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Japan

Key insights for exporting to Japan

Japan was the fourth-largest export market for Wisconsin goods in 2016. As a growing economy and a diversified market, Japan offers excellent opportunities for companies looking to grow globally. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) Market Development Director, Khay Khong, shares insight into the export process. Read More

2017-05-31T06:00:15-05:00May 31, 2017|

Japan prepares to upgrade infrastructure

Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to participate as the mountainous nation assesses the condition of its roads, bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure and prepares to make any needed repairs to ensure the infrastructure is prepared for earthquakes, volcanoes, storms and floods Read More

2017-04-01T00:00:00-05:00April 1, 2017|

Biomass Power on the Rise in Japan

Introduction of biomass power generation, with biological gas power generation as the principal method, is increasing in Japan, accompanying promotion of a feed-in tariff system by the government. Presently, it is expected that the amount of energy generated annually from biomass will increase from 17.6 billion kWh in 2013 to 49 billion kWh in 2030. Read More

2016-07-01T00:00:00-05:00July 1, 2016|

Bicycle Ownership Set to Overtake Cars in Japan

Based on the Japanese attitude favoring healthy living and environmental awareness, as well as the events of the 2011 Japan earthquake, awareness of cycling as an effective means of transport is growing. More people are using bicycles, and the number of bicycles owned in Japan is on the rise. That total was 71.9 million in 2014, a number approaching that for automobile ownership, which sits at 76.7 million. Read More

2016-05-01T00:00:00-05:00May 1, 2016|

Japanese Government Sets GDP Growth Goal

The Japanese government has announced a goal of boosting the country’s GDP by 20 percent to $5.6 trillion by 2020. The government pledges to devote effort to developing an environment that promotes investment by lowering the effective corporate tax rates. Read More

2016-04-01T00:00:00-05:00April 1, 2016|
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