About us

Following the EU-Japan ministerial meeting in 1986, the European Commission & the Japanese METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) agreed on the importance of deepening the industrial cooperation in order to achieve a closer relationship of the EU-Japan economic area.

Based on this agreement, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation was established in 1987 as a core organization to implement industrial cooperation between the EU and Japan as an affiliate of the Institute for International Studies and Training (renamed later Center for International Economic Collaboration).

The European Commission & METI of Japan strongly expect the Centre to contribute to the further development for the EU-Japan economic relationship from the entering into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) & Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) in February 2019.

At the opening a new era of the EU-Japan relationship, the Centre has started its operations as a new independent General Incorporated Foundation in Japan.

It aims at promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan and at improving EU and Japanese companies’ competitiveness and cooperation by facilitating exchanges of experience and know-how between EU and Japanese businesses.

 

Name

(General Incorporated Foundation)

EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

https://www.eu-japan.eu

President

Masaki Sakuyama  
Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Managing Directors

Japan-side  

Yasuo Tanabe 

EU-side

Philippe de Taxis du Poët 

History

15 May 1987 Established an affiliate of the Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST).

August 2019 IIST changed its name to Center for International Economic Collaboration (CIEC).

1 July 2020 Establishment of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation as an independant General Incorporated Foundation.

Annual Budget  

4.7mil euro(FY2020)

Employees

34(Jul.2020)

Competent authorities

METI, European Commission

Headquarters in Tokyo

〒108-0072 Shirokane-Takanawa Station Bldg.4F 1-27-6 Shirokane. Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0072 JAPAN
E-mail: inquiries@eu-japan.or.jp

Branch in Brussels

Rue Marie de Bourgogne 52, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: office@eu-japan.eu

EU-Japan Centre News

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Events

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19/01/2021
We regret to announce that this webinar has been cancelled until further notice. We will do our best to ensure that this webinar will be offered again as part of our webinar series in the future....
20/01/2021
20-01-21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are...

Library

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Japanese Industry and Policy News 2020 November-December 2020 Topics coverd on the November-December 2020...
Japan's Circularity The world is currently facing two global crises,...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #72 December 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's...
Japanese Industry and Policy News September-October 2020 issue Topics covered on the issue:LEGISLATION AND...