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Japan Desk

The Thames Valley is home to over 60 Japanese companies

The Japan Desk here at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) supports both Japanese companies who are based in Japan and would like to expand their businesses to the UK market as well as those companies who are already established in the UK and would like to develop their businesses in the Thames Valley.

Japan Desk support includes:


  • Specialist Helpline
  • Events & Market Visits
  • Bilateral Market Entry Support
  • Bilateral Inward Investment Support
  • Identifying Partners for Business Collaboration and R & D
  • Multi-Cultural Business Training

For Japanese companies new to this area, we deliver a soft landing into a networked business community that can save you time and money and help grow your organisation in a tried and tested business location.


TVCC works with companies across Japan, however since 2012, it has established a particularly close working relationship with the Kansai Region, the second largest economy in Japan, which includes cities such as Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto. In 2014, this strong relationship culminated in a Memorandum of Understanding of Trade and Investment Co-operation, signed between the TVCC and the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI); this has resulted in visits by trade delegations and new business opportunities.

The Thames Valley is home to over 60 Japanese companies, including HondaFujitsu and Otsuka. Among the companies from the Kansai region who have chosen to open offices in the Thames Valley are PanasonicTakedaMizuno and Nintendo.

See an interview with Masako Eguchi-Bacon, Managing Director of Oceanbridge Management Ltd

To find out more about the Japan Desk, please email export@tvchamber.co.uk or phone +44 (0)1753 870 560.