Financing Schemes in Japan
The following institutions have programmes for overseas finance:
JAPAN BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION (JBIC)
JBIC contributes to the industrial and socio-economic development of Japan and other nations by providing a range of financial instruments and products such as export and import loans, overseas investment loans, guarantees, etc.
JBIC’s major financial products include
Export loans are provided to overseas importers and financial institutions to support finance exports of Japanese machinery, equipment, and technology, mainly to developing countries.
Equity participations are capital contributions to companies where Japanese companies have equity stakes to undertake overseas projects, as well as funds where Japanese companies perform significant roles.
JBIC finances projects aimed at preserving the global environment, such as projects that significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, under the financial instrument for global environmental preservation called GREEN (Global action for Reconciling Economic growth and ENvironmental preservation).
Overseas Investment Loans
Direct loans to Japanese companies are intended for mid-tier enterprises and SMEs, as well as to projects aimed at developing or securing interests in overseas resources that are strategically important to Japan, and projects that support merger and acquisition (M&A) activities (these projects include those of large companies).
JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY (JICA)
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provides different types of Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loans
Important initiatives by JICA include the following:
Overseas Investment and Financing
The Japanese Government and JICA have established the JICA Overseas Assistance Program as a means to support development projects implemented by private enterprises, etc. in developing regions.