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is a joint venture co-financed by the European Commission and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Its aim is to foster the development of industrial cooperation between companies from both regions through training programmes for businesspeople, for EU and Japanese students and researchers, and through information services and an industrial dialogue. This quarterly newsletter is produced by the EUbased office of the EU-Japan Centre, and is primarily intended to provide EU/Japan-related news.

Centre's News

Interactive Online World Class Manufacturing Training in November 2020

Due to the current sanitary situation, the EU-Japan Centre for industrial Cooperation will organise an interactive and real-time online version of its World Class Manufacturing Training 2020.
20 European companies have been selected to attend this first virtual edition of this famous programme that started in 1992.
The 46th WCM edition will take place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 November 2020.

Some words from WCM 2019 participants
"I found the WCM Mission to Japan excellent. It far exceeded what I was hoping for. All lectures were very interesting and to the point. It was great...

First virtual edition “Get Ready for Japan” Managerial Training Programme!

Challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic the EU-Japan Centre launched the first virtual edition of its "Get Ready for Japan" Programme in September 2020!

Nine pre-selected European companies have accepted to turn their 2-week GRFJ Programme (that should normally have taken place last May in Japan) to a 3-week virtual and interactive training fully supported and managed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. Every day, participants were invited to join the GRFJ platform via their mobile phone or laptop in order to attend a 4-hour livestream session.

The 9 participants...

Success story of a Spanish SME in Japan - Aceitunas Losada

By Elena Rando Lahoz, Export Manager, Aceitunas Losada S.L.
Participant in "Get Ready for Japan" 2019 training programme

The Programme "Get Ready for Japan" was our opportunity to keep working after Foodex 2019, following up our contacts and getting a greater approach to the market. Our achieved goals during the programme were a better understanding of the Japanese culture and key rules whilst doing business, a deeper knowledge of the market, market access challenges, as well in a direct market research, and of course new commercial contacts. It was a valuable experience, and w...

Vulcanus in Japan
1-year internship programme

Recruitment of Host Companies in Japan for "Vulcanus In Japan" 2021-22 Programme

"Vulcanus in Japan" is a 1-year internship programme for European engineers and science-major students, managed by the EU-Japan Centre. Every year, about 30 skilled and highly motivated Vulcanus participants are selected to undertake industrial internships in Japan for 8 months, following intensive 4 months of Japanese language courses and seminars. Typical internship projects include Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, ICT, GNSS, Chemistry, Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Architecture, etc. The 2021-2022 Vulcanus programme will start from September 2021 with intensive Japanese language cla...

Regional Online Workshop about the EU-Japan EPA & Opportunities for Agrofood Sector in Catalonia

In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising "Export Support" workshops (online or offline) in cooperation with the EU member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). These workshops, currently hold online due to COVID-19, include insights on import and export procedures for local companies, opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and tips on Japanese business culture.
On 17 September, the EU-Japan Centre and their experts, Ms Chieko Nakabayashi and Mr Yvan Van Eesbeek, spoke to...

Free office space in Tokyo

Are you a SME planning to go to Japan as soon as borders re-open?

The EU-Japan Centre offers FREE logistical support and business assistance at our Tokyo office for up to one month.

"Step in Japan" services on offer:
• office facilities in Tokyo on the Centre's premises, including an internet connection and a telephone
• full access to meeting and seminar facilities on the Centre's premises
• free access to sector-specific reports and webinars and a thorough intercultural crash-course
• assistance in using the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) service while in Japan
• a helpdesk for all information inquiries about business in Japan...

From EU

New EU-Japan BASA - bilateral air agreement

The European Commission and Japan signed on the 22 June an agreement on civil aviation safety, which will further boost the EU's already strong cooperation with Japan and reinforce the competitiveness of the EU's aviation industry.
One and a half years after the EU and Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force and the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement started, today's signature shows the mutual trust and commitment to deepen our strategic partnership. Common rules will facilitate cooperation of European and Japanese companies and decrease the administra...

EU-Japan Webinar Series on COVID-19

From June to October, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan organised a series of webinars on COVID-19; a total of 9 webinars were held to inform and exchange views about the EU and Japan responses to COVID-19 as well as to provide ideas for enhancing EU-Japan cooperation in this new context. The webinars have been recorded and are available for viewing in the website.

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Japan

ITER ceremony marks start of the assembly phase

A ceremony to celebrate the official beginning of ITER's assembly has been held on the 28 July, co-hosted by the President of the Republic of France, Emmanuel Macron and ITER's Director-General, Bernard Bigot. In addition to a number of recorded messages from senior political figures from the participating countries, EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson gave a speech by video to the attendees gathered in person at the ITER site in Cadarache (France) and via livestream.
Given the ongoing restrictions related to the coronavirus crisis, the ITER Organisation chose to mark the occasion wit...

From Japan

EU-Japan News

The Network News

The Network offers & requests

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Footwear, fashion

Japanese manufacturer of the only fully Japan-made flip-flops is looking for EU partners

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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Footwear, healthcare

Japanese company seeks partners for GPS-compatible footwear.


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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Industrial equipment

Japanese manufacturer of scale remover for cooling towers is looking for EU partners


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SERVICES OFFERED: Aerospace, automotive, healthcare

Japanese ultra-precision parts manufacturer is offering its manufacturing services


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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Industrial equipment

A Japanese manufacturer of cost-efficient residual and surface stress testing instruments is looking for partners


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LICENSING OFFER: Industrial equipment

Japan developed anti-loosening bolt technology offered under licensing agreement


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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Healthcare

Japanese manufacturer of magnesium made canes and quad canes looking for partners


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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Food

A Japanese company is looking for partners for its certified organic tea


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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Toys

Japanese producer of educational toys for all ages made with highly safe materials is looking for partners
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REQUEST FOR SUPPLIER: Industrial equipment

A Japanese sales agent specialized in complex tools is seeking a cutting tool manufacturer in the EU


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SERVICES OFFERED: Semiconductor

A Japanese SME is providing design verification services for the semiconductor industry in the EU under subcontracting and agency agreements


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SERVICES OFFERED: Trade, logistic

Japanese company offering importer and exporter of record services to EU companies working with Japan


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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Footwear, fashion

Japanese manufacturer of the only fully Japan-made flip-flops is looking for EU partners

BOJP20200708001

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Footwear, healthcare

Japanese company seeks partners for GPS-compatible footwear.


BOJP20200714001

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Industrial equipment

Japanese manufacturer of scale remover for cooling towers is looking for EU partners


BOJP20200825001

SERVICES OFFERED: Aerospace, automotive, healthcare

Japanese ultra-precision parts manufacturer is offering its manufacturing services


BOJP20200831001

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Industrial equipment

A Japanese manufacturer of cost-efficient residual and surface stress testing instruments is looking for partners


BOJP20190612001

LICENSING OFFER: Industrial equipment

Japan developed anti-loosening bolt technology offered under licensing agreement


TOJP20190703001

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Healthcare

Japanese manufacturer of magnesium made canes and quad canes looking for partners


BOJP20190814001

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Food

A Japanese company is looking for partners for its certified organic tea


BOJP20190605001

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Toys

Japanese producer of educational toys for all ages made with highly safe materials is looking for partners
BOJP20190903001

BOJP20190903001

REQUEST FOR SUPPLIER: Industrial equipment

A Japanese sales agent specialized in complex tools is seeking a cutting tool manufacturer in the EU


BRJP20200825001

SERVICES OFFERED: Semiconductor

A Japanese SME is providing design verification services for the semiconductor industry in the EU under subcontracting and agency agreements


BOJP20200804001

SERVICES OFFERED: Trade, logistic

Japanese company offering importer and exporter of record services to EU companies working with Japan


BOJP20190308001

Calendar

Date/location Details Contacts
20
Oct
2020
Belgium
Online
WEBINAR ABOUT JAPAN
About Japan Webinar 159: AI in the Educational Sector
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
21
Oct
2020
Belgium
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 5: Technical regulations - Motor Vehicles
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
23
Oct
2020
Japan
Tokyo
CCIFJ SEMINAR
Conversation with Chanel Japan CEO Guillermo Gutierrez
CCI France Japon
Url
27
Oct
2020
Belgium
Online
WEBINAR ABOUT JAPAN
About Japan Webinar 160: COVID-19 and E-Commerce: Market Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in Japan (A View from Rakuten)
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
28
Oct
2020
Belgium
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 6: Technical Regulations - Medical Devices
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
29
Oct
2020
Belgium
Online
LEAN WEBINAR
Lean Café #03: Lean Launch - Implementing Lean in a disruptive environment
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
04
Nov
2020
Belgium
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 7: Technical Regulations - Pharmaceuticals
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
16
Nov
2020
20
Nov
2020
Japan
Online
WCM ONLINE TRAINING
5-day Training: World Class Manufacturing - session II
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
21
Nov
2020
22
Nov
2020
Japan
Tokyo
EHIBITION
Italia, amore mio! INSIEME
Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
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