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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 Japan External Trade Organization Incorporated Administrative Agency Act
(December 13, 2002, Law No. 172)
Established October 1, 2003
Representative Hiroyuki Ishige, 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 and 44 regional offices
Overseas: 74 offices (55 countries) (as of July 2017)
Employees 1,536 people (836 domestic & 700 overseas) (as of March 2013)

Organization chart

The headquarters, Osaka headquarters, Institute of developing economies, ERIA Support Office, 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.