Spotlight USA

JETRO Spotlight Newsletter

 

Spotlight Newsletter Series (Published Monthly)

The JETRO Spotlight USA, JETRO USA's national e-newsletter, features the latest articles and events on our website. Each month JETRO brings you investment news, JETRO clients' experience establishing an office in Japan, U.S. companies launching in Japan, and topics in Japanese economy and industry, highlighting business opportunities between the United States and Japan. Spotlight Events delivers upcoming seminars and events that promote invest in Japan and Japanese goods and technology.




July 2017 Newsletter

・[Video] Asurion Opens Call Center in Tokyo with JETRO

・New Publication of “Canada in Japan: Investment and Business Guide”

・Hinduja Tech Limited Japan Branch

・A US corporation, Global Regulatory Partners, establishes its subsidiary in Tokyo to help foreign

pharmaceutical and medical device companies register their products in Japan

・German solutions provider for evaporation, drying and processing of highly viscous materials

Buss-SMS-Canzler establishes subsidiary in Osaka

・Chinese E-commerce company, HANGZHOU DARE TRADING CO.LTD establishes Japanese subsidiary

in Osaka

・Hong Kong real estate investment company STAR ASIA HOLDINGS opens hotel in Osaka


July 2017 Events

・2017 Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium

・What I’ve Learned – Dr. Jim K. Omura: Japanese American Pioneer in Wireless Communications Shares

His Story

・Plug and Play Japan Community Event (Japanese only)

・Back to the Future? Asia Policy under the Trump Administration with Glen S. Fukushima

・Keizai Silicon Valley: 2017 SUMMER NETWORKING


June 2017 Newsletter

・[Video] Global MRO Opens New Office in Yokohama with JETRO

・SENDAI CITY: Launch of the startup visa (Business Startup Program for Foreign Nationals)

・TOKYO: Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Invite Foreign Companies which Participate

in FinTech Business Camp Tokyo

・FUKUSHIMA: Apply now for REIF (Renewable Energy Industrial Fair) Fukushima 2017 (November 8, 9)

・US manufacturer of cleanroom products and disposal protective clothing ValuMax International establishes

subsidiary in Osaka

・Mexican automotive parts manufacturer BOCAR establishes the Japanese corporation in Yokohama

・Business credit report company Creditsafe Group establishes subsidiary in Fukuoka

・Chinese kitchen appliance manufacturer Ningbo Fotile Kitchenware establishes subsidiary in Japan

・Germany consulting company for chemical, pesticide and health care laws and regulations Dr. Knoell

Consult establishes corporation in Japan

・Chinese lighting equipment manufacturer Dalian Lufei Photoelectricity Technology establishes

Japan subsidiary in Chiba as joint venture with Japanese company


June 2017 Events

・Key Essentials to Business Incorporation & Hiring Practices in Japan

・2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit

・Japan-America Society of Oregon “Annual Dinner & Annual General Meeting”

Export 101 Workshop Series “LEARN HOW TO EXPORT FROM INTERNATIONAL TRADE EXPERTS

・Stanford Silicon Valley – New Japan Project, The "Acquihire" Phenomenon: The Use of Startup Acquisitions

as a Human Resource Strategy for Market Competition and Innovation

・2017 Japan-US Innovation Awards Symposium


May 2017 Newsletter

・85,000,000 Consumers Just Joined Japan's Energy Market

・Japan's New Approval System Makes It Easier for Regenerative Medical Therapies to Reach the Market

・Japan Just Approved 1.39 Billion Yen in New Energy Subsidies

・AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS K.K., a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and

commercialization of innovative therapies for rare diseases, released an oral drug for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH)

・US IT company Space-Time Engineering, LLC opens Tokushima’s first foreign satellite office

・Spanish Airline company Iberia launches flights to Tokyo

・Chinese food wholesaler/distributor Guangzhou Yitianzhong Trading establishes corporation in Osaka

・Korean golf-wear company VL & CO establishes corporation in Osaka


May 2017 Events

・The Real Reason Behind Why IT Companies Tackle Self-driving Technology (Language: Japanese)

・Farewell, Free Trade? The Trump Administration's Approach to Asia Trade Policy

・What Companies Need to Know to Successfully Enter Japan’s Life Sciences Market 

・What Role Do Japan & the U.S. Play in the Future of Asia-Pacific Economics?

・Visit Ajinomoto: The Essence of Taste

・How Will Autonomous Vehicles Change the Way We Move? Perspectives from Japan and the US

 

April 2017 Newsletter

・Invest Japan website: "Why Japan? 5 Reasons to Invest in Japan," 2017 version now available

・JETRO updates “Regional Information” for investing in Japan to a FY 2016 edition

・Subsidy Program for Global Innovation Centers supports 16 projects. Promotion of innovation

through collaboration of foreign-affiliated and Japanese companies in regenerative medicine and IoT

・US psychological counseling service company Herald Square Psychology establishes LLC in Tokyo

・US medical device manufacturer CONMED Corporation establishes corporation in Tokyo

・US manufacturer of raw materials for cosmetics Active Concepts establishes limited liability company

in Tokyo

・US-based therapeutic developer for muscular dystrophy PTC Therapeutics establishes corporation in Tokyo

・Opening of the Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center Shibuya Satellite Center

・Financial Services Agency: Opening of bank accounts by subsidiaries of foreign companies in Japan

・Ministry of Justice: Expanding range of holders of accounts for payments concerning incorporation

・Ministry of Justice: Expansion of scope of countries from which signature certificates of foreign nationals

are acceptable (business registration)

・Ministry of Justice: Exemption of translation of application documents for business registration

・Ministry of Justice: Creating online guide for procedures of business and corporate registration for foreign

nationals and for living overseas

・Ministry of Justice: Simplification of tally signatures


April 2017 Events

・Upcoming Event Examines Trade Opportunities between Japan and U.S. Post-TPP - Omaha, NE

・Trade Startup Day - Source Asian Products by KOTRA Silicon Valley, JETRO San Francisco,

TAITRA San Francisco

・The Vault Mashup: Japan & The Nordic Countries

・Dr. Shinya Yamanaka - Lecture Presentation on from Research on iPS Cells to

Business-Academia Cooperation (Language: Japanese only)

・Farewell to Free Trade? Trump’s New Deal with the World


March 2017 Events

・[Webinar] Japan in 2017: Economic Outlook & Trends, Status of Abenomics, and JETRO's Role in Promoting FDI

・Seafood Expo North America - Boston, MA

・U.S.-Japan-China Trilateral Economic Relations under the Trump Administration


February 2017 Events

・[Webinar] A Look into Japan’s Renewable Energy Market

・Tohoku Region Update: First-Hand Insights on What's Being Done

・Building a Business in Japan: Key Legal Insights on Fintech & IP

・Japan Quality Pitch and Demo Night

・Seafood Expo North America - Boston, MA

・Getting it Right with Your Japanese Business Partners - Top 10 Cultural Survival Tips

・CJSJ/JSPS Symposium New Topics, New Technologies and New Times: Japan Ahead


January 2017 Events

・Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market: Opportunities for Minnesota Companies

・Building a Business in Japan: Key Legal Insights on Fintech & IP

・Stanford Silicon Valley – New Japan Project Public Forum Series - The Algorithmic Disruption: The Underlying Drivers Behind Fintech, IoT, AI, and the Platform Economy in an Era of Computing Abundance

・Big in Japan – Robert Cole of U.C. Berkeley on the Japanese Software Industry: What went wrong and what can we learn from it?


December 2016 Newsletter

・Invest Tokyo Seminar Winter 2017January 25

Osaka Investment Promotion Seminar in Tokyo (January 25)

・English-Japanese samples of required applications for setting up business in Japan

・"Fukushima" Subsidy for Foreign Corporations Newly Entering Fukushima Prefecture for Business

・Success Story: Caterpillar Japan Ltd.

Seeking Exhibitors for VerdeXchange 2017 (Deadline: December 23, 2016)

Korean metallic mold company, Sinheung Precision establishes corporation in Kanagawa

・US-based IT software developer for businesses Rocket Software establishes Japanese subsidiary

・Singapore’s popular pork jerky shop chain “BEE CHENG HIANG” opened its first store in Ginza

・French smartphone manufacturer Wiko establishes company in Japan

・Coventor, provider of software for MEMS and semiconductor processing designing,

establishes LLC company in Tokyo


December 2016 Events

・Japanese Food Showcase at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show

・[Webinar] Entering Japan’s Medical Device Market: Knacks and Pitfalls

・Asia in the Global Economy: Potential Growth & Looming Challenges 


November 2016 Newsletter

Check out an interview with Danny Risberg, CEO of Philip Electronics Japan, Ltd. on doing business in Japan

Download our free Invest Japan Report on Japan’s business opportunities

(available in English and Japanese)

"Tokyo" TOKYO ONE-STOP BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT CENTER INFORMATION SESSION FOR

FOREIGNERS IN ENGLISH (December 21)

"Mie" Mie Prefecture Seminar on Foreign Direct Investment (December 12)

The Korean company Global Tax Free., Co., Ltd., Asia's largest tax refund service provider for foreign

tourists, established a branch office in Fukuoka in July 2015

・JETRO Opens New Satellite Desk to Serve Dallas & Forth Worth Areas

・US staffing agency and HR consulting firm, TOP New York, branches out in Tokyo

Pioneer of Inbound Marketing, HubSpot, Establishes New Office in Tokyo

UK based battery materials and licensing company Nexeon establishes R&D center in Japan

German connector manufacturer & supplier ODU establishes corporation in Tokyo 


October 2016 Newsletter

Announcement of Companies Adopted for the Subsidy Program for Global Innovation Centers

(Fourth Selection)

・Third Invest Japan Symposium in New York with Prime Minister Abe

Rocket Software, a US-based enterprise software developer, established a Japanese subsidiary,

Rocket Software Japan Ltd., in Yokohama in April 2015

・Tenneco Japan Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of American global supplier of auto parts Tenneco,

began full-scale operations of its Yokohama Technical Center in April 2016

・Shanghai Zensy Corporation, the publisher of “Koraku,” established Koraku Japan Corporation in Tokyo

・Silicon Valley-New Japan Summit Sees Strong Interest from Startup Community

・Austrian hydraulic lift manufacturer, Palfinger establishes company in Kanagawa

・Chinese 3D online game developer Snail Games establishes corporation in Japan

・Chinese designer and developer of semiconductor sensors Gpixel establishes corporation in Kanagawa

・UK consulting firm for product development engineering and technology, Cambridge Consultants

establishes corporation in Japan

・NAYAX, Israel developer of cashless payment equipment for vending machines, establishes subsidiary


October 2016 Events

[Webinar] Key Trends in Japan's FinTech Market

Building a Business in Japan: Key Legal & Business Perspectives

Japanese Hidden Gems – Technology Pitching & Networking Event

Do Startups Learn When They Fail? Using Crowdfunding Data to Compare When and

If Entrepreneurs Learn from Experience and Observation

Business Globalization Forum 2016

THE ROLE OF SILICON VALLEY IN JAPANESE INNOVATION

International Consulate Luncheon by East Bay Economic Development Alliance

2016 U.S.-JAPAN COUNCIL ANNUAL CONFERENCE


September 2016 Newsletter

・New page on Japanese government efforts to promote FDI into Japan

Invest Japan website: “Attractive Sectors” for FY2016 now available

・“Incentive Programs of local governments exclusively for foreign and foreign-affiliated companies”

for FY2016 now  available

・German cleanliness analysis equipment manufacturer establishes JOMESA Japan
・Taiwanese manufacturer of electronic components, TAIFLEX Scientific establishes presence in Japan

・Prime Minister Abe Kicks off FDI Seminar in New York

・[Partner News] NEDO Silicon Valley News - Issue 12

・Seminar Sees Japan's Biggest Brands Pitch Partnership Opportunities to U.S. Startups

・South Korean subtitling, dubbing and captioning company, i-Yuno Media Group, establishes

branch office in  Tokyo

・German-based diamond coating service provider CemeCon establishes company in Japan

・Chinese online travel service agency LY.com establishes joint venture company with HIS

・French battery manufacturer, Saft, known for high technology batteries for  industry,sets up

corporation in Japan


September 2016 Events

Investment Opportunities in Japan Toward the New Asia-Pacific Era

・[JETRO San Francisco Webinar] Introduction to Japan's Digital Healthcare Market

5th Annual How to Do Business in the Pacific Rim

Corporate Venture Capital in Japan: Challenges and Future

The Next Big Revolution: Internet of Things

Moving Beyond Money Capitalism: Japan's Alternative Economic Model of Satoyama Capitalism

 

June 2016 Newsletter

Program to Increase Foreign Entrepreneurs

・International Symposium on Medical Appliances in Osaka
・METI has started the Sixth Offering of Subsidy for New Business Establishment

   in the Areas Recovering from Tsunami and Nuclear Disaster towards Employment Creation
Announcement of Companies Adopted for the Subsidy Program for Global Innovation Center"

"Fukushima" Apply now for the 5th REIF (Renewable Energy Industrial Fair) Fukushima 2016

Business climate survey: German Business in Japan 2016 (English)

M-Industry, a Subsidiary of the Largest Food Retailer in Switzerland, Migros,

   Became Incorporated in Tokyo in November 2014

“Voices of Foreign Company Executives in Japan” Nippon Aerosil Co., Ltd. (Dr. Michael Doludda)

SYSCOM (USA), a US-based company engaged in IT infrastructure and cloud services,

   opens branch in Tokyo

BNM Holdings Establishes Base in Osaka to Procure Made-in-Japan Products

Manufacturer of PV Cells and PV Modules Aiduo PV Establishes Corporation in Osaka

Leading Chinese Automotive Manufacturer Great Wall Motor Establishes R&D Base in Yokohama

French Manufacturer of Systems for Preclinical Research in Physiology, Pharmacology and

   Toxicology Establishes Corporation in Hyogo

 

June 2016 Events

(WEBINAR) Three Keys to Business Success in Japan: Legal, Tax & Labor Management

・Japan Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

・CleanTech Showcase 2016

 

May 2016 Newsletter

・United World: An Innovative Edge on Global Challenge

・Invest Japan Seminar in Brussels with Prime Minister Abe

・JETRO Invest Japan Networking Event

・"Fukushima" Call for Application for Subsidy for Foreign Corporations

・Yokohama Seminar on Promotion of Foreign Investment

・JETRO Seminar Highlights Japan's Recovery Five Years After the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami

・JETRO Healthcare Webinar: Regulation, Reform, and & Subsidy Programs

・Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World

・San Antonio Kicks Off Fundraising Effort for Sister City Kumamoto

・Leading Japanese Life Science Organizations to Exhibit at Biotech Convention in San Francisco

・“Voices of foreign company executives in Japan” Faurecia Japan KK. Mr. Olivier Fidry

・” Voices of foreign company executives in Japan” Swissotel Nankai Osaka K.K. (Christian Schaufelbuehl)

・Dukane Corporation Enters Japan: A Case Study

・US-based IT software developer for businesses Rocket Software establishes Japanese subsidiary

・US-based Dandelion Chocolate establishes corporation in Tokyo

・US-based InterCall, major global provider of conferencing services, expands in Nagoya

・British automotive manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda establishes limited liability company

・German pharmaceutical service provider Vetter establishes corporation in Tokyo

・French consulting firm Sia Partners starts business in Japan

・Taiwanese data recovery service company - Linwei Technology launches fullscale business in Japan

・Hainan Airlines starts new route of Narita-Xi’an and Haneda-Beijing in December 2015

・Singapore originated Hillman Restaurant Japan opens 2nd restaurant in Umeda, Osaka

May 2016 Events

Unlocking New Opportunities: Japan's Tech Industry, Changes and Trends in 2016

(Webinar) Japan's Energy Industry Shakeup
・Managing Open Innovation: Lessons from Harnessing Silicon Valley
・2016 BIO International Convention

・Japan Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

・CleanTech Showcase 2016

April 2016 Newsletter
・JETRO Now Accepting Applications for Global Innovation Centers Subsidy Program
An Incentives Guide to Business in Nagoya
Request for Business Development Representative
Changing Regenerative Medicine in Japan
Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique Japon has Opened its First R&D Center Outside France,
    Asia Innovation Center PFDC in Tokyo
SF Express of China, an International Courier Service Provider, has been Expanding its
    Japan Business
Digital Development Management, Inc., a U.S.-Based Game Production and
    Relevant Service Provider, Opens an office in Osaka
Hydraulic Power Steering Component Manufacturer Ognibene Power Establishes Corporation
    in Osaka
Energy Pool Développement, a Provider of Demand Response Service for Industrial
    Customers, Sets up Business in Japan
A Well-Established German Auto Parts Manufacturer has its First Company in Japan
Women's Tights and Stocking Manufacturer and Supplier, DIVINE SAS, has Marked its
    Presence in Japan
French Employee Benefit Service Provider Edenred Starts Digitized Meal Voucher Service
Chinese Developer and Distributer of Clean Room Devices and Functional Materials for
    Smartphones Shenzhen Selen Science Technology Establishes Corporation in Tokyo
China-based Mobile Router Rental Company Targeting Chinese Travelers Establishes
   Corporation in Tokyo
Chinese Trading Firm Dealing in Machinery Establishes a Corporation in Osaka

April 2016 Events
  • ・Emerging Opportunities: Regulatory Changes to Japan's Heatlhcare Market (Online Webinar)
  • ・Big in Japan: Allen Miner on Entering the Japanese Market - Secret Formula for Success
  • ・2016 BIO International Convention
    Digital Ukiyo-e Exhibition at San Francisco Japan Consulate

March 2016 Newsletter
・JETRO Ready for TPP's Impact
・Why Invest in Japan's Local Regions? - Unlimited Business Opportunities Await -
・Chicago Chefs Spice up Their Menus with This Japanese Ingredient - Guest Post by Mike Sula
・Game Connection America 2016 Showcases Eleven Japanese Game Developers
・The Life Science Sector of Japan: Event Overview
・Deallus Consulting, a Consulting Firm Specializes in Life Science Sector,
Establishes a Corporation in Tokyo
・Shanghai-Based Information and Service Provider in Finance and Tourism
Establishes Corporation in Tokyo
・China-Based Web Designer Ekohe Establishes a Subsidiary in Tokyo
・Taiwan-Based Chinlun's Things Store Establishes a Limited Liability Company in Aichi
・Singapore-Based My Outlet, an Importer, Exporter and Retailer of Halal foods,
Establishes a Corporation in Tokyo
・German Based Riedel Communications, a Manufacturer and Supplier of Audio and Video
Products,Establishes a Corporation in Tokyo
・German Automatic Safety Device Manufacturer Euchner Establishes a Corporation
in Aichi Prefecture
・Belgian Based EHS Consulting Firm Enhesa Establishes Corporation in Tokyo
・"Tokyo" Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center Information Session
・"Fukuoka City" Startup Visa for Foreign Entrepreneurs

March 2016 Events

Opportunities in the Contemporary Bioscience Industry in the USA & Japan

Biomedical Regulatory Reform and the Funding Landscape in Japan

Trends in AgTech: Real Needs in the Industry

Digital Ukiyo-e Exhibition at San Francisco Japan Consulate


February 2016 Newsletter
  • ・New Subsidy Program for Global Innovation Centers
  • ・MOI signed with US Department of Commerce toward promoting bilateral investment between US and
  • Japan - Holding TPP Utilization Seminar for SMEs -
  • ・JETRO has Published its very First Invest Japan Report
  • ・Business Legal Seminar Highlights Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Entering Japan
  • ・International Students Support Network Starts Free Registration of Recruit Information
    by Companies at Career Support Network System for International Students in Japan
  • ・First Symposium on Investment in Japan Takes Place in Taiwan
  • ・An American Manufacturer of Ultrasonic Plastic Assembly Systems and Audio Visual Equipment
  • Company, Dukane Corporation Opened a Technical Center in Tokyo in 2013
  • ・” Voices of Foreign Company Executives in Japan” TripAdvisor Inc. Shohei Nishibayashi
  • ・US Based Software Defined Storage Company Scality Inc. Establishes Corporation in Tokyo
  • ・German Mega Solar Company SYBAC SOLAR Establishes Corporation in Tokyo
  • ・Car Navigation and Other Vehicle-Embedded Software Developer, Kotei Information,
    locates in Aichi prefecture
  • ・Almac Group, a Distributor of Clinical Test Drugs and Provider of Analysis and Agent for Drug
  • Discovery, Incorporates in Japan
  • ・A Marine Navigation System Developer and Supplier NAVTOR AS Incorporates in Yokohama
      city, Kanagawa prefecture
  • ・China's Traveler's Magazine,"Koraku ", Targeting the Affluent travelers to Japan,
    Establishes a company in Tokyo
  • ・French Perfume Brand Miya Shinma Parfums Establishes Corporation in Shizuoka
  • ・A Manufacturer of Small Water Turbine Power Generator, WWS Wasserkraft
     GmbH Co. KG, Expands in Kyoto
  • ・China-based Juneyao Airlines Launches Chartered Flights Between Obihiro and Shanghai
  • ・Xerox Establishes Customer Care Center in Saitama City
  • ・"Saga" Saga Prefecture Exhibits at BATTERY to Attract Investment JAPANMarch 2nd‐4th,
  • 2016)
  • ・"Osaka" Look West! Osaka Promotion Seminar in Tokyo (March 1st, 2016)
  • ・NEDO Silicon Valley News - Vol. 10
    ・Chairman Furukawa Speaks at VerdeXchange 2016 in Los Angeles, CA

February 2016 Events
The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, ("Pittcon 2016")
Seafood Expo North America / Seafood Processing North America (Trade Professional Only)
Back to the Source: Yamaha Motor's Challenges on Business Development
Creating a New Tohoku: Firsthand Observations on its Recovery and an Update on the Economy
Insights on the Fifth Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake

January 2016 Newsletter
An Incentives Guide to Business in the Greater Tokyo Area
“Regional Information”for Investing in Japan to a FY 2015 edition
Invitation of Applicants for the Investment Advisor Assignment System
JETRO Returns to Las Vegas for CES in January 2016
Midwest Newsletter Winter 2016
”Voices of Executives in Foreign-based Companies in Japan”  Travelex Japan KK Mr. John Rayment
"Tokushima" Seminar on the Promotion of Foreign Investment in Tokushima (February 8th)
"Ibaraki" Seminar and Reception for Promotion of Location by Foreign & Foreign Affiliated Companies in
Ibaraki (February 9th)
"Kyoto" Kyoto Investment Seminar in Tokyo (February 12th)
"Hokkaido" Hokkaido Tourism Investment Promotion Seminar (February 18th)
 
January 2016 Events
“Opportunity Knocks in Japan”- A Business and Legal Event
Japan Food Showcase
Understanding Investors and Preferred Stock Financings in Silicon Valley

Spotlight Newsletter Archives

         

View More Events