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April 20, 2018
Office of the Governor for Policy Planning


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold “STARTUP TOKYO SEMINAR 2018” on Monday, May 28, 2018.
This Seminar allows entrepreneurs considering the establishment of their business in Tokyo to learn about the attractiveness of Tokyo’s market and TMG’s supports.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is scheduled to give a speech on Tokyo’s attractiveness, and experienced entrepreneurs who have started their business in Tokyo are going to speak about their experiences.
After the seminar, participants can enjoy a networking event with experienced entrepreneurs or try free consultation services of Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center (TOSBEC).

Seminar Overview

For detail, please refer to the brochure (PDF:810KB)

Date and Time

Monday, May 28, 2018, from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
(Doors open 2:45 p.m.)


WeWork ArkHills South (1-4-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku)

Map (External link)

Hosted by

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Target participants

Both Japanese and foreign nationals aiming to establish business in Tokyo and those who have already done so but wish to further expand their business and networks.


Japanese and English (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

Seating Capacity

About 40 maximum

How to Apply

Preregister through the link below by Tuesday, May 14, 2018. (External link)

*A drawing may be held if oversubscribed.



  • Speech by Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
    “The Attractiveness of Business in Tokyo”
  • Presentation by Mr. Chris Hill, CEO, WeWork Japan G.K.
  • Both Japanese and foreign entrepreneurs speak about their experiences

Networking event/ Experience TOSBEC services

*Participants need to choose one of these events at the time of application

  • Networking event with experienced entrepreneurs
    Venue: WeWork Ark Hills South
  • Free consultation services of TOSBEC
    Venue: Ark Mori Building, 7th floor, 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku

About the Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center

The Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center (TOSBEC) centralizes the procedures that foreign companies and start-ups need to complete to establish a business. This is the first such initiative in Japan, which was realized by employing the National Strategic Special Zone system.  Through personalized services provided by experts and staff knowledgeable in administrative procedures, the center helps facilitate the prompt completion of various filing procedures required when establish a business and launching operations, including those for certification of articles of incorporation, company registration, taxes, social security, and immigration. On request, the center will also provide support for electronic applications as well as interpretation and translation services in several languages.


External Relations Section
Coordination Division
Office of the Governor for Policy Planning