Trade Promotion Organization in Asia (Member Organizations)

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

JETRO is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and other countries. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium-size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.

JETRO’s strength also lies in its global network of more than 120 offices, including 49 in Japan and 76 in 55 other countries. Maximizing the capacity of this network, we are fully committed to being a reliable ally for business people and stakeholders as they contribute to the continued prosperity of Japan’s economy and society. Through this, we help to ensure that Japan remains a trusted economic partner worldwide.
Main Activities
  • Promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) into Japan
  • Facilitating economic growth in developing countries through trade promotion
  • Assisting Japan's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Supplying Japan with foreign economic information
  • Promoting cross-border business tie-ups in high-tech and other key industry sectors
  • Helping Japanese firms expand overseas and aiding efforts to protect intellectual property
  • Researching developing economies

Information of Organization

Name Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Status Government Organization
Date of Foundation 1951
HQ Address Ark Mori Building, 6F 12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6006 Japan
TEL : +81-3-3582-5511
Upper Organization -
Office Domestic : JETRO Headquarters Tokyo, JETRO Osaka, Institute of Developing Economies, JFOODO and 47 regional offices
Abroad : 74 offices (54 countries); linkJETRO World office information 
(as of November 2018)

Basic Information

Country/Region japan
(sq km)
Capital Tokyo
Language Japanese
Religion Shinto,Buddihism

Useful Link

linkOnline Trade Fair Database (J-messe)  
Extensive trade fair database that offers comprehensive information on fairs and exhibitions held in Japan and globally. Users can search by industry, location and date. Also regularly features online virtual trade fairs devoted to a range of business categories.
linkBusiness Matching Database (TTPP) 
Free online business partnering database that allows companies and individuals around the world to search and browse through over 30,000 business proposals. Through TTPP, reach out to potential business partners in Japan and internationally by registering your company information and posting your own proposals.
linkInvesting in Japan 
Discover the advantages of doing business in Japan. Get in-depth information about Japan's individual regions, learn how to set-up business in the country and read success stories of foreign firms already in the market. Includes a directory of business and services and highlight's Japan's attractive sectors.
linkReports and Statistics 
Browse trade statistics, economic indicators, JETRO's Japan economic reports and surveys that focus on current trends and topics in international trade and investment.