JETRO’s Invest Japan Business Support Center provides support to innovative foreign companies to help them in designing their Japan market entry strategy. We would like foreign companies to explore Japan as their investment destination and be catalyst in transforming the Japanese ecosystem for the better.
For our next online seminar, we will invite Mr. Kentaro Toma from ITOCHU Corporation. He will provide an insightful overview of a “Sogo Shosha” (general trading company) in Japan and introduce the Open Innovation activities of ITOCHU.
DATE & TIME
Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 h (CEST), 17:00 – 18:00 h (JST)
Free of charge
1. What is a “Sogo Shosha“?
2. About ITOCHU
3. ITOCHU’s Open Innovations
REGISTRATION (by October 18, 2021)
This seminar is intended only for innovative foreign companies. Japanese companies, consulting companies and companies for research purposes are excluded. Please note that we may not send the information for the seminar to companies that are not eligible.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Mobility, Energy: MaaS, electric power IoT, automated driving, renewable energy
New materials and environmental response: Bio-recycling, biorefinery, alternative new materials, eco-friendly materials
Biotechnology and healthcare: SaaS for dispensing pharmacies, cell and gene therapy
Fintech, E-commerce: Vertical SaaS, QR code payment, influencer marketing