Foreign direct investment in Japan contributes to the strengthening of the Japanese economy's growth potential and regional revitalization through innovation generated by the fusion of domestic and overseas resources and the expansion of regional investment/creation of employment. Japan promotes foreign direct investment in Japan by being "the best country in the world in which to do business".
For the purpose of fundamentally simplifying regulations and administrative procedures associated with Foreign Direct Investment in Japan, the government, mainly led by the Council for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan, will discuss and draw conclusions within one year. Matters on which conclusions can be reached early on will be addressed ahead of others by deciding on concrete measures by the end of this year and promptly implementing them.
May 20, 2016 the Working Group for Revising Regulations and Administrative Procedures was established.
December 22, 2016 the Working decided "Immediate Report".
- Working Group for Revising Regulations and Administrative Procedures (PDF:20KB)
- Immediate Report (December 22, 2016) (PDF:136KB)
- Immediate Report (Summary) (December 22, 2016) (PDF:65KB)
- Steps to be taken to fundamentally simplify regulations and administrative procedures (PDF:94KB)
The "Five Promises for Attracting Foreign Businesses to Japan" (which was adopted by the Council for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan on March 17, 2015) established the "Investment Advisor Assignment System" at the initiative of the Prime Minister. This is a system through which State Ministers etc. will act as advisors to companies that have made important investments in Japan in order to prepare an environment in which these companies can easily consult with the Japanese government.
In order to promote foreign direct investment in Japan, the Council for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan is held with the purpose of contributing to initiatives by the relevant government ministers and committees aimed at realizing necessary regulatory reforms in addition to acting as a "control tower" for activities aimed at discovering and attracting investments.
The Council for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (held on May 20,2016) adopted the “Policy Package for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Japan to Make Japan a Global Hub” to promote more FDI to make Japan a global hub, an international trade and investment hub, taking an opportunity of TPP.
- "Policy Package for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Japan to Make Japan a Global Hub"(May 20, 2016)（PDF：115KB）)
- Outline of "Policy Package for Promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Japan to Make Japan a Global Hub"(May 20, 2016)（PDF：44KB）
Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the Council for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (held on March 17, 2015) adopted the "Five Promises for Attracting Foreign Businesses to Japan" as important items to be addressed going forward.
Information and Support for foreign investment
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. As one of its activities, it offers foreign investors with abundant information on all aspects of doing business in Japan, by providing expert consultation and offering free temporary office space in major business areas across the country.
The Office Of Invest Japan
Inquiries can be filed with the Office of Invest Japan.The Office Of Invest Japan
About the foreign direct investment promotion of the Government of Japan and others.