November 12

2018

November 13

2018

The twentieth Lean in Europe visit will take place in Spain's Basque Country on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 November 2018. Application deadline: Thursday, 11 October. Apply via this webform. The usual Lean in Europe terms and conditions apply. Mission location: Basque Country, Spain (closest airport is Bilbao, BIO). 25 places, priority will be given to applicants with some experience in implementing lean. People working for GKN Driveline's direct competitors may not be able to take part in this activity.Cost: No participation fee, although all participants have to cover...
GKN Driveline Zumaia

November 12

2018

November 13

2018

With a view to helping raise industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre has organised in-depth visits to world class European plants since 2013. During the visits, participants will learn about the host company's 'lean journey' including the tools it uses in its relentless drive to be competitive, and will see the tools in operation. 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.  Our next visits: 12 & 13 November 2018 Basque Country, Spain...
Europe

January 29

2019

February 01

2019

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 give you free access to the  International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo. During the fair (3...
Japan

June 24

2019

June 28

2019

Discover the Japanese approach towards 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...
Japan

August 01

2019

March 31

2020

For EU companies willing to host a Japanese intern in R&D. Industrial placements in R&D from August 2019, for 8 months >>> Testimonials at the bottom of this page <<< Deadline to appLY:   23 september 2018 'Vulcanus in Europe' offers EU based companies the possibility to host a Japanese trainee in R&D for 8 months (from August to March). A valuable addition to their workforce and a positive input in the development of their business with Japan. For the trainees, this is the experience of a lifetime: A full immersion in the European...
Europe

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...
Japan

September 09

2019

September 13

2019

Discover the Japanese approach towards 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...
Japan

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 also the Manager of the Competitiveness Department at Enterprise Ireland and an adjunct assistant Professor at the...
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EU-Japan Centre News

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The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...
THE FUTURE OF ROBOTICS AND AI IN THE SUPER-AGING ERA Waseda University (Waseda) and Université...
The Centre is currently inviting EU Clusters and SMEs to apply for the next nanotech mission to...

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August 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the August issue:LEGISLATION...
Report: The Evolving Fintech Landscape in Japan To get the access to this report, please ...
July 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the July issue:LEGISLATION AND...
June 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...

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18/09/2018
How do I establish first contacts and lay the basis for a good relationship with Japanese partners? Many products and services that are successful in Europe will undoubtedly also be appreciated in...
11/09/2018
How is Japan’s regulatory stance efficiently incorporating fintech into Japan’s economic landscape? Consisting of numerous and diverse fast-growing segments, the fintech industry is fast becoming a...