General Statistics

The statistics of Japan, the Japan Statistical BureauTo other site
* Japan's official statistical system in producing and disseminating basic official statistics, and coordinating statistical work
- General statistics of Japan, including Population Census, Labour Force Survey, Consumer Price Index, Family Income and Expenditure Survey, Geographic Information etc.

Trade Statistics

Bank of JapanTo other site
- Statistics on Japanese economy, including price indices and finances, etc.

The Ministry of Finance JapanTo other site
- Detailed data and statistics about trade between Japan and foreign countries

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)To other site
- Industrial and commercial statistics on Japanese economy, including economic census for business activity, analysis of all industrial activities, census of manufactures, etc.

- Statistics on Japan's international trade and foreign direct investment, including Japan's international trade in goods (Monthly), Japan's balance of payments statistics, and Japan's outward and inward foreign direct investment

The Cabinet OfficeTo other site
- General statistics on Japanese economy, including index of business conditions, business outlook survey, consumer confidence survey, etc.,

Taxation & Customs

The Japan Customs
- Japan’s customs tariff scheduleTo other site
- FAQ about customs in JapanTo other site

Standards & Regulations

- Some documents devoted to Japan's standards and regulations concerning import procedures, quarantine periods, technical requirements, etc.

Relevant Organisations

Department for International Trade (DIT)To other site
DIT assist UK companies who wish to export their products overseas.

Export to JapanTo other site
Export to Japan is a not-for-profit partnership between UK Trade & Investment Japan, British Airways, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Business Link Japan.
They support UK companies to enter, expand and thrive in the Japanese market.

Scottish Development International (SDI)To other site
SDI assist in the growth of the Scottish economy, by encouraging inward investment and helping Scottish-based companies develop international trade.

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI)To other site
Invest NI support new and existing businesses to compete internationally, and attract new investment to Northern Ireland.

Industrial Development Agency Ireland (IDA Ireland)To other site
IDA Ireland is the Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, who is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.

FinproTo other site
Finpro is the national trade, internationalization and investment development organization in Finland.

Business SwedenTo other site
Business Sweden facilitates for Swedish companies to grow internationally and for foreign actors to invest in Sweden.

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK (JCCI)To other site
JCCI is the central organization to which all Japanese local chambers of commerce belong to. They offer a business database for foreign companies who are seeking Japanese trade partners (JCCI members throughout Japan) and new trade opportunities.

Tokyo Trade CentreTo other site
If you are looking for companies based in Tokyo, in particular small and medium-sized companies, Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Centre can assist you in your search.

The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)To other site
TCCI membership is comprised of companies of a variety of types and sizes: large enterprises, SMEs, private enterprises, other organizations, and individual businesspersons in the 23-ward area of metropolitan Tokyo. Members are involved in all types of business, and work together to overcome problems or enhance business opportunities that would not be possible for individual entities.

The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI)To other site
OCCI represents the Osaka-Kansai region as a major economic organization. OCCI take up a wide variety of activities and projects. For example, we carry out constructive representation and policy proposal activities as a leader of public opinion, for promotion of business and industry, reinvigoration of, and strengthened functions to attract visitors by cities, as well as invitation of investments.

Invest in KANAGAWA, the Kanagawa Prefectural governmentTo other site
Kanagawa Prefecture is located next to Tokyo. The Kanagawa Prefectural Government offers a wide variety of assistance to support foreign companies start their business in the prefecture.
The government not only provides general information and advice but has also offers a free temporary office space and continues to provide foreign companies with an enriched post-start up support scheme, including official PR activities and follow-up services.

The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO)To other site
JNTO is involved in a broad range of activities promoting travel to Japan through various activities overseas as well as tourism-promoting activities in Japan.


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