June 29

2018

29-06-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are Utility Models and how can I best implement them in company`s IP strategy? What are the procedures and requirement to register file utility model rights in some European countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain as well as in Japan? What aspects are examined and what is not examined? How long does it take to get the utility model right granted and how long is it valid? What kind of inventions or subject matter is exempt registration as utility model rights? Is it possible to enforce a utility model right? What re the...

June 26

2018

26-06-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How has Fintech become a strong area within the Japanese startup ecosystem and where do the opportunities lie for European entrepreneurs and investors? The knowledge gained from our webinar will uncover the reasons why Fintech is booming in Japan although it is a very new concept. Besides the support from the Japanese government which passes laws to support the sector’s growth, Japanese megabanks have also understood the need of innovation for investment opportunities but also as a way to improve efficiency and find new revenue streams....

June 21

2018

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 EtiquetteGeneral...

June 20

2018

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 EtiquetteGeneral...

June 19

2018

19-06-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the key factors for a successful entry into the Japanese ecommerce market? Japan is the world’s fourth largest ecommerce market with annual growth estimated at 9.1% in 2016 to ¥15.136 trillion. Ecommerce offers excellent means of entry into the Japanese market as it is scalable, relatively low-cost and enables merchants to retain control over their business operations. This webinar is meant to be a practical “how-to guide” that provides overseas ecommerce merchants with a detailed overview of the Japanese market along with all the...

June 05

2018

05-06-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can European SMEs in tourism retail and distribution business compete with global OTAs? Today more and more tourism sales and marketing are done online and a handful of global Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) appear to dominate the tourism sector.  Offline and other channels still hold good market shares; however, they are mostly small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) operating locally or regionally and facing increasing threats from those technology-based global giants. In this competitive sector, European SMEs need to design new...

June 04

2018

By Šarūnas Vaškelis (Minerva fellow participant) Japan is still a very relevant market for photonics with a 30% global market share (2015) including overseas’ production. This webinar gave EU SMEs the market intelligence to help make better-informed decisions when entering the Japanese market. It is based on the research (including discussions with over 20 companies and organisations) conducted by the author during the 6 months MINERVA Fellowship program at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Japan. The webinar included a brief photonics market overview and...

June 01

2018

01-06-18 | 15:30 - 16:30 CET Want to leverage your intellectual property (IP) for fundraising and exit? Intellectual property assets are frequently the most valuable assets for high-tech or life sciences startups, and other small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). Companies often struggle with how best to manage and grow their IP portfolio to adequately protect their core ideas and products, while simultaneously increase corporate value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The webinar is targeted at EU and Japanese startups and SMEs seeking to understand...

May 31

2018

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 EtiquetteGeneral...

May 29

2018

29-05-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What opportunities does the cheese market in Japan offer to EU companies? Japan has a short history of eating cheese that is not part of the traditional cuisine. More than 50% of the cheese consumption is processed cheese, and about 35% of the imported natural cheese is used for domestic production of processed cheese. In recent years, the Japanese imports of cheese is increasing, and, in particular, imports from EU. The growing wine consumption has resulted in increased sales of cheese as Japanese consumers perceive that cheese goes well...

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Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants...
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How is Japan’s regulatory stance efficiently incorporating fintech into Japan’s economic landscape? Consisting of numerous and diverse fast-growing segments, the fintech industry is fast becoming a...

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July 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the July issue:LEGISLATION AND...
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Report: The Japanese Fintech Sector To get the access to this report, please ...
Report: Market Entry to Japan Via Ecommerce To get the access to this report, please ...