August 30

2016

30-08-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h What are the characteristics of the Japanese artificial intelligence industry and market?   The Japanese government is focusing on artificial intelligence as a key for Japan's revival as a leading technology nation. Prime Minister Abe is calling for greater use of AI and robotics as part of Japan's new economic growth strategy. In contrast to the U.S. market, the utilisation of deep learning in AI has not yet reached mainstream in Japan. Recently, Japanese companies have started to look overseas for new trends within AI, and some companies...

September 01

2016

August 31

2017

Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! What is it? “Vulcanus in Japan” is a 1-year internship programme for European engineers and science-major students, managed by the EU-Japan Centre. Every year, highly skilled and motivated Vulcanus participants are selected to undertake industrial internships in Japan for 8 months, following an intensive 4-months’ Japanese language course and seminars. Typical internship projects range in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, ICT, Chemistry...
Japan

September 01

2016

August 31

2017

Testimonials FROM former participants   Hoang Duy Nguyen (BE) trainee at NTT, VJ2013-14"My year spent in Japan has without a doubt been the most exciting experience of my life so far." Read more   Katia Boutou (GR) trainee at Hitachi, VJ2014-15 "The Vulcanus in Japan programme really offers a priceless opportunity to eligible students." Read more   What is it? Vulcanus in Japan started in 1997. The programme consists of industrial placements for EU / COSME students. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic...
Japan

September 06

2016

06-09-16 | 10:00 h - 11:00 h CET What is the best way for companies, universities and research centres to license (in and out) available technologies in Europe and Japan?   The EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk is a new service launched by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation aimed at supporting European and Japanese companies and individuals in their steps to search for and acquire technologies, as well as bridging the knowledge gap about current available technologies from both Japan and Europe. The service, operational since February 2016, is offered via...

September 12

2016

September 16

2016

Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course. The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is...
Japan

September 13

2016

13-09-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h How does the tax system in Japan work with regard to consumption tax?  Japan’s current consumption tax rate is 8 % and is expected to rise in the coming years, including a system of differentiated tax rates for daily necessities. In a number of aspects such as payment of consumption taxes, filing for returns and withholding of taxes the Japanese system differs from most EU countries. In this seminar, tax expert Ms. Hiroko Koido from TGN Soleil Accounting Firm in Tokyo, will give an outline of the taxation procedures related to consumption taxes...

September 20

2016

20-09-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h The objectives of this webinar is to review the different challenges you are likely to face and to provide you with tools to be more effective in your work and communication with Japanese partners or clients. What you will learn during this webinar? In 40 minutes from your desk, discover: The specificities of Japanese business culture How to address the Japanese correctly How to influence decision making Familiarise yourself with Japanese business etiquette Programme: Introduction Expert’s presentation Q&A Session Conclusion Speaker: ...

September 22

2016

September 23

2016

Since 2013, the EU-Japan Centre organises occasional Lean visits in Europe. The visits help European engineers develop and improve their companies activities with a better understanding of best practice. 2 day-mission Day 1: a preparatory evening with a roundtable discussion on 'Lean' and 'how to become Lean', led by Prof. Richard Keegan (Enterprise Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin) - the EU Japan Centre’s Lean/Best Practice advisor, and a networking dinner hosted by the EU-Japan Centre. Day 2: a unique opportunity to see world-class principles in action with lectures,...
Europe

September 22

2016

On Friday, 23 September the EU-Japan Centre will organise a LEAN in Europe visit to the Maserati Plant in Grugliasco, near Torino (Italy). This will be the 10th visit in the LEAN in Europe Driving Competitiveness series. A preparatory evening will be organised the previous evening at a local hotel and will include a lean lecture by the EU-Japan Centre's WCM advisor - Professor Richard Keegan of Trinity College, Dublin and Enterprise Ireland. For eligibility and other details see the main LEAN in Europe Driving Competitiveness webpage. The application deadline has now...
Torino

September 27

2016

27-09-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h More information about this webinar will be published soon.  Please click here, to register for this event.     

EU-Japan Centre News

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The Japan Science and Technology Agency and the Swedish equivalent Vinnova launched a bilateral...
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Japan-Space/Earth Observation News: 2 New Bills on Satellite Observation and Space Activities to be...

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Brief Japan Industrial Reports ADDITIONAL REPORTS AVAILABLE on www....
July 2016 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered on the July issue: LEGISLATION AND...
June 2016 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered on the June issue: LEGISLATION AND...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #54 June 2016. The Centre is pleased to present to...

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05/07/2016
05-07-16 | 17:00 h - 18:30 h (Brussels local time) Innovations at universities can be found in every aspect of research and teaching in all disciplines. Therefore, following the usual norm of...
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29/06/2016
FULLY BOOKED   Following the very successful  series co-organised in winter 2015-2016 with the Kaizen Institute GmbH, will be repeating the series of liveKAIZEN WEBINARS, targeted at the industrial...