Life Sciences

Japan has one of the world’s fastest growing elderly populations, driving growth in the huge Life Sciences market. In 2010, almost a quarter of Japan’s 127 million people were over 65. And this is predicted to increase to over 30% by 2025 and to 40% by 2055. Japanese society is therefore facing an increasing number of chronic and long-term diseases. After the US, Japan has the second largest healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical devices markets in the world. Total medical expenditure is over £250 billion a year and the Japanese pharmaceutical market is bigger than both France and Germany's combined.

For the healthcare market, unique, sophisticated, and highly technical products are sought to assist elderly people, ranging from healthy elderly people to those with disabilities. For the medical devices market, opportunities exist with advanced and innovative products for exports of finished products, joint R&D and technology licensing-out. In pharmaceuticals, the demand for joint development, outsourcing of R&D, clinical trials and regulatory affairs to Europe continues to increase. For more see UK Trade & Investment's Introduction to Healthcare & Medical Devices in Japan and Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals in Japan.

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2015

Opportunities in Regenerative Medicine in Japan: Webinar

Opportunities in Regenerative Medicines in Japan - Export to Japan
9 March 2015
9 March 2015
9:30am | UK Time
9:30am | UK Time
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Free

Join our free webinar to learn about the regulatory frameworks for regenerative medicine in Japan, as well as opportunities for collaboration with the Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM). 

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Jan 27
2015
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Jan 27
2015

Regulatory Developments in Japan’s Medical Devices Market: Webinar

Regulatory Developments in Japan’s Medical Devices Market: Webinar - Export to Japan
27 January 2015
27 January 2015
9:30am | UK Time
6:30pm | Japan Time
Online
Free

Join our free webinar to find out about the recent changes to Japan’s Pharmaceutical Affairs Law and how this will affect British medical devices and pharmaceutical companies wishing to do business in 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.

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