“As a friend of ASEAN, Japan would like to cooperatively work towards the further prosperity of a free and open Indo-Pacific.” – Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide, 23rd Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting, 12 November 2020
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.