Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO): Japan External Trade Organization (日本貿易振興機構 Nihon Bōeki Shinkōkikō?) (ジェトロ JETRO) is an independent government agency established by Japan Export Trade Research Organization as a nonprofit corporation in Osaka in February 1951, and reorganized as the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 1958 (later Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry or METI) to consolidate Japan’s efforts in export promotion.
1,803 (As of Oct. 2017)
Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige
JETRO also provides information and support to foreign companies looking for successful entry and expansion in the Japanese market. JETRO provides a wide-range of services, such as timely market intelligence, extensive business development support, and relevant business events, designed to encourage new business between foreign companies and Japan. So, JETRO also provides current information on the laws and regulations surrounding new business operation in Japan to assist companies in expanding their business to Japan.
Japan External Trade Organization:
- Ark Mori Building, 6F 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6006 Japan
What is JETRO:
JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO’s core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.
Japan External Trade Organization Incorporated Administrative Agency Act (December 13, 2002, Law No. 172)
Domestic: JETRO Headquarters Tokyo, JETRO Osaka, Institute of Developing Economies, JFOODO and 45 regional offices
Overseas: 74 offices (54 countries) (as of November 2017)
JETRO Worldwide Offices:
JETRO has 74 overseas offices in 54 countries worldwide, as well as 46 offices in Japan, including our Tokyo and Osaka headquarters.
“WHO WE ARE”
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. As one of our activities, we offer foreign investors with abundant information on all aspects of doing business in Japan, by providing expert consultation and offering free temporary office space in major business areas across the country.
The government has provided more than half of JETRO’s annual operating budget. As of May 2011, JETRO maintained seventy-three offices in fifty-five countries, as well as thirty-six regional offices in Japan, with a total staff of 1,500. Its main office is located in the Ark Mori Building in Akasaka, Tokyo. Initially, JETRO’s activities focused mainly on promoting exports to other countries. As exporters established themselves in world markets and the balance of trade turned from deficit to surplus, however, JETRO’s role shifted to encompass more varied activities. These have included the furtherance of mutual understanding with trading partners, import promotion, liaison between small businesses in Japan and their overseas counterparts, and data dissemination. Import promotion services have included publications, promotion of trade fairs, seminars, and trade missions.
JETRO News and Events: