About DJW

The DJW (Japanese-German Business Association) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of economic and business exchange between Germany and Japan - especially on the level of small and medium sized companies. It was founded in 1986 as a platform for the exchange of information and discussion of all kinds of topics concerning the German-Japanese relations.

In 2015, DJW counts more than 1.250 members: companies, educational institutions and freelancers as well as private persons and students. Most of its members are Germans or Japanese living either in Germany or Japan, though it is open for all nationalities with interest in Japan, regardless of their place of residence.

Please click here to find out more about DJW team and its members of the board (in German).

How can DJW support you in your Japan-Europe-related business?

Do you need staff with Japanese language skills? Our job pool includes several hundred candidates with experience in German-Japanese business. Are you looking for information about Japan-related service providers? Via our Japanese-German Expert Pool, we offer contact addresses of language schools, translators, consultants, office areas in Japan and much more..! Are you planning to work together with Japanese or in Japan and would like to prepare yourself to avoid mistakes? For reasonable pricese we offer our members extensive training in Japanese culture and economy depending on their individual requirements!

DJW offers its members a wide variety of services:

  • seminars on business subjects, job related information or intercultural trainings for both Germans and Japanese alike
  • publications covering a variety of economic and business related subjects as well as a German and a Japanese newsletter
  • a growing job pool with Japan related job offers and Japanese (speaking) candidates
  • various support for German companies in finding cooperation partners in Japan, e.g. through its "Japanese-German Expert Pool"


The DJW cooperates with private and public institutions in Germany and Japan which share similar objectives. Public figures of the Japanese economy and representatives of politics, science and society are regular guests of DJW and support its efforts for an active and creative German-Japanese dialogue.


DJW regards itself as a German-Japanese networking platform and invites all interested people to participate actively in this exchange - not only during the business seminars and lectures, but also during local get-togethers and events of DJW members in their respective regions, thus enlarging their own network of contacts. DJW supports the networking activities of its members by the annual publication of members' registry as well as providing a "Japanese-German Expert Pool" containing the addresses of a wide range of German- Japanese service providers (members of DJW).


Join the DJW as a member and make use of our attractive services. Please click here for application forms in German, forms in Japanese.


For further information, please feel free to contact us any time. All members of the DJW staff speak English, German and Japanese. Please click here for contact details.