June 29

2016

September 30

2016

FREE   Following the very successful  series co-organised in winter 2015-2016 with the Kaizen Institute GmbH, will be repeating the series of live KAIZEN WEBINARS, targeted at the industrial and the academic sector. The series covers a full range of methods at basic level, offering attendees the key success factors for introducing and implementing KAIZEN within their company. What is Kaizen?  by Kaizen Institute: https://www.kaizen.com/about-us/definition-of-kaizen.html Kaizen is the practice of continuous improvement. Kaizen was originally introduced to the West by ...
online

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 12

2016

September 16

2016

Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 companies across Europe have participated in this practical training course. The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission (WCM) provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed exclusively at EU Executives and Managers with knowledge of WCM and an engineering background. It assists the participants to acquire a better understanding of TQC (Total Quality Control), TQM (Total Quality Management), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), JIT (Just In Time), TIE (Total Industrial Engineering)...
Japan

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. Applications must be submitted online...
Torino

October 01

2016

March 31

2017

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (70-100 pages), to be owned by the Centre. Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the daily analytical activities of the Centre, including media monitoring, policy briefings...
Japan

October 10

2016

October 14

2016

SMEs' Internationalisation through EU-Japan Cluster Cooperation ABOUT THE MISSIONThe mission lasts 5 days and is composed of market-specific business seminars, group company visits, one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair with showcaseing and networking events to maximize opportunities for the EU participants. In addition, the mission will provide EU clusters the opportunity to benchmark with Japanese clusters during a dedicated session. The mission targeting the Biotechnology sector is organised on the fringes of “BioJapan” Expo in Yokohama (http://www.ics-expo.jp/...
Japan

November 14

2016

November 18

2016

SMEs' Internationalisation through EU-Japan Cluster Cooperation ABOUT THE MISSIONThe mission lasts 5 days and is composed of market-specific business seminars, group company visits, one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair with showcasing and networking events to maximize opportunities for the EU participants. In addition, the mission will provide EU clusters the opportunity to benchmark with Japanese clusters during a dedicated session. The mission is targeting the ICT sectors and will be organised on the fringes of the "Embedded Technology and Internet of Things”...
Japan

February 13

2017

February 17

2017

SMEs' Internationalisation through EU-Japan Cluster Cooperation ABOUT THE MISSIONThe mission lasts 5 days and is composed of market-specific business seminars, group company visits, one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair with showcaseing and networking events to maximize opportunities for the EU participants. In addition, the mission will provide EU clusters the opportunity to benchmark with Japanese clusters during a dedicated session. The mission is targeting the Nanotechnology sectors and will be organised in the fringes of the “nano tech - International...
Japan

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

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London, UK
21/06/2016
½-day "About Japan" Cross-cultural Workshop Series in the EU   In cooperation with local members of...
21/06/2016
21-06-16 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h How do we present and market a European Arts production to Japanese...
14/06/2016
14-06-16 | 15:00 h - 16:00 h What kind of cultural values in Japanese business etiquette should be...