Enter and Expand into the Japan Market

Typical JMEC Project Clients

Companies that require boots-on-the-ground business plans for market entry, revitalization of existing operations, new product introduction, or revision of current distribution networks.  

Our project clients are companies ranging in size from large multinational corporations down to small one-person start-ups based within or outside Japan.  They also include NPOs and educational institutions.

Over the past few years, participants wrote plans covering areas of big data, IoT and AI services, automative, community initiatives, electric batteries, high-end luxury goods, optical polarizers, biotechnology food products, and property development to illustrate the spectrum of products and industries covered.

Past Project Clients include: Bang & Olufsen, Dyson, Siemens, FinnAir, McGill University, Electrolux, The Financial Times, Heineken, Japan Market Intelligence, Nina Ricci, United Airlines, Villeroy & Boch, Ipsos, Sumitomo 3M, Hewlett Packard, Pearson, Finn Air, Second Harvest, ASIJ, The Tokyo American Club and Waterford Wedgwood among others.

Since 1993, over 250 organizations have turned to the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) for a business plan for either a market entry strategy or market expansion strategy.

JMEC accepts a variety of projects of various complexities, limited only by the number of slots available in each year's program, usually twelve.  Whether your company is considering entering the Japanese market or expanding operations within Japan a JMEC business plan may be just the solution for your organization.

"I think all client companies will find value in the market research and there will be elements of all plans that the client company can use as input in their business planning. We are doing just that. ~ JMEC  Project Client Company President   

Key Dates and Information: 

  • Early Bird Special application deadline: September 30, Project Client Fee: ¥1,200,000.
  • Project Client application deadline: November 30, Project Client Fee: ¥1,500,000
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