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Gold Key Service information

Our Gold Key Service opens doors for your business in Japan.

The Gold Key Service helps you make the most efficient use of your time in Japan through one-on-one appointments with Japanese importers, agents, distributors, or sales representatives, each of whom has been pre-screened by one of our Commercial Specialists.

Our Commercial Service Specialists will identify and contact qualified and interested Japanese firms, explain your product or service to them, and arrange a customized schedule of meetings for you with the most suitable candidates.

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The Gold Key Service Includes

  • Appointments with pre-screened and pre-qualified importers, distributors, sales representatives or partners
  • A market and industry briefing with Commercial Service staff in advance of business meetings
  • Market background and information on your industry sector
  • Information and assistance with travel, accommodations, and interpreter services
  • A U.S. Commercial Service escort to your meetings if requested
  • Post-meeting debriefing to discuss results of meetings, and assistance in developing appropriate follow-up strategies

Fee Structure

Company size

 One day

Two days




Large Company     



For New-to-Export SMEs, there may be an additional discount. Please contact office.tokyo@trade.gov for further details.

*A Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) is defined as a firm with 500 or fewer employees or self-certified as a small business under SBA regulations.

Delivery Time
At least 6 weeks is required to set up your schedule of meetings.

Interpretation Services
Most meetings are conducted in Japanese, so an interpreter is usually necessary. We can help you make arrangements to hire a professional interpreter.

Contact us for a list of hotels in Tokyo with discounted Embassy rates.

How the Gold Key Works:

1. Commercial Service staff identify and target the most suitable Japanese companies for your company.

2. We contact those companies on your behalf.

3. We arrange a meeting schedule with the best candidate companies.

4. The morning of your meetings you are given a market briefing by Commercial Service staff.

5. You are escorted to your meetings by our Commercial Specialist.

6. At the post-meeting briefing our staff will answer any questions you have and will assist you to develop the best follow-up strategy.

For more information on this service, please contact office.tokyo@trade.gov

"The Gold Key service exceeded my expectations. I am completely satisfied; the level of professionalism, the courtesy, the hard work and the skill with which my visit was prepared for and executed was outstanding. The quality of the meetings that I held were excellent – on a scale of 1 to 10 – this rated a 12!"

David Hans


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