A new format for the Get Ready for Japan Programme

Get ready to embark on a life-changing journey to Japan!

Unlock Your Business Potential in Japan with the Get Ready for Japan Programme - Application Open!

Experience the Best of Japan with the Get Ready for Japan Programme!

Join the EU-Japan Centre for a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture and business practices with the new format of our Get Ready for Japan programme. On 17-24 June 2024, participate in an enriching online programme featuring case studies and cross-cultural lectures to prepare you for a week-long trip to Japan from on 8-12 July 2024. This optional trip will include visits to Japanese companies and meetings with potential business partners, all with the support of the EU-Japan Centre. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to expand your horizons and grow your business in Japan.

Application deadline: 25 April 2024.

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Below are two success stories from former participants in the Get Ready for Japan Program:


  • Mellifera JSC

Mellifera JSC is a Bulgarian SME founded in 2016. Since then, it has been rapidly growing thanks to its focus on innovation and sustainability. The company’s catalogue consists of honey-based products, skillfully blended with a variety of other superfoods and plant extracts.

Biljana Lowndes-Nikolova, the founder, graduated as a food technologist and further specialized in sports nutrition. Leveraging this expertise, the company placed its focus on functional foods. Thus, after the pandemic, Mellifera marketed MelliGEL, now heralded as its flagship product. This bioenergy gel, designed for athletes, is acknowledged as a healthier substitute for energy drinks. 
The company’s mission is to restore faith in the superpower of clean and sustainable food. 

To read more about this success story, read our published Case Study!

  • The Swedish Bee Company

The Swedish Bee Company was founded in 2018 by Mr. Olofsson, the founder who was always interested in bees. Fascinated by how the bee community works and the crucial role bees play in nature and pollination, decided to take a course in professional beekeeping.

Since the beginning, the focus of the company had been on producing honey in close harmony with nature and without any processing. Allowing nature to take its time and letting the bees do their job is the company’s philosophy, building on the idea of “slow honey”. This mixture of passion and dedication finally resulted in "The Honey of Sweden", the company's flagship product.

To read more about this success story, read our published Case Study!

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