About the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
JETRO Around the World
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a B2B non-profit organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the world. JETRO is funded by the Japanese government for the purpose of trade promotion.
Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted to promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium-sized Japanese firms maximize their global export potential. JETRO is organized and managed by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), a ministry of the Japanese Government that focuses on economic & industrial development through innovation, technology, and foreign investment.
JETRO currently maintains 73 offices overseas and 46 offices in Japan, including the Tokyo and Osaka headquarters.
JETRO in the United States
There are six JETRO offices in the United States, each spread out regionally to provide localized support to U.S. businesses. Each JETRO office provides numerous free services to investors seeking to open/expand operations into Japan, including:
JETRO’s free business consultation service offers insight on the legal system, cost estimation, market regulations, taxation, business practices, human resources, and subsidy applications that come with setting up a business in Japan. JETRO also helps identify suitable office locations.
Market & Subsidy Program Information
JETRO market-entry services include market analysis and trend reports, access to our platform of professional service providers, and a personal business advisor to help assist your business endeavors.
Legal Regulation Updates
JETRO clients can access our regulations hotline, which provides the latest information on business regulations and legal policies. JETRO can also submit deregulation requests to regulatory authorities on behalf of foreign companies.
Business Matching Services
JETRO can also help connect businesses with our business-matching program. This service is ideal for companies seeking to partner with pre-established Japanese companies in order to expand their business in the Japan market.
Temporary Office Space
For businesses ready to take the next step, JETRO provides temporary office space in six major cities across Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Fukuoka). All offices are fully equipped and include conference room services, shared reception services, PC rooms with printers and scanners, and rentable event halls.
In addition to traditional JETRO services, each office hosts local events, seminars, and exhibitions for various economic industries; these events help U.S. businesses understand the legal and business requirements for expanding into Japan, and how to successfully transition into a new consumer market. Business owners and company executives can find their local event program on our Events Calendar page.
Find Your Regional JETRO Office
Address: 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 3350, Chicago, IL 60601
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Address: 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 4141, Houston, TX 77010
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|JETRO Los Angeles||
|JETRO New York||
Address: 565 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017
|JETRO San Francisco||
*JETRO San Francisco serves California zip codes at and above 93600.