EduCanada Fairs in Japan – Fall 2017

Date: November 02-05, 2017
Venue: Embassy of Canada to Japan (Tokyo) and Umeda Center Building 16F (Osaka)
Location: Tokyo, Osaka, Japan
Target Audience: Canadian education institutions at all levels. Include provincial governments and education associations.
Sector: Education

Built on the success of previous EduCanada Fairs, the Embassy of Canada to Japan will organize the 2017 Fall EduCanada Fairs in the early November, 2017. The event will include the following activities:

  • Public Fairs and Information seminars
  • B2B Workshops and meetings (meetings with Japanese institutional      representative and study abroad agents)
  • Briefing with Academic Relations team in Tokyo (Trade commissioners      service)  (TCS)
  • Briefing with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Briefing for agents and school counsellors by      TCS and IRCC
  • Networking opportunities with school      counsellors and agents


Last year, 83 Canadian institutions participated in the EduCanada Fairs – Fall 2016 in Tokyo and Osaka, showing the continued interest of Canadian clients in the Japanese market. The recruitment fairs attracted over 2,500 interested visitors in three days. A total of 706 one-on-one meetings between the participated Canadian institutions and 166 Japanese educational representatives and study abroad agents took place over the course of the B2B meetings in Tokyo.


Event Schedule (subject to change):

Tokyo - Thursday, November 2, 2017

Welcome Briefing for Canadian institutions

B2B meetings (one-on-one meetings with agents and school counsellors)

Recruitment fair (open to the general public)


Tokyo – Friday (national holiday), November 3, 2017

Recruitment fair (open to the general public)


Osaka – Sunday, November 5, 2017

Recruitment fair (open to the general public)

Why your organization should participate:

  • Attract foreign students, inform parents and school counsellors
  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet academic or research entities
  • Meet foreign education institutions and/or organizations
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Pavilion/exhibit
  • Seminar

The Trade Commissioner, Megumi Akiyama ( and TOKYO’s academic relations team, are specializing in the education sector for the Japan market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.