June 24

2021

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry& EU-Japan Centre for Industrial CooperationJoint Webinar Towards carbon neutrality~Challenge of Japanese & EU industry and system~ The EU and Japan share an ambitious goal of 2050 carbon neutrality. In order to achieve this goal, industry needs innovation and business model transformation, and policy makers need policy and institutional leads to promote and support industry transformation. Through the following two sessions, this webinar will identify common issues of industry and policy makers in both the EU and...

June 29

2021

Important concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters to Japan, including SMEs. As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets.

June 29

2021

July 16

2021

ARE YOU A EUROPEAN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISE (SME) ACTIVE IN AFRICA? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INVESTMENT OR BUYERS FOR A NEW PROJECT IN AFRICA? APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THIRD JAPAN-AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM! The call for applications is open until 25 June 2021 (FINAL EXTENSION).  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM The Third Japan-Africa Business Forum will open a virtual B2B matchmaking from 29 June to 16 July 2021 and will exceptionally invite European SMEs* with experience in Africa to meet with Japanese companies wishing to enter African markets. The...

June 30

2021

Latest agenda updates available on the SPIPA website (CLICK) Japan and the EU share the objective of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Both implement policies and support investments towards this goal, building the foundation for a sustainable green growth. Innovation in clean technologies and their successful commercialization are needed for modern and competitive economies. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement signed in 2018 creates an open trade zone covering over 600 million people and a third of the global value of goods and services. This agreement...

June 30

2021

30-06-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the procurement activities of Japanese government entities in support of a transfer to a Circular Economy and does this offer opportunities for EU SMEs? A wide range of activities are undertaken by the Japanese government to deal with environmental challenges such as climate change, global warming and environmental pollutions. The transfer to a Circular Economy is regarded as one of the ways to deal with these challenges. While balancing a variety of interests, governments have various means at their disposal to support their...

July 01

2021

Lean Café - sharing lean thinking in a friendly atmosphere The EU-Japan Centre invites you to join us at our virtual Lean Café. We meet monthly (via Zoom) to discuss and share lean thinking. There are no participation costs, but you do need to sign up in advance. Our next session... Thursday, 01 July from 11:00 Brussels (10:00 UK, 18:00 Tokyo): Lean Café #08 - Making Digital Transformation and Lean work in harmony | Featuring SpoluWorks SpoluWorks is a precision engineering SME focusing on the production of components for healthcare, aviation, and other sectors. In...
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September 14

2021

This webinar presents a series of tools and techniques for perfecting ways of navigating virtual communication and interaction with Japanese partners. At any stage in a business relationship and whatever the precise business format both European and Japanese companies will benefit from those insights into Japanese strategic and tactical thinking.

September 15

2021

This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2021-22 and explain in practical terms the most important things that EU companies should know when exporting to Japan so that the benefits of free trade can become more widely available to EU exporters for the second year of the EU-Japan EPA.

September 21

2021

The webinar targets start-ups with innovative biotech-related products or services that look for funding from Japanese medical, agricultural, chemical or environmental industries.

September 28

2021

The webinar targets Small and medium-sized EU producers of frozen food and ice cream seeking to enter the Japanese market or strengthen their current positions in Japan. It will provide information on recent trends and developments in the frozen food and ice cream market including possibilities for EU SMEs.

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18/08/2022
A unique opportunity for EU companies to host Japanese S&T university students as interns for R&D APPLICATION DEADLINE:  23 SEPTEMBER 2021 INTERNSHIP PERIOD:  18 AUGUST 2022 --> 17...
22/06/2021
Japan society has been late in digitisation, but the government tries to speed this up, among other things, to reduce the cost of health care. This is an excellent opportunity for EU companies with exciting solutions.