Financial and Business Services

Japan is one of the largest financial services markets in the world. One bank, Japan Post Bank, is the world’s largest bank in deposit terms. Japan is also home to a colossal accumulation of personal wealth amounting to more than GBP 10 trillion and to some of the world's largest financial institutions e.g. Japan Post Bank (USD 2100 billion).

About 60% of household wealth is in the form of cash and deposits. Japan also has the world’s second largest insurance market after the US; the gross premium income of the industry is estimated at USD 655 billion.

The business services market is also strong and internationalised with about 350 foreign lawyers registered and most leading UK/international firms represented in Tokyo.

With the introduction of a substantial monetary easing policy from April 2013 under which the Central Bank will purchase government bonds held by Japanese financial institutions, there is demand for allocation of assets in different asset classes including foreign bonds, equities etc.

Areas of opportunity include, private sector financing of large scale infrastructure, and UK experience designing structures/ risk transfer and management.

In response to the expansion of outbound M&A activities by Japanese firms in recent years and a growing appetite in investing in overseas energy projects, there is a strong demand for international legal services.

FinTech in Japan: 2018 Update

Japan Fintech

By Elizabeth Wormald

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has created a wide range of policy initiatives aimed at nurturing innovative fintech companies and services in Japan. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government also launched the ‘FinTech Business Camp Tokyo’ in 2017 aimed at encouraging foreign firms to join Japan’s central financial market. Moreover, in an attempt to combat Japan’s renowned cash-based society the government has set a target to double the amount of cashless transactions from just under 20% to 40% by 2025.

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2018 UK Technology Trade Mission to Japan

2018 UK Technology Trade Mission to Japan
Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 October 2018
Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 October 2018
Full Day
Full Day
Makuhari Messe, Tokyo
£420 exc VAT

This mission which will coincide with Japan’s major CPS/IoT tradeshow CEATEC will give innovative UK Technology firms an opportunity to exhibit as part of the UK Pavilion, pitch your products at a seminar and develop a strong personal network to take your business forward to Japan.

What to expect on the 2018 Technology Mission to Tokyo:

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2016
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2016

Fintech Trends: Changing Environment and Opportunities

Fintech Trends in Japan – Changing Environment and Potential Opportunities: Webinar - Export to Japan
12 May 2016
12 May 2016
9:00am | UK Time
5:00pm | Japan Time
Online
Free

Japanese banks are seeking new fintech they can integrate into their own systems. Join our free webinar to learn about the latest developments and opportunities in the fintech sector in Japan. 

Japan's Tax Reform in 2016

Japan's Tax Reform in 2016 - Export to Japan

30 March 2016

In December 2015, the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party released the 2016 tax reform proposals for Japan.  These are currently being debated in the Japanese Diet and are expected to be passed into law with effect from 1 April 2016.

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2016

How Can UK Companies Benefit from M&A Deals?

Merger and Acquisition Transactions in Japan - Export to Japan
22 February 2016
22 February 2016
9:30am | UK Time
6:30pm | Japan Time
Online
Free

Join our free webinar and learn more about mergers and acquisitions, and how to secure the best transactions in Japan within the finance and business services market.

Dawn of the Fintech Market in Japan

Dawn of Fintech in Japan - Export to Japan

Japan, which has the 2nd largest financial market with over USD 16 trillion worth of personal financial assets, is finally on the move to accelerate the growth of fintech. In 2014, the amount of investment in fintech start-ups reached GPB 36.6 million with a CAGR at 106% in Japan. Download our free fintech report to discover what opportunities are out there for your company.

 

Change in Japanese Tax Laws Good News for UK Companies

Change in Japanese Tax Laws Good News for UK Companies - Export to Japan

20 May 2015 

On March 16, 2015, the Japan's Ministry of Justice announced that it had abolished the local residency requirement that at least one of the representatives of a domestic corporation should have a Japanese address, which often complicated the corporate formation process for overseas entrants into Japan. Read on for Deloitte's explanation and benefits for UK companies. 

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2015

Airport Privatisation in Japan – Future Opportunities: Webinar

Airport Privatisation in Japan - Export to Japan
27 May 2015
27 May 2015
9:00am | UK Time
5:00pm | Japan Time
Online
Free

Join our free webinar to find out about the Japanese government's ambition to privatise some of the country's airports including a huge opportunity for UK companies in the Kansai region in western Japan.

Five Trends In Japan That Matter To You

Five Trends In Japan That Matter To You - Export to Japan

The UK Trade & Investment team in Japan has pulled together the five trends that matter right now to businesses in Japan.  These include a shift towards low carbon, a globalising business environment, Japanese consumer appreciation of quality, authenticity & originality, an ageing society, and the removal of trade barriers.

Asset Management: UK Expertise in Japan

The UK's position as a global asset management centre attracts Japan's financial sector.

From 3 - 5 February 2014, UK Trade & Investment Japan hosted an  Asset Management Trade Mission and Seminar at the British Embassy Tokyo. Export to Japan was there to catch up with some of the key speakers and delegates to hear what they had to say about UK expertise in this field, as well as the opportunities the Japanese market hosts for UK Asset Management companies.

Full Steam Ahead for Digital Ship

Digital Ship Ltd. plans to expand their impact following the success of their first Japan event which was attended by more than 250 people from around the world as well as all the major companies in the Japanese shipping community.

Rising from no presence or reputation in the market, publishing and events firm Digital Ship Ltd. plans to expand their impact following the success of their first Japan event which was attended by more than 250 people from around the world as well as all the major companies in the Japanese shipping community.

Webinar: Asset Management In Japan

Two asset management experts from Nomura Research Institute and Nikko Asset Management host a webinar to discuss the opportunities in the Japanese Market

This webinar offers a valuable insight into the current state of the Asset Management industry in Japan and how foreign companies can develop business in this huge market. Mr Sadayuki Horie of Nomura Research Institute and Mr Charles Beazley of Nikko Asset Management offer their expert knowledge and advice to UK Exporters.

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2013

Webinar on Asset Management in Japan

Export to Japan - Asset Management Business in Japan
22 October 2013
22 October 2013
9am - 10am | UK time
5pm - 6pm | Japan time
Online
FREE

Japan is a huge market with personal financial assets amounting to over 1500 trillion yen (USD 15 trillion). This webinar will explore opportunities for UK businesses in Japan.

Finding the Best Route to Market in Japan

Export to Japan - Finding the Best Route to Market in Japan

When you are confident of your market potential in Japan, you will want to find out the best way getting to market. Here we cover the general information you will need to consider when you plan your market entry strategy.