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Title: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


1
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Presentation for
  • - Calgary, Canada 10/16/06
  • - Vancouver, Canada 10/17/06

2
Contents
  • What is JETRO Page 3
  • JETRO in Canada Page 4
  • Whats Hot in the Japanese Technology
    Market Page 5 7
  • JETRO Services for Canadian Companies Page 8
  • - 1. Information Services Page 9
  • - 2. Business Matching Services Page 10
  • - 3. Japan Study Trips (for Companies Investing
    in Japan) Page 11
  • - 4. Seminars and Trade Shows Page 12
  • - 5. Japan Office Setup Services Page 13 15
  • Adding Offices in Japan (Services Offered by
    Local Gov. Offices) Page 16 17
  • JETRO Canada Clients Page 18
  • Other JETRO Clients (Examples of U.S. Technology
    Companies) Page 19 20
  • JETRO Business Matching at Consumer Electronics
    Show 2007 Page 21
  • JETRO Japan Business Mission 2006/2007 Page 22
  • Contact Information Page 23 24

3
JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)
  • Nonprofit government organization affiliated with
    the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and
    Industry (METI)
  • Promotes business between Japan and the rest of
    the world
  • First JETRO Office opened in 1951 in Osaka,
    Japan, as Japan Export Trade Research
    Organization
  • First JETRO Canada Office opened in Vancouver in
    1956 (It is the 50th anniversary!)
  • Worldwide Offices Two Locations in Canada
    Vancouver and Toronto, Six Locations in the U.S.

4
JETRO in Canada
  • Works with Canadian companies and help them
    expand business in Japan, by finding partners,
    establishing offices, etc.
  • JETRO Vancouvers focus is British Columbia,
    Yukon and Northwest Territories.
  • JETRO Toronto office works with companies in the
    rest of Canada, including Alberta
  • Companies in Alberta are also welcome to contact
    JETRO Vancouver office.

5
Whats Hot in the Japanese Technology Market (1)
  • Web 3.0 (as a New Concept)
  • Web 1.0 Web Viewers stayed as Web Viewers (CNN,
    Fox News, etc.)
  • Web 2.0 Web Viewers became Web Writers/Creators
    (My Space, Wikipedia, Flicker, YouTube, etc.)
  • Web 3.0 Web 2.0 combined with New/Existing
    Technologies, Enterprise Applications, etc.
  • New Generation of Optical Media
  • Blu-Ray (More Capacity 50GB) Sony, Panasonic,
    Hitachi, Pioneer, Sharp, Mitsubishi, etc.
  • High Definition DVD (Less Cost) Toshiba, NEC,
    Sanyo, Microsoft, Intel, etc.
  • Products (Players/Recorders) are being released
    for both Blu-Ray and HD DVD
  • Power Line Communications (PLC)
  • Just Deregulated by the Japanese Ministry of
    General Affairs 10/04/06
  • Fast Internet Connection up to 200Mbps
  • Use is still limited to only within the same
    building structure
  • NEC, Sharp, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi to get into
    the Market
  • Problems Noise Created by other Electrical
    Appliances, Electro Magnetic Wave Leakage

6
Whats Hot in the Japanese Technology Market (2)
  • Next Generation of Internet Search Engines
  • Search Engine Development Project led by METI of
    Japan
  • Panasonic, Sharp, Hitachi, NEC, Fujitsu, etc.
    Several Japanese Universities in the Search
    Engine Development Consortium
  • New Methods of Internet Search are being
    developed
  • Search by Graphics, Photo/Video Images, etc.
  • Wireless Communications
  • UWB (Ultra Wide Band 5m area, Up to 500Mbps) -
    Need Technologies to Avoid Interference with
    Other Wireless Communications, First Commercial
    Products (Wireless USB Hub, etc.) to be
    introduced in Japan in late 2006
  • IEEE 802.11n High Speed Wireless LAN, Faster
    than 100Mbps, Over 50m area, First Commercial
    Products to be introduced in Japan in early 2007
    (Wireless Router, etc.)
  • MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) Fixed WiMAX (10
    - 50 km), Mobile WiMAX (2 - 3 km)
  • IPTV
  • KDDI Hikari One, BBTV, 4th Media Online TV,
    I-Cast On-demand TV
  • Japanese Government may soon treat this similar
    to Cable TV (in terms of Copy Right Protections)

7
Whats Hot in the Japanese Technology Market (3)
  • Other Areas of Interest
  • Digital Entertainment
  • Network Security
  • Online Storage Services
  • Wireless IC Tag / RFID Tag
  • Electronic Money / Digital Cash
  • Internet Trading / Internet Banking
  • Next Generation of Cellular Services
  • Environmental Technologies / Clean Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Medical Technologies

8
JETRO Services for Canadian Companies
  • Mostly Free of Charge
  • Provided for Canadian companies wanting to expand
    their business in Japan
  • Information Services
  • Business Matching Services
  • Japan Study Trips (for Companies Investing in
    Japan)
  • Seminars and Trade Shows
  • Japan Office Setup Services
  • JETRO Business Matching at CES 2007
  • Business Mission to Japan 2006/2007

9
1.Information Services
  • Market Information
  • Product Information
  • Company Information
  • Government Regulations (if any)
  • Japan Office Setup Information
  • Setup Options
  • Setup Processes
  • Cost Estimates
  • Employment, Taxes, etc.
  • Other Information Related to Expanding Business
    in Japan

10
2.Business Matching Services
  • JETRO Business Matching at Combined Exhibition of
    Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) in Tokyo, etc.
    Canadian companies have participated in this
    show.
  • Canadian companies are encouraged to participate
    in the business matching events at major trade
    shows, in the U.S. such as the Consumer
    Electronics Shows (CES), and CTIA (Cellular
    Telecommunications Industry Association) Expo.
  • Based on the Canadian companies that have
    participated in these events in the past, we know
    there is potential for partnerships with Japanese
    companies.

11
3.Japan Study Trips (for Investment)
  • Business Mission to Japan
  • 5 to 7 day group tour, visiting two to three
    cities in Japan
  • Five to ten companies in one group
  • Each group focused on a specific industry
    (Medical Devices/Technologies group and
    Automotive Parts/Technologies group for
    2006/2007)
  • Field trips and seminars
  • Business matching with local Japanese companies
  • Basic expenses (airfare, hotels) paid by JETRO

12
4. Seminars and Trade Shows
  • Japan business seminars focused on particular
    industries (such as Information Technology,
    Biotechnology, Environment products, New Energy),
    business strategies, office setup, etc.
  • JETRO exhibits at trade shows (environmental
    technologies, robotics, biotechnology, food,
    etc.)
  • JETRO sponsored (co-sponsored) trade shows

13
5.Japan Office Setup Services (1)
  • Information Services and Business Seminars
  • Free Consultation Services at JETRO Tokyo
  • Registering your Japan office
  • Local hiring
  • Office location
  • Visa issues
  • Legal issues
  • Tax and accounting issues
  • Salaries, social security, health insurance, and
    other mandatory and non-mandatory employee
    benefits

14
5.Japan Office Setup Services (2)
  • Free Temporary Office Spaces in Tokyo, Yokohama,
    Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Fukuoka (called JETRO
    IBSC)
  • Individual Office Spaces for 2 to 4 People
  • Up to 2 months in Tokyo
  • Up to 4 months (if there are available spaces) in
    Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Fukuoka
  • Comes with Free Advisory Services
  • Business Library
  • Exhibition Hall and Auditorium (Tokyo)

15
5.Japan Office Setup Services (3)
  • Introduction and Referral to Experienced /
    Bilingual Specialists
  • Company Registration Specialists
  • Visa Specialists
  • Payroll and Benefits Specialists
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Real Estate Firms
  • Employment Firms

16
Adding Offices in Japan (1)
  • Is there life after Tokyo / Yokohama?
  • Office Setup Support by Regional Governments
  • Subsidies and Incentives
  • Regional Business Missions
  • Regional Business Matching Events
  • Introduction to Regional Japanese Companies
  • Other Hands-on Assistance, etc.
  • Offered by Japanese Regional Government Offices

17
Adding Offices in Japan (2)
  • JETRO has strong connections with regional
    government offices in Japan and overseas.
  • JETRO works closely with these regional
    government offices to help Canadian companies
    expand businesses in these regional areas in
    Japan.

18
JETRO Canada Clients
  • 16 Successful Entries (since 2000) into Japan
    from Canada, including
  • 10 BASE-T Incorporated (KK, 3D Visualization
    Digital Contents)
  • Collection Arianne Inc. (Branch, Apparel/Fashion)
  • Kit-Tronics Inc. (Branch, Computer Memories,
    Motherboards, etc.)
  • Semiconductor Insights Inc. (KK, Semiconductor
    Chip Analysis Services)
  • Tabernacle Network International Inc. (Branch,
    Software for VoIP Servers)
  • Wescast Industries Inc. (KK, Automotive Parts)
  • Synaptive (Branch, Email Marketing Solutions,
    Email Security Solutions)
  • ViXS Systems (KK, Semiconductor Devices for Video
    Processing, etc.)
  • Canadian Education Alliance (NPO, Recruiting
    Japanese Students for Canadian Universities)
  • JETRO Vancouver also works with Ballard Power
    Systems
  • JETRO has supported more than 300 companies
    worldwide that established presences in Japan.

19
Other JETRO Clients (Examples of U.S. Technology
Companies that established presences in Japan
2005 - 2006)
  • SouthWall Technologies (Glass Surface Coating
    Films)
  • ArrayComm (ASIC Devices for Wireless Network
    Applications)
  • Ecrio (Embedded Software for Wireless Instant
    Messaging)
  • 3PARdata (Enterprise Data Storage
    Hardware/Software)
  • Onstor (Enterprise Data Storage
    Hardware/Software)
  • Frontier Semiconductor (Semiconductor Test
    Equipment)
  • Company X (Semiconductor Test Equipment)
  • Tharas Systems (EDA Design Verification Tools)
  • Brion Technologies (EDA Lithography Solutions)

20
Other JETRO Clients (Examples of U.S. Technology
Companies that established presences in Japan
2003 - 2004)
  • Innova Solutions (Software Integration Platform,
    CRM, etc.)
  • Sapidyne Instruments (Bio-Molecule Binding
    Reaction Analyzer)
  • Global Locate (GPS Chipsets for Mobile
    Applications)
  • Wave Market (Mobile Applications Software)
  • Aligo (Mobile Applications Software)
  • DoOnGo (Over-the-Air System Upgrade Bug
    Removal)
  • BitFone (Over-the-Air System Upgrade Bug
    Removal)
  • Caspian Networks (Core Routers for Network
    Service Providers)
  • Dantz (Data Backup Systems for Apple Computers)

21
JETRO Business Matching at Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas January 8 - 11, 2007
  • Individual Business Meetings with Potential
    Partners and Customers from Japan
  • Expecting more than 30 Japanese companies to
    attend
  • Interest Areas Advanced Software Solutions,
    Broadband, Security Solutions, Network
    Appliances, Digital TV, Consumer Electronics,
    Biometrics, Mobile Applications, Mobile Contents,
    Wireless, RFID, VoIP, Home Networking, etc.
  • No Fee to Participate
  • Application Deadline Oct. 27, 2006
  • Contact JETRO Vancouver or JETRO Toronto

22
JETRO Japan Business Mission 2006/2007
  • For Medical Devices/Technology Companies
  • 12/03/06 12/09/06
  • Visit Saitama, Shizuoka, and Kobe, Japan
  • For Automotive Parts/Technology Companies
  • 2/05/07 2/10/07
  • Visit Hiroshima and Nagoya, Japan
  • Meet with Local Companies
  • Find out about Investing in these regional areas
  • Basic Expenses (Airfare, Hotels) Paid by JETRO
  • Application Deadlines 10/20/06 for Medical,
    11/13/06 for Automotive
  • Contact JETRO Vancouver or JETRO Toronto,

23
Contacts
  • 1600-181 University Ave.
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • M5H 3M7
  • 416-861-0000 (phone)
  • 416-861-9666 (fax)
  • http//www.jetro.go.jp/canada/toronto/
  • Inquiry_at_jetro.go.jp
  • 660-999 Canada Place
  • Vancouver, BC
  • V6C 3E1
  • 604-684-4174 (phone)
  • 604-684-6877 (fax)
  • Office_at_JetroVancouver.org
  • www.JetroVancouver.org

24
Contacts
  • Makoto Abe
  • Japan Business Advisor
  • JETRO San Francisco
  • 235 Pine Street, Suite 1700
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • 415-392-2522 (Phone)
  • 415-788-6927 (Fax)
  • Makoto_Abe_at_jetro.go.jp
  • www.jetro.org

25
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