Japan Desk

“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  growing expansion of Japan organisations in the 10 countries in numerous industry sectors, manufacturing and infrastructure notably.

ASEAN’s 10 member states are diverse in terms of regulatory systems, economic development, the challenging enforcement and dispute mechanisms, bureaucracies and language difficulties post as common challenges facing Japanese corporations.

Supported by a team of Japanese advisors and local consultants with deep understanding of the cultural sensitivities and expectations of both Japanese clients and ASEAN member states, ZICO’s Japan desk is well equipped with the 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 they started expanding in the ASEAN region. Our teams have been servicing numerous Japanese conglomerates (Keiretsu) and companies in various industry sectors such as manufacturing, financial, transportation, energy throughout the ASEAN region.




「ASEANは日本にとって最も適した投資先である。…政治上の関係は改善しており、成長が見込まれ、地理的にも近接している。」(Mixo Das氏(Nomura Singaporeエクイティ・ストラテジスト)、2016年)