How have you and your team worked during the pandemic to show Japanese companies what Luxembourg has to offer?

Yuriko Matsuno, Executive Director of LTIO Tokyo, on how she supports Japanese companies interested in exploring Luxembourg as a business location.Yuriko Matsuno, Executive Director of the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office (LTIO) Tokyo: “We are organising a series of webinars featuring different sectors – logistics, clean technologies, ICT, and so on – in order to keep Japanese companies informed about opportunities in Luxembourg, and this has been very successful. The Japanese community in Luxembourg is also an essential network for us, and we organised an online discussion about how its members have fared during the pandemic.

The Japanese community in Luxembourg is an essential network for us.

In addition, we are encouraging Japanese business people to participate online in Luxembourg events. For example, three Japanese start-ups had virtual booths at ICT Spring 2020, a major event where start-ups can meet both investors and potential clients. We also increasingly translate brochures and videos into Japanese and publish them online to compensate for the networking opportunities that we used to have during the pre-corona period.”

Looking forward to when we will be able to travel again, what do you like most when coming to Luxembourg?

“I love the weekly markets that are being held in the centre of the capital. Whenever I see stands and people on Place Guillaume or Place de la Constitution, I make sure to join for a beer and a typically Luxembourgish potato cake – a Gromperekichelcher.”

Photo: © Masaya Abe

Read more

Luxembourg #1 in the EU for government R&D spending per capita


Recent statistics from EUROSTAT show that the Luxembourg government allocate by far the biggest national R&D budget in the European Union in relation to the size of the population.
Read more

Discovering Luxembourg


Hills, forests and unique rock formations, medieval castles, UNESCO World Heritage sites and places that witnessed the birth and key progress of the European Union: Luxembourg has much to offer the curious visitor. This truly cosmopolitan country with a long tradition of welcoming people from abroad also provides old and new residents with an excellent quality of life.
Read more

Investor care platform


Investing abroad is a challenging endeavour. In case you are interested in opening an office or setting up a global or European headquarters in Luxembourg, the partners of Luxembourg Trade & Invest offer a range of high-quality, free services to support you every step of the way and help make your venture a success.
Read more

A gateway for Europe


South African national Richard Forson, President and CEO of Cargolux Airlines International, has been living in Luxembourg since 2012. We spoke to him about his experience of living and working in Luxembourg.
Read more

700 road mobility companies in Luxembourg


A recent mapping of Luxembourg’s automotive sector covers no less than 700 mobility companies, ranging from large international groups to numerous SMEs and disruptive start-ups.
Read more

Resources all news