Jan 19, 2016

Japan to promote convenience stores abroad under TPP deal

Japanese authorities will help convenience store operators and other retailers tap into overseas markets under a newly agreed Pacific free trade pact, participants of a government-business council meeting said Monday. The Trans-Pacific Partnership accord will deregulate rules in the convenience store business in some ...

JETRO to set up branch in Kyoto to promote culture

Nov 14, 2014

JETRO to set up branch in Kyoto to promote culture

Now that “washoku,” traditional Japanese cuisine has been added to UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage list, the Japan External Trade Organization said Friday it will establish a branch in Kyoto aimed at popularizing Japan from the seat of the country’s traditional culture. JETRO President Satoshi Miyamoto ...

Tsukiji traders fish for new export markets

May 30, 2014

Tsukiji traders fish for new export markets


Businesses operating at Japan’s largest fish market are increasingly trying to boost exports, sensing demand overseas for such fare as octopus, abalone and stonefish sold with the renowned Tsukiji brand. Seafood consumption in Japan has been declining in recent years as people shift to ...

Dec 10, 2013

JETRO to open office in surging Laos

With Laos posting economic growth of 6 to 8 percent in recent years, a growing number of Japanese companies have invested in the country as a “Plus-One” location to avert the risk of concentrating too much in neighboring Thailand and China. Surging labor costs ...