The Japanese Overseas Investment Report 2017

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) has published the report that provides simple, accessible analysis of the key regulations for Japanese acquirers and their advisors. Report is available in both, English and Japanese.

While the US continues to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) from Japanese corporates, the UK’s vote to leave the EU last June and the upcoming elections in France and Italy have made Japanese corporates more cautious about investment in Europe. /Brian Yap, IFLR/


North America, Europe and Southeast Asia have emerged as the top three regions targeted by Japanese investors, with 38 deals worth $133 billion out of the total having been completed in North America, 29 in Europe and 14 in Southeast. /Brian Yap, IFLR/

You can read the full report for free here!

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Business Breakfast Briefing 2017

Ireland Japan Association`s  inaugural Business Breakfast Briefing 2017 hosted by AIB on 29th March was a big success featuring a panel of speakers from AIB, IDA Ireland and Deloitte.

Participants were welcomed by Colin Hunt, Managing Director of Wholesale, Institutional & Corporate Banking, AIB and Hazel Smyth, Assistant Manager, AIB.

Dara Turnbull (Economist, AIB) gave an overview of Irish/European economy at present and the impact of Brexit on Ireland.

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Photo: IJA

Bernadette Nulty (Business Development Manager, Growth Markets, IDA Ireland) presented IDA Ireland overview, working with/in Japan and impact of Brexit with the focus on Japanese companies.

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Photo: IJA

Pieter Burger (Tax Partner, Financial Services, Deloitte) spoke about Ireland`s place in the tax world of tomorrow, focusing on recent and future tax developments and impact on Ireland.

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Photo: IJA

On behalf of IJA, we would like to thank our Council Member Hazel Smyth (AIB) for support, cooperation and outstanding organization of the event.

We would also like to thank all the speakers and everyone who attended the event, and we look forward to seeing you at our events in the future!

More photos from the event are here!

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Peace Event – celebrating friendship between Ireland and Japan

Ireland Japan Association Council Member Verity Swan who is also a Past District Governor of Rotary Ireland has shared an invitation with the members of the IJA to attend a Peace Event.

The Peace Event is a celebration of 100 years of The Rotary Foundation and 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Ireland and Japan.

The event will take place on Thursday, 6th April at 7pm at the White House, Newpark, The Ward, Co. Dublin, D11XDH (located on R.135, old Ashbourne Road)/

The programme includes:

  • The planting and story of the Peace Pole
  • An outline of Rotary Foundation Peace Programmes
  • Brief talks on the links between Japan and Ireland today through business, culture, tourism and the Rotary Foundation

If members of the IJA wish to join the celebration, please RSVP to PDG Verity Swan by e-mail: by Tuesday, 4th April.


Ikebana Demonstration

The Ireland Japan Association invites you to their annual Ikebana demonstration at the wonderful Chester Beatty Library on the grounds of Dublin Castle.

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as Kado (the way of flowers). Kado is considered one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement and dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars.

The demonstration will be presented by Mrs Tomoko Ozaki, our resident Ikebana instructor.

More details coming soon!

Japan RAMEN Summer MEET-UP

Ireland Japan Association welcomes its members and associates to join a Summer evening of Japanese food & drinks at one of Dublin’s only Ramen eateries – The Ramen Bar.

Date: Thursday, 15th June 2017
Time: 7PM
Venue: The Ramen Bar, 51 South William Street, Dublin 2

This event is open to existing members as well as new/potential members.

Join our network of like-minded people, all with an interest in Japanese culture, business, and taste while slurping the best Ramen in town!

Course Menu: €30 per person (not including drinks)

*Limited space available so early booking is recommended.

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Invest Japan Seminar

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Ireland-Japan diplomatic relationship and this is an important year to enhance further economic ties between the two countries. This seminar will be held as one of the events to commemorate this momentous occasion.

You have a unique opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and Japanese companies with whom you can share experiences and kick start your plans to start or expand your business in/to/from Japan.

You can also hear presentations from successful Irish companies in Japan and gain insight into Japanese business environment.

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Organized by: JETRO

Supported by: Ireland Japan Association, Embassy of Japan in Ireland and Enterprise Ireland

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