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.

Healthcare Startup Pitch Competition-JPY1,000,000 reward for the winner

Call for pitching companies at HealthtechSUM 2020 (Healthcare Technology Summit)

Application deadline:  Tuesday, 15 October, 2020 (JST)

Nikkei (the leading business paper in Japan who owns FT), will be running a Healthcare Startup Pitch Competition on 10 December 2020, together with MedPeer during HealthtechSUM 2020.  Until 2019 this event was run jointly with Nikkei, MedPeer and HIMESS (please see previous event report here.)

Theme:  Healthtech

Products/services that utilize technologies to improve “better life”, which includes medicine, caretaking, dietary, HR or others.


  • Product/service need to be in the healthtech field
  • Product/service have launched or the launch date is determined when you apply
  • Representative (CEO, President etc.) can attend to the conference on Dec.10 to do the pitch (NB:  UK companies can pitch remotely from the UK)

Merit for UK start-ups:

  • Nikkei will run a large scale ad on the Newspaper which includes a brief company outline of the selected pitching companies.  NB:  Nikkei Newspaper (print, not on-line) is still the most influential media for C-class decision makers in the Japanese business world.
  • DIT Japan will help you with the translation if necessary – company outline for ad and PowerPoint presentation material

HealthtechSUM event outline:

Dates:  9-10 December 2020

Venue: Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall / Life Sciences Hub

Supporting organisations:  METI, MHLW, Medical Association (tbc)

Language:  English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

No of expected visitors:  on site – 200 persons per day / on-line 10,000

Rewards:  JPY 1,000,000 for the winner.  Sponsor Award is selected separately.


NB:  Whether to hold the event on site (i.e. to make it 100% on-line) will be decided at around early November based on local government guideline