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

June 28

2019

28-06-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Patents: Patentability of Software Inventions and AI – Overview of Legal Systems and Recent Trends in Germany, Japan and other European jurisdictions How can you get protection for your Software and AI-related inventions? When is software eligible subject matter and are the requirements different per jurisdiction (Japan, Germany, etc.)? What clarity requirements are imposed on software inventions and how to overcome them? What is the inventive step requirement for software inventions? How are AI-related inventions treated by the law and how...

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

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

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

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

November 18

2019

November 22

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

November 19

2019

November 22

2019

Exhibit at Embedded Technology & IoT Technology 2019 in Yokohama Gain knowledge about the ICT 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 ICT Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of Embedded Technology & IoT Technology 2019 in Yokohama. During the fair (3 days) you will attend B2B meetings...
Japan