Forbes: ”The Acquisition Of Japan’s Sharp By Taiwan’s Foxconn’s Historical Significance”

Sharp Foxconn

”The outcome of the acceptance by Japanese electronics giant Sharp of a USD $4.3bn takeover bid by Taiwanese multinational Foxconn remains to be seen. Its symbolic significance however could be quite extraordinary: will Japan’s notoriously insular economy, notably its notoriously ultra-insular electronics industry, be opening up to the outside world and especially to its East Asian neighbors?

JETRO Survey: ”Foreign Companies to Increase Japanese Operations”

British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

”The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organization promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. It offers foreign investors abundant information on all aspects of doing business in Japan, by providing expert consultation and offering free temporary office space in major business areas across the country.

Last week, JETRO published the first issue of its JETRO Invest Japan Report (2015).

This report is a comprehensive survey on the attractiveness of the Japanese market and activities and perceptions of foreign affiliates in Japan. It also introduces the situation of foreign direct investment in Japan, trends on policies related to investment promotion and improvement of business environment, as well as JETRO’s activities to promote foreign direct investment.