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.

Name Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
JCN (Japan Corporate Number) 2010405003693
Authorizing law Act on the Japan External Trade Organization, Independent Administrative Agency
(December 13, 2002, Law No. 172)
Established October 1, 2003
Representative ISHIGURO Norihiko, Chairman
Address Ark Mori Building, 6F 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6006 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3582-5511
Offices Domestic: JETRO Headquarters Tokyo, JETRO Osaka, Institute of Developing Economies, JFOODO and 49 regional offices
Overseas: 75 offices (55 countries) (as of October 2023)
Employees 1,859 people (1,156 domestic & 703 overseas) (as of April 2022)

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The headquarters, Osaka headquarters, Institute of developing economies, The Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) is under the Chairman and the President. There is also an auditor and an internal auditing office as independent entities.