April 01

2018

September 30

2018

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (70-100 pages), to be owned by the Centre. Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the daily analytical activities of the Centre, including media monitoring, policy briefings...
Japan

December 04

2017

December 05

2017

On Monday 04 and Tuesday 05 December, the EU-Japan Centre organised its 16th Lean in Europe visit. For the first time, the activity consisted of a double-visit and focused on lean in services. The first company to be visited was Phonovation. The second visit was Topflight Travel Group. Both visits took place on 5 December, with a preparatory meeting and dinner on the evening in Dublin on 4 December. The visit to Phonovation Phonovation is Ireland's largest interactive SMS and voice services company and aims to become the leading provider of interactive SMS and voice...
Phonovation and Topflight Travel Group

November 30

2017

'Market opportunities for EU agribusinesses in the context of the EU-Japan EPA' by William Fournel (Minerva fellow participant) on 30 November 2017 30-11-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET This webinar presents a report that consolidates 6 months of research conducted under the MINERVA Fellowship Programme at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Tokyo. The report provides an analysis of the economic and demographic situation of Japan as well as of its trade integration in order to show how these factors affect simultaneously the local demand, the domestic supply and...
Japan

November 24

2017

24-11-17 | 09:30 - 10:30 AM CET Why are so many business opportunities lost between Japanese and foreign companies? Cooperation between Japan and European companies has to be further nurtured if these companies want to maximise their opportunities within the global economy. While many Japanese companies receive partnership opportunities from European companies, these are often declined due to internal struggles that challenge Japanese companies. SMEs in Japan often lack the resources necessary to develop or maintain partnerships with foreign companies. Such companies may...

November 21

2017

21-11-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the key features of Japanese leadership and how to adapt to them as a European manager? For European companies that to enter the Japanese market often need to set up a subsidiary in Japan and see themselves confronted with the need to hire and lead Japanese staff. In this webinar you will learn how Japanese jobseekers look upon foreign employers and what should be considered during the hiring procedure. The session will also focus on Japanese approaches to management and leadership and introduce related topics such as teambuilding,...

November 14

2017

14-11-17 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h What should you be careful about when doing business or when investing in Japan from a fiscal point of view? Nowadays it is getting easier to set up companies in Japan. This webinar will focus on the fiscal aspects for your company when doing business in Japan. What is taxable and what is not?  Is the corporate tax rate high?  When do companies have to file their tax return? What should you be careful about when you invest in Japan from a fiscal point of view? These questions will be discussed during this webinar. The webinar is targeted at EU...
Japan

November 13

2017

November 14

2017

On Tuesday 14 November, the EU-Japan Centre will organised a Lean in Europe visit to Hansamatrix, electronic systems manufacturer, in Riga in Latvia. A preparatory afternoon and networking dinner was organised, the evening before in a local hotel. The next day was devoted to Hansamatrix. The visit focused on Hansamatrix approach towards WCM. It included a presentation on Hansamatrix attitude towards 5S audit with risk assesment, SMED and Lean diagnoses, time taking, layouts and flows.  It was followed by a plant tour through WH movie, PCB, LVP and lines SMT Sfab and Seho...
Latvia

November 13

2017

Future EU-Japan Collaboration on Research and Innovation With the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement set to transform the EU-Japan relationship the opportunities for greater EU-Japan collaboration on science and technology issues will be enhanced. There will be greater possibilities for Japanese public, private and academic research entities to work with their European counterparts on research and innovation. Event report available via this link | Agenda available via this link This seminar looked at the EU’s short-term and long-term strategies for enhancing...
JBCE

November 09

2017

½-day "About Japan" Cross-cultural Workshop Series in the EU In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business Etiquette General...

November 07

2017

On Tuesday 7 November 2017, the EU-Japan Centre will organise an "ICT Partnering Event" with the support of the Japan External Trade Organisation and the Smart IoT Acceleration consortium in Tokyo, Japan. The partnering event will be held one day before the “Japan IT Week” (http://www.japan-it.jp/en/aki/ ), which takes place on 8-10 November at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. LOCATIONTokyo, Kasumigaseki Bldg. Plaza Hall EVENT CAPACITY40-60 EU and Japanese companies and clusters/organisations TARGET FIELDSInternet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M)...
Japan

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Call for tender to outsource the services of the “Japan Tax and Public Procurement Helpdesk in...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...
30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS For the past three decades,...

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Europe
14/11/2017
With a view to helping raise industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre has organised in-depth visits to world class European plants since 2013. During the visits, participants will learn about...
Online
01/12/2017
An 8-part lecture series giving a sound introduction to the practical concepts of applied lean. The EU-Japan Centre Lean Masterclass consisted of lectures, by Professor Richard Keegan, focussing on "...

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November 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the November issue: LEGISLATION...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #60 December 2017. The Centre is pleased to...
Brief Japan Industrial Reports ADDITIONAL REPORTS AVAILABLE on www....
October 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the October issue: LEGISLATION...