Business activity in Japan

Swiss Business Hub Japan

The Swiss Business Hub Japan is located within the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo. Its objective is to develop and strengthen business relations between Swiss / Liechtenstein based companies and Japanese firms. The Swiss Business Hub Japan consists of two teams, Export Promotion and Investment Promotion.

Export Promotion

The Swiss Business Hub Japan, Export Promotion, offers Swiss / Liechtenstein companies;

  • Information on the Japanese market, market research and analysis
  • Reports on business opportunities in relevant industry sectors
  • Active support for identification of qualified business partners
  • Business meeting arrangements with Japanese companies
  • Reports on trade fairs and other promotional activities
  • Organization of trade fair participation and events in Japan
  • Some general market information and trade fair reports are available for free download at:

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) - Export information Japan (en, de, fr, it)
Useful addresses, information on business culture, laws and regulations in Japan

As a solution provider, the Swiss Business Hub Japan offers Swiss/Liechtensetin exporters customized consulting services step by step. Fees vary depending upon scope of work designed to meet the individual needs of the exporting company. General basic information is provided free of charge.

For further information on supporting Swiss/Liechtenstein exporters, please refer to S-GE Services (en, de, fr, it)

or Contact:
Swiss Business Hub Japan
Export Promotion
c/o Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
5-9-12 Minami Azabu,
Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8589
Telephone: + 81 (0)3 5449 8433/8434
Telefax: +81 (0)3 3473 6090

Investment Promotion

The Swiss Business Hub Japan, Investment Promotion, opens doors for Japanese companies to Switzerland and the European market. By working closely with a number of different partners from the private business community and the network of cantonal economic development agencies, SBHJ - IP assists Japanese companies setting up business in Switzerland in the following activities:

  • Finding the ideal location in Switzerland
  • Making contact with regional and cantonal economic development offices
  • Meeting legal and administrative requirements
  • Entering into partnerships with Swiss companies in the same sector
  • Procuring work and residence permits
  • Defining the ideal corporate structure and learning about the Swiss tax system

Swiss Business Hub Japan
Investment Promotion
c/o Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
5-9-12 Minami-Azabu
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8589
Telephone: 0120 844 313 (Domestic calls)
Telephone: +81 (0)3 5449 8400 (International calls)
Telefax: +81 (0)3 3473 6090