Seminar – Harnessing Japan’s Innovation Power

Establishing R&D Operations in the World’s Most Innovative Economy

Date: 19 June 2013

Time: 1100-1300

Location: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre (OITC), 250 Yonge street, 35th floor, Seminar room

Co-Organized by: The Embassy of Canada in Japan of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Named the world’s most innovative country for the 3rd consecutive time in 2013 by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Japan boasts a domestic environment highly-conducive to top-quality corporate research and development.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service and JETRO have partnered to organize this seminar on how your company can maximize its R&D potential through various strategies and specific government programs.  Speakers from industry, government, and academia will share their experiences and expertise and answer your questions during each 90-minute seminar and subsequent networking luncheon.

Proposed detailed program:

11:00-11:30                 Registration

11:30-11:35                 Introduction by master of ceremonies

11:35-11:40                 Welcome Remarks by Hiroaki Isobe, Executive Vice President, JETRO

11:40-11:55                 Why Japan and The Attractiveness of Japan, Embassy of Canada in Japan

11:55-12:00                 Q&A

12:00-12:15                 Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment in Japan, JETRO Toronto

12:15-12:25                 Q&A

12:25-12:50                 Private sector champion presentations

12:50-13:00                 Q&A

Participation is free, but spaces are limited, so register today!

A light lunch will be served.

For more details, or to register, please contact JETRO-Toronto at


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