“ASEAN just fits the best for Japan…The political relationships are better, growth is there, proximity is there.” (Mixo Das, equity strategist, Nomura Singapore, 2016)
Over the years, Japan has become the second-largest trading partner for ASEAN, witnessing the growing expansion of Japan organisations in the region across numerous industry sectors, notably manufacturing and infrastructure.
ASEAN’s 10 member states are diverse in terms of regulatory systems, economic development, the challenging enforcement and dispute mechanisms, bureaucracies and language difficulties pose as common challenges facing Japanese corporations.
Supported by a team of Japanese advisors and local consultants with a deep understanding of the cultural sensitivities and expectations of both Japanese clients and ASEAN member states, ZICO’s Japan desk is well equipped with local insights and extensive experience to provide business advisory to all Japanese organisations advancing into ASEAN.
At ZICO, we have been working with Japanese companies since the start of their expansion into the ASEAN region. Our teams have been servicing numerous Japanese conglomerates (Keiretsu) and companies in various industry sectors such as manufacturing, financial, transportation, and energy throughout ASEAN member countries.