September 01

2020

September 18

2020

A 2-week mission to Japan to get an in-depth understanding of how to do business in Japan Are you a Start-Up or a SME (small medium enterprise)? Do you wish to gain in-depth insight into the Japanese business environment? Do you require a better understanding of your Japanese partners/competitors? Do you need to learn more about Japanese management practices? Are you about to be transferred to Japan? Are you considering venturing into the Japanese market? ABOUT THE MISSION Since 1987, more than 600 companies across Europe have benefited from knowledge and concrete...
Japan

June 25

2020

In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising “Export Support” webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) (https://een.ec.europa.eu/). These webinars and/or workshops may include the following: - Sectorial information: sectors, considered for these webinars and/or workshops, are those covered by the EPA and of high potential benefits for EU SMEs, notably food & beverages, textile, footwear & leather (https://www.eu-japan.eu/epa-helpdesk...

June 23

2020

23-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities does the Japanese meat market offer to EU SMEs? Today, the domestic production of meat can only meet about half of Japan’s demand and the shortfall is made up of imports. Changing lifestyles have been driving a shift towards more consumption of meat. For many years, the main exporters have been the U.S. and Australia. In recent years, exports from other nations including the EU are growing as a result of conclusion of free trade agreements as well as increasing Japanese demand for unique meat products. In 2019,...

June 22

2020

June 26

2020

This year WCM June mission is postponed until automn 2020 due to coronavirus outbreak. As the Centre already fixed a mission in November, the postponed mission will either be organized alongside the WCM November mission or be merged with this last. Discover  Japan approach to World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the first edition in 1992,...
Japan

June 18

2020

18-06-20 | 15:00 - 16:00 CET Brands are some of the most valuable intangible assets, helping sustain the growth and market value of industry giants like Apple, Disney and Nike. Creating a strong and sustainable brand requires not just knowledge in marketing, but also an understanding of how brands bring value to a product, service or business. Through case studies and industry data, this webinar will explore the fundamentals of brand valuation and will provide best practices for maintaining and growing brand value throughout the lifecycle of a product or company....

June 16

2020

16-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How does the EU-Japan EPA help provide access to Japan’s insurance market landscape for European insurance industry firms and SMEs? The insurance market plays a key role in the development and stability of the financial industry of any major market. Accordingly, the insurance industry is both extensively regulated under the auspices of financial-regulatory architecture, but also covered in most economic, financial, or trade agreements. This webinar will be about Japan’s insurance market landscape and the role that the EU-Japan EPA plays in...

June 15

2020

In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising “Export Support” webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) (https://een.ec.europa.eu/). These webinars and/or workshops may include the following: - Sectorial information: sectors, considered for these webinars and/or workshops, are those covered by the EPA and of high potential benefits for EU SMEs, notably food & beverages, textile, footwear & leather (https://www.eu-japan.eu/epa-helpdesk...

June 09

2020

09-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET To what extent is AI utilised in Japan’s healthcare industry today?! Japan’s government has highlighted Artificial Intelligence as a way to take on various challenges in the society including the healthcare industry. How to reduce increasing healthcare costs and transform the healthcare delivery to provide better outcomes are two major concerns. Major technology companies such as NEC and Fujitsu are utilising AI focusing on new approaches to diagnostics and drug discovery. Several start-ups are active developing AI-based applications for...

June 02

2020

02-06-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How does the EU-Japan EPA impact the various segments of the maritime transport industry? The maritime transport industry is a critical part of the supply chain and trade network of almost all goods industries and markets in the world. As such, it plays a vital role in the stability and growth of trade and production across the entire economy. As an island-nation, the maritime trade industry is of particular strategic and economic relevance to Japan. The EU-Japan EPA enumerates and provides extensive detail concerning coverage, access and...

May 28

2020

28-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of fishery products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting his products to Japan? Trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of fishery products to Japan.  As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets.  This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will...

EU-Japan Centre News

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The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation has started its operation as a new independent legal...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...
The EU-Japan Centre is outsourcing the design and production of a PDF handbook to provide...

Events

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Online
16/07/2020
Lean Café - sharing lean thinking in a friendly atmosphere The EU-Japan Centre would like to invite you to join us at our virtual Lean Café. We will meet occasionally (via Zoom) to discuss and share...
Japan
01/09/2020
Testimonials FROM former participants Ms Gizem Cicek (TR) VinJ Trainee at Hitachi Research Lab  "Can you imagine yourself feeling so lucky all the time? I couldn’t, until I got a chance to live in...

Library

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Japanese Industry and policy News June 2020 Topics covered on the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...
Report: The Japanese Meat Market To get the access to this report, please ...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #70 June 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...
Financing Opportunities for EU SMEs' Internationalisation in Japan Difficulties in accessing external financing and...