To get the access to this report, please click here.Expert: Maths LundinPublication date: May 2020
The topics of the June 2020 issue are as follows. LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Move across prefectures possible from June 19, determined by the COVID-19 task force of the government・Amended Foreign Exchange Law enforced to strengthen restrictions on foreign investment in Japan・Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Ministry of the Environment (MOE)announced Home Appliance Recycling Results in 2019
Topics covered on the July-August issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS- Japan-UK EPA negotiation is almost concluded- The Government extends employment adjustment subsidy- "GoTo Travel" campaign, 4.2 million overnight stays a month- Export of black pine Bonsai to EU is possible from October 1SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
On 25 May 2020, the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) issued a Position Paper on the challenges posed by coronavirus, steps that it believes can and should be taken and ideas that could help rebuild the EU and Japanese economies.
To get the access to this report, please click here.Expert: Chieko NAKABAYASHIPublication date: August 2020
To get the access to this report, please click here.Expert: Maths LundinPublication date: June 2020
Difficulties in accessing external financing and attracting investment can prevent EU SMEs from benefiting from the opportunities triggered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the signature of the EU-Japan Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity and Quality Infrastructure. If on the one hand, finance remains one of the biggest obstacles to SMEs internationalisation beyond the EU; on the other hand, EU SMEs are highly unaware of available financing support schemes.
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation and is pleased to announce the May 2020 issue.The topics are as follows: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Japanese government lifted…
This report is the result of a research conducted under the Minerva Market & Policy Intelligence scheme at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. The objective of this report is to provide an analysis of the practices, successes and challenges of existing EU-Japan region-to-region, cluster-to-cluster and region-to-cluster cooperation, hereafter referred to as “region & cluster cooperation”.

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