March 2022 - EU-Japan NEWS - the Centre's newsletter is now available on WEB and PDF formats.
Topics covered on the February issue:  JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS February, 2022 Legislation and Policy News - Trade insurance covers losses due to COVID-19
The report is targeting EU-based small- and mid-sized companies (SMEs) that are manufacturing medical devices and seeking to enter the Japanese market or those aiming at strengthening their current positions in the Japanese market.
This report takes a look at digital transformation (DX) that has been a key and a growing topic over the past years, where Japan is no exception. It aims to provide a holistic overview of the current state of the digital transition in Japan, with a focus on the initiatives undertaken by the private sector and assess the way it has transformed its business and operating models. On this basis, it aims to identify potential opportunities for European companies to enter the Japanese market in the…
Success in Japan requires a deep and ongoing understanding of the consumer. By ‘marketing,’ the authors mean developing and adapting the offer to meet the needs of local consumers as well as encouraging them to buy, and repeat buy through communication and promotional activities.
Topics covered on the January 2022 issue: Legislation and Policy News JIS established "vacuum glass" to improve the heat insulation of windows New promotion law enforced on April 1 to reduce 12 disposable plastic items such as forks and spoons RCEP comes into effect, 30% of the world's GDP starts in a huge economic zone  Forestry Agency announces CO2 absorption calculation method for forests  Survey and Business Data
2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation launched in 1987 by the European Commission (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government (METI). Check the video
JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS November - December, 2021 Legislation and Policy News
This report takes a look at Japan’s decarbonisation strategies, with a focus on the local and regional levels. At the core of the report are a few main research questions. First, what role do Japanese municipalities and regions play in the transition to a decarbonised society? How do cities understand this role, and what programs have been implemented in service of a commitment to a greener future? What opportunities exist for a diversity of actors—residents, governments, businesses—to…

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Joint statement signed by METI Vice Minister Hirose and Director General of DG GROW on the 35th…
The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan is organising a webinar on "Japan Tax reform A…
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Rie Arai
Researcher, Environment & Energy Research Division
Ken ASH
Director of Trade & Agriculture, OECD
Petr Bares
Managing Director

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Japan
01/09/2022 - 31/08/2023
  Check our 'Vulcanus in Japan' mobility action in this video including views from a participant - Everything you want to know in 5 min about our 'Vulcanus in Japan' programme ! Testimonials FROM…
Europe
29/09/2022 - 30/09/2022
The EU-Japan Centre is re-starting its in-depth site "Lean in Europe" visits to European plants to discuss best practice and facilitate the sharing of ideas and networking. The…