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Invest in Japan: A Regional Roadmap

1 May 2014, London


The Japanese Government intends to double their foreign direct investment figures by 2020. To achieve the goal of attaining high investment from abroad, the Prime Minister and Cabinet members have started to enthusiastically promote inward investment and the various incentives as well as cooperating with local governments.


This seminar will be timely, fitting with a visit to the UK by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and will highlight and promote different regions of Japan by featuring local prefectural governors and mayors. There will be discussion around the changes to implementing inward investment promotion as well as the predominating factors of each region, local business environment and the latest incentives, all of which will be up to date information provided from Japan. Also, a UK company will talk about their fortunes and business chance in Japan and the latest economic trends will be touched upon by the former British Ambassador to Japan as well as his current views and projections. Through the various and diverse regions, we are excited about this opportunity to update you on the charms of Japan and possibilities regarding investing there.


8.30-9.00am Registration

9.00-9.30am Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech: Mr Norihiko Ishiguro, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

9.30-11.00am Session 1, with representatives from Yokohama, Kobe, Fukuoka and the Japan Society

11.00-11.20am Coffee break

11.20am-12.30pm Session 2, with representatives from Mie Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, and Business Link Japan


Register here

1 May 2014

Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

Tel:020 7828 633