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1 November 2015 JETRO s Activities to Promote Direct Investment in Japan Tomotsugu Iwata Director, Invest Japan Coordination Division JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)

2 1. About JETRO 2. Trends of Foreign Direct Investment into Japan 3. Japanese Government s Policy for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment 4. JETRO s Service for Potential Investors 1

3 What is JETRO? JETRO: Japan External Trade Organization Established in 1958 Government-related organization Main activities: Assisting foreign businesses in Japan Supporting the overseas business of Japanese firms Facilitating economic growth in developing countries through trade promotion 2

4 JETRO s Network 73 overseas offices in 54 countries Headquarters (Tokyo), JETRO Osaka, Institute of Developing Economies and 43 regional offices 3

5 1. About JETRO 2. Trends of Foreign Direct Investment into Japan 3. Japanese Government s Policy for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment 4. JETRO s Service for Potential Investors 4

6 Inward FDI into Japan, stock: ,000 20,000 (Unit: billion JPY) Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers (Sep. 2008) Great East Japan Earthquake (Mar. 2011) 19,408 19,555 18,735 18,824 Abenomics starts (Dec. 2012) 19,227 19,551 23,344 15,703 15,000 12,377 13,430 10,000 9,902 10,325 10,634 6,096 6,918 5, Sources: Ministry of Finance, Bank of Japan, Cabinet Office 5

7 Inward FDI into Japan, stock:2014 by country and industry (Unit:100 million JPY) <Inward FDI into Japan, percentage> Central & South America 6% Asia 16% North America 30% Oceania 2% Europe 47% Europe North America Netherlands France UK Swiss German Country Amount 30, , , , ,652 7 US 66,881 1 Canada 1,849 Industry Amount Transportation Equip 26,609 Finance & Insurance 19,890 Electric Machinery 18,659 Finance & Insurance 40,699 Wholesale & Retail 7,000 Telecommunication 2,603 Asia Singapore 17,243 5 Hong Kong 8,799 9 Taiwan 3,942 China 1,207 Finance & Insurance 11,927 Chemical & Medicine 2,575 Wholesale & Retail 2,016 Oceania Australia 3,607 New Zealand 431 Central & South America Cayman Is. 10,528 8 Brazil 30 Finance & Insurance 4,679 Electric Machinery 2,125 Sources: Ministry of Finance, Bank of Japan 6

8 1. About JETRO 2. Trends of Foreign Direct Investment into Japan 3. Japanese Government s Policy for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment 4. JETRO s Service for Potential Investors 7

9 Japanese Government s Inward Policy FDI for Promoting into Japan Foreign Direct Investment Japanese Government commits inward FDI to expand to 35 trillion by 2020 Japan Revitalization Strategy Revised (June 2015) Improving the Business Environment and progressing the Promotion System Strengthening the PR activity The Government will strengthen public relations and information dissemination on investment environment in Japan through sales pitches conducted by the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers (at least 10 sales pitches per year) as well as the cooperation among Japan s diplomatic missions abroad, JETRO and local governments. Aggressive marketing JETRO s special team for attracting foreign investment, established in major cities abroad will lead intensive promotion in the areas where further growth and vitalization of the Japanese markets are expected. Through these efforts, the Government will engage in aggressive marketing, along with the domestic initiatives including multilingual consultation services and support for the foreign companies already in Japan. Cooperation with local governments Utilizing the Platform for Regional Vitalization : --a joint data base of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and all local governments the Government aims to start this autumn the provision of information from local governments to JETRO about investment environment, etc., as well as information from JETRO to local governments about methods, cases, etc. for attracting foreign companies. Furthermore, the government will deepen cooperation with local governments by starting JETRO s customized support by the end of FY2015 according to the needs of local governments from formulating strategies to attracting investment. 8

10 1. About JETRO 2. Trends of Foreign Direct Investment into Japan 3. Japanese Government s Policy for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment 4. JETRO s Service for Potential Investors 9

11 What does JETRO do? Government establishments overseas Overseas offices/invest Japan Attaches Domestic offices Local governments Providing information on Japanese business environment Finding and developing businesses interested in investing in Japan Supporting business startups through the IBSC Increasing business opportunities with Japanese companies Invest in Japan website Approach by Invest Japan attaches Visiting companies and exhibitions Temporary offices(ibsc) Business matching Seminars and symposia Individual consultation Providing information Advice from specialists events HQ/Invest Japan Attaches Consultation regarding investing in Japan hotline Relevant government authorities Requests for regulatory reforms hotline 10

12 Providing information on Japanese business environment Finding and developing businesses interested in investing in Japan Supporting business startups through the IBSC Increasing business opportunities with Japanese companies Invest Japan Website <Example of using the JETRO HP: Research about how to set up business in Japan> <JETRO HP in Chinese> 11

13 Providing information on Japanese business environment Finding and developing businesses interested in investing in Japan Supporting business startups through the IBSC Increasing business opportunities with Japanese companies Japan s Globally Significant Attractiveness 1 st in the world Research funding as a percentage of GDP Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, "Survey Result on Science and Technology Research 2013" Business Sophistication 3 rd in the world GDP Japan s GDP is nearly 500 trillion yen. A leading world economy that boasts large-scale economic power. Source: Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications "World Statistics 2014" ; Cabinet Office Rank 6 th / 144 Countries Global competitiveness index 1 st in the world Source: World Economic Forum, "The Global Competitiveness Report " Global Peace Index Source: INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMICS & PEACE "Global Peace Index 2014" 1 st in Asia source: The Global Competitiveness Report

14 Providing information on Japanese business environment Finding and developing businesses interested in investing in Japan Supporting business startups through the IBSC Increasing business opportunities with Japanese companies Strengthening the framework for inward investment promotion Oversea Companies Invest Invest Japan Attachés New Base in JAPAN Foreign Companies Local Government Headquarters Oversea Office Domestic Office 13

15 Providing information on Japanese business environment Finding and developing businesses interested in investing in Japan Supporting business startups through the IBSC Increasing business opportunities with Japanese companies Invest Japan Business Support Center(IBSC) Temporary Office in IBSC Eligibility Foreign companies which consider to start business in Japan Period Fee up to 75 business days Free of charge (up to 50 days in principle) Consulting Services in IBSC Specialists give advices about how to start up a business in Japan Legal advice Business cost Market regulations Business culture Human resources Real estate 14

16 Providing information on Japanese business environment Finding and developing businesses interested in investing in Japan Supporting business startups through the IBSC Increasing business opportunities with Japanese companies Cooperation between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and JETRO Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tokyo Metropolitan Government TOSBEC : completing procedures to establish a company BDCT : consulting services 15

17 Providing information on Japanese business environment Finding and developing businesses interested in investing in Japan Supporting business startups through the IBSC Increasing business opportunities with Japanese companies Business matching events Support foreign companies to expand business in Japan make secondary investment search for the partner company in Japan. Japanese companies Missions/ Visits Business matching events overseas Business matching events in Japan Missions/ Visits World-leading overseas companies 16

18 Invest Japan Hotline service Considering investing in Japan!!! Want this regulatory to be reformed Invest Japan Hotline Consultation regarding investing in Japan JETRO will arrange meetings with the relevant authorities and provide comprehensive support. Requests for regulatory reforms JETRO will submit requests for regulatory reforms to the Cabinet Office and METI. 17

19 JETRO s Achievements (FY ) Project Supported <Share of successful cases by countries> over 12,000 projects Foreign companies successful startups supported 1,200 over companies Hong Kong 34 Taiwan 38 Singapore 38 Australia 44 France 64 United Kingdom 76 Others 264 Republic of Korea 84 United States 369 China 127 Germany

20 JETRO s Target Industries Environment & Energy Next Generation Vehicles, New Energy Life Science Pharmaceutical products, Medical devices Manufacturing & Infrastructure Automotive products, Road traffic Service Large retail (Fast fashion, Mass merchandise outlet), E-commerce Tourism Airline, Hotel, Travel company ICT Date center, Cloud solutions, Package software 19

21 CLEVO (Taiwan) Ctrip (China) Recent cases supported by JETRO A company mainly develop, manufacture, and sale the IT-related products. Having started real estate business in 1998, it now work on developing and managing high-class hotels. Anticipating the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2020, it established a company in Tokyo, and obtained three real estates in November. Support by JETRO Provided temporary office space in IBSC Tokyo. Provided consultation on company registration and taxation. Provided the market information in Japan. Service The largest online sales travel company in China. Established in 1999, 18,000 employees work for this company. It obtains the bases in London, Soul, and is now planning to set one more in Singapore. It has established a stock company in Tokyo in order to extend the market in Japan. Support by JETRO Provided temporary office space in IBSC Tokyo. Provided consultation on company registration and taxation. Introducing notaries, tax accountants, and banks in Japan. Tourism 20

22 Recent cases supported by JETRO AEGERION PHARMACEUTICALS (US) A company which develops medical supplies that lowers cholesterol for rare disease patients. Established a company in Tokyo anticipating the sales in Japan. Support by JETRO Provided temporary office space in IBSC Tokyo. Supported with procedures of establishing a company. Provided information of authorization process. Life Science Cooori (Iceland) A company that develops a language-studying cloud system. Being loaded with A.I., the studying system is able to provide the most suitable studying program for each users. Hereafter, it will focus on providing service to corporative customers and will expand TOEIC contents. In addition, it is aiming at expanding the number of languages provided in the service to ten by I T Support by JETRO Provided temporary office space in IBSC. Provided consultation on company registration, visa, labor, and taxation. 21

23 Invest Japan Department Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) , Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan Tel , Fax This document is owned by JETRO. All of the content in this document, including, but not limited to, still images, text, pictorial works, designs and logos, is owned or licensed by JETRO. This document shall not be reproduced or reprinted on any medium or registered on any search system in whole or part by any means, without prior permission of JETRO. Although JETRO makes its best efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this document, JETRO does not take any responsibility regarding losses derived from the information contained in this document.

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