Inverness Chamber of Commerce are leading a virtual trade mission to Japan to support Scottish companies looking to explore the opportunities available when trading internationally. This mission will focus on Tokyo, Osaka and Nagasaki and we are pleased to invite applications from Scottish businesses.


Why do business in Japan?

Japan is the world’s third largest economy after the USA and China and offers an array of business opportunities for a broad range of sectors. Japan is a lucrative market with consumers typically having high levels of disposable income and being interested in high end, quality goods and services. A strong, stable economy coupled with a low fluctuating currency makes Japan an attractive environment for foreign investors.

Japan has a highly developed, modern infrastructure (roads, railways, airports, ports, warehouses, telecommunications) making for easier distribution of products and services. The country has over 20 ports and 5 international airports making it a well-connected location.

Home to some of the world’s most recognisable companies such as Nintendo and Canon, Japan is a country full of imagination, creativity and innovation. The country’s skilled workforce offers a high level of productivity.

If your product or service is successful in Japan, this can open doors for entering new markets as it has met the high expectations of a consumer market with high standards for quality.


Key Sector Opportunities:

  • Fashion
  • Food & Drink
  • Life Sciences
  • IT & Communications
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Digital Media
  • Cyber Security
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Defence and Security

Who Can Join?:

Open to any company in Scotland looking to grow their international trade activity in Japan

Companies do not need to be a member of a Chamber of Commerce

This is a cross-sector trade mission

About the Mission:

The mission will be held virtually

Delegates will receive an information pack prior to the mission taking place, outlining the agenda and suggested market research.

Attendees will take part in a range of workshops to learn about doing business in Japan (market awareness, tax and legal workshops, case study presentations

There will be networking opportunities throughout the week

Inverness Chamber of Commerce will facilitate B2B meetings and introductions to stakeholders and potential clients or partners in Japan based on your company’s ambitions



Draft Itinerary:

Welcome and Networking Session

Market Awareness Workshop (market strengths, opportunities and challenges, consumer trends).

Meet the Support Agencies – this session will give delegates an overview of the support they can access in market and provide them with key contacts to help with their exporting ambitions.

Case study presentations

1:1 B2B Meetings


Please email for more information or to apply. 

Tokyo, Osaka, Nagasaki , Japan


Start: 31/05/2022
End: 03/06/2022


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