The Hokkaido International Business Center welcomes inquiries regarding the initiation of transactions with Hokkaido companies and assistance in conducting business in the region.

What is HIBC?

HIBC serves as an interface to promote a wide range of economic exchanges between Hokkaido and various countries and regions around the world. The center was established based on public-private partnership including administrative bodies, major economic organizations, financial institutions and related businesses in Hokkaido.

Specifically, the center works to promote local businesses and related organizations through the Hokkaido Trade Information Center of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Hokkaido International Trade & Industry Promotion Association, both of which are leading Hokkaido trade support organizations and share a building floor. HIBC also responds to inquiries from various countries and regions around the world, offering advice regarding business transactions with Hokkaido companies and conducting business in the region.

Name Hokkaido International Business Center
Zip code 060-0001
Address Hokkaido Keizai Center Bldg. 1F, Kita 1-jo Nishi 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Phone number +81-11-251-2700
FAX number +81-11-251-2629


HIBC's Business and Services

  • Seminars, lecture meetings, etc
  • Training sessions on trade business
  • Tailored advice on trade
  • Business alignment support for overseas transactions
  • Collection, analysis and provision of information on East Asia
  • Promotion of partnerships etc. among trade organizations in Hokkaido