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Webinar: Prime Locations for Business Success in Japan, Hyogo/Kobe

Updated: Feb 7

Don’t miss key business opportunities in Japan’s flourishing ICT, AI/IoT, Biomedical, Health-Tech industries including business support information and insights!


In Japan, where longevity and aging is advancing, the medical and health markets are expanding year after year. In addition, as remote work due to COVID-19 becomes more commonplace, it’s required to visualize work and improve labor productivity.


Japanese companies are actively promoting digitalization of operations and market development through joint projects and investments with overseas companies and start-up companies. Municipalities prioritizing foreign investment are putting more effort into inviting overseas startups to Japan and offering various forms of support for these businesses.


Date: December 9th, 2021 2:00 - 3:10 PM PST

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Advantages of business development in the Japanese market, especially Kansai where Hyogo /Kobe are located (Attractiveness of Hyogo / Kobe as a destination, foreign-affiliated companies' advancement status, preferential treatment, etc.)

  • Hyogo/Kobe startup ecosystem (characteristics of support measures for companies expanding into Hyogo/Kobe)

  • Support structures for entering Japan (JETRO, Hyogo Prefecture, City of Kobe)

  • Business support through the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster, Japan’s most advanced Life Sciences industry ecosystem (as Japan's largest medical industry agglomeration)

  • Global Mentorship Program (Accelerator Program)

  • Explanation of the background of the advance from the start-up companies' Founder who expanded into Hyogo / Kobe, the status of business development, the merits of expanding into Hyogo, etc.

  • What venture capitalists expect when investing in U.S. startups


Hosted by: Hyogo-Kobe Investment Support Center, Hyogo Business & Cultural Center, Kobe Trade Information Office

With support from: Washington State Department of Commerce, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, JETRO San Francisco

Public relations cooperation: Japan-America Society (the State of Washington, the State of Oregon, Northern California), Japan Business Association of Seattle


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