Japan’s construction sector is one of the largest in the world. However, inefficiencies in the structure and management of the sector continue to prevent the creation of a market environment based solely on cost-effective merit. It remains almost impossible for foreign companies to sell and install building materials and equipment in Japan directly to end-users, especially for new building projects.

The committee works to increase the opportunity for European firms to use innovative designs, imported materials and modern construction methods – the key to their competitive advantage – by aiming to minimise Japan’s over-prescriptive regulation, resistance to change by local officials and complicated procedures to obtain the necessary approvals.


C/O Mr. Bjorn Kongstad
Policy Director, European Business Council in Japan (EBC)
Sanbancho POULA Bldg. 2F
6-7 Sanbancho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0075
Tel: +81-3-3263-6224
Fax: +81-3-3263-6223



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