Events

Exhibition & Business Meeting

Exhibition Name Industry Location Date Summary
JAPAN-INDIA INNOVATION PITCH
Start up Bengaluru, India 5th August The Japan-India Innovation Pitch is to foster open innovation through collaborations between startups and established corporations from Japan and India.
2024 Winter Fancy Food Show Foods Las Vegas January 21(SUN)-23(TUE), 2024 2024 Winter Fancy Food Show is a major food exhibition over 1,100 suppliers attend from all over the world.
4th Pearl Industry Fair Japan Pearls Kobe International Exhibition Hall Hall No.2 1F June 10(MON)-12(WED), 2024 Hybrid international BtoB exhibition held in Kobe
Japan Pavilion at Lagos International Trade Fair 2023 Foods, Consumer goods, Home appliances, Car, etc. Lagos, Nigeria Friday, November 3 - Sunday, November 12, 2023 JETRO will set up Japan Pavilion at the "Lagos International Trade Fair 2023," the biggest trade fair across all sectors held in Lagos, Nigeria, from November 3 - 12, 2023.
Inno Vietnam-Japan Fast Track Pitch 2023
Startup Hanoi,Vietnam November 3 2023 The Fast Track Pitch is the new platform for start-ups and companies from ASEAN, Japan, and around the world to co-create open innovation.
At the Fast Track Pitch in Vietnam, leading companies from Vietnam and Japan provide challenge to solve in collaborations with start-ups and campanies. Selected start-ups and campanies will pitch their proposals to challenge owners and supporters at the finalist pitch event in Hanoi.
The Fast Track Pitch provides unique business development opportunities for both start-ups and companies and generates open innovation in ASEAN.
ASEAN-Japan Fast Track Pitch Event in Indonesia
Startup Online,Indonesia Jakarta September 1 2023 The Fast Track Pitch is the new platform for start-ups and companies from ASEAN, Japan, and around the world to co-create open innovation.
At the Fast Track Pitch in Indonesia, leading companies from Indonesia and Japan provide challgenes to solve in collaborations with start-ups.
Zest Thailand
Thailand-Japan Fast Track Pitch Event 2023

Startup Online,Thailand Bangkok August 7 2023 The Fast Track Pitch is the new platform for start-ups and companies from ASEAN, Japan, and around the world to co-create open innovation.
At the Fast Track Pitch in Thailand, leading companies from Thailand and Japan provide challgenes to solve in collaborations with start-ups.
Japan Pavilion at Lagos International Trade Fair 2022 Foods, Consumer goods, Home appliances, Car, etc. Lagos, Nigeria Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 13, 2022 JETRO will set up the Japan Pavilion within "Lagos International Trade Fair 2022," the biggest trade fair across all sectors held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Japan Challenge for Society 5.0 Startup Online Application period:June 14-July 31, 2021
Selection results: End September, 2021
Exhibition: October 19-22, 2021(CEATEC)
“Japan Challenge for Society 5.0" is a contest for foreign startups interested in Japanese collaboration.
CES 2021 JAPAN Showcase IT/Startup Online January 11-14, 2021 Next Growth for Japan’s Startups. Next Innovation for the World.
Discovery Niigata Home & Living, Food, Clothing Online Discovery NIIGATA is a BtoB matching site that gives you insights into major production areas, company profiles and product specifications in Niigata.

Symposium

Symposium Name Location Date Summary
Invest Japan Symposium for UK AI tech Startups London, UK 7th November 2023 JETRO is hosting an Invest Japan Symposium to provide information and insights on Japan's business environment, and bring a spotlight to attractive markets and industries for UK AI start-ups and investors.
【Now Recruiting International Students Participants!】Startup x Global Talents Ideation Workshop for Social Impact and Networking NUCB Business School Marunouchi Tower February 4, 2023 JETRO Nagoya and the Central Japan Startup Ecosystem Consortium will hold a "Startup x Global Talents Ideation Workshop" for startups and international and Japanese students studying in the Tokai region to encourage the "global development of startups." This event will be held in cooperation with the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB BUSINESS SCHOOL). International students, and motivated Japanese students who are interested in work or intern at startups are invited to participate in this program. The goal is to create a place where international students and motivated Japanese students with unique perspectives and ideas from around the world can co-create with startups from Chubu who are working to solve global social issues.
Best Practices/Case Studies “Japanese-German/German-Japanese Innovation Initiative 160” Germany December 5th, 2022 Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) launched the “German-Japanese Innovation Initiatives 160” in 2021 to mark the 160th anniversary of Japan-Germany relations, in order to create innovations aimed at resolving global issues such as climate change, declining birthrate and aging population, infectious diseases including COVID-19, SDGs, and food issues. And this year, as a follow-up, exchange networking programs between German and Japanese companies have been held in various parts of Germany.
Opening Ceremony of JETRO Munich and seminar “Innovation through German-Japanese cooperation” Online, Germany July 13th, 2022 On Wednesday, July 13th, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will hold the Opening Ceremony of the JETRO Munich office as well as a Seminar on “Innovation through German-Japanese cooperation” as a hybrid event.
Acceleration Program in Kyoto! Online, Kyoto 7th February - 31st March, 2022 For the first time, JETRO Kyoto is organizing an acceleration program. This program is open to people from abroad who are in the business idea stage, or those looking to develop and grow an existing business based in Kyoto.
UAE-Japan-Israel Innovation Forum Online Tuesday, 18 January 2022 This is the first time cooperation amongst the governments of the three countries, and it will be a valuable opportunity to explore the possibilities of collaboration and business opportunities that can be created through cooperation, taking advantage of the strengths of each country from the perspectives of both public and private sector initiatives.
German-Japanese Innovation Initiatives 160 Online Seminar Online, Germany December 16th, 2021 JETRO and the Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) will launch the "German-Japanese Innovation Initiatives 160" to promote interactive innovation between Germany and Japan. We'll have a kick-off seminar on Thursday, December 16.
The 2nd Supply Chain Resilience Forum Online September 17, 2021 In this forum, we will deepen our understanding on the current situation of supply chain management and its future through introduction of initiatives and researches on supply chains and digital technologies by private-sector, academia, and governments from ASEAN/Australia/India/Japan etc.
NET ZERO Leaders Summit Japan Business Conference 2021 Online From July 28, 2021 The online summit “NET ZERO Leaders Summit (Japan Business Conference 2021)” aims to promote the attractiveness of green investment in Japan. The main event features engaging panel discussions between world-leading figures to combine minds, wisdom, and vision on a global level.
JIIN Japan-Israel Business Forum 2021 Online March 10, 2021 Called the “start-up nation” due to the high numbers of start-ups produced each year, Israel attracts global attention to acquire its cutting-edge technology. Under an initiative of the Japanese and Israeli governments, in 2017 a platform called the Japan Israel Innovation Network (JIIN) was launched to promote open innovation through cross-national business cooperation.
[Online Symposium] Future Society after the Pandemic, Expectations for EXPO 2025, and the Potential of the Osaka Kansai Region
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Online March 3, 2021 In addition to climate change, environmental issues and economic disparity, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has become a prominent global challenge. In this symposium, we will discuss how EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai can contribute to the resolution of these issues.

Webinar

Seminar Name Location Date Summary
3rd Japan Career Promotion Forum INDIA Webinar Friday, July 12, 2024, 16:00-17:05 IST In 2023, JETRO started Japan Career Promotion Forum (JCPF) series focusing on INDIA. This series aims to provide information about various opportunities in Japan for Indian students/professionals.
【Webinar】UK Border Target Operating Model - impacts and considerations for Japanese businesses Webinar 18th April 2024 9:00-10:00(BST), 17:00-18:00(JST) This webinar will introduce both what BTOM is and what changes will occur in border procedure. We will also look at the impact on the imports from EU and non-EU countries, such as Japan, including goods movement via the EU, alongside what actions are required in response.
Japan Career Promotion Forum INDIA 2023 Online webinar (online streaming from Japan) Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 16:00-17:10 IST (19:30-20:40 JST) Japan is a land of Rising Sun as well as land of ample Job Opportunities. To know more about living, working in Japan and business culture “Japan Career Promotion Forum (INDIA)” is the perfect opportunity for you. In this webinar, you will also get variety of latest updates about strategic economic relation between India and Japan and Japan’s immigration policy, as well as voices of INDIAN talents working in Japan. If you are interested, register NOW!
【WEB Seminar】Japan-Pakistan Trade and Investment Webinar WEB Seminar (online) September 30, 2022 (Friday) 10:00-13:30 Pakistan Time [14:00 – 17:30 JST] This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan. This seminar will be held for the further development of trade and investment relations between both countries.
【WEB Seminar】 Thailand-Japan Water Business Seminar WEB Seminar (On-demand streaming) November 22nd 〜 December 10th, 2021 In the seminar, key persons from relevant government agencies will provide an overview of policies and current business situation of water and sewage sector, while Japanese companies involved in the water-related business will introduce their technologies, with the aim of developing markets for Japanese companies as well as achieving further development of Thailand.
【WEB Seminar】Malaysia-Japan Water Business Seminar WEB Seminar (On-demand streaming) November 17th~ December 1st, 2021 In the seminar, key persons from relevant government agencies will provide an overview of policies and current business situation of water and sewage sector, while Japanese companies involved in the water-related business will introduce their technologies, with the aim of developing markets for Japanese companies as well as achieving further development of Malaysia.

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