mission 2015 (Oct. 18-24, 2015): Closed

Outline

Preliminary List of Products

  • Suwa Area Industrial Messe 2015 (Oct. 13-18, 2015): Closed 

Outline

Event Website

  • Okinawa Food Business Meetings 2015 (Nov. 25-29, 2015): Closed

 Outline

  • Tokyo Game Show 2015 Buyer Mission (Sept. 14-19, 2015): Closed

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Event Website

  • Hamamatsu Business Matching Fair 2015 (July 21-25, 2015): Closed

Outline

Company List (from 2014)

Event Website (in Japanese)

  • Tohoku and Hokkaido Business Matching Programme (Nov. 4-11, 2015): Closed
  • Food Expo Kyushu 2015 (Oct. 6-10, 2015): Closed
  • Agri-Food Expo / Japan Int. Seafood & Technology Expo 2015 (Aug. 17-26, 2015): Closed

 
If you are a buyer in any one of these sectors and are interested in participating in one of our programmes, please contact JETRO Toronto at: inquiry@jetro.go.jp



Invitational Buyer Programme for Japanese Products (FY2014)

To promote Japanese products for export, JETRO provides assistance to companies wanting to procure products from Japan. Some of the programmes will coincide with major trade shows and others will be organized to be product and region specific.
Japan Product Invitational Buyer Programmes for 2014-2015 (for companies wanting to procure products from Japan)
  • Osaka Environmental and Energy Programme (July 21-25, 2014): CLOSED
  • Photo-electricity and Medical related products - Business Matching in Hamamatsu and Gifu (July 22-27, 2014): CLOSED
    For More Information
  • Invitation Program to Tohoku, Business Matching with Japanese Tableware and Interior Item Manufacturers (September 27 - October 2, 2014)  CLOSED
    For More Information
  • Sake - Business meetings in Nagano & Kochi Prefecture (Mid October 2014): CLOSED
  • Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFFCOM) 2014 (Oct. 20-24/25, 2014): CLOSED
    For More Information
  • Osaka Kitchenware and Tableware Buyer Mission 2014 (November 3-8, 2014) CLOSED
    For More Information
  • Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF2014) (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 or Nov. 1-5, 2014): CLOSED
    For More Information
  • Agrifood Expo Osaka and Business meetings in Shizuoka, Aichi and Kochi Prefectures (February 18-25, 2015): CLOSED
    For More Information
  • Foodex Japan 2015 and meetings in Iwate, Niigata/Shimane, Miyazaki & Ibaragi Prefectures (March 3-13, 2015): CLOSED
    For More Information
  • AnimeJapan 2015 (March 18-22, 2015): CLOSED
    For More Information

    If you are a buyer in any one of these sectors and are interested in participating in one of our programmes, please contact JETRO Toronto at: inquiry@jetro.go.jp


Invitational Buyer Programme for Japanese Products (FY2013)

To promote Japanese products for export, JETRO provides assistance to companies wanting to procure products from Japan. Some of the programmes will coincide with major trade shows and others will be organized to be product and region specific.
Japan Product Invitational Buyer Programmes for 2013-2014 (for companies wanting to procure products from Japan)
  • Foodex Japan 2014 (March 4-14 2014) CLOSED
  • AgriFood Expo-Osaka (3rd to 4th week of February 2014) CLOSED
  • AgriFood Expo-Tokyo (August 2013) CLOSED
  • Sake Promotion Programme (Mid October 2013) CLOSED
  • Food Selection (Later half of October 2013) CLOSED
  • Green Tea Promotion Programme (Last half of November 2013) CLOSED
  • Kitchen Products-Shikoku, Osaka CLOSED