Application is now open: 2013 Subsidy Programme for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan

Apr 04, 2013

The Subsidy Programme for Promoting Site Location in Japan is intended to attract and concentrate high-value-added business operation that match the strength of the Japanese economy by supporting global companies’ establishment of new business location in Japan, such as Head Sites or R&D Sites.

*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 Regional Headquarters or R&D Site in Japan. Relocation and consolidation of existing sites of these in Japan are not eligible for the subsidy.

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. Subsidized Costs
Survey design costs, Facility costs, Equipment costs, Facility lease fees.

4. Subsidy Rate
Up to 1/2 for SMEs
Up to 1/3 for non-SMEs
Up to 2/3 for those establishing a site in the disaster afflicted zones
* Limit: 0.5 billion yen

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

6. Schedule
[Period for Acceptance of Application Forms]
1st (Monday) April 2013 to Midday on 3rd (Monday) June 2013

[Screening and Notification of Results]
Middle of June 2013

Please see the following files for further details.

7. Other Information
a) Application forms, including any appendices, can be prepared and submitted in English.
b) For the details of the program, please see the Application Guidelines attached in the "Reference" section below.
c) Consultation and inquiries about this subsidy program are accepted at any time. In order to deepen understanding of the subsidy program, prospective applicants are recommended to use prior consultation as much as possible.

8. Contact: Application Submit
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) Trade and Investment
Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau
Tel: +81 (0)3 3501 1511 (ex.3181~3186)
Address: 1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

*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.*

9. Contact: Inquiries
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Invest Japan Division, Invest Japan Department
Tel: +81 (0)3 3582 5234