October 30

2018

30-10-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET When do I have to pay Consumption Tax when I do business with Japan? Do I have to pay Consumption Tax? How can I get paid consumption tax back? How to deal with Consumption Tax when doing business with or in Japan is a question that is often asked to JTPP Helpdesk’s experts, as it operates rather differently from the EU VAT regime. In this webinar, Tokyo-based tax attorney Ms. Hiroko Koido will give an outline of the rules regarding Consumption Tax in Japan and introduce a number of cases. The webinar was targeted to EU companies having...

November 05

2018

05-11-18 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM CET Hackathon is a hacking marathon to accelerate some solutions development. This format is very used in the “digital world”, but much less in the real physical product development and innovation. This webinar has the purpose to show what is it, and share some tips and tricks on how to use a hackathon to accelerate the product development. Registration deadline: 02/11/2018 Topics learned during this webinar? When you would like to accelerate a product development, and at least arrive to a (semi-)functional prototype, the product hackathon can...

November 06

2018

06-11-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How do I follow up visits in Japan and keep in touch with Japanese Business Partners? A first encounter with Japanese business partners can be quite challenging. Having a realistic view of what can be achieved at all and what pitfalls are to be avoided, is of vital importance. Not only do you need to know about the basic business etiquette. You will also have to be acquainted with Japanese communication and presentation styles. No matter if you meet up with your potential business partners in Japan or your home country. This webinar will...

November 08

2018

How can my SME benefit from the preferential rates linked to the Rules of Origin? The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is foreseen to come into force in early 2019 giving opportunities to European SMEs to start exporting or strengthen their exports to Japan. The agreement lets exporters benefit from preferential treatment upon importation into Japan provided that their products are produced within the European Union. However, the Rules of Origin can become complex to understand, especially when the supply chain involves multiple countries. The goal of this webinar...

November 12

2018

November 13

2018

The twentieth Lean in Europe visit will take place in Spain's Basque Country on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 November 2018. The usual Lean in Europe terms and conditions apply. It is no longer possible to apply for a place on this visit, but you can still apply for a place on December's visit to Toyota's Deeside Engine Plant in the UK. Mission location: Basque Country, Spain (closest airport is Bilbao, BIO). 25 places, priority will be given to applicants with some experience in implementing lean. People working for GKN Driveline's direct competitors may not be able to take...
GKN Driveline Zumaia

November 13

2018

What are the recent developments in the AR and VR fields in Japan and where can EU companies add value to the market? Augmented reality and Virtual reality are still technologies in development but with a lot of potential in many domains. The Japanese government issued a report as early as 2016 about the expected long-term positive effects on the Japanese economy brought by AR and VR. The Japanese AR and VR market has a lot of strong players in the gaming field including Sony for Hardware or Bandai Namco and GREE for software. Japanese companies also started an offering...

November 23

2018

Responsible Global Sourcing:A Collaborative Approach to Achieve the SDGs:The challenges and the way forward Globalisation has transformed the way in which supply chains operate. With the support of technological developments, together with a rise in regional trade agreements, companies source products from all parts of the world. While providing extensive trading possibilities, companies also have the potential, and the obligation, to contribute to global sustainability. The question is how to better engage and support businesses in their sustainability...
Thon EU Hotel

December 04

2018

December 05

2018

To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre began organising in-depth visits to world class European plants in 2013. Participants learn about the host company's 'lean journey' in its relentless drive to be competitive, and see the lean tools it uses in operation. 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. Our next visits: 12 & 13 November 2018 Basque Country, Spain Lean in Europe visit #20 - GKN Driveline Zumaia Visit...
Europe

December 04

2018

December 05

2018

The 21st Lean in Europe visit will be to Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd's Deeside Engine Plant in North Wales (UK) on Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 December 2018. Application deadline: Sunday, 04 November. Apply via this webform. The usual Lean in Europe terms and conditions apply. Mission location: North Wales, UK. Meeting point will be Manchester Airport (MAN). Just 18 places are available for this visit. Cost: No participation fee, although all participants have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Day 1 - Preparatory evening at a hotel near...
Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd's Deeside Engine Plant

April 01

2019

September 30

2019

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

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April 2019 - September 2019 slot The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month...
The latest issue of the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is available on https://www.eu-japan...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...

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Report: Financing Sources for EU SMEs in Japan To get the access to this report, please ...
September 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the September issue:LEGISLATION...
Report: Autonomous Driving System Developments in Japan To get the access to this report, please ...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #63 October 2018The Centre is pleased to present to...

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01/08/2019
For EU companies willing to host a Japanese intern in R&D. Industrial placements in R&D for 8 months >>> Testimonials at the bottom of this page <<< 'Vulcanus in Europe...
23/10/2018
How can I turn my first encounter with Japanese business partners into a success? This webinar has been postponed to 23/10/2018 A first encounter with Japanese business partners can be quite...