Japan Market Specialism



The Japan Desk at the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce provides market entry and support services for seeking to trade, identify potential partnerships and strategy agreements, invest or establish a company within Japanese market.

With many UK companies’ have shown a strong interest in dealing with Japan for exporting, importing and collaborative partnerships over the years, and with the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement now in place ongoing opportunities are readily available.

Global members can access entry level advice free of charge as part of their membership.

The Japan Desk support includes:

  • Specialist Helpline
  • 1-2-1 consultation
  • Events and Market Visits
  • Bilateral Market Entry Support
  • Bilateral Trade Facilitation Support
  • Bilateral Inward Investment Support
  • Identifying Partners for Business Collaboration and R & D
  • Multi-Cultural Business Training

Our Japanese Partner Chamber – Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI)

For over 10 years, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce has had a close working partnership with the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Kansai Region in Japan, the second largest economy in Japan, and includes many famous large cities such as Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto.

Specific industry clusters including energy, life sciences, Internet of Things and AI as well as established links with academic institutions ensures Thames Valley and Kansai regions have similar aspirations to strengthen international activities through solid partnerships.

The strong relationship between them culminated in a Memorandum of Understanding of Trade & Investment co-operation, signed between the Chamber and OCCI in October 2014, resulting in trade delegations visits and new business opportunities arising.


Thames Valley Chamber secures places for two new business ventures at Global Innovation Forum 2022

Online Japanese buyer event targets food & drinks market

UK & Japan agree historic free trade agreement

Useful Links

Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI)

Global Innovation Form Osaka – Annual Event

UK – Japan Compressive Economic Partnership Agreement

Case Study

Joint UK-Japan Collaboration

If you would like any further information about the Japan Desk, please email or phone 01753 870560.

This service was created exclusively for the Global members of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and is available free of charge as part of the membership subscription.

Global Innovation Forum 2023, Osaka Japan

Known as Asia’s leading innovation hubs, Osaka, Japan will once again play host to the annual Global Innovation Forum (GIF) 2023. Find out how to apply here 

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce was delighted to announce that two businesses were chosen to attend the GIF in 2022 – to find out more click here.