Press Release: Greater Nagoya Business Seminar

Greater Nagoya Business Seminar

Foreign affiliates and business person active in Japan

12 April 2016


On the occasion of the G7 summit in Ise-Shima, Mie Pref. on 26–27 May 2016, Greater Nagoya Initiative Center and JETRO will hold “Greater Nagoya Business Seminar” for the foreign press, diplomats, business people, etc. to introduce foreign affiliates and business person active in Japan, and also business opportunity in Greater Nagoya and Japan on 23 May.
Greater Nagoya is the region within a 100km radius of Nagoya, the 3rd largest city in Japan after Tokyo and Osaka. It is the home to Japan’s advanced industries and technologies.


Date: 23 May 2016 (Mon.)

Time: 14:30-16:30
Venue: Castle Plaza, 4F Azusa (3-25, Meieki4, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Pref.) 10min walk from Nagoya station
Organizer: Greater Nagoya Initiative Center (GNIC)
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Supporter: Chubu Bureau, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI)

Program: (in English)
  • Opening remarks and message from Greater Nagoya

Mr. Fumio KAWAGUCHI, Chairman of Greater Nagoya Initiative Center
Advisor, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Honorary Consul of Federal Republic of Germany in Nagoya

  • Presentation on international business in Greater Nagoya and Japan by foreign affiliates and business person

Oak Lawn Marketing, INC.

Mr. Deryk LANGLAIS Director, Retail Division


Mr. Hidehiko YAMAJO VP, Managing Director, UL Japan, Inc.

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

Mr. Koki HONGO Managing Director, Nihon Cabot Microelectronics KK

□ Business and investment environment of Greater Nagoya region by national and local governments
□ Networking Session / Refreshments

For more information and registration, please contact:

International Affairs Div., Chubu Bureau, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry
Phone: +81-(0)52-951-4091 / FAX: +81-(0)52-961-7829,



Oak Lawn Marketing, INC.
In 1993 Oak Lawn Marketing, founded in Nagoya city, Japan by U.S. and Japanese entrepreneurs, is an omni-channel brand response company that operates the Shop Japan brand which offers products and services under the concept of “enriching lifestyles worldwide.” Oak Lawn Marketing curates products from around the world, focusing on solving its customers’ lifestyle concerns in the categories of Sleep & Relaxation, Cleaning, Beauty, Cooking, Health & Fitness, and Leisure & Hobby.

UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. The UL Mark is the single most accepted certification mark in the United States. UL Japan, subsidiary of UL, has its headquarters and three laboratories in Ise city.

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, headquartered in Illinois, USA, is the world’s leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization slurries to the semiconductor industry. Its products are used to level, smooth and remove excess material on silicon wafers in the production of semiconductor devices. Nihon Cabot Microelectronics has its headquarters, manufacturing facilities and technical center in Tsu city.

Greater Nagoya Initiative Center (GNIC)
Greater Nagoya Initiative Center was established in February 2006, as a joint organization of national government (METI and JETRO), local governments, industries and academia, to promote foreign direct investment into Greater Nagoya region and alliance between overseas and Japanese companies.

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Since 2003, JETRO as the core investment promotion organization of Japan has provided support for setting up business in Japan. During these years, JETRO has provided support for more than 12,000 projects and helped in the success of 1,245 company establishments. Talk to JETRO first!

Application Form: Greater Nagoya Business Seminar – Application Form