The Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC)

The Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC), a business plan writing competition that is supported by the CCCJ and 15 other foreign chambers in Japan, can provide you with a tailor-made business plan that addresses your company’s specific business objectives in the Japanese market.

JMEC, now in its 18th year, is a program designed to help foreign organizations, including large corporations and SMEs (Project Clients), enter or expand their business in the Japanese market, while at the same time giving young executives (Participants) the opportunity to improve their business skills. After completing a series of lectures and workshops on how to do business in Japan, program participants work together in teams of five or six, supported by a team mentor and financial consultant, to write a business plan for their assigned project client. 

The project clients benefit by receiving a well-researched, quality business plan that is addressing their activities in the Japanese market for a fraction of the cost of hiring outside consultants.

For detailed information about the client benefits and about the qualifications of project participants, please refer to the attached documents, or contact the JMEC Program Director Pierre Couret at info [at] or call 03-5562-1444. 

To find out more about becoming a Project Client or to sign up for more information see the attached files:

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