Fintech Trade Mission to Tokyo 2017

Join DIT's 3rd Fintech Trade Mission to Tokyo if you are interested in doing business with Japanese companies and expanding into the Japanese market.

Third Fintech Mission to Tokyo - Export to Japan

Japan Open to Fintech Solutions

This September, the UK will be part of “FinSum Week” : four days centred around the Fintech Summit (organised by Nikkei, the largest Japanese business press and owners of the Financial Times), and Fintech Japan 2017, organised by the Japan Fintech Association. 

DIT will be holding its “UK Fintech Night in Tokyo” at the British Ambassador’s Residence as part of “FinSum Week”, attracting sponsor companies of FinSum (banks, insurers, IT vendors, consultants), Japanese fintech start-ups  and fintech, VC and banking contacts of DIT Tokyo team. 

This is an opportunity for you to rapidly develop your contact network (crucial for Japan where introductions matter) and learn about the market, rules and regulations and business culture. From the past two trade missions, we were pleased to see tangible business development by a few delegates either in the form of winning an investment or a sales contract.

Tentative Programme

DIT Programme

Monday 18 September

Delegates arrive (delegates may opt to arrive on 19th).

Tuesday 19 September

Briefing on the Japanese market.

Inviting: regulators, UK companies succeeding in Japan, and Japanese financial institutions to speak about their experiences.

Informal group dinner.

Wednesday 20 September

Delegates may arrange their own meetings if they wish.

Thursday 21 September

“UK Fintech Night in Tokyo” at the British Embassy Tokyo

Delegates will have an opportunity to give a 6 minute pitch. This will be followed by networking. DIT will aim to attract around 100 guests.

FinSum Week Programme

Tuesday 19 September

Welcome party (either 19th or 20th) in the evening.

Wednesday 20 September

Fintech Summit (Fin Sum) Day One

  • Pitch runs (entry information to be available in July – there will be a screening of entries beforehand)
  • Workshops
  • Networking

Thursday 21 September

Fintech Summit (Fin Sum) Day Two

  • Symposium organised by the Japanese Financial Services Agency
  • Pitches by Pitch run finalists

NB: FinSum 2017’s URL has not yet been launched. You can have a glimpse of the 2016 event at

Information on the 2016 event can be seen at

Friday 22 September

Fintech Japan 2017 event organised by Japan Fintech Association (entry pass to Fintech Japan 2017 event yet to be discussed with organisers)

FinSum Afterparty in the evening

Event Information 

Date: 19-22 September 2017

Participation Fee: GBP 420 (+VAT)

Maximum number of UK delegates: 10 companies

Application cut-off date:  Friday 14 July. Please fill out and email the form below to Naomi Takegoshi at

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Contact Details

Event Organiser
DIT Japan
Main Contact
Naomi Takegoshi

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
18 to 22 September 2017
18 to 22 September 2017
5 day trade mission - 10am to 6pm | Japan Time
5 day trade mission - 10am to 6pm | Japan Time
GBP 420 (+ VAT)