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JMEC 28 Now Open for Applications from Prospective Project Clients and Participants

JMEC 28 Now Open for Applications from Prospective Project Clients and Participants
JMEC Project Client Info
JMEC Participant Info

The Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) program – which is supported by 18 foreign Chambers of Commerce and trade organisations in Japan, including BLCCJ – is now open for applications from prospective new Participants and Project Clients for its 28th edition.


Are you a business owner looking for a business plan tailored to the Japanese market for your market entry or business expansion? If so, take part in the 28th JMEC program!

As a JMEC Project Client, you can receive a professional business plan developed by some of Japan’s brightest up-and-coming business leaders for a fraction of the cost of hiring outside consultants. To learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility requirements, visit the JMEC homepage at and/or contact JMEC Program Director Trond Varlid at to discuss and get more details.

You can find the application form here:
Application deadline for Project Clients is 30 November, 2021 (“early bird discount” deadline is 30 September, 2021).


JMEC is also looking for individual applicants to participate in the program and learn how to research and develop a professional business plan. This ‘mini MBA’ style program includes classroom training with experienced executives and successful entrepreneurs as lecturers—as well as hands-on experience in writing a business plan for a real business project, submitted by a real company.
Interested applicants can find more information at
Application deadline for Participants is 15 October, 2021.

Information sessions for prospective participants will start from 1 September till 14 October, 2021:


The BLCCJ is a proud sponsor of JMEC and encourages our members and the greater business community to get involved with this excellent program.