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Japan offers excellent export opportunities

With a population of 127 million and the fourth-largest economy in the world, Japan is an economic powerhouse. Japan has a robust manufacturing sector that is strong across the board, with specialized strength in shipbuilding, food processing, chemicals and motor vehicles, among other types of products. Japan was the fourth-largest export market for Wisconsin goods in 2016. Its top import categories are food, textiles, fossil fuels, chemicals, machinery, and raw materials for industry. Companies interested in exploring Japanese export opportunities further should consider joining WEDC’s upcoming Global Trade Venture to Japan, September 8-16, 2017.


2017 Governor's Export Achievement Awards

The Governor’s Export Achievement Awards recognize companies that have contributed to Wisconsin’s exporting strength by achieving extraordinary results in international markets and elevating Wisconsin’s competitiveness in the global economy. Check out this year's winners.


Bob Gross, Gross Automation 


Key insights for exporting to Japan

Japan was the fourth-largest export market for Wisconsin goods in 2016. With a growing economy and a variety of diverse markets, Japan offers excellent opportunities for companies looking to grow globally. WEDC’s Market Development Director, Khay Khong, shares insight into the export process. 


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September 8-16, 2017
Locations: Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea

October 26-November 3, 2017

Location: Tel Aviv

January 27-February 3, 2018
Locations: Mexico City and Guadalajara

March 18-23, 2018
Locations: Toronto and Winnipeg

April 13-25, 2018
Locations: Shanghai, Ningbo, Harbin and Guangzhou

June 23-30, 2018
Locations: Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt

For more information about growing your business through exporting, contact Melissa Finkelstein at 608.210.6856 or or visit

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