Japan-Hong Kong Relations

Japan-Hong Kong Relations
  Japan and Hong Kong
Japan-related Organizations in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Tokyo

Japan and Hong Kong


1.  Japan-Hong Kong Trade


Japan is Hong Kong’s third largest trading partner after mainland China and the U.S., and Hong Kong is Japan’s eighth largest trading partner. Bilateral trade in 2010 totalled 3.83 trillion yen, with Japan’s exports accounting for 3.70 trillion yen and its imports for 133 billion yen of that figure.

For the last four years, i.e. from FY 2007, Hong Kong has been the largest importer of Japanese food. Other major imports include telecommunications as well as sound recording apparatus and equipment. Major exports from Hong Kong to Japan include electrical machinery, appliances and parts.



2. Investment


According to Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department, the overall cumulative total of Japan’s direct investment in Hong Kong reached US $21.6 billion as at the end of 2009, which was the fourth largest total after China, the Netherlands and the U.S. (excluding tax havens). And statistics published by Japan’s Ministry of Finance show that in FY 2010, Japan’s direct investment in Hong Kong totalled US $1.6 billion, which means Hong Kong ranks 12th in terms of Japan’s outward direct investment.



3. Japanese companies in Hong Kong


A 2003 survey by the Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry found there were approximately 2,100 Japanese companies and businesses operating in Hong Kong. A more recent survey of companies with headquarters in Japan, jointly conducted by the Census and Statistics Department and Investment Hong Kong, found that 1,085 Japanese companies had set up offices in Hong Kong as at the end of 2011. And, Japanese banks are also well represented here, with 15 licensed banks maintaining branches or offices in the SAR according to data produced in 2011 by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.



4. Economic and business co-operation


Japan and Hong Kong alternate in hosting meetings of the Japan-Hong Kong Economic Joint Committee. (The most recent meeting was held in Tokyo on 5th February 2010). The purpose is to provide an opportunity for business representatives from Hong Kong and Japan to meet, exchange views and discuss potential economic exchanges. The principal organizers on each side are the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.



5. Japanese Residents and Visitors


Over 21,000 Japanese citizens resided in Hong Kong in 2011. In 2010, 1,316,618 Japanese visitors travelled to Hong Kong, while 508,691 people from Hong Kong visited Japan.



6. Education


Over 35,000 people in Hong Kong are currently learning Japanese, while the number of Hong Kong students studying at Japanese universities is also rising. The Japanese International School in Tai Po offers education not only to Japanese pupils, but to children of all nationalities in Hong Kong.



Japan-related Organizations in Hong Kong


The Hongkong Japanese Club
18/F, 68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: 2577-3669

Fax: 2577-5534


The Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)
18/F, 68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: 2577-6129

Fax: 2577-0525


The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Hong Kong
Room 4001, 40/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 2526-4067

Fax: 2868-1455


Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Hong Kong Office
Unit 807-809, 8/F., Prosperity Millennia Plaza, 663 King's Road, North Point, H.K.
Tel: 2968-5688

Fax: 2968-1722


Hong Kong Japanese School
(Primary) 157 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Tel: 2574-5479

Fax: 2834-9178
(Junior Secondary) 9 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Tel: 2566-5427

Fax: 2887-9124


Japanese International School
4663 Tai Po Road, Tai Po Kau, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
(Primary-Japanese Section) Tel: 2652-2313 Fax:2652-2768
(Primary-English Section) Tel: 2834-3531 Fax:2652-2166


The Japan Society of Hong Kong
1-2/F, Fung House, 19-20 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: 2537-3797

Fax: 2804-6473


Society of Japanese Language Education, Hong Kong
Room 701-2, 7/F, Marina House, 68 Hing Man Street, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: 2866-9991

Fax: 2866-1331


The Japan Universities Alumni Society Hong Kong
c/o Public Relations & Cultural Affairs Division, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong
47/F, One Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central
, Hong Kong

Tel: 2532-2374

Fax: 2845-5360