April 07

2020

07-04-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How does the EU-Japan EPA impact the various segments of the finance industry? The financial industry consists of a broad taxonomy of diverse market actors, large and small. While the industry consists of many different segments, the language of the EU-Japan EPA is written in such a way as to be broadly inclusive of the industry as a whole. The EPA covers market actors ranging from fintech start-ups, to professional financial advisors, to the blockchain & cryptocurrency and the peer-to-peer & crowdfunding landscapes.  This webinar...

April 14

2020

14-04-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to accelerate the transparency, quality and smoothness of trust and relationship building with Japanese partners? We all know that trust, networking and personal relations are important in Japan, but it is not so much appreciated that these three facets of business life are dramatically more important to Japanese companies. The three words, while superficially translatable into European languages, have meanings and connotations that are highly culture-specific. In this webinar we will unravel these latent elements which are...

April 17

2020

EVENT POSTPONED: The 22nd annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table was scheduled to take place in Tokyo on Friday, 17 April 2020. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be postponed. The length of the postponement is unclear. For more information about the BRT, its members, its links to the EU-Japan EPA, its 2020 annual meeting and previous ones, please see the main BRT website.
Tokyo

April 20

2020

April 21

2020

VISIT POSTPONED: The 28th Lean in Europe visit was scheduled to be to Ski Beat's La Plagne resort in the French Alps on 20 & 21 April 2020. In light of disruption and health concerns associated with the global outbreak of coronavirus this visit will be postponed for the foreseeable future. Go to the gemba in a real service environment - Genchi, Genbutsu Gennin (現地・現物・現認)  ! The 28th Lean in Europe visit was to look at how lean rules and tools can be applied in a service environment (the hospitality industry). This visit will be led by Prof. Richard Keegan...
La Plagne 1800 - Ski Beat

May 07

2020

07-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to accelerate the transparency, quality and smoothness of strategic planning with Japanese partners? In this webinar, we will discuss strategy and strategic planning between European and Japanese organisations. The popular literature on cross-cultural management focuses on cultural differences up-front at the neglect of the actual business challenges. One such challenge, about which the literature is largely silent, concerns a matter of paramount importance to many European companies: how to align strategy with Japanese...

May 28

2020

28-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of fishery products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting his products to Japan? Trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of fishery products to Japan.  As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets.  This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will...

June 22

2020

June 26

2020

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

2020

March 31

2021

For EU companies willing to host a Japanese intern in R&D. Industrial placements in R&D for 8 months (6 months in France)  >>> Testimonials at the bottom of this page <<<   'Vulcanus in Europe' offers EU based companies the possibility to host a Japanese trainee in R&D.  A valuable addition to their workforce and a positive input in the development of their business with Japan. The placement lasts 8 months, from August to March (except for France, where it lasts 6 months from late September onwards). For the trainees, this is the...
Europe

September 01

2020

August 31

2021

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...
Japan

September 07

2020

September 18

2020

A 2-week mission to Japan to get an in-depth understanding of how to do business in Japan Are you a Start-Up or a SME (small medium enterprise)? 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...
Japan

EU-Japan Centre News

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Please find below our upcoming webinars which will take place in April: EPA HELPDESK WEBINAR 19:...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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February 2020 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the February issue:LEGISLATION...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #69 March 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...
January 2020 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the January issue:LEGISLATION...
December 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the December issue:LEGISLATION...

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24/03/2020
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation invites experts to record a lecture on a different issue relating to European and Japanese industry. Aimed primarily at young professionals – the next...
18/03/2020
POSTPONED. ½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in...