Investing in Japan
INVEST JAPAN Offices
To promote FDI in Japan, the Japanese government established "Invest Japan Business Support Centers (IBSCs)" within JETRO to serve as one-stop centers for support and information on investment. The IBSCs provide various information on investment procedures to foreign businesses setting up an operation in Japan.
In addition, relevant ministries and agencies operate single contact points called " Invest Japan Offices ", which can assist you in or direct you to the division (within a given ministry/agency) in charge of a particular procedure.
Through the Invest Japan Offices, you can:
- Request information on investment opportunities in Japan.
- Learn about procedures for obtaining business permits/licenses.
- Make inquiries on the status of no-action letter system submissions
- Find information on other matters related to doing business in Japan.
*Please contact the Invest Japan Office within the Cabinet Office or any JETRO IBSC if you are not sure which ministry or agency you should contact.
INVEST JAPAN Offices in regional METI bureaus
To further facilitate foreign direct investment in Japan's regions, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry set-up Invest Japan Offices in each of its regional bureaus and in the Okinawa General Bureau of the Department of Economy, Trade and Industry. The offices, which opened in July 2004, provide a wealth of information and support to foreign businesses and investors interested in investing in these regions.