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Helsinki 17.4.2023

Japan Health Day

At 9.00-11.30 Finnish time (EET)


Team Finland House
Porkkalankatu 1, 00180 Helsinki

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Masahiro Kimura
Senior Advisor
masahiro.kimura (at)


Kei Shigaki
Senior Advisor
kei.shigaki (at)


Meria Heikelä
Director, Health, London
meria.heikela (at)

Come learn more about the digital health market in Japan! Business Finland is organising a physical event in Ruoholahti for Finnish healthtech companies interested in the Japanese healthcare market. 

Digitalization of medical service and equipment is urgently needed in the super aging society of Japan. This trend is accelerated by COVID-19 pandemic.

Before the pandemic hit only a few countries had real-time data on:

  • Clinical cases on national level
  • Foreign travelers' information linked to patient data in national level
  • National level diagnostic testing

Now 83 percent of OECD countries have noted that COVID-19 has led to more timely data collection.

It is estimated that the digital health market will exceed 10 trillion JPY by 2025 (approx. EUR71.4 billion), which offers many opportunities for Finnish healthcare industry and its business activities.

In the preventive medical service, there are many demands for new prediction technologies of illness, which also connects to AI diagnosis and BioBank service opportunity. Wellness business is in strong demand in Japan and digital wellness solutions have many opportunities.

Who should attend?

Finnish digital health companies active in one of the following fields:

  • Diagnostics
  • Prevention Health
  • BioBank
  • Wellness solutions
  • Agetech

Preliminary program

9.00-9.05 Opening of the event
9.05-9.25 Healthcare industry trend and Digital health opportunity in Japan: Kimura & Shigaki, Business Finland Tokyo
9.25-9.50 Trends and needs of the Japanese Digital Health Market: Prof. Yuichi Imanaka, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Department of Healthcare Economics and Quality Management, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
9.50-10.15 Expectations for future collaboration in the area of the Digital Health: TBA
10.15-10.25 Break
10.25-10.50 Cooperation opportunity between Finland and Japan: Mr Kaz Ogawa, Founder & Co-CEO, SeniorLife Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan
10.50-11.20 Round-table discussion: Digital Health future for Finland and Japan
11.20-11.30 Closing of the event

Company clinics

Two Senior Advisors of Business Finland's Tokyo office, Masahiro Kimura & Kei Shigaki, will afterwards organize company clinics on the 18th and 19th of April 2023 for the participating companies to advice them on the proper way to approach these opportunities in Japan.

Meeting appointment invitation will be sent to the registered companies before Japan Health Day.