OBM (Oceanbridge Management) creates new business opportunities between

the UK, Europe and Japan, with our extensive network of government, industry and academia.

Our clients

  • UK / European companies which wish to expand their business to Japan or
    would like to collaborate with Japanese companies
  • Japanese companies which would like to enter to the UK / European market
  • Japanese companies already based in the UK who wish to establish a new business

Our methodology

  1. Understand the market
  2. Identify who to work with
  3. Develop the business
  4. Enable different cultures to work in harmony
  5. Get the most out of your people

Ecosystem - Regional partnership

We have established a regional partnership between Thames Valley (UK) and Kansai (Japan) in order to build an ecosystem for creating business opportunities and government-industry-academia relationships.



10 July 2020   Japan set to increase offshore wind generation capacity by 10GW by 2031 New!

  6 July 2020    EUREKA Globalstars Call Japan 2020 New!

  3 July 2020    Selling to Japan Virtual Workshop on the 31st July 2020 New!

30 Jun 2020     Masako Eguchi-Bacon, CEO, OBM, comments on Japan - UK trade talks 

23 Jun 2020     Article "Green number plates – UK’s journey along the “Road to Zero 

05 Jun 2020     Article" EU recovery plan focuses on the green economy"  

01 Jun 2020     Global Innovation Forum – Osaka, Japan, 26th – 28th Oct 2020  Expression of Interest to be received by the 19th June 

25 May 2020    Insight "Changing Mobility in the UK" 

13 May 2020    UK-Japan trade negotiations worth £1.5 billion about to start 

09 Apr 2020     Article "UK receives record levels of tech investment in 2019" 

13 Mar 2020    Article "UK Budget Summary March 11 2020

29 Feb 2020     Half- day Course “How to Sell in Japan” on 24 April 2020 

22 Feb 2020     Big thank you from OBM on our 10th Anniversary

10 Feb 2020     Article "The startup ecosystem in Kansai"  

06 Jan 2020     Article "Post-Election Update and its impact on Brexit and UK-Japan Business"  


23 Dec 2019     Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020 

11 Dec 2019     Half- day Course “How to Sell in Japan” on 15 January 2020

08 Nov 2019     Article "Japanese Businesses and the UK’s Future Economy"  

12 Oct  2019     OBM signs a partner agreement with London Tech Show across its whole tech portfolio 

05 Oct  2019     Rams RFC Business Breakfast – Business Growth During Change 

03 Oct  2019     OUI (Oxford University Innovation) Seminar in Osaka on the 10th October