Business with Japan


May 7, 2019

Japan and the Netherlands have had a very close economic relationship for a long period of time. The Japanese Government actively promotes inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and has taken numerous policy measures aimed at transforming Japan into the most business-friendly country in the world.

The Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO, is a Japanese government-related organization that promotes trade and investment. If you are thinking of setting up a business base in Japan, consult the JETRO Amsterdam office first.


Cabinet Office “Invest Japan”

The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)


        -JETRO Amsterdam

            -Investing in Japan

            -Why Japan? : 5 reasons to invest in JAPAN

        -Laws & Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan

“Contact Point for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan” in the Netherlands

In order to strengthen the promotion of inward FDI, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan established the “Contact Point for Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan” to support Dutch companies intending to invest in Japan.

If you have any inquiry or requirement, please do not hesitate to contact the “Contact Point”.  When making an inquiry, please also include the details relevant to your inquiry, as well as your name, contact information and industry.


            Tel: +31-(0)70-346-9544     Fax: +31-(0)70-310-6341


Useful Links

Japanese Government Links

  •  Open for Professionals: 


  •  Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


         -Convention between Japan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income (Entered into force, December 29, 2011)
         -Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Social Security(Entered into force, March 1, 2009)

         -Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Announcement on the explanation of rules of origin which Japan Customs requests at import declaration

Japanese Economy Related Organizations