Opportunities In The Wind Power Market In Japan

Watch this recorded webinar to learn about the recent changes towards pro-wind energy in Japan and the possibility for UK companies to get involved in wind energy projects. 

The Great East Japan earthquake and the subsequent incident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011 have brought about big discussions on Japanese energy policy among both the government and the public.

About 50 nuclear power plants in Japan are still under suspension. The current government have proposed the increasing of renewable energy in their long term energy plan and have introduced a new Feed in Tariff scheme. Among several available options of renewable resources Japan has a huge potential for wind power energy, including off shore wind.

The speaker will talk about the current wind power projects in Japan, including the feature of off shore wind projects, and will touch on how UK companies might be able to get involved in these projects in Japan.

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This webinar was recorded on 18 December 2014.

The Fourth UK-Japan Nuclear Industry Forum

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is arranging the Fourth UK-Japan Nuclear Industry Forum to be held at the British Embassy in Tokyo. Supported by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum and the UK Nuclear Industry Association.

Senior members of the nuclear community from both Industry and Government from the UK and Japan will be in attendance, UK companies are invited to register to attend the event.

Forum Programme

  • Mon 17th Feb: Briefing for UK Companies at the British Embassy + Forum Dinner
  • Tue 18th Feb: 4th UK-Japan Nuclear Industry Forum, comprising of plenary sessions, panel discussion sessions, and a networking reception. The theme of the event will be “Creating an Environment for Collaboration”.

Please note that this event is expected to be very popular, numbers will be limited, and there will be a selection process for companies who wish to attend. Companies should be aware that there are a selection of invited speakers covering UK and Japanese government policy, and updates on the decommissioning landscape in both countries. There will also be a number of speakers talking about methods and mechanisms of working together on nuclear decommissioning.

Event Terms and Conditions

  • There will be a limit of ~20 UK companies, and attendance for the forum will be limited to two people per (UK) company.
  • DIT will select UK companies based on how appropriate their capabilities are to the Japanese market.
  • There will be an OMIS* charge of £990 per company.

* OMIS: DIT Overseas Market Introduction Service

If you are interested in attending this high profile event, please express your interest by Fri 17th January 2020 by filling in the registration form below:


Techs in the City Powered by PechaKucha 20×20

On February 20, the BCCJ will be hosting a special lunchtime event as part of International PechaKucha Day. With the theme of this year’s session, ‘Techs in the City’, we will be handing over the mic at The CORE Tokyo Shimbashi, to a selection of pioneering BCCJ members and friends who are creating transformative tech and innovation platforms to tackle some of the 21st century’s most probing challenges.

Attendees will be invited to enjoy a fantastic line-up of presenters from the Tokyo tech scene, as we learn and take inspiration from their stories and visions for 2020 and beyond.

This exciting event arrives as part of International PechaKucha Day 2020, a celebration of worldwide creativity and interconnectedness designed to showcase some of the brightest and most progressive global ideas.

Join us and be inspired!

50% Discount for E2J members

Use code PK_2000_CPN when registering, to receive a 50% discount on the price.

PechaKucha 20×20

What is PechaKucha?

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.

20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging. Spurring authentic connections.

PechaKucha is the ideal tool to share passions and drop some knowledge. Global innovators use the PechaKucha platform to create powerful, visually-compelling stories that move audiences in less than 7 minutes.

UK-Japan 3rd Country Infrastructure Collaboration – Workshop & Business Forum

The Department of International Trade (DIT) hosts a set of events focusing on the UK-Japan collaborations in the 3rd country infrastructure projects.


Following the bilateral business objectives agreed by the Prime Ministers of the UK and Japan in January 2019, DIT in liaison with the Japanese stakeholders has implemented a new structure to help UK companies exploring opportunities through collaboration with Japanese companies in 3rd country projects, such as transport (e.g. rail, airports, roads and ports), water, plants, energies and smart cities.

This is the subject in which other nations have also shown strong interest. It is essential that UK expertise and commitment by industry is well known amongst Japanese stakeholders in order to win against keen competition.

Who should attend?

UK companies with expertise in business services (consulting, legal services, risk management and architecture/design etc), finance/insurance, engineering etc with good experience in the 3rd country projects and a willingness to explore business through UK-Japan collaboration.

Why attend?

Promoting your business (expertise) and building a good connections with Japanese stakeholders is crucial. This event will help you achieve both objectives. In addition, you will be furnished with fundamental information about Japanese ODAs from Japanese stakeholders such as JICA, JBIC etc.


Monday 16th March – Workshop (for UK participants)

New Hall, British Embassy Tokyo

  • AM: Briefing by the Japanese stakeholders (planned speakers include JICA, JBIC etc)
  • PM: Internal Meeting with DIT Network
  • Evening: Casual Dinner (optional – at your own cost)

Tuesday 17th March – Business Forum (Seminar)

Ambassador’s Residence, British Embassy Tokyo

  • Keynote speech by Japanese stakeholder (MoFA – tbc)
  • Company presentations
  • Panel discussion
  • Networking Reception


The cost for the events including simultaneous interpretation for your presentation will be covered by DIT. A tailored meeting arrangement service (for an extra stay in Japan) will be possible through DIT’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) which is subject to the modest time-base charge. (The deadline for this request is 7 February.)


Please apply via the form below:

Please send enquiries to UK.JapanCollaboration@fco.gov.uk 

By submitting the form, you agree for your information to be processed by Export to Japan and shared with Department for International Trade (DIT) in accordance with the privacy policies of each organisation. 


Smart Cities and Living (Webinar)

Invitation for British start-ups interested in entering the Japanese market

‘Smart Cities and Living’ (Webinar)

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka is an equity-free opportunity for high-growth mature startups to accelerate their market entry into the world’s 3rd largest economy, with a focus on business development and running pilots with some of Japan’s largest corporates.

By focusing on seed-funded companies with validated business models, the program is designed to help founders from around the world scale their business in Japan, by collaborating with billion dollar companies on PoCs across various sectors under the broad theme of “Smart Cities & Living”.

Smart Cities Webinar

Japan Wind Energy Virtual 2020

JAPAN WIND ENERGY is a large wind energy conference which is happening virtually this year for the first time. An advanced digital platform provides delegates of JAPAN WIND ENERGY VIRTUAL 2020 access to a full-on virtual event space, with conference, virtual exhibition and a multitude of valuable networking and business opportunities.

See website for full programme.

Build brand awareness and sales on Japan’s most popular digital platforms

“An Audience With” is a practical series of webinars giving you the chance to explore a range of global e-marketplaces helping you sell to the world, online.

Japan represents a wealth of opportunities for UK companies to sell online.

With the growth of digital media, such as LINE (Japan’s most popular social media and messaging app) and Yahoo! JAPAN (Japan’s no.1 web portal), it has become much easier for international sellers to market their products to Japanese consumers.

Successful marketing through these platforms is key to accessing Japans consumer population to make your brand aware and to sell your products.

Join The Department for International Trade, SoftBank Telecom Europe and Export to Japan, to understand the business environment, culture and technology on how to achieve market penetration, brand awareness and sales growth.

In the webinar we will cover: Japans e-commerce and business environment | Consumer behaviour in JapanLINE & Yahoo! JAPAN | How to market and communicate effectively through the above platforms.

To get the most of this webinar, you will ideally have previous online experience with either an existing marketplace or your own online site, with a minimum turnover of £200k and spend of at least £20k on ads or marketing per year.

Your presenters will be Nanako Aramaki from SoftBank Telecom Europe, Steve Crane, CEO of Export to Japan, and Jatin Bhurabhai, DIT E-commerce specialist.

(Webinar) APAC Market Briefing for Healthcare and Life Sciences Sector

The Northern Powerhouse will run an International Market Programme focusing on doing business in APAC Market (Japan, South Korea and Taiwan) and welcome participation across all UK regions.  International Market Programme will help Health and Life Sciences businesses to choose their next market and learn all they need to know for successful market entry. 

For Japan, DIT and EY will give market overview and trends on Japanese Healthcare and Life Sciences industry.  Participants will have an opportunity to join ‘virtual roundtable’ for discussion and Q&A.

Asahi Kasei Pharma Open Innovation

Asahi Kasei Pharma, a research-based Japanese pharmaceutical company, is calling for candidates for research collaborations related to drug discovery with universities, research institutes, and enterprises around the world.


New drug seeds (drug target and drug candidate) in the following five fields:

·       Neurodegenerative Disease

·       Autoimmune Disease

·       Critical care medicine

·       Bone and/or Cartilage disease

·       Muscle-related disease

UK Japan Free Trade Summit

On the 11th of September 2020, the UK secured a free trade agreement with Japan, which is the UK’s first major trade deal as an independent trading nation and will increase trade with Japan by an estimated £15.2 billion.

The UK and Japan have a long-shared history as free trading nations and this deal has given both countries an opportunity to deepen the partnership in a number of industry sectors including finance, digital trade, technology, manufacturing, food and drink.

Against this background, The City and Financial Group will be hosting The UK-Japan Free Trade Summit, which will take place on the 20th of January.

Opened by The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, President of the Board of Trade and chaired by Sir David Wright GCMG LVO, Chair, TheCityUK Japan Market Advisory Group; Global Advisor, SMFJ and Former UK Ambassador to Japan, this high-profile conference will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the agreement’s key benefits as well as an analysis of the business opportunities in the key industry sectors, both in terms of export potential and direct investment.

Full details can be found here.


Registration to take part in the DIT mission is now closed, but interested companies can still visit Wind Expo Japan 2021 virtually by registering for a visitor pass at the following website:  https://www.windexpo.jp/en-gb.html 

The focus for this trade mission will be the following:

  • Specialist engineering companies with a track record in offshore wind
  • Specialist equipment companies with a track record in offshore wind
  • Companies working with proven capability in subsea operations related to offshore Wind
  • Floating offshore wind companies
  • Given the earlier nature of Japanese offshore wind, some specialist companies that can help in the development phase of projects