Country Resources


Country Resources




Market Overview

Sectorial Statistics

Charts, maps, tables and comparative data pertaining to Japan's economy.


Stephen E. Weiss, Ph.D

Country Briefing for Business

Trade Commissioner Service

Government of Canada

Market reports, facts and information relating to key prefectures and territories in Japan including: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo and Kitakyushu.


Tax and Tariffs

Taxation and Investment in Japan


Information regarding setting up a business, corporate tax law and the labour environment in Japan.


Legal and Regulatory

Trade and investment agreements

Trade Commissioner


Doing Business

Evaluating the Market in Japan


Key information regarding the business environment and helpful information for doing business in Japan.

Doing Business in Japan

Venture Japan

Key tips on conducting business in the Japanese market.

Invest Japan Business Support Center


An SME's point of entry and expansion in the Japanese market.

Doing Business in Japan

World Bank

- Ranking of Japan in “Doing Business” topics
- Dealing with permits
- Registering property and getting credit


Finance and Incentives

Incentive Programs - Investing in Japan


- Classification of Incentives based on special zones
- National Incentives
- Tax Incentives for R&D



White Paper on SMEs in Japan

METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry)

- Definitions under the SME Basic Act and Number of Enterprises
- Thorough analysis of the current status of SMEs
- SME lifecycle and productivity


Learning Resources

Country Profile - Japan

Global Affairs - Canada

- Communication and Conversation style
- Hierarchy and Decision making
- In-country activities

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