07-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to accelerate the transparency, quality and smoothness of strategic planning with Japanese partners? In this webinar, we will discuss strategy and strategic planning between European and Japanese organisations. The popular literature on cross-cultural management focuses on cultural differences up-front at the neglect of the actual business challenges. One such challenge, about which the literature is largely silent, concerns a matter of paramount importance to many European companies: how to align strategy with Japanese...
28-04-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you interested in a new funding opportunity to support collaboration between EU and Japanese companies in the development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential, in any sector? Within the GlobalStars initiative of EUREKA, Japan (NEDO), the United Kingdom, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, and Spain are supporting this common call. The call will open in early June and run until early September 2020. EUREKA (www.eurekanetwork.org) is an intergovernmental organisation for market-driven...
VISIT POSTPONED: The 28th Lean in Europe visit was scheduled to be to Ski Beat's La Plagne resort in the French Alps on 20 & 21 April 2020. In light of disruption and health concerns associated with the global outbreak of coronavirus this visit will be postponed for the foreseeable future. Go to the gemba in a real service environment - Genchi, Genbutsu Gennin (現地・現物・現認) ! The 28th Lean in Europe visit was to look at how lean rules and tools can be applied in a service environment (the hospitality industry). This visit will be led by Prof. Richard Keegan...
La Plagne 1800 - Ski Beat
EVENT POSTPONED: The 22nd Annual Meeting was scheduled to take place in Tokyo on Friday, 17 April 2020. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be postponed. The length of the postponement is unclear. For more information about the BRT, its members, its links to the EU-Japan EPA, its 2020 annual meeting and previous ones, please see the main BRT website.
14-04-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Do you want to accelerate the transparency, quality and smoothness of trust and relationship building with Japanese partners? We all know that trust, networking and personal relations are important in Japan, but it is not so much appreciated that these three facets of business life are dramatically more important to Japanese companies. The three words, while superficially translatable into European languages, have meanings and connotations that are highly culture-specific. In this webinar we will unravel these latent elements which are...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Webinar 151: Cross Cultural Issues: Influence decision making processes in Japanese organisations (Part 2)
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...