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About Japan External Trade Organization

About the Japan External Trade Organization

JETRO is a non-profit organization that connects businesses with the resources they need to successfully expand to Japan. Since 2003, JETRO has supported more than 20,000 business investment projects and helped over 2,000 companies successfully invest in Japan. 


Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus has since shifted to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) into Japan and helping small to medium-sized Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.  

JETRO is organized and managed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), a ministry of the Japanese government that focuses on economic and industrial development through innovation, technology, and foreign investment. JETRO currently maintains 76 offices overseas in 50 countries and 48 offices in Japan, including the Tokyo and Osaka headquarters.

JETRO in the United States

There are six JETRO offices in the United States. Each offers a full range of business support services to U.S. companies seeking to invest in Japan, as well as several industry-specific exhibits, seminars, and webinars for networking and partnership purposes. 

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