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What is JETRO?

JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.


Overview, history, organizational structure of JETRO and message from the Chairman.

Name Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
JCN (Japan Corporate Number) 2010405003693
Representative Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman
Address Ark Mori Building, 6F 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6006 Japan


Outlines JETRO's overall sphere of activities, both in Japan and overseas.

JETRO Topics

Introduces recent activities of JETRO in Japan and overseas.

JETRO Worldwide

JETRO has 74 overseas offices in 54 countries worldwide, as well as 46 offices in Japan, including our Tokyo and Osaka headquarters.


E-mail Newsletter

Sign up to receive free JETRO E-mail Newsletters that provide the latest information on doing business with Japan.


Institute of Developing Economies

Leading research institute that conducts comprehensive research and analysis of economic, social and political issues in developing countries/regions.

Business Library

Located in Tokyo and Osaka headquarter offices. Both libraries are equipped with abundant business resources in the area of international trade and investment.

*Tokyo will be closed as of February 28, 2018, and Osaka will be closed from 1st of February to the middle of May, 2018 (TBA).