October 27

2020

27-10-20 | 09:30 - 10:30 AM CET How can EU SMEs best take advantage of the e-commerce growth during COVID-19 to better position their products for market entry and expansion in Japan?  In 40 minutes from your desk, discover: Who the major e-commerce players/marketplaces are in Japan and their characteristics What are the characteristics and preferences of Japanese consumers/online shoppers What are the emerging trends in e-Commerce due to COVID-19 What categories from overseas are popular on e-commerce marketplaces How firms can explore cross-border e-commerce and key...

October 28

2020

28-10-20 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET What should you know when entering medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic devices (MD/IVD) market in Japan? 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 seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. This is a series of online training...

October 29

2020

Lean Café - sharing lean thinking in a friendly atmosphere The EU-Japan Centre would like to invite you to join us at our virtual Lean Café. We meet monthly (via Zoom) to discuss and share lean thinking. Click here to access (where available) recordings and presentations from past Lean Café sessions. Dates for your diary... Thursday, 29 October from 10:00 CEST (09:00 UK, 18:00 Tokyo): Lean Café #03 - "Show and tell about how the Japanese set up the Gemba" Guest speaker: Paul Smith, Director, Shinka Management.  Since 2018, Shinka Management has helped organise 4...
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November 03

2020

In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising "Export Support" webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) (https://een.ec.europa.eu/). This coming webinar for the Maritime transport sector is targeted at EU companies seeking to understand the various segments of the maritime transport industry in Japan, as well as the impact of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement in this sector. Tuesday, 3 November 2020; 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM CET Agenda:...

November 04

2020

4-11-20 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET More details coming soon! 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 seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2020 and explain in...

November 05

2020

The 2020 annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) will take place on Thursday, 5 November in the form of a web-conference. The meeting is expected to "take stock and highlight the success of the EU-Japan EPA" and will "raise awareness of new challenges and taking advantage of the EPA under the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic". A joint session with the EU and Japanese Authorities will "reflect on the EPA", consider "EU-Japan Business Collaboration in Third Markets" and address "Digital & Green Issues". Click here for an introduction to the BRT and...
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November 16

2020

November 20

2020

"The COVID-19 crisis has led European and Japanese governments to take exceptional measures to avoid the spread of the disease but unfortunately  the virus is still present and spreading across the world. For that reason, and given the persisting sanitary risks, the EU-Japan Centre for industrial Cooperation will organise an interactive and real-time online version of its World Class Manufacturing Training programme 2020." Discover Japan approach to World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by...
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November 17

2020

17-11-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What to know before starting trade exchanges with Japan? Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.  This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyse the best and the easiest way to put into practice the EU-Japan EPA and will also provide some useful links...

November 18

2020

18-11-20 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET More details coming soon! 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 seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2020 and explain in...

November 24

2020

24-11-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET When do I have to pay Consumption Tax when I do business with Japan? What you will learn during this webinar? "Do I have to pay Consumption Tax?", "How can I get paid consumption tax back?" How to deal with Consumption Tax when doing business with or in Japan is a question that is often asked to JTPP Helpdesk's experts, as Japan's CT system operates rather differently from the EU VAT regime. In this webinar, Tokyo-based tax attorney Mrs. Hiroko Koido will give an outline of the rules and the latest developments regarding Consumption Tax in...

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Report: Artificial Intelligence in the Japanese Educational Sector To get the access to this report, please ...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #71 October 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's...
Report: Japanese Electronics Sector To get the access to this report, please ...

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21/10/2020
21-10-20 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET What should you know when exporting to Japan in motor vehicle market? Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership...
20/10/2020
20-10-20 | 15:30 - 16:30 PM CET Japan is just beginning a multiple decade effort to transform its economy towards artificial intelligence. But its education sector is way way behind in its ability to...