March 27

2017

March 28

2017

With a view to helping raise industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre has organised in-depth visits to world class European plants since 2013. During the visits, participants will learn about the host company's 'lean journey' including the tools it uses in its relentless drive to be competitive, and will see the tools in operation. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the participants along their companies' lean journeys and can also provide valuable feedback to the host companies.  Our next visits: To ThyssenKrupp Norte (tkN) in Spain on Monday 27...
Europe

March 20

2017

EU AND JAPAN - HOW DIGITAL TRADE CAN SUPPORT BUSINESSTowards a fair and open business environment This event will discuss the design of an optimal framework to enable digital trade and unleash new prosperity and growth for business and citizens alike. It will feature senior representatives of the EU, Japanese and German Authorities, industry and other specialists. Japan and the EU enjoy a historic partnership based on shared values and mutual respect. Both societies have committed to establish free, open and fair global trade, both bilaterally and in the context of the...
Germany

March 14

2017

This project was conducted as part of the MINERVA research fellowship, and the final report provides a comprehensive overview of the Japan Space policy and industry, with a focus on Earth Observation (EO), including a SWOT analysis of the Japanese EO industry. It’s the first report of its kind dedicated to the commercial EO data service industry in Japan, and it distinguishes itself through fresh market analysis based on on-site interviews with 40 private and public Japanese entities in 8 different industries that use Earth Observation products and services (including...

March 07

2017

Overview The unprecedented pace of ratifications has made possible the entry into force of Paris Agreement even before the COP 22 held in Marrakech in November 2016. Government, but also the scientific, business and global action communities have all contributed to build an irreversible climate action process. And not a moment too soon: the global climate is warming at an alarming rate and the challenge must be urgently tackled by raising ambition and strengthening cooperation.This year's seminar on climate policy saw Japanese and EU policy makers to present their vision...
Japan

March 07

2017

07-03-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to build collaborations with Japanese Companies? The practice of Open Innovation has been greatly developing during the past decade. Indeed, an increasing number of companies but also innovation hubs, labs, incubators and accelerators understood that value creation through collaboration is more effective than innovating alone within four walls; this became particularly true in this connected world where speed is key to success. Today, the ones who can create WIN-WIN partnerships take a serious option to gain a real competitive advantage...

March 07

2017

March 08

2017

The Cabinet Office and the European Commission will sign a cooperation arrangement to identify key industrial sectors for GNSS application and to create new services and projects to strengthen policy cooperation between the EU and Japan. On this occasion, two public seminars will be organised: DAY1:EU-Japan Cooperation Towards Tokyo 2020:Tapping into the Potential of GNSS Application <See available presentations below> -Ms Fiammetta Diani, Deputy Head of Market Development Department, European GNSS Agency -Dr. Satoshi Kogure, Director of QZSS Development, National...

February 28

2017

28-02-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the main trends of the ceramic products markets in Japan? If you are a bioceramics (dental or bone implants), tableware or interior design ceramic producer or major distributor this webinar will provide you some understandings of the Japanese ceramic market trends and opportunities. Japan’s aging population and the elders' expectations for a healthy, qualitative and active life represent great potential for products complying with this demands. At the same time the younger generations are becoming more open to the abroad experiences...

February 23

2017

½-day "About Japan" Cross-cultural Workshop Series in the EU   In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organizes cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with over twenty years of experience working with Japanese companies, the workshops coveres the following points:- Preparing your visit to Japan- Your first meeting in Japan-...
Prinses Beatrixlaan 2

February 21

2017

21-02-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can European and Japanese organisations cooperate in aviation research? The webinar will be introducing the SUNJET II project and the opportunities for European and Japanese companies to cooperate in the aeronautic sector. SUNJET II aims at providing the European Commission and METI with recommendations on relevant research topics to be funded in the future. The project is also setting up a guidance desk to help businesses find the relevant information on how to initiate a successful research collaboration between Japan and Europe. The...
webinar

February 14

2017

14-02-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET  How to find a reliable distributor and increase your sale results in Japan? In order to succeed in Japanese market, it is necessary to understand the distribution network for your product. Being aware of distribution system and how it works, you will be able to find a right distributor for a particular product. Therefore, there are several key factors to check before starting business in Japan- select right distribution channel, select the best distributor/wholesaler for your product, and know what Japanese customers want. Recommendations...

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30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS As the end of the year 2016...
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Brussels
24/03/2017
Date: 24 March 2017, 10:00 - 13:00 Venue: Hilton Brussels Grand Place Co-organised by: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, JETRO Brussels EU-Japan Centre and Japan External Trade Organization...
thyssenkrupp Norte
27/03/2017
On Tuesday 28th March, the EU-Japan Centre will organise a Lean in Europe visit, to thyssenkrupp Norte (tkN), in Mieres, in the Asturias region (Spain). A preparatory afternoon and evening will be...

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Brief Japan Industrial Reports ADDITIONAL REPORTS AVAILABLE on www....
Case Study: OcellO / SME / Search for Additional Partners in Japan OcellO B.V. was founded in 2011 in Leiden, NL....
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February 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the February issue: LEGISLATION...