Special Investment Operations

About Special Investment Operations

Special Investment Operations, established as an intensive but temporary scheme to supply growth capital from the perspective of promoting the competitiveness of Japanese enterprises along with regional revitalization, draws only a portion of the investment (industrial investment) from the Japanese government - enough to encourage the private sector to supply growth capital. Since launching the aforementioned operations in June 2015, DBJ has made ¥998.2 billion (as of March 31, 2022) in investments and loans (152 projects in total), the first ¥962.1 billion of which has spurred ¥6,231.3 billion in private-sector investments and loans.


Scheme Scheme

Overview of Special Investment Operations

For its Special Investment Operations, to clarify priority areas for assistance, DBJ has set up the following three funds.

DBJ Startups and Innovation Fund

In light of the June 7, 2022, Cabinet decision “Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform 2022,” in November 2022, we renamed the DBJ Innovation and Life Sciences Fund, which was established in March 2021, to clarify our support for creation and development of startups.

Growth Fund for Coronavirus Revival

In May 2020, this fund was established to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly and steadily recover and grow, in reflection of the April 7, 2020, Cabinet decision Emergency Economic Measures to Cope with COVID-19.

Green Investment Fund

This fund was created in February 2021, to support businesses that aim to improve the sustainability of natural resources and the environment, such as renewable energy businesses, in consideration of the December 8, 2020, Cabinet decision Comprehensive Economic Measures to Secure People’s Lives and Livelihoods toward Relief and Hope.

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