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Invitation to Global Business Seminar, organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) – January 29, 2024 (Monday)

Invitation to Global Business Seminar, organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) – January 29, 2024 (Monday)

Global Business Seminar

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) is pleased to announce the hosting of “Global Business Seminar,” featuring topics such as Japan’s business environment from oversea perspective and Japan’s attractiveness as an investment destination. As uncertainty in the international environment has increased in recent years and the restructuring of global supply chains has progressed, Japan remains as an attractive FDI destination, offering one of the world’s largest markets and an excellent business environment.

In this seminar, representatives of the business community and foreign companies based in Japan will give remarks on: the recent investment environment in Japan, the business environment in Japan from a foreign perspective, and the advantages of investing in Japan; while government officials will give remarks regarding institutional reforms and major policies to attract more FDI to Japan.

We welcome the participation of business people and investors overseas who are interested in the international investment trend; those considering to establish and/or expand foreign direct investment in Japan in the fields such as development of cross-border innovative service and startup investment; and Japanese companies and local governments being interested in collaborating with foreign affiliated companies.


Date/Time: January 29, 2024 (Monday) 14:00 – 16:50 
(doors open at 13:30)

Venue: Mita Conference Hall (Mita Kyoyo Kaigisyo)
2-1-8 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073

*Online viewing option is also available

Organizer: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
Co-organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Co-operation: Cabinet Office (CAO), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Capacity: Around 180 people

Participation fee: Free of charge

Language: Japanese and English
*Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be provided


Program (subject to change):
14:00 Opening remarks State Minister from MOFA

14:05 Keynote Speech
-14:25 “The Attractiveness of Japan as an Investment Environment”
Mr. Marcus Schuermann, Chief Executive Officer / Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Japan

-14:45 “Current Japanese Capital Markets and Corporate Value Enhancement Initiatives”
Mr. Masaki YOSHIDA, Executive Officer, Global Chief, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

14:45 Presentation 1 by government representatives
-15:00 “Action Plan for Attracting Human and Financial Resources from Overseas”
Mr. Mitsuru MYOCHIN, Deputy Director-General for Economic and Fiscal Management, Director-General of the Office of Foreign Direct Investment Promotion

-15:15 “JETRO’s Efforts to Promote Investment in Japan”
Mr. Kazuya NAKAJO, Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 Presentation 2 by Representatives from foreign companies “Benefit of doing business in Japan”
-15:50 Mr. Satoshi TAKAMATSU, Representative Director, President and CEO, ARCALIS, Inc.

-16:10 Mr. Mamoru NAKANO, Japan Country Manager, Tenstorrent Japan Inc.

-16:30 Mr. Luc PEJO, Executive Director, Ciel Terre Japan Inc.

*Q&A (16:30 – 16:45)

16:45 Closing remarks Senior official from METI


For registration, please send an e-mail to:

When you send us the e-mail, please include the following information:
– Your Name / Company or Organization Name / Division name / Title / Telephone Number / E-mail Address
– In-person attendance or watch online session

Registration deadline is January 22 (Monday), 2024


For inquiries, please contact below:
International Economy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
TEL: +81-3-5501-8331 (10:00 17:00 except Saturday, Sunday and holidays)
Contact Person: Masafumi Nakaya (Mr.)