December 17

2018

17-12-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What do companies with R&D in Europe and Japan need to know in regard to the various employee invention legal systems? This webinar explains the basics of different legal systems on employee remuneration in Japan and Germany, and will also provide some information on how this topic is dealt with in some other European jurisdictions. It teaches who owns the right to an invention in each jurisdiction and how a company can take possession of the invention. The webinar also covers the question of adequate remuneration for inventors. It...

March 13

2019

March 14

2019

To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre began organising in-depth visits to world class European plants in 2013. Participants learn about the host company's 'lean journey' in its relentless drive to be competitive, and see the lean tools it uses 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 visit: 13 & 14 March 2019 Mozelos PT Lean in Europe visit #22 - Amorim Group (PT) - 13 & 14 March...
Europe

April 01

2019

September 30

2019

6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP IN JAPAN POLICY ANALYSIS OF EU-JAPAN ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL ISSUES 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...
Japan

May 20

2019

May 31

2019

A 2-week mission to Japan to get an in-depth understanding of how to do business in Japan How to succeed in Japan? Do you wish to gain in-depth insight into the Japanese business environment? Do you require a better understanding of your Japanese partners/competitors? Do you need to learn more about Japanese management practices? Are you about to be transferred to Japan? Are you considering venturing into the Japanese market? ABOUT THE MISSION Since 1987, more than 600 companies across Europe have benefited from knowledge and concrete tools for better approaching...
Japan

June 24

2019

June 28

2019

Discover  Japan approach to World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course. The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed...
Japan

August 01

2019

March 31

2020

For EU companies willing to host a Japanese intern in R&D. Industrial placements in R&D for 8 months >>> Testimonials at the bottom of this page <<< 'Vulcanus in Europe' offers EU based companies the possibility to host a Japanese trainee in R&D for 8 months (from August to March). A valuable addition to their workforce and a positive input in the development of their business with Japan. For the trainees, this is the experience of a lifetime: A full immersion in the European business culture and the opportunity to acquire a know-how in...
Europe

September 01

2019

August 31

2020

Testimonials FROM former participants Ms Gizem Cicek (TR) Trainee at Hitachi Research Lab – VinJ 2016/2017 "Can you imagine yourself feeling so lucky all the time? I couldn’t, until I got a chance to live in Japan." Read more Ms Madalina IOVANICA (RO)Trainee at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation – VinJ 2016/2017 "I applied for Vulcanus in Japan with the mindset that the program would, for sure substantially, improve my professional skills and stimulate my personal growth. And so it happened." Read more   What is it? Vulcanus in Japan started in 1997. The...
Japan

September 01

2019

August 31

2020

Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! “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

October 08

2019

October 11

2019

Exhibit at the “BioJapan” Expo in Pacifico Yokohama Gain knowledge about the market structure, sector analysis, business policy Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, business partners) Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology) in the Global Biotechnology Industry Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities ABOUT THE MISSION The Biotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of “BioJapan” Expo in Yokohama.  During the fair (3 days) you will attend B2B meetings and...
Japan

November 18

2019

November 22

2019

Discover Japan approach to World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course. The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed...
Japan

EU-Japan Centre News

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The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...
Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) The Diet on Saturday approved an economic partnership agreement with...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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November 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the November issue:LEGISLATION...
October 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the October issue:LEGISLATION...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #64 December 2018The Centre is pleased to present to...

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13/12/2018
What additional opportunities will the EPA offer to European SMEs? The EU-Japan Economic partnership Agreement (EPA), expected to come into force in 2019, will give European companies additional...
11/12/2018
11-12-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How do I successfully prepare and negotiate a deal? Meetings with Japanese partners follow a different agenda than the one we are used to in Europe. They require a...