February 06

2018

06-02-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What will be the impact of the EU-Japan EPA on government procurement? In December, Japan and the European Union have finalised negotiations for a trade agreement. Government procurement was part of these lengthy negotiations. In this webinar, we will highlight what has been agreed upon in the EPA and the effects that European companies can expect concerning public procurement. The webinar was targeted to EU companies seeking to engage a business with the Japanese government. Topics learned during this webinar: What changes have been agreed...

February 02

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.

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 was targeted at EU...
Japan

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 13

2017

November 14

2017

The 15th Lean in Europe visit took place on 14 November 2017. The company visited was Hansamatrix, an electronic systems manufacturer, in Riga (Latvia).The visit focused on Hansamatrix's approach towards WCM. A preparatory afternoon and networking dinner was held the previous evening. 28 people joined this visit. Highlights from the visit Hansamatrix made a video with highlights from the visit, including interviews with some participants (running time: 4'06"). Social media coverage of the visit A Hansamatrix representative covered both the pre-evening discussion and...
Hansamatrix

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...

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To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
The latest issue of the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is available on https://www.eu-japan...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...

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Testimonials FROM former participants Ms Gizem Cicek (TR) Trainee at Hitachi Research Lab – VinJ 2016/2017 "Can you imagine yourself feeling so lucky all the time? I couldn’t, until I got a chance...
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Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! “Vulcanus in Japan” is a 1-year internship programme for...

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July 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the July issue:LEGISLATION AND...
June 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...
May 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the May issue:LEGISLATION AND...