DBT provides trade and investment services and practical support. We help UK companies succeed in Japan, and Japanese companies set up and invest in the UK.

We offer expertise and contacts through our extensive network of specialists in the UK, and staff in the British Embassy in Tokyo and the British Consulate General in Osaka.

Set up a business and invest in the UK

Discover investment opportunities and learn how your business can expand to the UK on great.gov.uk.

Buy from the UK

Find exceptional and creative UK trade partners with DBT’s Find a Supplier service on great.gov.uk.

Export to Japan from the UK

UK companies can increase their sales, growth and stability by selling to Japan.

On great.gov.uk, DBT provides:

You can also visit our Export to Japan hub for free information on trading with Japan, including detailed market research, events, industry guides, and practical step-by-step exporting advice.

Export licensing and special rules for Japan

Information on products or services which require licences for supply outside of the UK.

Contact us

Department for Business and Trade Tokyo

TokyoChiyoda-ku, No 1 Ichiban-cho,
British Embassy


+81 (3) 5211-1100

Department for Business and Trade Osaka

541 - 0059
OsakaChuo-kuEpson Osaka Building 19F
3-5-1 Bakuro-machi

British Consulate-General


+81 (6) 6120 5600