Webinar for the Prime Locations for Business in Japan, Hyogo/Kobe

1 Overview

  Hyogo-Kobe Investment Support Center (HKIS) held webinars in 2021, in France and the United Stated, in which the office of Hyogo Prefectural Government located, so as to disseminate the beneficial information of Hyogo/Kobe as prime locations for business success in Japan for potential foreign/foreign affiliated companies.

2 Webinar in France

(1) Date: Mardi 6 juillet de 10h00 à 11h10 (CET)

(2) Organisateur:Hyogo Centre de revitalisation de l’industrie, Département du Hyogo bureau de Paris

   Parrainé par:JETRO Paris, Comité d’Echanges Franco-Japonais

(3) Programme: Qu’est-ce que le HYOGO ?- Destination idéale pour l’investissement des entreprises françaises

i) M. Shinichiro Oe, Bureau européen du Département du HYOGO : Description du département du HYOGO, sa situation géographique, ses infrastructures 

ii) M. Akihiro Shiomi, Hyogo-Kobe Centre de soutien aux investissements : Mesures incitatives pour investir au HYOGO

iii) M. Eric Guinard, Ancien CEO de DECATHLON JAPON : Témoignage d’une entreprise française sur son installation au HYOGO

iv) Mme Patricia Cohen, Chargée d’investissement JETRO Paris : Services pour accompagner le développement des activités au Japon

v) Mme Noriko Tominaga, Comité d’Echanges Franco-Japonais : Echanges pour une meilleure coopération entre les écosystèmes de l’innovation

3 Webinar in the United States

(1) Date: December 9, 2021 14:00-15:30 (PST)

(2) Hosted by: Hyogo-Kobe Investment Support Center (HKIS),

  Hyogo Business & Cultural Center (HBCC), Kobe Trade Information Office (KTIO)

  With support from: Washington State Department of Commerce,

  Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, JETRO San Francisco.

  Public relations cooperation: Japan-America Society (the State of Washington,

  the State of Oregon, Northern California), Japan Business Association of Seattle.

(3) Program: Prime Locations for Business Success in Japan, Hyogo/Kobe

i) Emcee: Ms Karin Zaugg Black, Port of Seattle

ii) Introduction & Video Messages

     “Succeed together in Kobe and beyond” by JETRO Kobe

     “Enriched Life and Work Style on Awaji Island, Japan” by Mr. Makiya Nambu, Pasona Inc.

iii) Benefits of Doing Business in Hyogo/Kobe

   Mr. Masakazu Furukawa, Hyogo-Kobe Investment Support Center (HKIS)

   Ms. Junko Kobayashi, Hyogo Business & Cultural Center (HBCC)

iv) Support for Startups Expanding into Kobe

   Mr. Kenju Inada, Kobe Trade Information Office (KTIO)

   Ms. Keiko Kobayashi, Kobe Biomedical Cluster (FBRI)

   Mr. Joshua Flannery, Innovation Dojo Japan

v) Advantages of Doing Business in Hyogo & Kobe for Foreign Companies

   Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya, Protogenticyte Japan

   Ms. Frith Maier, Native English Institute (NEI)

vi) Expectations of U.S. Startups from Venture Capitalists

   Mr. Sho Nakayama, Bonds Investment Group (BIG)

vii) JETRO’s Support Measures for Business Expansion

   Mr. Takanari Yamashita, JETRO San Francisco