As a nation which lacks raw materials and energy resources, Japan has quickly grasped the potential of industrial biotechnology. Supported by governmental agencies such as NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) and governmental research centers such as RITE or JAMSTEC, industries in Japan have endeavoured into many fields of industrial biotechnology such as chiral products obtained by biotransformation, energy obtained from biomass or biopolymers. Agro-Food business in Japan is strong and a global leader in health food and drinks. Window-to-Japan offers ready access to R&D and business activities of companies, startups, public research centers and national projects in this area.
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