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Regional Cooperation

The Trade Sections at the Danish Embassies in Japan and Korea have established a regional cooperation in 2015, securing an easy access to two high-end markets in the North East Asian region.

Why do business in Japan and Korea?

  • Danish export to the two markets has exceeded 16 billion DKK and is growing.
  • The region, as a whole, has a large population of almost 200 million people.
  • The markets are among the wealthiest in the Asian region – the purchasing power offers rich opportunities for consumer products.
  • The markets are among the best developed in Asia and with large industry clusters in Automotive, Machinery, Marine, IT & Electronics etc., so Danish companies offering any technology, software, product or targeting such industries have great potential.
  • A comprehensive free trade agreement exists between the EU and Korea and a similar agreement between the EU and Japan is on the way.
  • Both countries have liberal Foreign Direct Investment Laws and good IPR protection in place and offer attractive investment environment for foreign investors.
  • The education level, especially among the younger generation, is at a similar or higher level than EU countries.
  • The region is a commercial bridge to neighbouring countries in Asia as well as trendsetter for consumers in South East Asia.

In order to ease access and increase visibility, the Danish Embassies and Trade Council offices in these markets have formed the Regional Co-operation,  allowing you easier access and coordination of activities.
Feel free to contact any of the below colleagues:


Korea Japan
Lifestyle and Retail

Ms. Julia Yeryung Kim


Ms. Miho Yoshimoto


Food, Agriculture & Fisheries

Ms. Mijeong Jang


Mrs. Lene Jensen


Mrs. Miho Matsumoto


Energy & Environment

Ms. Jaemi Lee

Ms. Jiyeon Shim


Ms. Yoon-hee Hwang


Ms. Izumi Tanaka


Life Science and Health


Ms. Yoon-hee Hwang


Ms. Jaemi Lee


Mr. Peter Takizawa


ICT, Defence,  Marine & Offshore
Company establishments

Ms. Jaemi Lee





For other inquiries, please contact:

Head of Trade Section in the Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
Thomas Højlund Christensen, email: thhchr@um.dk

Head of Trade Section in the Embassy in Seoul, South Korea
Thierry Hoppe, email: thihop@um.dk