JETRO: Your Business Partner for Japan
Is your company looking to stake a claim in the world’s third largest economy? Japan enjoys political and economic stability, provides strong IP protection, and has well-developed transportation and communications infrastructures. Japanese consumers are sophisticated, demand high-quality goods, and have a per capita GDP of approximately $40,000. Their government prioritizes helping foreign companies enter Japan by making a variety of incentives and resources available.
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a nonprofit agency that promotes trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO’s North American offices assist U.S. companies in successfully investing in Japan–e.g. establishing a branch office, opening a retail outlet, or forming a joint venture–by providing a variety of business development resources. We provide direct access to the Invest Japan Business Support Centers where companies are supplied with market information; legal, tax, and other consultation; participation in the technology partner matching program, and temporary office space in Tokyo and five other Japanese cities.
JETRO is funded by the Japanese government; as a result all our business development resources are available at no cost. Utilizing JETRO allows you to outsource your immediate infrastructure needs in Japan saving you time and money while you focus on the critical tasks of conducting consumer research, developing client relationships, and grabbing market share.
I look forward to discussing your interest in the Japanese market and determining how JETRO can best assist you. When considering investing in Japan, “Talk to JETRO first!”
Keith O. Sanders graduated from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business. He moved to Japan to pursue an interest in international relations. By the time he left Japan he had established a successful small business, and co-founded a regional networking group of expatriate business people. Keith uses his skills and experience to build relationships and develop mutually beneficial opportunities between Texas and Japan.