May 20

2019

May 31

2019

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 Japanese business environment? Do you require a better understanding of your Japanese partners/competitors? Do you need to learn more about Japanese management practices? Are you about to be transferred to Japan? Are you considering venturing into the Japanese market? ABOUT THE MISSION Since 1987, more than 600 companies across Europe have benefited from knowledge and concrete...
Japan

May 27

2019

27-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The number of patent applications from Europe filed at the JPO was over 20,000, which accounts for more than a third of the total number of patent applications filed at the JPO from overseas (2017).  Even if your patent is successfully granted, are you ready to enforce your patent rights in an efficient way?  If your patent is infringed, how should you counter this?  How should you take proper precautions in order to prevent infringement?  We will introduce these measures based on the practice and systems in Japan from the viewpoint of...

May 28

2019

28-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can EU-based SMEs prepare effectively for hosting a business delegation from Japan? After having invested time, money and other resources into making initial contact and subsequently developing the basis for a business relationship with partners in Japan, one objective commonly shared by managers in European small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is to invite their Japanese partners to their ‘home base’ in Europe. One potential gain in having such an invitation accepted is that the relationship between partners becomes more solid and...

May 29

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...

June 06

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...

June 11

2019

What are the EPA opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan.  Duties will be gradually phased out for pork meat and processed pork meat, as well as for poultry meat.  For beef meat duties will reduced from almost 40 to 9% over 15 years. 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 changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will make and the opportunities it will create. Each...

June 18

2019

What are the EPA opportunities for EU exporters of Processed Agricultural Products (PAPs) to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU PAPs exporters to Japan.  Duties will be eliminated at the entry into force of the Agreement for important products such as mineral waters, cigarettes, cocoa powder, pectic substances, spirits, yeast and caseinates.  For other products such as uncooked spaghetti, esterified starches, food preparations, duties will be eliminated over periods between 6 to 11 years.  Sizeable tariff quotas are provided for other PAPs...

June 24

2019

June 28

2019

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, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course. The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed...
Japan

July 16

2019

July 17

2019

The 23rd Lean in Europe visit will be a double visit to LEGO’s packing facility and Škoda's Lean Centre, near Prague in the Czech Republic. It will take place on Tuesday, 16 & Wednesday 17 July 2019. You can apply for a place on this double visit by completing this webform. Applications must be submitted by 09 June. The Škoda part of the visit will focus on: strategic development; team training; and using lean and industry 4.0 tools. The LEGO part of the visit will focus on: implementation of Team Coordinators on shop floor (Toyota-style organisational structure...
LEGO and Škoda’s Lean Centre

July 16

2019

July 17

2019

To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre began organising in-depth visits to world class European plants in 2013. 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 optimisation, lean management tools and - where relevant - AI/IoT to drive its business forward. During the 'Gemba' visit, participants will see the...
Europe