UxU is operated by the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN (SME Support, JAPAN).
SME Support, JAPAN is the core administrative agency for small & medium enterprises in Japan, and provides a wide-ranging menu of support for each growth stage of an enterprise from the start and initial operations stage to the growth stage and mature stage. It coordinates with local governments, support organizations, and other government organizations in Japan and overseas to support the growth of small & medium enterprises.
On this website, SME Support, JAPAN supports the development of sales channels, online matching, and overseas sales of growth-stage small & medium enterprises.
This project combines real-world support such as exhibitions and sales meetings with virtual support utilizing the internet to provide effective support for development of sales channels by small & medium enterprises.
We also support the expansion of sales channels in Japan and overseas through the use of e-commerce.
We are creating opportunities for growth through online matching platforms that provide continuous and efficient business matching using sites including J-GoodTech that connects small & medium enterprises in Japan with other businesses in Japan and overseas, and Rin crossing which connects creators who utilize traditional techniques and materials with buyers.
We support overseas sales by small & medium enterprises with a wide menu of support from the initial planning stage until after market entry, providing services such as local procurement and business matching, as well as expert advice.