Energy

The energy market in Japan is currently undergoing its most radical shake up since the end of the Second World War. The 2011 Earthquake and subsequent nuclear incident have led to a greater awareness by the Japanese government, business and consumers about the importance of sustainable supplies and a secure energy mix – with a significant shift in policy and market focus towards renewable sources of energy.

As a result there are opportunities for UK companies in low carbon energy generation such as offshore wind, solar PV and biomass, as well as in grid development, demand-side management, and smart storage – all areas where the UK’s power engineering sector is strong. Japanese companies and consumers are also looking for technological solutions which conserve energy – in particular focusing on smart technologies for business. For more see UK Trade & Investment's introduction to Energy in Japan.

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Japan Time
17 Nov
2017
UK Time
17 Nov
2017

Japan Energy Trade Mission for UK Companies 2018

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Tuesday 13 February 2018
Friday 16 February 2018
Friday 16 February 2018
British Embassy in Tokyo
N/A

The British Embassy Tokyo is organising a trade mission to Tokyo and Osaka, Japan from 13 to 16 February 2018.

Mission participants will also have an opportunity to speak at two seminars in Tokyo and in Osaka and attend networking receptions at the British embassy and one-to-one meetings with potential partners in Japan.

Prosperity Fund Tokyo - Call for Bids

Prosperity Fund Tokyo - Call for Bids - Export to Japan

10 June 2016

The British Embassy Tokyo invites external implementers to submit bids for projects supported by the UK Prosperity Fund to identify and open up opportunities for UK exports to Japan.

UK Energy Firms Bring Bright Ideas to Japan

UK Energy Firms Bring Bright Ideas to Japan - Export to Japan

12 April 2016

Energy storage is one of the UK's eight "great technologies," and Japan's newly liberalised energy market is creating plenty of business opportunities for British companies in the energy storage solutions sector. 

Japan Time
29 Feb 2016
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04 Mar 2016
UK Time
29 Feb 2016
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04 Mar 2016

Smart Energy Week Tokyo Trade Mission 2016

Smart Energy Week Tokyo Trade Mission 2016 - Export to Japan
29 February to 4 March 2016
29 February to 4 March 2016
9:00am | Japan Time
9:00am | Japan Time
British Embassy Tokyo and Tokyo Big Sight
Participation costs £420 (excluding VAT)

Join the British Embassy Tokyo's Smart Energy Week Trade Mission to Japan in 2016. Attending World Smart Energy Week will provide you with invaluable opportunities to present your products and services to a broad range of senior industry representatives. 

Japan Time
27 Jan 2016
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29 Jan 2016
UK Time
27 Jan 2016
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29 Jan 2016

New Power and Energy Expo 2016

New Power and Energy Expo 2016 - Export to Japan
27 to 29 January 2016
27 to 29 January 2016
9:00am | Japan Time
9:00am | Japan Time
Tokyo Big Sight
Email for details

Join the British Embassy Tokyo's UK booth at the New Power and Energy Expo from 27th to 29th January 2016 and present your products and services to senior industry representatives.

Japan's Current Energy Landscape at a Glance

Japan's Current Energy Landscape at a Glance - Export to Japan

Friday 26 June

The Japanese electricity market is due to undergo some heavy reforms, with Japan still searching for the most viable answers to some difficult questions. In April 2016, the retail sale of electricity will be fully liberalised in Japan, and will open to new entrants. This will no doubt offer some exciting opportunities for British companies to really make a footprint on Japan’s energy market.

Japan Time
07 Jul
2015
UK Time
07 Jul
2015

Electricity Market Reform in Japan: Webinar

7 July 2015
7 July 2015
9:00am | UK Time
9:00am | UK Time
Online
Free

Join our free webinar to learn about business opportunities for UK companies, stemming from electricity market reform in Japan. 

UKTI Civil Nuclear Showcase 2015

UKTI Civil Nuclear Showcase 2015 - Export to Japan

18 February 2015

For companies wishing to export internationally to such markets as Japan, but who aren't quite ready to attend an overseas trade mission, a UK based event such as the UKTI Civil Nuclear Showcase 2015 can be an excellent first step. Natalie Stirrup of Innovative Physics examines the benefits of attending a UKTI organised showcase. 

Five Trends In Japan That Matter To You

Five Trends In Japan That Matter To You - Export to Japan

The UK Trade & Investment team in Japan has pulled together the five trends that matter right now to businesses in Japan.  These include a shift towards low carbon, a globalising business environment, Japanese consumer appreciation of quality, authenticity & originality, an ageing society, and the removal of trade barriers.

Japan Time
09 Oct
2014
UK Time
09 Oct
2014

Japanese Energy & Smart Technology: Webinar

Japanese Energy Smart Technology Webinar
9 October 2014
9 October 2014
10am | UK Time
6pm | Japan Time
Online
Free

This webinar is a great opportunity for UK companies to find out the challenges the Japanese face powering their country and some of the opportunities that exist for UK companies in this sector. Register Free!

Japan Time
19 Nov
2014
UK Time
19 Nov
2014

17th Tokyo International Industry Exhibition 2014

17th Tokyo International Industrial Exhibition 2014
19-21 November 2014
19-21 November 2014
3 day event | Japan time
3 day event | Japan time
Tokyo
Please see external site for full details

Join the 17th Tokyo International Industry Exhibition 2014, one of the largest trade shows in Japan for small and medium-sized businesses.  The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will provide a booth and business matching service for foreign companies interested in establishing business operations in Tokyo or in doing business with Tokyo-based companies. 

Collaboration Opportunities In Japan's Offshore Wind Industry

This final report in a three part series from The Carbon Trust outlines recommendations on the offshore wind industry in Japan and opportunities for collaboration between Japan and Europe.

This third report on Japan's offshore wind industry from The Carbon Trust identifies collaborative or other research programmes to overcome offshore wind development in Japan by tapping into technical and operational expertise in Europe. Understand the recommended areas where your company could make an impact in this market.

Japan Time
27 Jul
2014
UK Time
27 Jul
2014

Renewables Trade Delegation To Tokyo

Renewables Overseas Trade Delegation to Tokyo
27-30 July 2014
27-30 July 2014
4 day event | Japan time
4 day event | Japan time
Tokyo
Please see external site for full details

The Delegation will coincide with the Grand Renewable Energy 2014 International Conference & Exhibition which will take place in Japan from 27-30 July 2014. Meet local companies and find out the potential for your business in the Japanese energy market. 

Offshore Wind Industry In Japan

Appraisal of the Offshore Wind Industry in Japan

Shifts in energy thinking following the 2011 Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear incident has resulted in steps from nuclear to renewable energy with greater emphasis on offshore wind. This report on the offshore wind industry in Japan written by The Carbon Trust will give you the background to energy, electricity and wind power in Japan, as well as a detailed analysis of the market.

Japan Time
24 Mar
2014
UK Time
24 Mar
2014

Gastech 2014 in South Korea: Meet Our Expert

Meet with UKTI Japan and Korea Trade Advisers at Gastech 2014 to discuss business opportunities in Japan and the wider Asian market.
24-27 March 2014
24-27 March 2014
10am - 5pm | 20-30 minute time slots | Korea time
10am - 5pm | 20-30 minute time slots | Korea time
South Korea
Free

Meet with UKTI Japan and Korea Trade Advisers to discuss business opportunities in Japan and the wider Asian market. Book a 1-to-1 meeting with our Energy Sector specialist.

Abenomics And A More Open Japan

Ken O'Flaherty, Head of Prosperity Department at the British Embassy Tokyo, explains the recent changes in the Japanese market as a result of bold economic policy initiatives, famously coined 'Abenomics'.

Wondering what 'Abenomics' means for your business potential in Japan? Find out about the recent changes the Japanese market has seen under the current Shinzo Abe government and how UK companies can benefit from these bold economic policy moves. 

Japan Time
30 Jan
2014
UK Time
30 Jan
2014

Energy Education & Training Conference 2014

UKTI's Energy Education and Training 2014 Conference is a must attend for those UK businesses looking to expand their international market penetration.
30 January 2014
30 January 2014
1 day event | UK Time
1 day event | UK Time
London, UK

UK Trade & Investment's Energy Education and Training Conference 2014 will bring together leading figures from the UK on & offshore renewable and nuclear industry, government as well as other strategic stakeholders to identify and capitalise on global training and education and workforce skills based export opportunities in an interactive and diverse content led conference.

Japan Time
12 Dec
2013
UK Time
12 Dec
2013

Cleantech Opportunities in Japan

12 December 2013
12 December 2013
12pm - 2pm | UK time
12pm - 2pm | UK time
Deloitte, Cambridge

A lunchtime seminar from the advisor to the Japanese Government on Energy about opportunities in Japan's cleantech sector. There has been large scale investment from multi-nationals in this sector and interest from Japan in working with British companies with expertise in these areas.

Wind Energy Report by UKTI Japan

Wind Turbines - Wind Energy and Renewables Sector in Japan.

The Japanese government has re-opened discussions on energy and environment policies in response to PM Abe's instruction to make a zero-based review of the energy and environment strategy set out by the former government following the events of March 2011. This detailed report will give you valuable information on the current Wind Energy and Renewables sector in Japan.

 
Japan Time
26 Feb
2014
UK Time
26 Feb
2014

Join Wind Energy Expo 2014

26-28 February 2014
26-28 February 2014
3 day event | Japan time
3 day event | Japan time
Tokyo Big Sight

An invitation to exhibit with UKTI Japan at  WIND EXPO 2014, Japan's largest wind energy exhibition this February.

Finding the Best Route to Market in Japan

Export to Japan - Finding the Best Route to Market in Japan

When you are confident of your market potential in Japan, you will want to find out the best way getting to market. Here we cover the general information you will need to consider when you plan your market entry strategy.

Japan Time
24 Jul 2013
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26 Jul 2013
UK Time
24 Jul 2013
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26 Jul 2013

Renewable Energy Exhibition

Export to Japan - Renewable Energy Exhibition
Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2013
Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th July 2013
3 Day Event | Japan Event
3 Day Event | Japan Event
Tokyo

The Renewable Energy Exhibition from 24-26 July 2013 is the largest trade show in Japan for UK companies to exhibit products, technologies and services in the burgeoning renewables sector.

We would like to offer UK companies who are interested in exporting their products and services to Japan the chance to display their literature at our UK stand free of charge.

Current Opportunities

Current Business Opportunities in Japan - Export to Japan

A Japanese importer and distributor of IT solutions is seeking to represent UK companies which are interested in the Japanese market.All the current business opportunities with Japanese companies looking for specific products, technologies or services from the UK.