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...

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 18

2019

November 21

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

November 27

2019

November 28

2019

To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre organises in-depth visits to world class European plants. 25 companies have been visited since 2013 (2 visits were double visits, each taking in 2 companies). 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/...
Europe

November 27

2019

November 28

2019

The 24th Lean in Europe visit is to SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon in central France. Apply for a place via this webform. Application deadline: 27 October 2019 This visit will focus on the challenges of introducing lean thinking and lean tools into an old plant. It will address the challenges of understanding the current situation and how to develop people and processes. Slewing bearings are large-size rolling bearings that can accommodate heavy but slow-turning or slow-oscillating loads, and can act singly or in combination and in any direction. They can perform...
SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon

December 31

2019

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 &...
Online

January 28

2020

January 31

2020

Exhibit at the “nano tech - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference” Gain knowledge about the Nanotechnology 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 Nanotech Cluster/SME mission will be organised on the fringe of the  International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo. During...
Japan

April 01

2020

September 30

2020

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

August 01

2020

March 31

2021

For EU companies willing to host a Japanese intern in R&D. Industrial placements in R&D for 8 months (6 months in France)  >>> Testimonials at the bottom of this page <<<   'Vulcanus in Europe' offers EU based companies the possibility to host a Japanese trainee in R&D.  A valuable addition to their workforce and a positive input in the development of their business with Japan. The placement lasts 8 months, from August to March (except for France, where it lasts 6 months from late September onwards). For the trainees, this is the...
Europe

EU-Japan Centre News

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The Centre is inviting applications for a 6 months in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, targeting...
The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for expert report proposals for its "About Japan"...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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July 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the July issue:LEGISLATION AND...
June 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...
May 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the May issue:LEGISLATION AND...

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Japan
10/09/2019
10-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with administrative processes in sequence when exporting and selling your agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas...
03/09/2019
03-09-19 | 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...