29-01-19 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h

Webinar 131: The Japanese market of single-use plastic products

What is Japan’s approach to address plastic pollution?

Case Studies

As the world’s third biggest economy, the Japanese market is an excellent opportunity for European companies to export their products and/or services.

About Biotechnology

Japan has one of the most developed biotechnology sectors in the world, as evidenced by the high number of patents filed. The number of bio venture start-ups peaked in 2013 and  several foreign firms are now trying to enter the market.

11-03-14 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h Brussels time

Webinar 06: Plastic & Components

What are the main trends and characteristics of the Japanese market for plastics products and components? 

Japan as an advanced industrial country uses plastics products and components in a wide range of fields. Especially the automotive and the machinery industry are to be mentioned here. The webinar will give an outline of the Japanese market for plastics products with special regard to the construction, automotive and machinery industry. The role of parts suppliers in Japan will be examined and consequences for market entry for overseas firms will be explained.


Japan is one of the largest producers of plastics in the world. With production at 11.02 million tons and total shipments at 13 trillion yen, the plastics industry takes up a significant share in the manufacturing landscape of Japan.

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