SALEM, Ore. — Japan is a great market for retail food and beverage products from Oregon. After years of travel restrictions, Japanese importers are eager to find new food and beverage products to add to their portfolio.
This trade mission will be a great opportunity for new-to-market companies and market expansion companies to establish and reestablish relationships with Japanese buyers by introducing new products.
The Japan Retail Outbound Mission will be a great way to make buyer connections and learn what the market looks like now. The trade mission will start in Tokyo with the New Product Showcase on November 30th, which is a mini trade show style event where US companies showcase their products and qualified buyers move around to see the products. Since this year’s theme is “American BBQ”, any products related to BBQ or new products are especially suitable for this event.
On the second day, companies will travel to Osaka, the center of Western Japan, and will have an opportunity to learn about the market through retail/facility tours. On the third day, companies will meet buyers from the Western region followed by a networking event. With the conclusion of the trade mission on December 3, companies return home, arrange business meetings on own, or continue to explore Japan market.
Due to COVID-19, currently, US citizens are required to obtain a visa to enter Japan for business purposes. Instruction on applying for a visa will be provided upon registration. Additionally, a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate OR negative test result certificate within 72 hours of the departure is required to enter Japan.
Benefits of Participation:
- Visit Tokyo & Osaka, the two most vital economic cities of Japan.
- Meet potential importers, buyers, distributors in the Japan market.
- Participate in New Product Showcase (mini trade show style event) in Tokyo.
- Learn about Japan market through market briefings and market/facility tours.
- Ground transportation and 4 nights lodging will be covered by WUSATA*.
*ONE representative per participating company.
11/29 Arrive in Tokyo
11/30 ATO Tokyo market briefing and New Product Showcase Event
12/1 Travel to Osaka, Market/Facility Tours
12/2 Mini-Showcase Event, One-on-one meetings, Networking Reception
12/3 Return home or continue meetings on own
Participation Fee: $350.00
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2022 (while spaces available)