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Why target Japan ?

  World's 3rd largest economy with a GDP of $5 trillion
  Ranked #2 in the world for number of FDI jobs created overseas
  Japanese FDI flows overseas are forecast to grow reaching $170 billion in 2018
  A high proportion of Japanese FDI is greenfield (rather than M&A)
  Japan is the world's largest foreign investor in Automotive and second largest in Manufacturing

  Download FREE Report "How to Attract FDI from Japan"

Our services in Japan

WAVTEQ has a joint office with sister company KWBS Marketing & Trading Co:

  In-Market Representation

Currently representing 6 clients in Japan

  Road Shows

Conducted over 50 road shows in Japan

  Lead Generation Campaigns

Over 100 lead generation campaigns in Japan

  Events & Seminars

Organized sector-specific seminars, match-making and FDI events

  1. Secured nearly 300 FDI projects for EDO and IPA clients
  2. Most recent projects successes included a railway manufacturing plant in UK and chemicals investments in the US
  3. Organized a successful Invest in Louisiana seminar in 2015 and Invest in Chile seminar in 2013

Trade and market entry services

Our sister company KWBS also provides the following trade and market entry services:

  • Trade missions in Japan: Assisting global companies and governments with result oriented missions to explore export opportunities focused on the Japanese market
  • Trade Services: Company research, supply chain analysis, distributor and agent search, deal facilitationn
  • Market entry services (out of Japan): Assisting Japanese companies and economic development agencies in Japan penetrate global markets
  • Corporate Location Strategy: Advisory services to assist companies to locate and establish new operations in Japan

Case studies

Our Japan team has secured over 300 realized greenfield FDI projects for EDO and IPA clients around the world

In 2014-15, our Japan team helped secure over $1 billion of investment projects.

Our Japan team have helped secure some of the largest, most strategic Japanese FDI projects including landmark investments such as Nissan's investment into the UK (the UK's largest exporter) and other major investments.

Examples of recent successes our team have helped identify and facilitate include:

  • Shin-Etsu Chemical: $1.4 billion investment into Louisiana - View article
  • Hitachi, Ltd. Rail Systems Company: £80 million investment in railway manufacturing in UK - View article

To view of our full client list click here

Japan team

The Japan team is led by Masao Kumoti (link to profile in our team section) supported by 8 senior staff and associates in our Tokyo offices and in other major cities in Japan


Masao Kumori

Japan Director

Masao has over 25 years continuous experience in attracting FDI from Japan. From 1988-2011, Masao led a team attracting 279 Japanese FDI projects to clients, with realized capital investment of over $8 billion creating and safeguarding 25,000 jobs.

He received an MBE in 2012 for his contribution to UK economic development. more details...

  Office Locations

WAVTEQ UK (Worldwide Head Office)

Centre of Excellence, 3rd Floor, Forsyth House, Cromac St, Belfast, BT2 8LA, United Kingdom
  Telephone: +44 028 9099 7559

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