About the AHK Japan

Since 1962 the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (AHK Japan) supports companies, which want to start off or further expand their international business. Whether you are a start-up or an established company, we offer a wide range of professional services to help you along the road to success. As a membership organisation, we make it possible for you to build a strong network. We also represent the interests of German business in Japan as the official arm of Germany’s foreign trade promotion.

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Our team of 30 trilingual experts has extensive and valuable contacts and connects the German and Japanese business worlds. The first steps are often the most difficult, but you do not have to take them alone. Take advantage of our experience and let us help you become successful in Japan.

The Three Functions of the AHK Japan

Official Representation

Co-funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the AHK Japan is the key institution for promoting Germany's overseas business development in Japan. The AHK Japan promotes bilateral economic relations with wide-ranging activities, like providing information, identifying trends and "hot topics" as well as building and maintaining networks. We also look after and represent German institutions, associations and trade fairs in Japan.

Service Provider

Operating under the brand "DEinternational", the AHK Japan is not only the first point of contact for German companies deciding to enter the Japanese market, but also a professional provider of a wide range of custom-tailored services such as market intelligence, business matching, business trip support as well as consultation services and event management. For start-ups and newcomers to Japan, we provide incubation offices enabling them to easily establish a local presence. As a nonprofit organisation, all fees are calculated on a cost-covering basis. Additionally, members of the chamber enjoy special discounts.

Member Organisation

On the basis of a voluntary membership, around 460 companies create a unique and exclusive network to promote the exchange of information and expertise. Members can participate in various working groups, regular seminars on business relevant topics like Human Resources, Tax or Law as well as members only event series Executive Insights. Corporate members also enjoy full access to the AHK Japans online member directory, receive the chamber's magazine JAPANMARKT and benefit from up to 20 percent discount on DEinternational services.

Global Network

The AHK Japan belongs to a worldwide network of 150 German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in 93 countries. Wherever there is a particular interest for German business, the chambers offer their experience, connections and services to German and non-German companies alike. The AHKs are co-funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in accordance with a resolution of Germany's parliament.

Website of the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK)