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”With and Beyond COVID-19: Business Opportunities in Japan” Promotion Video Series

These videos introduce active foreign companies in rapidly growing new sectors during COVID-19.

Work Style Changes in Japan

Accelerating Digitalization of Medical Care in Japan

Innovation Ecosystem Leading the Way in Japan

Attractive Sectors

We introduce Japan's attractive sectors (ICT/Life Science/Manufacturing/Environment & Energy/Tourism). Learn about each sector's general overview and trends, promising markets for foreign companies, and government initiatives.
※To be updated.

  • ICT

    Securing high technological capabilities through sustainable growth, Japan is expected to make use of its latest technologies in many fields, especially in the global ICT market, where Japan holds a 6.4% share, the third largest in the world.

    ICT market share

    4th in the world

  • Life Science

    In 2019, Japan's spending on medicines was $87 billion, making it the third largest in the world after China and the US. This reflects the diversity of healthcare systems such as universal health insurance and the impact of policies.

    Medicine spending

    3rd largest in the world

  • Environment and Energy

    According to a report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2019, Japan ranks third in the world in terms of the technical potential of offshore wind power generation, after the EU and the US, and is expected to have a significant introduction in the future.

    Technical potential of offshore wind power generation

    3rd in the world

  • Manufacturing

    In 2019, Japan introduced 49,900 industrial robots, the second largest in the world after China. It is expected that industri al robots will play an increasingly active role in the domestic manufacturing industry, suffering from a serious labor shortage.

    Annual installations of industrial robots

    2nd in the world

  • Tourism

    As a travel destination after the COVID 19 pandemic ends, Japan ranks first for experienced travelers residing in Asia and second for those living in Europe. It is predicted that the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan, which had increased dramatically until 2019, is likely to recover after the pandemic.

    Travel destination after the COVID 19 pandemic

    No.1in Asia

JETRO’s Market and Industry Information Service

As part of our support services, JETRO provides industry research reports tailored to the interests and needs of foreign companies and foreign-affiliated companies wishing to enter the Japanese market. If you are interested, please contact us using the inquiry form at the bottom of the page. To learn more about JETRO’s support, please click here.

Examples of Market Research Report Titles

ICT
  • AI Predictive Analysis Automation Technology
  • Potential partners for 3D eye-tracking technology
Manufacturing
  • Information on robotics market in Japan
  • Market and price research on chemicals products, specifically Polyurethane and polyols in Japan
Environment and Energy
  • Smart Community Market in Japan
  • Information on the realization of low-carbon society, regulations related to EV batteries and ethical and sustainable supply chain guidelines
Life Science
  • Research on gene therapy market in Japan
  • Standards and regulations of medical data exchange in Japan

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