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2013 Jan- UKTI East Midlands Mission

The UKTI East Midlands Mission to Japan has now successfully taken place.  We would like to thank all the companies that participated, and all of those who expressed an interest.  We are planning several other missions to Japan during 2013, so contact us if you are interested to know more.


TopWelcome and Introduction

Business Link Japan is delighted to be running this mission once again on behalf of UKTI, and we 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 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
  • FACT – The UK’s reputation in Japan is riding high on the back of the London Olympics

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 tells you all the good reasons to participate in the mission, and details of the financial support available.

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

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

Further down this page you can read various comments from the participants on last years mission.

View and download a copy of the UKTI East Midlands Mission to Japan information document here

TopComments from delegates on the previous missions

22 companies from a wide variety of business sectors joined the mission’s in 2011 and 2010; here is a selection of comments from the delegates;

Emma Ball, Emma Ball Ltd “A fantastic experience, I returned with 5 strong business opportunities  and our first significant order was shipped within a month of the mission”

Robin Chiltern, CST International “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”

Lee Newsome, Panache “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”

Byron Chatburn, SeaBand Ltd “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”

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

TopKey Stats from the 2010 Mission

  • 22 Business People Participated
  • 92 Individual Meetings Were Arranged
  • 2 Networking Events (200+ people attended)
  • 88% Approval Rating for the Mission
  • £43K orders placed during the week
  • £2 Million orders forecast within 12 months

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