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2014 Jan – JETRO UK & UKTI ‘Arrows to Japan’ Business Symposium

Business Link Japan’s CEO and founder, Steve Crane is to present at the JETRO UK & UKTI ‘Arrows to Japan: The Road to Business Success’ business symposium. Steve will be speaking about his extensive experience of Japan, garnered through a decade of helping international companies enter or expand into the Japanese market. Expected to be attended by more than 200 delegates interested in doing business with or in Japan, the event is set to be an interesting and informative afternoon. To register a place – please visit the UKTI or JETRO websites.






JETRO & UKTI – Japan Business Promotion Symposium

Thursday the 16th of January 2014

BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

About the event

Marking the 400th commemorative year of mutual business activities in 2013, Japan and the UK have forged a partnership that is stronger than ever. The development of the environment for further trade/investment between Japan/UK is under way through a range of measures such as the negotiations for the Japan-EU EPA/EIA. Under such circumstances, the Abe Administration has announced an economic policy, ‘Abenomics’ with a view to revitalizing the Japanese economy, which has aroused great interest in the UK as it has in other countries.

This symposium is to provide up-to-date information on Japan’s Growth Strategy as well as on the attraction of the Japanese market, business opportunities and incentives for inward investment into Japan as matters of high concern for UK companies who have interest in business in/with Japan. At the same time, we hope to foster better understanding and discover new and fascinating aspects of business in/with Japan through the introduction of case studies by UK companies who have experienced business in/with Japan.


13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:30 Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech
14:00 – 14:10 Opening remarks
Mr. Martin Donnelly, the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills
Mr. Tsuneyuki Kato, Executive Vice President, JETRO
14:10 – 14:30 Keynote speech “Deepening the Business Relationship between Japan and the UK/EU – Japan as Business Partner” 

Dr. Neil Bentley, Deputy Director General and Chief Operating Officer, The Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

14:30 – 15:30 Session1: Emerging Business Opportunities and Incentives in Japan
14:30 – 14:35 Greeting from the Japanese Government
Mr. Ryosei Tanaka, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
14:35 – 14:50 Presentation “Invest in Japan – Japan’s Advantages and FDI Facilitation” 

Mr. O Tasaki, Deputy Director, Trade and Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

14:50 – 15:00 Presentation “Tokyo: Gateway to the Growing Asian Market” 

Ms. Noriko Adachi, Director for Asian Headquarters Special Zone, Headquarters of the Governor of Tokyo

15:00 – 15:30 Q & A
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 17:20 Session2: UK companies’ Case Studies in Doing Business in/with Japan
15:50 – 17:00 Presentations and Panel Discussion 


Mr. Steve Crane, Founder and CEO, Business Link Japan Ltd.

Dr. Michael Murphy, Managing Director, Pacific Rim, CiDRA Ltd.

Mr. Steve Whitley, Managing Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.

Mr. David Green, Managing Director, COMERCIA Ltd. (Formerly Commercial Director, ICON)

Moderator: Mr. Jun Arima, Director General, JETRO London

17:00 – 17:20 Q & A
17:20 Closing
17:30 – 18:30 Networking Reception

Contact Us

For further information, please contact the Investment Team, JETRO London at or 020 7421 8315