International Business Resources


Economic and Social Research Institute
Provides information on economic research, working papers, and discussion papers regarding policy. In Japanese and English.

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Provides business matching information, business directory, market reports, procedures and regulations for exporting, investing information, and trade fair databases. In Japanese and English.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Provides overall information on METI. In Japanese and English.

Statistics Bureau of Japan
Provides Japanese demographic information includes summaries of the population census, consumer price indices, labor surveys and family income details. In Japanese and English.

Local Government
Nagoya City
Osaka Prefectural Government
Kobe City
Kitakyushu City
Fukuoka City

Business Information
BizFinder – Japan
B2B Directory of trading companies, Importers and Exporters in Japan. In Japanese and English.

Export to Japan
Japanese business information search engine, also information on trade fairs, and market reports. In Japanese and English.

Far East Direct
Helps American companies enter the Japanese market through business partners in Japan or direct mail order exporting.

Japan Information Network
General entrance for opinion about Japan, general information on Japan (Web Japan), and business in Japan. In Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and other languages.

Japan Center for Economic Research
Provides information on economic research with a particular emphasis on economic forecasting. In Japanese and English.

Japan Echo
Translates articles into English from Japanese media about politics, business, economy, etc. In Japanese and English.

Japan Telephone Directory

Japan Travel Bureau
Official website offering travel information and packages for Japan.

Japan Yellow Pages
Online database of Japanese companies. In Japanese and English.

Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
Includes overall information on Japanese business consisting economic and financial data, listed companies, business associations, media, politics, law, and so on. In Japanese and English.

Success Stories Japan
Provides newsletter that gives advice on doing business in Japan. In English.

Web Japan
Portal site for overall information on Japan including politics, economy & industry, society, culture, science & technology etc. Offers links for Yokoso! Japan, Tokyo Past and Present, Nipponia, Trends in Japan, Japan Fact Sheet, Japan Atlas, The Virtual Museum, Kids Web Japan, Statistics, Japan Links, and Regions & Cities. In Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and other languages.

Trade Organizations
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Promotes the development of commerce between the United States and Japan, protects the interests in Japan of companies and citizens of the United States, represents the opinions of the business community of the US regarding trade, commerce, finance, industry, and related questions. In Japanese and English.

Bank of Japan
Includes overall information on Bank of Japan such as financial and payment system, money policy, research paper, and statistics. In Japanese and English.

Center on Japanese Economy & Business
Established by Colombia University aiming at enhancing understanding of the Japanese and Asia/Pacific economies and their business, financial and managerial systems. In English.

Japan Foreign Trade Council (JFTC)
Provides general information on JFTC that promotes better international trade, exchanges views with government authorities, conducts trade research and public relations. In Japanese and English.

Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Includes overall information on JEF such as activities and achievements. In Japanese and English.

Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs)
Informs opinion and information from Japanese business. In Japanese and English.

Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
Provides general information on Keizai Doyukai that conducts studies, research and discussions on the Japanese economy and proposes solutions to business and government. In Japanese and English.

Kansai Economic Federation
Overall information on Kankeiren and Kansai economy. In Japanese and English.

Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
Provides a wide range of information on Japan’s economy, electronic journal, and publications from Keizai Koho Center, such as Japan Update.

Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Provides general information about JCCI and a business database for both Japanese and foreign companies with new trade opportunities. In Japanese and English.

World Trade Center Tokyo, Inc.
Online services, catalog, and opportunities. In Japanese and English.

Asahi Shimbun
J@pan Inc
Japan Times
Japan’s Corporate News Network
News On Japan
Nikkei Net Interactive
Tokyo News


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