Join JETRO BioMission to Tokyo at BioJapan 2004
JETRO is organizing a biotech-related mission to Tokyo to coincide with BioJapan 2004, Asia’s largest biotechnology-related conference. Companies interested in expanding their partnership opportunities with Japanese entities are invited to apply.
BIO 2004 Wrapup
JETRO recently hosted a delegation of over 50 Japanese bio-related companies at BIO 2004 in San Francisco. The Japanese delegation to BIO 2004 consisted of companies, universities, and governmental organizations looking to partner and showcase their innovative technologies to the world.
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Japan’s Drugstore Market Grown to 4 Trillion Yen
Japanese drugstores are steadily expanding their sales of over-the-counter drugs, cosmetics, toiletries, health foods, healthcare products and more. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), drugstore sales were roughly 2.5 trillion yen in 2002, a 70% jump from 1999.