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Financial Services Agency

(Information desk for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Japan)

The report of the Japan Investment Council Expert Committee asked JETRO to establish a single contact point for facilitating access to information on procedures concerning foreign direct investment. It also asked each ministry or institution related to investment to set up a single contact point, which can indicate and introduce the division in charge of a particular procedure. Furthermore, Prime Minister Koizumi directed improvement of administrative procedures. Thus, each ministry has established a single contact point for foreign direct investment.
 In this context, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) has established the Office of INVEST JAPAN in FSA to supplement JETRO's Business Support Center新しいウィンドウで開きます.

''Office of INVEST JAPAN''
Strategy Development Division,
Strategy Development and Management Bureau,
Financial Services Agency

Address:3-2-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8967, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3506-6785
  (10:00-12:00, 13:30-17:00, Japan time)
(Monday through Friday, excluding national holidays and year-end and new year holidays.)
Fax: +81-3-3506-6267
E-Mail: invest-japan@fsa.go.jp

1.What we do

The Office of INVEST JAPAN provides the following services for inquirers;

  • Information on foreign direct investment
  • Information on the divisions in charge of administrative procedures for approvals and licenses concerning foreign direct investment.
  • Receiving complaint about the treatment of inquiries, relating to foreign direct investment, made through the Japanese 'no-action letter' system.

2.How to make inquiries

You can inquire in any form; by telephone, facsimile and e-mail. However, you need to mention your name, address of residence (in the case of corporations, the corporate name and location), information on contact points, details of the inquiries, and backgrounds or reasons for the inquiries.

3.Reply to inquiries

The Office will reply to inquiries, in principle, within 10 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays) after receiving the inquiries. However, this rule is not applied where inquiry requires prudent judgment, where the standard processing period is set otherwise, or where there is a rational reason.
 The Office may not reply to inquiries where the necessary information is not provided, where issues similar to those in question are in litigation, or where there is a rational reason.


The other ministries in the Japanese Government and JETRO新しいウィンドウで開きます also provide services for foreign investors under the name of ''INVEST JAPAN''. If you need detailed information on ''INVEST JAPAN'', please contact the ''新しいウィンドウで開きますINVEST JAPAN Cabinet Office''.

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