This report introduces the main factors that are supporting a growing interest in vega/vegetarianism in Japan; government policies and consumers promotional activities; examples in the distribution and retail sectors; information on certification and some tips to EU SMEs on what strategy to follow for a successful access into the Japanese veggie market.
Contractual Service Suppliers and Independent Professionals of the EU are allowed to supply services and engage in business activities in Japan. Engineer or Specialist in international services and humanities previously recognised. The EPA specifies 38 sectors for CSS. Contractual Service Suppliers generally depend on EU-based employers.
The EPA’s schedule of Japan lists 38 sectors where specific commitments apply. There are no quotas for those professionals entering Japan. Professionals of the EU covered by Annex 8-B (Annex III) depend on EU-based employers, whereas professionals of the EU covered by Annex 8-B (Annex IV) do not depend on EU-based employers.
The EU-Japan EPA grants professionals from EU countries access to Japan beyond what is secured by GATS. Access for short term business visitors (STBV) is outlined in the treaty for those employed by firms doing business in the host country. There are no quotas for STBV.STBV are tied to EU-based employers.
Access for business visitors for investment purposes (BVIP) is outlined in the treaty for those employed by firms doing business in Japan and the European Union. No quotas for business visitors from the European Union entering Japan for investment purposes. Professionals of the EU covered by 8-B Annex III are generally tied to EU-based employers.
The EU-Japan EPA grants access to professionals beyond what is secured by GATS. There are no quotas for business visitors for establishment purposes, intra-corporate transferees or investors from the European Union entering Japan. Professionals of the EU covered by 8-B Annex III are generally tied to EU-based employers.
The authors of this report developed a series of tools and techniques for perfecting ways of navigating virtual communication and interaction with Japanese partners. At any stage in a business relationship and whatever the precise business format both European and Japanese companies will benefit from those insights into Japanese strategic and tactical thinking.
The aim of this report is to present an overview of trends and opportunities on the Japanese jewellery market, drawn from the experiences of European companies, and to deliver strategic insight, tactical guidance and real-life examples of how to succeed in the Japanese jewellery market.
Japan spends consistently over 3% of its GDP on R&D, of which some 70% come from industry. Concerning biotech-related R&D, more than half is directed towards pharmaceutical and medical goals, but agricultural, industrial and environmental biotech are recently getting more attention in view of a future “bioeconomy” based on “smart cells” and a better integration of biological and digital innovations.
Japan society has been late in digitisation, but the government tries to speed this up, among other things, to reduce the cost of health care. This is an excellent opportunity for EU companies with exciting solutions.

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28/09/2021
28-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CETWhat are the opportunities for the EU SMEs in the Japanese frozen food and ice cream market?Over time, Japan’s frozen food market is showing a growing trend. However,…
29/09/2021
29-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the procurement activities of Japanese government entities in support of the development of the digital economy and does this offer opportunities for EU SMEs…