September 01

2019

August 31

2020

Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! “Vulcanus in Japan” is a 1-year internship programme for European engineers and science-major students, managed by the EU-Japan Centre. Every year, highly skilled and motivated Vulcanus participants are selected to undertake industrial internships in Japan for 8 months, following an intensive 4-months’ Japanese language course and seminars. Typical internship projects range in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, ICT, Chemistry,...
Japan

September 01

2019

August 31

2020

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 started in 1997. The programme consists...
Japan

September 24

2019

24-09-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What should be known about the EPA and intellectual property rights (IPRs)? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU products in the realm of IPRs, especially thanks to the recognition of several geographical indications (GIs). But the EPA is not only about GIs, in fact, the text of the Agreement between the EU and Japan is covering many different aspects of intellectual property protection, from patents to copyright, trade secrets, and common measures built on the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. This webinar is part of...

September 26

2019

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture. The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business EtiquetteGeneral...

September 27

2019

27-09-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are important differences between the appeal proceedings at the EPO and JPO? While efforts have been made to harmonize the process of IP prosecution around the world, important differences remain that must be understood in order to achieve efficient prosecution in each jurisdiction. One such example is appeal proceedings before the EPO and JPO. At the EPO appeal proceedings follow a rather formalistic approach and applicants have to be aware that the Boards of Appeal are very strict with respect to amendments filed during the appeal...

October 01

2019

01-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with managerial planning to draw optimal results when exporting and selling your agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the last webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to learn how to make managerial planning and optimise the outcomes of their export-to-sales businesses in Japan...

October 08

2019

October 11

2019

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...
Japan

October 08

2019

08-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the characteristics of the Japanese Circular Economy in terms of policy, business and trade?  The Japanese government has taken significant steps to develop a circular economy policy framework. It incorporates the Japanese concepts of a Sound Material-Cycle Society (SMCS) and the 3Rs (reduce reuse and recycle) to promote waste minimisation and effective utilisation of resources, driven by a concern about the lack of landfill sites and the need for effective resource use. The Japanese government also has a long history of developing...

October 15

2019

15-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can I access the Japanese market as a novel biopharmaceutical product's owner? Japan includes a huge market for biopharmaceutical products which is open for innovative products and services, also those from abroad. Current trends are in immunotherapeuticals, cell-based products and genomic medicine. Japanese regulations favour innovative products and services and thus may offer an opportunity for fast-track market access. In view of specific rules and regulations, however, it may be advantageous for European SMEs to team up with Japanese...

October 22

2019

22-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want strategic and pragmatic advice on how to deal with Japanese post-M&A challenges? Despite 2018 being a record year in Japanese outbound M&A activity, only 11% of Japanese companies admit to a successful post-M&A process. 'Who are the real stakeholders?'; 'Decision-making is very ambiguous’; ’What is their plan?' These reoccurring questions from top executives across a wide range of European companies indicate some of the underlying frustrations and challenges. The background for this webinar is a recent research...