Strengthening the Community

Why Sponsor JMEC

By becoming a sponsor of the Japan Market Expansion Competition (JMEC), your organization demonstrates its commitment to community-based initiatives, thereby strengthening your brand's equity and customer trust in both the foreign and Japanese business communities. Your support also allows us to keep our costs low so that we may continue to help businesses and individuals become well-educated, productive members of the business community.

Additional benefits of sponsorship include:

  • Exposure to over 10,000 foreigners and Japanese through various networking organizations, chambers of commerce and JMEC events such as program information sessions and the annual JMEC Awards Ceremony.
  • Media exposure to over 30,000 foreigners and Japanese through such outlets as Metropolis magazine.
  • Presence in JMEC marketing efforts including logo placement on the JMEC website, JMEC brochures, JMEC's quarterly newsletter and on sponsor boards at JMEC events.
  • Opportunity for employees to receive business training through JMEC at little or no cost.

How It Works

JMEC has a wide range of sponsors and sponsorship agreements, including cash donation and in-kind services. Once a donation has been made to JMEC, an organization is considered a JMEC sponsor from the time of donation until the Awards Ceremony to be held the following year (July 1 – June 30).

Levels of Sponsorship


Platinum Sponsor

¥1,000,000 cash or ¥1,500,000 in product donations

Gold Sponsor

¥500,000 cash or ¥750,000 in product donations

Silver Sponsor

¥250,000 cash or ¥375,000 in product donations

Bronze Sponsor

¥100,000 cash or ¥150,000 in product donations

Patron Sponsor

Over ¥25,000 in cash or product donations
Organization's logo included on all JMEC promotional materials including Awards Ceremony materials, sponsor boards, brochures and the JMEC website Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link to your homepage from JMEC website Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of employees who may participate in the next JMEC program: 3 2 1 0 0
Complimentary invitations to the JMEC Awards Ceremony 4 3 2 1 1
Access to pool of skilled and talented graduates of the JMEC program Yes Yes Yes No No
Number of Sponsor company mailings to the JMEC list per annum 1 1 0 0 0
Number of words in JMEC Newsletter Sponsor Section 150 100 50 25 Link and logo

JMEC succeeds in great part because of the support of its sponsors. When you are ready to begin or renew your sponsorship with JMEC, simply fill out the sponsorship reply form, or email We thank you for your interest in the program, and we look forward to providing you with many benefits in the years to come.