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    Reformation and appetite for investments is what characterizes Japan after the earthquake in 2011. The Japanese have great purchasing power, and looking for new solutions and new technologies . This is an ideal market for innovative Norwegian companies. Contact us, and we take a chat about the opportunities that exist in the world's third largest economy.

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    • Per Arve Frøyen

      Avdelingsleder
      Per Arve Frøyen is managing the Tokyo office. He can help your company with market entry strategies, as well as practical advice on how to establish your business in Japan. Per Arve has been with the Innovation Norway Bergen office for 10 years, focusing primarily on startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Western Norway. He has previously held positions with Lerøy Seafood Group, Foot Locker Asia Pacific and Burger King Asia Pacific. His educational background is from business administration studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, as well as Japanese language studies at the University of Bergen and Keio University.

    • Hiroko Sato

      Konsulent
      Hiroko Sato is our expert in organizing practical matters in business events, visits, meetings, seminars, networking receptions and offer support to all the advisors. She has more than 20 years of experience working with Norwegian related events in Japan. She is also local website responsible. Sato is fluent in Japanese and English. She also speaks German and some Norwegian.
    • Hiroko Tominaga

      Seniorrådgiver
      Hiroko Tominaga joined the organization in 2001, and has been assisting Norwegian companies/organizations across industry sectors with market research, partner search, visit assistance, and networking events. She has a broad intercultural and international experience from her previous works in US and in Japan and is an expert in assisting Norwegian and Japanese companies to establish a cooperative relationship. She is working closely with green initiatives such as hydrogen, ammonia and CCS, as well as health/welfare sectors. Hiroko is fluent in Japanese and in English.
    • Keisuke Nakayama

      Seniorrådgiver
      Keisuke Nakayama is our marine sector expert. For more than 20 years he has served Norwegian companies working on seafood and fishery related projects. He also contributes to the marine area of the science and technology agreement between Norway and Japan.
    • Marianne Støren Berg

      Spesialrådgiver
      Marianne Støren Berg is counsellor for science, technology and higher education to Japan, and promotes Norwegian science and technology cooperation and business relations with Japanese partners. With a broad experience spanning different industries such as maritime, digital health and telco she has 25 years of experience in research, innovation and promoting partnerships across academia, public and commercial sectors, including international cooperation. She holds a PhD degree within innovation processes from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and a Master in mechanical engineering.
    • Michal Louis Berg

      Seniorrådgiver
      Michal Louis Berg is our senior advisor who can assist you broadly from market entry support to strategic connecting activities with Japanese companies. He is handling a diverse portfolio of cases within industries spanning from design and retail to energy and ocean industries on behalf of established companies and start-ups alike. In addition, Michal acts as the local representative for Invest in Norway at Innovation Norway’s office in Tokyo and work towards attracting Japanese FDI to Norway and promoting partnership opportunities for Norwegian companies, in close cooperation with colleagues in Japan and Norway. Michal has lived in Japan 13 years and for 7 of these years he was the Executive Director of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. He has a Bachelor degree in Exports Marketing from Ålesund University College, Norway and 2 semesters of Japanese language studies at Sophia University, Japan. He speaks Norwegian, Japanese and English fluently.
    • Yoji Ishihara

      Seniorrådgiver
      Yoji Ishihara has been working for the Norwegian industry since 1989, assisting leading Norwegian technology companies identifying, directing and coordinating business opportunities. He has in-depth knowledge about the ICT and new media sector and also have a good experience and network within the energy and environment sector. He holds a master in Engineering from Kyoto University. Ishihara has proven experience in bridging the culture gap between Norway and Japan. He speaks fluent Japanese and English.

    Contact

    Email
    tokyo@innovationnorway.no

    Address
    Trade & Technology Office, Royal Norwegian Embassy
    5-12-2, Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
    106-0047 Tokyo, Japan

    Reformation and appetite for investments is what characterizes Japan after the earthquake in 2011. The Japanese have great purchasing power, and looking for new solutions and new technologies . This is an ideal market for innovative Norwegian companies. Contact us, and we take a chat about the opportunities that exist in the world's third largest economy.