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Japan Market Briefing

Tuesday, 30 November 2021


The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite you to a briefing on technology opportunities in Japan, as part of our global Technology Growth Programme. The aim of the programme is to support UK based SMEs to grow their overseas presence through a structured programme of support.

Japan has always been at the forefront of technology. There is huge opportunity for innovative UK businesses to collaborate and grow in the Japanese market thanks to the UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement  which entered into force on 1st of January 2021.

Now is the ideal time to grow your business in Japan to make the most of the opportunities in areas such as AI and Fintech.

Why should you join this event

This event is aimed at companies wanting to expand their business in Japan. It will help you understand and access the opportunites in this lucrative market with the help of DIT.

Join us on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 to hear from DIT colleagues in Japan, JEITA, the largest tech industry association in Japan, and the Fintech Association of Japan.


09:00 - Introduction, Overview of the Japanese market, and what opportunities the FTA will bring - Euan Edwards, Head of Digital Trade Network, British Embassy, Tokyo

09:15 - Technology Overview - Yuko Shigyo, Executive Vice President and Director, JEITA     

09:30 - Fintech Overview - Takeshi Kito, Vice Chairman & Yuki Kishi, Director, Fintech Association of Japan

09:45 - Next Steps - How DIT can help you - Naomi Machii, Head of Technology and Deputy Head of Trade Team, British Embassy, Tokyo

09:50 - Q&A

How to attend this event

This event will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 09:00 to 10:00 GMT. Once registered you will be sent a calendar invite with a link to the meeting.

Please register using the button below.

Find  other events for UK businesses seeking to export to Japan here.