Doing Business in Japan

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Doing Business in Japan :

The EU Japan Economic Partnership Agreement provides a very positive backdrop to Ireland Japan trading relations. Irish companies are finding their fit in Japan, the third largest economy in the world with undoubted momentum in the trading relationship.

Japan is a market that embraces world class products, technologies and services and is well suited to the rising ambition and sophistication levels of Irish exporters.

This webinar will explore the experiences of key Irish business interests in Japan, and will outline the knowledge, networks and access supports available to capitalise on what is an increasingly important market for ambitious Irish exporters.


Introductions: Mary Kinnane APAC Regional Director Enterprise Ireland

Welcome Address on the EU Japan EPA and Ireland Japan Trading relations: Robert Troy T.D., Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation

Interviews with:
• Pat Ryan –Tokyo based, successful Irish Entrepreneur (Abtran co-founder), Angel Investor and Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce Vice-President

• Seiji Kasama – Founder and CEO of Bergman Ltd. a Japanese Trading company and key representative of Irish companies including Dimplex and Novaerus

• Chie Ito – CEO Finolabs Accelerator

Moderated by Pat O’ Riordan Enterprise Ireland Country Manager Japan


  • John Dunne – Managing Director of Foremost Freight Ltd
  • Ray Ryan – Assistant Principal at Revenue, Irish Tax and Customs
  • Niall McCormack – Founder & Director at Corr Optical
  • Anita Clinton Fitzgerald – Procurement, QMS and Compliance Manager, Mace Promotions

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