Africa and the Middle East
Australia and New Zealand
Central and South America and the Caribbean
Wisconsin companies are recommended to work with a local partner when entering the market.
The Japanese government is implementing new measures to support foreign companies considering investing in Japan.
Civil aircraft, defense and space-related projects all pose opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
With a growing and diversified economy, Japan offers excellent opportunities for companies looking to grow globally. Learn more about exporting to Japan from WEDC’s international business development team.
Wisconsin companies in water technology can connect with Japanese companies at an upcoming trade show.
By understanding current trends, Wisconsin companies can meet the needs of Japanese consumers.
The country is seeking to become more self-sufficient in its food supply, and Wisconsin firms can provide the agricultural technology to help.
The country has become dependent on imports of fossil fuels since reducing its nuclear capacity in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
Opportunities about for Wisconsin companies, as long as they keep in mind consumer trends in the market.
With an aging population, Japan is looking to technology to help stem the increase in health care costs, and Wisconsin companies can supply some of these innovative devices.
With an aging population and declining interest in forestry among younger workers, Japan has an urgent need to automate its forestry work, and Wisconsin can help supply technology and expertise.
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.
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
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to assist in the process
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies in pharmacology, food science, environmental issues, regenerative medicine and more
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.
Japan is a maritime nation flush with scenic coastlines and thus demand for pleasure boats.
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.
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.
Lately, global demand for natural leather has been growing faster than supply. A key driver is increasing demand in China for natural leather, as a result of the Chinese economy’s growth. In this context, makers of custom-made shoes (“bespoke shoes”) using natural leather are becoming more numerous in Japan. While the number of shoe craftsmen in Europe is decreasing, the number of young people in Japan who take up shoe craftsmanship is increasing.