October 22

2019

22-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want strategic and pragmatic advice on how to deal with Japanese post-M&A challenges? Despite 2018 being a record year in Japanese outbound M&A activity, only 11% of Japanese companies admit to a successful post-M&A process. 'Who are the real stakeholders?'; 'Decision-making is very ambiguous’; ’What is their plan?' These reoccurring questions from top executives across a wide range of European companies indicate some of the underlying frustrations and challenges. The background for this webinar is a recent research...

October 24

2019

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 the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture. The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business EtiquetteGeneral...

October 25

2019

25-10-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The adequacy decision between the EU and JP is in place and is now an available safeguard to organisations which have the requirement to send personal data from Europe to Japan. While this agreement is an important achievement, from a business perspective the struggle to identify risks, data flow, accountability and to ensure appropriate mechanisms for data subjects to support their rights, can be very time and budget consuming due its complexity. In order to handle the complexity of legal and technical obligations, experts known as data...

October 28

2019

Overview This seminar will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges faced by IP professionals, especially in in-house positions, when dealing with strategy-related topics about the IPRs they manage such as international patent filings in the EU and Japan, and the dynamics of corporate IP functions in light of the technological development. Programme 10:00-10:15 Welcome and opening remarks by Mr. Philippe de Taxis du Poet, EU-side General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, and Mr. Gabriele Lo Monaco, First Secretary, Trade and Economic Section,...
Delegation of the European Union to Japan (Europa House)

October 29

2019

29-10-19 | 16:00 - 17:00 AM CET Japan is quietly becoming a world leader in nanotechnology: what are the recent trends of this sector? It’s not very widely known or publicised by the Japanese government, but nanotech has reached a more mature stage in Japan which is leading to a variety of new initiatives and innovations which were not even conceivable when nanotech first came to the world’s attention a couple of decades ago.  Japanese government initiatives as well as private company R&D has given Japanese researchers a much more robust understanding of how and when...

October 31

2019

  European Innovation Day   European Innovation Landscape and Women Innovators This event aims to bring together the Japan-based community of innovators, individuals as well as institutions to help them discover opportunities in Europe, and cooperation opportunities with Europe. It will provide information on strategies for fostering innovation both in the EU and Japan, and will give an overview of innovation landscapes. Latest developments, and future tools such as, on the EU side, the European Innovation Council; and on the Japanese side, the Moonshot project, will be...
Delegation of the European Union to Japan

November 05

2019

04-11-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How will Japan use its leadership in bioscience and biotech to make its economy sustainable? Japan has long been successful in the commercial application of bioscience, in particular in biomedicine and industrial biotechnology. Only recently, Japan has defined its own agenda in this field, centred on the concept of a “bio-digital integration”. This new openness offers opportunities for European SMEs and startups with sustainable products, competencies for their production, or technologies to team up with Japanese partners in areas such as...

November 18

2019

November 19

2019

The Lean in Europe visit #24 is to Applus+ IDIADA Santa Oliva close to Barcelona. This visit is open both to people working on lean implementation and to alumni of the EU-Japan Centre's Vulcanus in Japan activity. Apply for a place via this webform.  This visit will focus on the challenges of introducing Lean thinking and Lean tools at Idiada two years after their first deployment. It will address the challenges of understanding the current situation and how to develop people and processes. Applus+ IDIADA is an engineering company providing engineering services...
IDIADA - Santa Oliva

November 18

2019

November 21

2019

Exhibit at Embedded Technology & IoT Technology 2019 in Yokohama Gain knowledge about the ICT 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) Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities ABOUT THE MISSION The ICT Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of Embedded Technology & IoT Technology 2019 in Yokohama. During the fair (3 days) you will attend B2B meetings...
Japan

November 27

2019

November 28

2019

To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre organises in-depth visits to European plants to discuss best practice and facilitate the sharing of ideas and networking. 25 companies have been visited since 2013 (2 visits were double visits, each taking in 2 companies). 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. Participants learn about the host company's 'lean journey' in its relentless drive to be competitive, and uses process...
Europe

EU-Japan Centre News

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The Centre is inviting applications for a 6 months in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, targeting...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
Please find below our upcoming About Japan webinars which will take place in October: WEBINAR 145:...

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Report: Circular Economy in Japan To get the access to this report, please ...
Report: The Biopharmaceuticals Sector in Japan To get the access to this report, please ...
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Japan By Jonathan Arias in the framework of the Minerva...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #67 October 2019The Centre is pleased to present to...

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Japan
06/10/2020
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,...
18/10/2019
New Date: 18-10-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the characteristics of the Japanese Circular Economy in terms of policy, business and trade?  The Japanese government has taken significant steps to...