About us

Our mission

JIC aims to generate a virtuous cycle of risk capital to support next-generation industries in Japan.
To achieve this vision, JIC promotes open innovation as a means of supporting growth and enhancing international competitiveness of businesses.
JIC approaches these challenges by stimulating private sector investments in open innovation together with JIC's own investment while fostering investment professionals.

Our vision

JIC supports the enhancement of corporate value through growth investment in companies that are creating new markets and next-generation industries, investment in business consolidation, and investment aimed at enhancing competitiveness through new business development.
JIC aims to establish a virtuous cycle of risk capital in Japan by stimulating private sector investment through its various investment activities, and by actively fostering the development of investment professionals and sharing expertise.

1.Enhance the growth of next-generation companies and competitiveness

JIC supports the growth of next-generation companies and enhancement of competitiveness by making investments via funds. In this way, JIC aims to stimulate private sector investment.

Growth investment in companies
creating new markets
and next-generation industries

Investments aimed at enhancing competitiveness in global markets

2.Build a foundation for the establishment of a virtuous cycle of risk capital in Japan

JIC aims to fulfill its roles to enrich both the amount and the quality of risk capital in Japan and establish a virtuous cycle of risk capital supporting next-generation industries.

JIC supports a next-generation industries in three ways. Stimulate private sector investment, Serving as an investment-knowledge platform and Foster the development of investment professionals. JIC supports a next-generation industries in three ways. Stimulate private sector investment, Serving as an investment-knowledge platform and Foster the development of investment professionals.
  • Stimulate private sector investment

    • Promote private sector investment in areas short of risk capital, and contribute to enhancing Japan's asset class

    • Establish funds in collaboration with private sector players, and raise the total amount, diversity, and liquidity of risk capital.

    • Provide complementary support both in terms of funding and talent through joint investment with private sector partners, in cases where the investment is consistent with JIC's mission and investment policy.

  • Serve as an investment-knowledge platform

    • Create diverse funds with different investment targets and strategies, and build a deep and broad platform for investments.

    • Promote the circulation of talent and information across organizations through the accumulation of experience and knowledge of investment areas and approaches, and by building networks with investors, corporate groups, academic institutions, and other stakeholders.

    • Engage with ministry and government agencies to set policy goals and evaluate investment performance.

    • Create a positive virtuous of policymaking and investment by strengthening research and analysis functions, and by sharing knowledge and policy needs gained through investment activities.

  • Foster the development of investment professionals

    • Support fund management teams to expand their mandates from investors and foster the development of professionals leading investment ecosystems.

    • Develop fund management teams which can both pursue returns and contribute to enhancing industrial competitiveness by supplying capital and providing feedback to the fund management teams as an investor.

    • Foster the development of professionals with expertise not only in investment execution, but also in fund strategy development, administration, and evaluation.

Establishment background of JIC

Around the world, digital transformation is changing the structure of industry and open innovation is expanding and deepening, while Japan needs to address domestic/global social issues and build robust economies.

Amid these global changes, JIC was established for stimulating investment in companies to challenge and grow, which realize sustainable economies and societies. To achieve these objectives, JIC is expected to fulfil urgent needs to secure risk capital as well as investment professionals.

  • Global
    DX trends
  • Resolution of
    domestic and global social issues

Enhance Japan's industrial competitiveness to ensure the sustainable development of its economy

Industrial and economic revitalization is needed
Creation of new growth companies and bold business consolidation

Domestic challenges

The supply of risk capital in Japan is severely
short compared to other countries

JIC's role

Secure the funds and investment talent
and to generate a virtuous cycle of risk capital

Domestic/global challenges and changes

  • Changes in companies and societies through digital transformation.

  • Progression of business consolidation and competition beyond the traditional boundaries of industries and organizations.

  • Broadening and deepening of open innovation in companies and research institutions across different sectors and sizes.

  • Need for solutions to domestic/global social issues, and for the development of sustainable economies and societies.

    • Global social issues: climate change and resource/energy constraints, supply chains, geopolitical risks, etc..

    • Social issues in Japan: population decline, aging social infrastructure, etc..

Urgent needs for corporate transformation and economic revitalization

  • Continuous development of growth companies that create new markets and next-generation industries.

  • Dramatic improvement in the international competitiveness of companies through bold business consolidation and new business development.

Necessity of risk capital

  • Risk capital is essential for corporate growth and for enhancing competitiveness.

  • It is also essential to identify quality businesses and managers and to strengthen the pool of investment professionals and managers overseeing the supply of risk capital.

Risk capital challenges in Japan

  • The supply of risk capital in Japan is insufficient in the comparison with the size of its economy and financial markets.

  • Investors have abundant capital, but tend to concentrate investments in certain areas.

  • It is critical to allocate funds to medium- and long-term growth investments, aiming to generate virtuous cycle of risk capital.