[JETRO San Francisco Webinar] How to Make the Most of Japan's IoT Market Gap

Jul 12, 2016


Japan’s IoT market is a rapidly-growing industry with a number of promising business opportunities for high-tech businesses. Although demand continues for IoT solutions, sections of the market have experienced minimal competition both on a domestic and international front.


This webinar will highlight current market trends, emerging business opportunities, and recent regulatory changes that impact the IoT field at large. This seminar is recommended for business owners and company executives seeking business development opportunities in the world’s third-largest consumer market. 






The How to Make the Most of Japan's IoT Market Gap webinar will run Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT. The webinar is online and accessible from any internet-connected device. 


This online webinar will be held in English and will include both slides and a verbal delivery. The webinar is limited to the first 100 attendees, so early sign up is strongly recommended.  




    1. The current trajectory of Japan’s IoT market as a whole, including consumer trends and government interests
    2. IoT market segments where domestic competition is low and the ways foreign companies can successfully access them
    3. Recent regulatory reforms in the IoT business space, including the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI), data-sharing infastructure, IoT Acceleration Consortium, and subsidy programs for IoT projects   


Come discover what business opportunities are available to you in Japan’s IoT industry! We look forward to your attendance at this unique event.




YOSHIAKI TOJO, Chief Executive Director of JETRO San Francisco


Yoshi TOJO was appointed to the Chief Executive Director of JETRO San Francisco in August 2014, responsible for promoting Cross-Pacific business development and technology commercialization.  Yoshi has long been engaged in R&D management and technology startup acceleration, with his wide-ranging experiences in economic analysis and innovation promotion at the Government of Japan (NEDO, METI, and MOFA), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Kyoto University.




JETRO San Francisco's monthly webinar series premiers every fourth Thursday of each month.  Coming seminar events are scheduled as follows:


August 25:              IT in Agriculture

September 22:       IT in Healthcare