June 02

2020

02-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How does the EU-Japan EPA impact the various segments of the maritime transport industry? The maritime transport industry is a critical part of the supply chain and trade network of almost all goods industries and markets in the world. As such, it plays a vital role in the stability and growth of trade and production across the entire economy. As an island-nation, the maritime trade industry is of particular strategic and economic relevance to Japan. The EU-Japan EPA enumerates and provides extensive detail concerning coverage, access and...

June 09

2020

09-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET To what extent is AI utilised in Japan’s healthcare industry today?! Japan’s government has highlighted Artificial Intelligence as a way to take on various challenges in the society including the healthcare industry. How to reduce increasing healthcare costs and transform the healthcare delivery to provide better outcomes are two major concerns. Major technology companies such as NEC and Fujitsu are utilising AI focusing on new approaches to diagnostics and drug discovery. Several start-ups are active developing AI-based applications for...

June 16

2020

16-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How does the EU-Japan EPA help provide access to Japan’s insurance market landscape for European insurance industry firms and SMEs? The insurance market plays a key role in the development and stability of the financial industry of any major market. Accordingly, the insurance industry is both extensively regulated under the auspices of financial-regulatory architecture, but also covered in most economic, financial, or trade agreements. This webinar will be about Japan’s insurance market landscape and the role that the EU-Japan EPA plays in...

June 18

2020

18-06-20 | 15:00 - 16:00 CET Brands are some of the most valuable intangible assets, helping sustain the growth and market value of industry giants like Apple, Disney and Nike. Creating a strong and sustainable brand requires not just knowledge in marketing, but also an understanding of how brands bring value to a product, service or business. Through case studies and industry data, this webinar will explore the fundamentals of brand valuation and will provide best practices for maintaining and growing brand value throughout the lifecycle of a product or company....

June 22

2020

June 26

2020

This year WCM June mission is postponed until automn 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak. As the Centre already fixed a mission in November, the postponed mission will either be organized alongside the WCM November mission or be merged with this last. 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,...
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June 23

2020

23-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities does the Japanese meat market offer to EU SMEs? Today, the domestic production of meat can only meet about half of Japan’s demand and the shortfall is made up of imports. Changing lifestyles have been driving a shift towards more consumption of meat. For many years, the main exporters have been the U.S. and Australia. In recent years, exports from other nations including the EU are growing as a result of conclusion of free trade agreements as well as increasing Japanese demand for unique meat products. In 2019,...

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...
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October 13

2020

October 16

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, business partners) Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology) in the Global Biotechnology Industry Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities ABOUT THE MISSION The Biotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of “BioJapan” Expo in Yokohama.  During the fair (3 days) you will attend B2B meetings and...
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November 16

2020

November 20

2020

"We are all aware that daily life in many places around the world has been suspended for weeks now in order to slow down the spread of the COVID-19. Several countries are slowly planning to ease restrictions on social life, transport and cross-border travel imposed since mid-March. At this stage, we don’t know yet how long this “unlocking process” will last but the Centre is committed to continue promoting the WCM mission until 2 July. The Centre also considers the possibility to organise a virtual mission in case of persisting travel restrictions and borders shutdown in...
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December 31

2020

An 8-part lecture series giving a sound introduction to the practical concepts of applied lean. The EU-Japan Centre Lean Masterclass consisted of lectures, by Professor Richard Keegan, focussing on "Getting things done". The series was recorded in front of an audience consisting largely of former participants in the Centre's WCM and Lean in Europe activities. As well as being the Advisor to the EU-Japan Centre's WCM and Lean in Europe activities, Richard is an adjunct assistant Professor at the Trinity College Dublin Business School where the series was filmed on 23 &...
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JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS MAY 2020 ISSUE AVAILABLE NOW The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is...
Please find below our upcoming webinars which will take place in June: EPA HELPDESK WEBINAR 23:...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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Japanese Industry and policy News May 2020 The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly...
Report on EU-Japan Cluster & Region Cooperation This report is the result of a research conducted...
Analysis of EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries Cooperation between European and Japanese...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #69 March 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...

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07/09/2020
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...
28/05/2020
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...