It is often said that Japanese business is relationship-driven. Personal contacts and introductions are essential to establishing solid business relationships. The Alberta Japan Office (AJO) is in Japan to increase the prospects for Alberta businesses to succeed in this market and to drive Japanese investment into Alberta.

  • The AJO works with Alberta companies to find customers for their products, partners for their projects and investors for their businesses.
  • The AJO supports Japanese companies that want to source Alberta products, services or technologies and identifies investment opportunities. 

Services offered by the AJO to Japanese businesses

  • provides information on Alberta’s economy, taxes and regulations
  • provides information on Alberta companies
  • connects Japanese business to Alberta suppliers of products, services and technologies
  • counsels prospective investors on opportunities in Alberta
  • helps develop tailored agendas for business trips to Alberta 

Services offered by the AJO to Alberta businesses

  • provides market studies, market research reports, and market intelligence on opportunities for select products and services
  • consults on local business practices and provides advice on language and culture
  • identifies potential business partners and makes business introductions
  • makes arrangements for meetings, and interpreters
  • supplies information and assistance related to compliance with Japanese trade laws and regulations
  • offers access to boardroom meeting facilities for conferences and presentations; internet access, whiteboard and audio-visual presentation equipment included

Our fully bilingual office

  • fosters core industry networks;
  • shares market intelligence;
  • promotes business, culture and education exchanges;
  • offers commercial officers who are specialists in various segments of the Japanese economy;
  • provides advice and assists with making the necessary introductions and arrangements to meet potential customers, contacts, agents or distributors.

Learn more about the activities of Alberta’s international offices in the Alberta International Offices Annual Business Reports.  

Alberta Japan Office


Alberta Japan Office
Level 8 Tri-Seven Roppongi
7-7-7 Roppongi,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032







Local time 

Personnel in Japan

Michael Couch, Senior Investment Advisor,

Norihiro Saito, Commercial Manager

Mary Beth Takao, Senior Commercial Officer

Manami Okusawa, Commercial Project Coordinator

Nobuko Kobayashi, Office Manager and Executive Assistant

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