The WIPO Japan Office (WJO) was established in Tokyo in 2006. We promote WIPO services in Japan and provide Japanese information about the Organization. We also undertake research, outreach and capacity building activities in coordination with WIPO’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.
WIPO services in Japan
Japan joined the PCT in 1978 and since 2003 has been the second largest user of the System.
Our 2014 report provides an overview of Japan's experience in joining and using the Madrid System.
Following Japan's recent accession to the Hague Agreement, the Hague System came into force in Japan on May 13, 2015.
Japan and WIPO initiatives
Together with our Japanese partners, we help connect seekers of new environmental solutions with Japanese providers of cutting-edge green technology and services via this online marketplace.
The aim of this public/private sector consortium is to promote the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.