February 25

2020

25-02-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of textile products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of textile 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...

February 28

2020

28-02-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Artificial intelligence (AI) is already capable of creating literary, artistic and musical works as well as technical inventions. As machines have quickly learned to mimic human creativity and inventiveness, the intellectual property (IP) world has entered into AI-driven unchartered territory. Are and should AI-created works and inventions be protected by copyright and patents? How do we answer the question of authorship, inventorship and ownership? The webinar will then shift to the questions of whether and to what extent the use of data...

February 28

2020

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force just over a year ago, and has both strengthened existing business opportunities for Czech and Japanese businesses and created new ones. Even before the EPA was in place, Japan was the Czech Republic's 7th biggest trading partner outside the EU: 969 Czech companies were exporting to Japan (37% of them were SMEs), 257 Japanese companies were operating in the Czech Republic and more than 18,000 Czech jobs were linked to Japan. Exports to Japan were worth €687m and imports from Japan were worth €1.5 bn. The...
Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

March 03

2020

03-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to accelerate the transparency, quality and smoothness of communication with Japanese partners? This webinar on cross-cultural communication will not dwell on the popular assumptions about the cultural differences between Japan and Europe. Rather the aim to approach the matter of divergence from a fresh perspective by probing the differences in the underlying assumptions pertaining to the actual business challenges as experienced by European companies dealing with Japan and Japanese firms active in Europe. Integral to our...

March 10

2020

10-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of leather and footwear products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of leather and footwear 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...

March 11

2020

March 12

2020

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. 29 companies have been visited since 2013 (3 visits were double visits, each taking in 2 companies) - for more details see the "Previous visits" section at the bottom of this page. 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...
Europe

March 11

2020

March 12

2020

The Lean in Europe visit to Tetra Pak in Lund (Sweden) takes place on Thursday, 12th March 2020. A pre-visit meeting and dinner will be held on 11th March. It is no longer possible to apply for a place on this visit. About Tetra Pak and the Lund site The two lines that participants will visit are Packaging Equipment and Sealing & Creasing. Most of the material produced on the Lund site are for internal purposes or spare parts for the filling machines on the packaging equipment line. Tetra Pak is the world leader in liquid food processing and packaging. It uses...
Tetra Pak

March 12

2020

12-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to understand and influence decision-making processes in Japanese organisations? Decision-making processes in Japanese organisations is an area of considerable bafflement to outsiders, but the Japanese approach to decision-making is based on different priorities and concerns, behind which lies clear pragmatic thinking. This webinar will supply an understanding of the underlying assumptions pertaining to decision-making processes in Japanese organisations and tools and tactics for successfully navigating the decision-making...

March 17

2020

17-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of forestry products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of forest 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...

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...

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Please find below our upcoming webinars which will take place in March: WEBINAR 150: CROSS CULTURAL...
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is currently accepting applications to the call for...
Report broadcast by On Demand, NHK World-Japan. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/...

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December 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the December issue:LEGISLATION...
November 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the November issue:LEGISLATION...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #68 December 2019The Centre is pleased to present to...

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11/02/2020
11-02-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of malt, starches, wheat gluten & albuminoidal substances benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade...
31/01/2020
31-01-20 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM CET Horizon Europe is a planned 7-year European Union scientific research initiative meant to succeed the current Horizon 2020 program. The European Commission drafted and...