How to find a Japan importer, dealer or business partner?

Japan, the number 3 market of the world

Japan is the third largest economy in the world.  The value of imported goods is very high: import of goods and services is around 19% of the Japanese total GDP.

Japan is seen as a premium market for products and services. However, the Japanese market can be highly regulated, and you will need specific knowledge for any international business to succeed. Currently several restrictions are being lifted to facilitate freer trade resulting in emerging business opportunities.

How to find a good business partner?

Tokyo is the capital and also the biggest sub-market in the country. Osaka is the second spot in this highly urbanised country.

Japan has its unique business traditions and ways of doing business. Therefore prior knowledge of local culture, demand, consumer behaviour and pricing strategy is critical to successful international business ventures. Therefore you will need a Japanese distributor or a Japanse agent. An intermediary will help you overcome the knowledge gap and the cultural differences.

Alliance experts can find your business partners within 6 to 8 weeks

Alliance experts helps companies with entering new markets profitably. Our Tokyo based representative will help you with the first steps into this market.

We have a clear and structured approach to find the best partner

We first want to know what kind of partner you are looking for. Based on your information, we make a long-list of 15-20 potential partners that fit your description. After your approval we find the right decision maker, approach him or her personally and share your business profile with them. This mostly leads to 3-5 companies who are suitable as your partner and interested in working with you. Once we have found these companies, we plan your meetings and accompany you during the first visits.

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