Applications open for the 30th Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC)

Need a Business Plan? Or Want to Upgrade Your Business Skills?

Are you a business owner seeking a customised business plan for entering or expanding into the Japanese market? If so, we invite you to take part in the 30th Japan Market Expansion Competition—JMEC 30!

By becoming a JMEC Project Client, you can receive a professionally developed business plan written by some of Japan's most talented up-and-coming business leaders, all at a fraction of the cost of hiring external consultants. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the JMEC homepage at—and contact trond [at] and nele [at] to discuss and get more details.

Alternatively, if you are looking to enhance your business skills, JMEC is also accepting applications for individuals who wish to participate in the program. By joining, you’ll receive comprehensive training in researching and developing a professional business plan. This ‘mini MBA’ style program includes classroom sessions led by experienced executives and successful entrepreneurs who serve as lecturers. You’ll also gain hands-on experience in writing a business plan for a real business project, submitted by a real company. Interested applicants can find more information and our online application form here:

The IJCC is a proud sponsor and one of 18 supporting Chambers of the JMEC Programme.

Members of the IJCC can avail of a scholarship to participate in the JMEC programme. For more details on the scholarship, please get in touch at secretariat [at] (subject: JMEC%20Programme) .