April 07

2020

07-04-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How does the EU-Japan EPA impact the various segments of the finance industry? The financial industry consists of a broad taxonomy of diverse market actors, large and small. While the industry consists of many different segments, the language of the EU-Japan EPA is written in such a way as to be broadly inclusive of the industry as a whole. The EPA covers market actors ranging from fintech start-ups, to professional financial advisors, to the blockchain & cryptocurrency and the peer-to-peer & crowdfunding landscapes.  This webinar...

March 24

2020

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation invites experts to record a lecture on a different issue relating to European and Japanese industry. Aimed primarily at young professionals – the next generation of managers – this occasional series of lectures will look at some of the issues and themes affecting and shaping business now and in the future. Lecture 1 – Getting Things Done! A perspective on Leadership in Europe and Japan In this lecture, Dr. Richard Keegan, Adjunct Associate Professor of Lean Operational Excellence, Trinity Business School examines...

March 18

2020

POSTPONED. ½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn 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...

March 17

2020

17-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of forestry products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of forest 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...

March 12

2020

12-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to understand and influence decision-making processes in Japanese organisations? Decision-making processes in Japanese organisations is an area of considerable bafflement to outsiders, but the Japanese approach to decision-making is based on different priorities and concerns, behind which lies clear pragmatic thinking. This webinar will supply an understanding of the underlying assumptions pertaining to decision-making processes in Japanese organisations and tools and tactics for successfully navigating the decision-making...

March 11

2020

March 12

2020

Visit postponed. The Lean in Europe visit to Tetra Pak in Lund (Sweden) was scheduled to take place on Thursday, 12th March 2020 with a pre-visit meeting and dinner held on the previous evening. In light of the COVID-19 precautions this visit will be postponed for the foreseeable future. About Tetra Pak and the Lund site The two lines that participants will visit are Packaging Equipment and Sealing & Creasing. Most of the material produced on the Lund site are for internal purposes or spare parts for the filling machines on the packaging equipment line. Tetra...
Tetra Pak

March 10

2020

10-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of leather and footwear products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of leather and footwear 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...

March 03

2020

03-03-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to accelerate the transparency, quality and smoothness of communication with Japanese partners? This webinar on cross-cultural communication will not dwell on the popular assumptions about the cultural differences between Japan and Europe. Rather the aim to approach the matter of divergence from a fresh perspective by probing the differences in the underlying assumptions pertaining to the actual business challenges as experienced by European companies dealing with Japan and Japanese firms active in Europe. Integral to our...

February 28

2020

28-02-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Artificial intelligence (AI) is already capable of creating literary, artistic and musical works as well as technical inventions. As machines have quickly learned to mimic human creativity and inventiveness, the intellectual property (IP) world has entered into AI-driven unchartered territory. Are and should AI-created works and inventions be protected by copyright and patents? How do we answer the question of authorship, inventorship and ownership? The webinar will then shift to the questions of whether and to what extent the use of data...

February 28

2020

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) entered into force just over a year ago, and has both strengthened existing business opportunities for Czech and Japanese businesses and created new ones. On 28 February, a seminar entitled, Business opportunities in Japan for Czech companies - Impact of EU-Japan EPA / Digital Innovation, reviewed the impact the EPA and digital innovation are having on Czech-Japan business links. This event was co-organised by JETRO Czech Republic and the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, with the support of the Ministry of...
Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

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JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS MAY 2020 ISSUE AVAILABLE NOW The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is...
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02/06/2020
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...
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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...

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Japanese Industry and policy News May 2020 The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly...
Report on EU-Japan Cluster & Region Cooperation This report is the result of a research conducted...
Analysis of EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries Cooperation between European and Japanese...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #69 March 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...