The Catalonia Trade & Investment office in Tokyo is directed by Yuko Kijimoto. She is an expert in law and international relations and has direct knowledge of both of business in Catalonia and Europe, and Japanese society and ways of doing business.
The ACCIÓ Tokyo office has a further seven consultants, all of whom are experts in both the internationalization of Catalan companies and in attracting investment to Catalonia. Precisely for this reason, the Tokyo office, which opened in 1988, was the Catalan Government’s first office abroad.
Since 2015, the office has promoted over 300 projects. The most significant involve companies in the food and design industries. Many of these have participated in trade missions or have used its commercial services, such as the search for marketing channels, market research and prospection and the following up of contacts.