Subsidy Programme for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan (Third Public Offering)

Aug 13, 2012

The Subsidy Program for Promoting Site Location in Japan is intended to sustain and strengthen high-value-added business sites in Japan and to achieve sustainable growth of the Japanese economy by supporting the establishment of new high-value added sites in Japan, such as Head Sites or R&D Sites, which have been proven to have a significant impact on the Japanese economy, and to strategically and proactively invite and build high-value-added business functions that match the strength of the Japanese economy.

*JETRO is the Secretariat for the Subsidy Programme for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan.

1. Subsidized Projects
Projects eligible for the subsidy shall be those for establishing a new Regional Headquarters or R&D Site in Japan. Relocation and consolidation of existing sites of these in Japan are not eligible for the subsidy, unless new role as a Regional Headquarters or an R&D Site will be added in line with the relocation and consolidation of the site.

2. Applicable Companies
Private enterprises that satisfy all of the below requirements:

a) Have corporate status in Japan
b) Belong to a corporate body consisting of group companies that are operating an actual business in two or more countries at the time of submitting this application

* Foreign corporations (including branch offices in Japan) must have corporate status in Japan by the time of submitting the grant application if your project is selected by this subsidy programme.

3. Eligible Costs
Survey design costs, Facility costs, Equipment costs, Facility rental fee

4. Subsidy Rate
Up to 1/2 for SMEs
Up to 1/3 for non-SMEs
Up to 2/3 for disaster afflicted areas
* Limit: 0.5 billion yen

5. Public Announcement of the 2012 Subsidy
28th(Tuesday) August 2012 to 19th(Monday) November 2012 (12:00 p.m. Japan Time)

6. Period for Acceptance of Application Forms
5th(Monday) November 2012 to 19th(Monday) November 2012 (no later than 12:00 p.m. Japan Time)

Please see the following files for further details.

7. Application / Inquiries
Submit the Application Form by mail or in person to:
Secretariat for Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan
Invest Japan Department, JETRO
TEL: +81-(0)3-3582-5234 FAX: +81-(0)3-3505-1990
Notice: All application documents must be either sent by mail or delivered in person to the address above.
Applications submitted via FAX or e-mail will not be accepted. If delivering the documents in person, please visit the General Information Desk of JETRO on the 6th floor.

8. The projects selected for the last year’s subsidy programme