Entering the Japanese Market? Doing Business in Japan? JMEC is for You.

Since 1993, over 220 organizations have turned to the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC) for a business plan for either a market entry strategy or market expansion strategy.


Who are JMEC Project Clients:

  • Company size ranges from large multinational corporations to small one-person start-ups based within or outside Japan.
  • Companies have required boots-on-the-ground business plans for: market entry, revitalization of existing operations, new product introduction, or revision of current distribution networks.
  • Past Project Clients include: Bang & Olufsen, Dyson, Siemens, FinnAir, McGill University, Electrolux, The Financial Times, Heineken, Japan Market Intelligence, Lloyds Bank, Nina Ricci, United Airlines, Villeroy & Boch, Ipsos, Sumitomo 3M, Hewlett Packard, Finn Air and Waterford Wedgwood.

JMEC accepts a variety of projects of various complexities, limited only by the number of slots available in each year's program.  Whether your company is considering entering the Japanese market or expanding operations within Japan a JMEC business plan may be just the solution for you.

"I think all client companies will find value in the market research and there will be elements of all plans that the client company can use as input in their business planning. We are doing just that. ~ JMEC 21 Project Client Company President

To read more testimonials and case studies from past JMEC Project Clients click here.

For more information about being a JMEC project client, click here.

To apply to be a JMEC project client, click here for the online application.

The deadline to apply to be a project client for JMEC 22 is November 30, 2016, and the Project Client Fee is ¥1,200,000. To receive the Early Bird Special, the deadline to apply is September 30, 2016, and the Project Client Fee is ¥990,000.