Spotlight Newsletter (2014-05)

Spotlight Newsletter


Application of "Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Foreign Direct Investment, Site Location and Regional Investment, Site Location and Regional Development in Japan (Project of site location for global companies)" will end on June 2nd, 2014 (12:00 pm, Japan Time).

Find out about two global companies that utilized the subisdy in the past.

Nihon Cabot Microelectronics KK Establishes R&D Center in Mie Prefecture

Nihon Cabot Microelectronics KK, a Japanese subsidiary of US-based Cabot Microelectronics that conducts research and development on polishing slurries for semiconductors and various substrates, has established a research and development center for new business in the Geino-cho district of Tsu City, Mie Prefecture.

Nihon Cabot Microelectronics KK applied and was selected for the Japanese Fiscal Year 2011 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan.

>>Find more information here.

Umicore Shokubai Japan Co., Ltd. Establishes R&D Center in Tokonomae, Aichi

Umicore Shokubai Japan Co., Ltd., a joint venture company of nonferrous metal and functional material manufacturer Umicore (HQ in Belgium) and Japanese chemicals manufacturer Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. established an R&D center in Tokonomae City, Aichi Prefecture. Both Umicore and Nippon Shokubai have been jointly involved in R&D and sales of automotive catalysts since the early 1990s. This led to the establishment of Umicore Shokubai in 2002.

Umicore Shokubai applied and was selected for the Japanese Fiscal Year 2011 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan and also received incentives from Aichi prefecture and Tokonomae city.

>>Find more information here.

+ Find information about FY2014 Subsidy Program Application here.

*Application ends on June 2nd, 2014 (12:00PM, Japan Time)

+ If you are interested in investment in Japan, talk to JETRO USA first!


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Tips from Japanese Game Industry Insiders: How to Realize Your Opportunities in Japan

Japan is known for its high game monetization which seems to have gained the attention of foreign developers seeking to expand their business. How the Japanese game publishing business works is, however, a mystery to many of them. In this report, Japanese publishers NTT DOCOMO and 3rdKind talk about what is going on in the Japanese publishing business and provide a few tips on how to find publishing partners.

Finding Japanese indie games is also shrouded in mystery to foreign publishers seeking hidden gems. The article will highlight recent movements surrounding indie games in Japan and where you can meet these indie developers.

+ Japan Online Game Association describes current business models in Japan
+ NTT DOCOMO talks about how to publish your mobile game in Japan
+ Japanese publishers 3rdKind keen on publishing foreign contents
+ Japanese indie games in spotlight