Japan | Life Sciences & Health weeks


Explore, Learn and Connect with Japanese Partners 

Health~Holland Digital LSH showcase and matchmaking 

Are you considering starting or expanding your business with Japan? Do you want to explore the latest trends and opportunities, promote your organization, and get digitally connected to relevant stakeholders based upon your personal needs? Task Force Health Care (TFHC), the Embassy of the Netherlands in Tokyo, and the Netherlands Consulate-General in Osaka invite you to participate in the ‘Health~Holland Digital LSH showcase and matchmaking mission’ which will be organised during the Life Sciences & Health weeks in Japan. 

Traditionally, the ‘Life Sciences & Health Weeks’ in Japan take place in and around October. Multiple key Life Sciences & Health events take place in this period. This year, these events will be organised in a digital or hybrid format in order to anticipate the situation related to the coronavirus. Similar to the rest of the world, Japan has moved to a ‘new normal’ in which knowledge and business relations are being explored, developed, and strengthened online. Digital meetings provide an ideal stepping stone for physical follow-up meetings to further build relationships and trust with Japanese counterparts as soon as that is possible. 

This mission will build upon the ties and relations that have been formed over the last couple of years between the Netherlands and Japan in the field of life sciences & health, including the momentum and relations that have been developed during the visit of the vice prime minister and minister of health, Mr. Hugo de Jonge, in October 2019, and last year’s digital mission

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What to expect? 

This digital LSH showcase and matchmaking mission provides an excellent opportunity to generate visibility and promote your organisation in close cooperation with the Dutch government and TFHC, meet new relevant business contacts via events and additional individual matchmaking, and learn more about the latest developments in the Japanese life sciences & health sector. More concrete, you can expect the following services: 

  • Personal intake meeting
  • Digital kick-off with Dutch Ambassador in Japan and prominent Japanese LSH stakeholders
  • Your organisation profile and expertise/solution on the Health~Holland Digital Showcase
  • Online individual matchmaking appointments (3 – 6 meetings) or online tailor-made expert meet-up with relevant Japanese counterparts (e.g. mini-seminar or forum)
  • Access and Guidance to Japanese events that take place (build your own program) 
  • Organisation of relevant workshop(s)
  • Support from and representation by the Dutch government and TFHC
  • Interactive and informal knowledge sharing between Dutch organisations interested and/or active in Japan

You will have (guided) access to and will be promoted via the Health~Holland Digital Showcase at the following online and hybrid events during the Life Sciences & Health Weeks in Japan. 

PLEASE NOTE! There is also the opportunity to engage with and participate in some of the listed events on an individual basis. If you prefer that option, please note that you will not be a participant of the Netherlands digital LSH showcase and matchmaking mission and you cannot participate in or benefit from any of the services and support functions that are offered within the framework of this activity. 

What is different and/or new for this year’s digital mission? 

Last year’s (first) digital mission to Japan resulted in a couple of lessons learned for this year’s digital mission. The most important differences are the (above mentioned): 

  • Personal intake meeting: A more intensive personal intake meeting that will allow the organising partners to better cater to specific needs and demands of mission participants, and will allow the local Embassy staff to better represent your organisation during hybrid events in Japan. 
  • Japanese local LSH expert/consultant: The organising partners will be supported by a Japanese local LSH expert/consultant that will help to identify and open up specific sub-sector networks and (business) contacts to be invited for matchmaking appointments and/or expert meet-ups. 

Who should participate? 

Organisations and companies that are active in the field of Life Sciences and Health. In particular for those in the following fields: 

  • Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals: expertise and solutions that contribute to research and development within the fields of medical biotechnology and innovative medicines, and related artificial intelligence (AI) and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies. 
  • Healthy Ageing, Mobility & Vitality: expertise and solutions that contribute to active and healthy aging and senior care. 
  • Digitalization / eHealth: expertise and solutions that contribute to smart hospitals and the shift of care from hospitals to the home environment. 

About Japan 

Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy and 3rd largest health market is experiencing an unprecedented combination of increased longevity and declining birth rates. This has resulted in the formation of a super-aging society, which impacts on the economic outlook of Japan by means of labor productivity and rising costs of healthcare. Japan hopes to curb the costs of healthcare and revitalise its economy by investing in technologies related to health, and by improving market access for foreign healthcare solutions and expertise. A recent market study highlights the opportunities for Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector in Japan. 

How to participate? 

You can register to participate in this activity via the instructions below. The deadline for application is August 18th, 2021.  

  • Participation fee: EUR 650 (excl. VAT)
  • Fee for TFHC partners:  EUR 500 (excl. VAT)
  • Additional fee for physical participation at Bio Japan: + EUR 250 (excl. VAT) 

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PLEASE NOTE! The participant’s fee is based on the financial support of the government and a minimum of 10 participants. In case this financial support will not become available, the organizers hold the right to change the activity and/or participation fee or cancel the event. Next to that, the TFHC Terms & Conditions apply for participants that register for this activity. 


Please contact Erik Pentinga (+70 20 21 99 007), programme manager at Task Force Health Care.

Source: TFHC

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