CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge), a Belgian shipping and logistics company, has been working with Japanese shipping and shipbuilder Tsuneishi group since 2019. Together, they develop hydrogen-powered vessels for the Japanese market. Following their first realization, a 80-passenger hydrogen ferry, they announced in 2021 the establishment of a joint venture to accompany further projects.
JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWSJune - July, 2021Legislation and Policy News Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism submitted a third dissenting opinion on the expansion of the EU emissions trading system to international shipping  Power source composition in FY 2030, renewable energy about 36-38%, non-fossil total 60%, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry draft
The prefecture of Fukushima and the region of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany exchange best practices on regional energy transition since 2013, on topics such as renewable energy and energy efficiency. In 2017, to accelerate the partnership and strengthen its industrial dimension by involving experts, local businesses, clusters and research institutes, an agreement was signed between the energy agencies of both regions, facilitating B2B activities, bilateral experts workshops and access to…
Semiconductor industry is changing on a global scale and more and more European companies are presented with the incentives to join its global value chain. Japan remains one of the main global players in the semiconductor industry due to its robust electronics and IT markets.
Over time, Japan’s frozen food market is showing a growing trend. The retail sector experienced a large increase due to more home cooking. The report will provide information on recent trends and developments in the frozen food and ice cream market including possibilities for EU SMEs.
June 2021The Centre's newsletter is now available in an online version in addition to the PDF one.
Japan has a flourishing premium food market which is one of the best in the world. Japanese demand for great tasting, high-quality and innovative food brands from EU firms remains very strong. In fact, because competition between retailers is intensifying, demand for new and exciting products from the EU not yet sold in Japan is increasing. There has never been a better time to sell to Japan.
This report will provide readers with a clear overview of the size of the Japanese apparel and textile market, the potential and opportunities, as well as lists of retail targets – and the distributors and trading companies that could partner in reaching them.
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.

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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…