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2013 Dec – UKTI East Midlands Mission

TopWelcome and Introduction

Business Link Japan is delighted to be running this mission once again on behalf of UKTI, andwe look forward to supporting your company to do business in Japan. This mission follows on from the successful East Midlands missions to Japan we ran earlier this year and in 2011 and 2010.

  • FACT – Japan is the third largest Economy in the world
  • FACT – Exports from the UK to Japan are worth £9.6 billion per year
  • FACT – Japanese consumers love high quality foreign products

Please browse the links on the right to learn more about this event.

The Business Opportunities page provides details of the business sectors that British companies are tapping into in Japan.

The Details page contains information about the dates, planned itinerary, cost and how to book.

The Benefits page details all of the advantages of participating in the mission, and provides information regarding the financial support available.

The Images page gives a snapshot from the successful missions we ran in 2013, 2011 and 2010, to give you a visual idea.

The Registration page is there for you to express interest in the mission, or ask us any questions.


To view the UKTI leaflet regarding the event click here.


TopComments from delegates on the previous missions

28 companies from a wide variety of business sectors have joined the UKTI East Midlands Missions to Japan organised by BLJ; here is a selection of comments from the former delegates;

“A great experience, thanks for the excellent support in Japan; I signed a new distributor deal and gained the first order. Learning from other delegates on a trade mission is a valuable part”  Guy Campbell, Sonifex, Participated in the Jan 2013 East Midlands Mission to Japan

“A great trip, very useful for me, no hesitation in recommending this and I’ll use the UKTI service again. I picked up a great new customer, and built relations with existing clients” Adrian Fewings, Derbyshire Aggregates, Participated in the Jan 2013 East Midlands Mission to Japan

“A fantastic experience, I returned with 5 strong business opportunities  and our first significant order was shipped within a month of the mission” Emma Ball, Emma Ball Ltd, Delegate on the 2010 East Midlands Mission to Japan

“During the Japan Mission I visited 12 companies, these new contacts were important in helping us to get established in a new market sector in Japan” Robin Chiltern, CST International, Participated in the 2010 East Midlands Mission to Japan

“The visit was well organized and the UK and overseas staff were very helpful. The staff we met helped me gain a basic understanding of how to conduct business and an insight Japanese culture” Lee Newsome, Panache, Participated in the 2010 East Midlands Mission to Japan

“The OMIS support proved valuable, and meetings with medical device companies and retail outlets provided me with the information I needed for our future work. We are already planning our next trip to follow up” Byron Chatburn, SeaBand Ltd, Participated in the 2010 East Midlands Mission to Japan

“It was valuable to be part of this well organised mission, and the credibility we gained from our Japanese customers was extremely useful” Chris Muir, Sarantel, Participated in the 2010 East Midlands Mission to Japan

TopKey Stats from previous EM Missions to Japan
  • 28 East Midlands companies have participated
  • 150 Individual meetings were arranged with Japanese buyers
  • 4 Networking Events (300+ people attended)
  • 88% Approval Rating for the Missions
  • Multi million pound orders secured by East Midlands  companies

If you are interested in the Japanese market, then please contact us for an informal discussion.