December 10

2019

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. 28 companies have been visited since 2013 (3 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

December 10

2019

The Lean in Europe visit to the BMW Group Plant Berlin takes place on Tuesday, 10th December 2019. The visit will focus on "Preventing waste preventatively - do not eliminate it retrospectively" and using Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA). Accelerate with DFMA, brake, take a turn and win: Accelerate with DFMA, brake, take a turn and win. From production to development - DFMA consistently established at BMW. Hand in hand – permanently reduce production costs and engineered hours per vehicle (eHPV) with DFMA. Experience from five years DFMA application and outlook...
BMW Group Plant Berlin

December 31

2019

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 &...
Online

January 14

2020

14-01-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the business opportunities in Japan’s public healthcare and what you need to do to become a supplier? While a large portion of Japan’s healthcare system is privately managed, about 30% of Japan’s healthcare facilities are publicly-administered. These range from advanced university hospitals and research facilities to municipal hospitals and clinics. Public organisations are required to procure their goods and services through (often competitive) public procurement procedures.  With the conclusion of the EPA, the number of public...

January 27

2020

January 31

2020

Exhibit at the “nano tech - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference” Gain knowledge about the Nanotechnology 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 Nanotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of the  International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo. During...
Japan

January 28

2020

28-01-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can an EU exporter of fruit and vegetables use the important EPA concessions to export his products to Japanese markets? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables to Japan. As a result, EU fruit and vegetables will 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...

February 28

2020

28-02-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET With its large aging population, Japan is one of the world’s largest markets for health care products. Any pharmaceutical or medical device sold in Japan must be approved by the PMDA, a Japanese national regulatory agency similar to the US FDA. We will discuss foreign entry into this market in Japan and practical considerations for dealing with the PMDA with Ariel Weber, who served as a full-time staff member for three years at the PMDA. Registration deadline: 27/02/2020 Topics learned during this webinar? Why should a non-Japanese...

March 11

2020

March 12

2020

The Lean in Europe visit to Tetra Pak in Lund takes place on Thursday, 12th March 2020. A pre-visit meeting and dinner will be held on 11th March. The group will visit two production lines - filling lines assembly and sealing & creasing. The discussions will address Tetra Pak's world-class manufacturing way of working. More details about the visit will be posted on this webpage in due course. You can apply for a place now via this webform (deadline: 31 January 2020). For basic information about the visits and terms and conditions please see the main Lean in Europe...
Tetra Pak

April 01

2020

September 30

2020

6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP IN JAPAN POLICY ANALYSIS OF EU-JAPAN ECONOMIC AND INDUSTRIAL ISSUES The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (70-100 pages), to be owned by the Centre. Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the...
Japan

April 17

2020

The 22nd annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table will take place in Tokyo on Friday, 17 April 2020. 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

EU-Japan Centre News

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In the last couple of years, the EU-Japan Centre has been co-organising half-day cross-cultural...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #68 December 2019The Centre is pleased to present to...
October 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the October issue:LEGISLATION...
Report: The Japanese Model for a Bioeconomy To get the access to this report, please ...

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Japan
13/10/2020
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,...
05/12/2019
05-12-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the EPA agri-food preferences offered within Tariff Rate Quotas? The EPA is offering tariff concessions within 25 agri-food related Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs...