Ex­port To Ja­pan

Business Sphere - - CONTENTS - By Our Correspondent

There are op­por­tu­ni­ties for UK com­pa­nies in all sec­tors in the huge and lu­cra­tive Ja­panese mar­ket. Here we pro­vide an over­view of the top sec­tors and the op­por­tu­nity ar­eas, re­sources to help you un­der­stand your area in greater de­tail, and a route to con­tact spe­cial­ists di­rectly. Con­sumer Ja­pan has some of the rich­est, most qual­ity-con­scious and savvy con­sumers on the planet. Brand UK is a huge sell­ing point in the mar­ket - with au­then­tic­ity and her­itage a huge draw in all ar­eas. UK Fash­ion brands and de­sign­ers con­tinue to make a huge im­pact on this fash­ion-ob­sessed na­tion, Bri­tish de­sign­ers and de­sign com­pa­nies are ap­pre­ci­ated from ar­chi­tects to gift­ware to con­sumer de­sign. The rise and rise of e-com­merce in Ja­pan pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties in the huge re­tail sec­tor, and Bri­tish Food and Drink com­pa­nies are mak­ing in­roads into a com­pet­i­tive mar­ket which ap­pre­ci­ates au­then­ti­cally Bri­tish prod­ucts. More about: • Fash­ion (http://www.ex­port­to­japan.

co.uk/sec­tor/fash­ion) • De­sign (http://www.ex­port­to­japan.

co.uk/sec­tor/de­sign) • Food & Drink (http://www.ex­portto

ja­pan.co.uk/sec­tor/food-drink) High-Tech­nol­ogy Ja­pan is the orig­i­nal high-tech econ­omy. Vis­i­tors to Ja­pan con­tinue to be amazed at the range and de­mand for tech­nol­ogy in all as­pects of peo­ple's lives. Nowhere is this more true than in the med­i­cal sec­tor where e-health is lead­ing the way to cope with a fast age­ing pop­u­la­tion. This age­ing is cre­at­ing de­mand across all life sci­ences sec­tors and UK com­pa­nies are at the fore­front tak­ing ad­van­tage. Ja­panese multi­na­tional gi­ants still dom­i­nate the IT & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions sec­tor with an in­creas­ing ap­petite for in­no­va­tive tech­nolo­gies and ser­vices, with an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the UK's unique cre­ative her­itage mak­ing dig­i­tal me­dia an area of par­tic­u­lar op­por­tu­nity. In ad­di­tion, the con­stantly evolv­ing as­pect of the tech­nol­ogy mar­ket means that the de­mand in sec­tors such as cy­ber se­cu­rity, space, and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies is set to in­crease over the next few years, mean­ing more op­por­tu­ni­ties for do­ing busi­ness in Ja­pan. More about: • Life Sci­ences (http://www ex­portto

ja­pan.co.uk/sec­tor/life-sci­ences) • IT & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (http:// www.ex­port­to­japan.co.uk/sec­tor/it­com­mu­ni­ca­tions) • Dig­i­tal Me­dia (http://www.ex­portto

ja­pan.co.uk/sec­tor/dig­i­tal-me­dia) • Cy­ber Se­cu­rity, Space &Emerg­ing Tech­nolo­gies (http://www.ex­portto ja­pan.co.uk/sec­tor/cy­ber-se­cu­ri­tys­pace-emerg­ing-tech­nolo­gies) Ser­vices Half of all UK ex­ports to Ja­pan are ser­vices which re­main in huge de­mand here. The UK has strong rep­re­sen­ta­tion in Fi­nan­cial and Busi­ness ser­vices, where a shift to­wards the glob­alised econ­omy is cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. This also ap­plies to Ed­u­ca­tion & Train­ing with UK strengths in these ar­eas well un­der­stood by Ja­panese com­pa­nies look­ing to in­ter­na­tion­alise their work­forces in the face of the eco­nomic chal­lenge from China. More about: • Fi­nan­cial & Busi­ness Ser­vices (http://www.ex­port­to­japan.co.uk/ sec­tor/fi­nan­cial-busi­ness-ser­vices) • Ed­u­ca­tion & Train­ing (http:// www.ex­port­to­japan.co.uk/sec­tor/ ed­u­ca­tion-train­ing) Man­u­fac­tur­ing & In­dus­trial Ja­pan built its twen­ti­eth cen­tury mod­erni­sa­tion on the back of its world­class man­u­fac­tur­ing base. Ja­panese man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies still lead the world in a num­ber of lu­cra­tive in­dus­tries - from car pro­duc­tion to heavy in­dus­tries. It also drives Ja­pan's con­tin­ued ex­port suc­cess. UK com­pa­nies have been en­joy­ing suc­cess in sev­eral man­u­fac­tur­ing sub sec­tors such as aerospace and au­to­mo­tive where in­no­va­tive and high-tech so­lu­tions are in de­mand from Ja­panese man­u­fac­tur­ers. The chem­i­cals sec­tor con­tin­ues to be one of the UK's largest ex­port earn­ers in Ja­pan. The Fukushima nu­clear cri­sis in 2011 has con­trib­uted to a coun­try-wide re­assess­ment of the en­ergy mix, with sig­nif­i­cant growth in re­new­able en­ergy - an area where the UK is an ac­knowl­edged world-leader. The on­go­ing work to de­com­mis­sion the Fukushima plant has led to a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in UK-Ja­pan nu­clear col­lab­o­ra­tion. More about: • Man­u­fac­tur­ing (http://www.ex­portto

ja­pan.co.uk/sec­tor/man­u­fac­tur­ing) • Chem­i­cals (http://www.ex­portto

ja­pan.co.uk/sec­tor/chem­i­cals) • En­ergy (http://www.ex­port­to­japan.

co.uk/sec­tor/en­ergy) • Nu­clear (http://www.ex­port­to­japan.

co.uk/sec­tor/nu­clear) De­fence & Se­cu­rity Ja­pan has the 5th largest de­fence bud­get in the world. Al­though tra­di­tion­ally pur­chase of equip­ment has been from within the US strate­gic de­fence re­la­tion­ship, re­cent leg­isla­tive changes in pro­cure­ment rules of­fer genuine op­por­tu­ni­ties for the UK de­fence sec­tor. The se­cu­rity sec­tor of­fers con­sid­er­able scope for UK com­pa­nies with busi­nesses and con­sumers in Ja­pan tra­di­tion­ally look­ing to­wards western de­vel­oped na­tions for se­cu­rity so­lu­tions. More about: • De­fence & Se­cu­rity(http://www. ex­port­to­japan.co.uk/sec­tor/de­fencese­cu­rity) The in­for­ma­tion above is pro­vided by UK Trade & In­vest­ment Ja­pan. www. ukti.gov.uk/ja­pan. Crown Copy­right 2013

Con­sumer | High Tech­nol­ogy | Ser­vices | Man­u­fac­tur­ing |De­fence & Se­cu­rity

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