Evaluating the market in Japan

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Business environment in Japan

Japan is one of the world’s largest economies and one of Canada’s most important economic and commercial partners in Asia. Canadian investment in Japan is significant and diverse, with more than 100 companies having a permanent presence in the market. This is due to Japan’s business environment, which is characterized by its excellent infrastructure, low levels of corruption and strong rule of law. Additionally, Japan’s high standards for education have produced a highly technical and skilled workforce. Japan’s participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement, as well as the Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (CJEPA) is a positive for Canadian companies and investors looking to grow their footprint in the country.
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste Water
  • Food & Beverage
  • Forestry (Lumber, Pulp & Paper)
  • Pharmaceuticals 

Here’s a helpful tip for doing business in Japan

A hard-sell approach will not work in Japan, where prospects are more open to polite, humble presentations that point out the mutual benefits to both parties.



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Date modified: 2023-08-04