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Country Resources


Country Resources



Market Overview

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

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

Legal and Regulatory

Trade and investment agreements

Trade Commissioner

Doing Business

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

Finance and Incentives

Incentive Programs - Investing in Japan


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



Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTAs)

Government of Canada

CTAs empower high-growth tech companies that have a market-ready technology or product in three main sectors of activity:
- cleantech
- digital industries and information and communications technologies (ICT)
- life sciences and digital health

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

Vital Connection


Japan Canada Chambers Council (JCCC) connect you to information you can use, to opportunities for growth and to a network of local chambers, businesses, decision-makers and peers from across the country as well as internationally.

Tokyo Industrial Location Navigator

Tokyo Ritti

Companies are supported through grants, subsidies and small business loans, as well as managerial support, business founding support, and intellectual property protection.

Learning Resource

Learning Resources

Country Profile - Japan

Global Affairs - Canada

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

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