October 28

2020

28-10-20 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET What should you know when entering medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic devices (MD/IVD) market in Japan? Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. This is a series of online training...

October 29

2020

Lean Café - sharing lean thinking in a friendly atmosphere The EU-Japan Centre would like to invite you to join us at our virtual Lean Café. We meet monthly (via Zoom) to discuss and share lean thinking. Dates for your diary... Thursday, 29 October from 10:00 CEST (09:00 UK, 18:00 Tokyo): Lean Café #03 - "Show and tell about how the Japanese set up the Gemba" Guest speaker: Paul Smith, Director, Shinka Management.  Since 2018, Shinka Management has helped organise 4 of the EU-Japan Centre's WCM missions in Japan. During his "Show and tell about how the...
Online

November 03

2020

In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising "Export Support" webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) (https://een.ec.europa.eu/). These webinars and/or workshops may include the following: Sectorial information: sectors, considered for these webinars and/or workshops, are those covered by the EPA and of high potential benefits for EU SMEs, notably food & beverages, textile, footwear & leather (https://www.eu-japan.eu/epa-helpdesk),...

November 05

2020

The 2020 annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) will take place on Thursday, 5 November in the form of a web-conference. The meeting is expected to "take stock and highlight the success of the EU-Japan EPA" and will "raise awareness of new challenges and taking advantage of the EPA under the new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic". A joint session with the EU and Japanese Authorities will "reflect on the EPA", consider "EU-Japan Business Collaboration in Third Markets" and address "Digital & Green Issues". Click here for an introduction to the BRT and...
Online

November 16

2020

November 20

2020

"The COVID-19 crisis has led European and Japanese governments to take exceptional measures to avoid the spread of the disease but unfortunately  the virus is still present and spreading across the world. For that reason, and given the persisting sanitary risks, the EU-Japan Centre for industrial Cooperation will organise an interactive and real-time online version of its World Class Manufacturing Training programme 2020." Discover Japan approach to World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by...
Japan

November 17

2020

17-11-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What to know before starting trade exchanges with Japan? Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.  This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyse the best and the easiest way to put into practice the EU-Japan EPA and will also provide some useful links...

December 31

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. 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....
Europe

December 31

2020

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 &...
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August 23

2021

March 18

2022

A unique opportunity for EU companies to host Japanese S&T university students as interns for R&D APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 October 2020 INTERNSHIP PERIOD: 23 AUGUST 2021 --> 18 MARCH 2022  (NB: Internship period is different for France due to the French national law. Starting date for France is 20 SEPTEMBER 2021) IN A NUTSHELL 'Vulcanus in Europe' programme offers EU companies an opportunity to host Japanese S&T university students as interns (or, also called 'trainees') in R&D for a 7-month period (or, 6-month in case of internships in France)....
Europe

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The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation has started its operation as a new independent legal...
Launch of online training series. From September onwards, the EU-Japan Centre is managing a series...

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Japanese Industry and policy News June 2020 The topics of the June 2020 issue are as follows...
Japanese Industry and Policy News July-August 2020 Topics covered on the July-August issue:...
Report: 2020 Guide Exporting to Japan What You Should Know To get the access to this report, please ...

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22/09/2020
22-09-20 | 09:30 - 10:30 AM CET What does the existing structure of Japan’s organic food and beverage market look like, and what are the business opportunities for EU SMEs? In 40 minutes from your...
17/09/2020
In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising "Export Support" webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member...