Japanese Economy

March 24, 2021

1. Double the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stocks in Japan by 2020

The government will develop an environment where all companies and human resources enjoy the benefits of global economy and facilitate full-fledged globalization in Japan in order to attract outstanding overseas manpower and technologies to Japan and to create employment and innovation. In 2013, the government set the target to double inward FDI stocks to 35 trillion yen in 2020 (17.8 trillion yen at the end of 2012) in the "Japan Revitalizing Policy 2013". This target has been reconfirmed in the "Japan Revitalizing Policy 2016".

2. Four key roles of Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Diplomatic missions of Japan, in cooperation with overseas office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), are taking following measures to double inward FDI stocks in Japan. MOFA has established in 126 diplomatic missions overseas the "contact points for Direct Investment towards Japan".

  • (1) Collect information which relates to potential foreign direct investment
  • (2) Collect information which contributes to improving investment environment in Japan
  • (3) Promote Japan’s attractiveness as an investment destination among foreign business communities
  • (4) Organize and cooperate on events promoting FDI towards Japan

3. The Council for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

4. Contact points

(1) MOFA contact

OECD Division, Economic Affairs Bureau
E-MAIL: invest-japan@mofa.go.jp

(2) Diplomatic missions overseas


JETRO is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. As one of its activities, it offers foreign investors with abundant information on all aspects of doing business in Japan, by providing expert consultation and offering free temporary office space in major business areas across the country.

JETRO supports foreign companies by

  • Giving consultation regarding administrative procedures required for FDI into Japan.
  • Arranging meetings with officials of regulatory agencies if needed.
  • Relaying requests for regulatory reforms to the Japanese government.

If you wish to have their assistance, please contact INVEST JAPAN hotline.

(4) Link of Invest Japan (Cabinet Office)

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