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

 

Nikolaus BOLTZE 
(CEO & Country Representative of Thyssenkrupp Japan)

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  

3.5mil euro(FY2021)

Employees

34

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: click here

Branch in Brussels

Rue Marie de Bourgogne 52, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: click here

 

 

Board of Governors&Trustees (As of 20 June 2022)

Board of Governors

President

 Nikolaus BOLTZE

CEO & Country Representative Thyssenkrupp Japan

Managing Director

Yasuo TANABE

Japanese Managing Director

Managing Director

Philippe DE TAXIS DU POET

EU Managing Director

Governor

Nobuhiko SASAKI

Chairman, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Governor

Takao SUAMI

Professor, Waseda Law School, Waseda University

Governor

 Philippe WAHL

Chairman and CEO Le Groupe La Poste

Governor

 Nobuhiro ENDO

Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation

Board of Trustees

Trustee

Alistair DORMER

President, Japan Business Council in Europe(JBCE)

 

Trustee

Michael MROCZEC

Chairman, European Business Council in Japan (EBC)

Trustee

Yoshinori IIZUKA

President, Japan Accreditation Board (JAB)

Trustee(New Entry)

J. Laurent SWINNEN

Counselor of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

Auditor

Auditor

Mitsuru KOMIYAMA

Principal, KOMIYAMA & Co.

 

Financial Statement FY2021

 

 

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