Japanese-Norwegian partnership in developing a carbon neutral hydrogen value chain

Norway can provide clean hydrogen, from renewable energy or from natural gas with CCS, to the Japanese energy market in transition. Japan and Norway are both globally prominent energy nations and are investing considerably in R&D as well as in commercialization of technology. While Norway is gifted with rich natural resources and is a net… Read More

Japan has a taste for Norwegian design!

Japan can be an interesting market for Norwegian designers. Japanese consumer is detail-oriented and quality conscious. Good Norwegian design with an interesting story might find some open doors into the Japanese market. There are many examples of forerunners from Norway in Japan. Ekornes, Stokke and Helly Hansen are some of the companies that have been… Read More

Big in Japan! Muligheter for norske musikere i musikkmarkedet

Det japanske musikkmarkedet er det nest største i verden etter USA, og det preges av mange subkulturer og et kvalitetsbevisst publikum med interesse for et bredt spekter av sjangere. Markedet for ikke-japansk musikk er ikke veldig stort, og norske musikere som ønsker å opptre i Japan møter svært høy konkurranse, samt utfordrende kultur- og språkbarrierer.… Read More

Opportunities in Japan for aspiring mobile game developers

The growing demand for handheld consoles has created great opportunities for mobile game developers seeking an opening into the Japanese market. Innovation Norway Japan is creating an extensive network for connecting “you” with Japanese consumers. With the big companies focusing hugely on expensive games that take longer to develop, the rate of traditional game releases is… Read More