Jetro Online Seminar – Discover Regional Business Opportunities in Japan

24.03.2021 | 09:00 - 10:15 UHR

veranstaltet von JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)


JETRO Düsseldorf
Petra Rehling
Berliner Allee 10
40212 Düsseldorf




Japan has one of the most rapidly aging populations in the world. There are many initiatives to deal with the aging society’s problems in various fields, creating business opportunities. Impacts of the aging population on industries and their solutions vary among different regions. As a result, it is crucial for foreign companies looking to expand their business in Japan to strategically select regions in which they can leverage their strengths.

In this seminar, we will discuss two cases of dealing with the aging society: Sendai City’s endeavor to extend the healthy lifespan of the elderly, and Kitakyushu City, which focuses on upgrading the manufacturing site. We hope that it will provide a meaningful introduction to regional business opportunities arising from the aging society from academia and government perspectives and some ideas for foreign companies in considering regional businesses.


Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 5pm-6:15pm (JST)/8am-9:15am (GMT)



※Lecture 1, lecture 2, and panel discussion will be conducted in Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation will be available.


Free of charge


  1. Opening Session
  2. Lecture1  „Industry-Academia Collaboration for dementia prevention“ (Professor Taki)
  3. Lecture2  „Human Resources Development and the Digitalization of Manufacturing“ (Professor Kuchii)
  4. Panel Discussion with all speakers
  5. Q&A


This seminar is intended only for foreign companies which are interested in business opportunities in Japan and the public sectors. 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.


Invest Japan Business Support Center, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


Prof. Yasuyuki TAKI

・Co-Deputy Director, Smart-Aging Research Center, Tohoku University
・Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University

Prof. Shigeru KUCHII

・Professor, Department of Creative Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics Course, National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College

Mr. Kenichi Yamada

・Director, Enterprise Location Section, Economic Affairs Bureau, City of SENDAI

Ms. Yumiko Inoue

・Deputy Director, International Business Team, Startup Promotion Division, Industry and Economics Bureau, City of KITAKYUSHU