Japan is a strategically important industrial country with a strong domestic market and high purchasing power. It is the world’s third-largest economy and is home to many companies in the highly advanced manufacturing industry. Products manufactured in Japan continuously set new standards in quality, technology and service which can be seen by the wide application of AI, Big Data and IoT throughout all sectors. Japan's main industries include automobiles, electronics, semiconductors, iron and steel, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, shipbuilding, aerospace and processed foods. As a global player, Japan is particularly attractive for providers of high-quality products and niche applications.
How to do business
Is Japan the correct export market for your Swiss SME? Are you are already active in the Japanese market and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions? Would you like to know about the state of the Japanese economy and how Swiss-Japanese commercial relations have been developing?
Here you will find guides, checklists and background information about the Japanese market and culture, upcoming country consultations and contacts at our Swiss Business Hub in Tokyo.
Discover your individual sales potential in Japan
Analyse a wide range of data and compare Japan to other countries - specifically for your products!
Find opportunities for your business in Japan
Our database is fed by our global network, tender platforms and a wide range of other sources
Events and Trade Fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.
Relevant news for Swiss SMEs
The role of governments for international business is ever increasing. In this section you can find relevant news about the Japanese market entry.
Hear from Swiss SMEs
Here you will learn more about our clients, their exports, and their advice and tips for other SMEs and startups. Read up on what our clients and members think of us and how they expanded into new markets.