November 28

2019

28-11-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET When do I have to pay Consumption Tax when I do business with Japan? Do I have to pay Consumption Tax? How can I get paid consumption tax back? How to deal with Consumption Tax when doing business with or in Japan is a question that is often asked to JTPP Helpdesk’s experts, as Japan’s CT operates rather differently from the EU VAT regime. In this webinar, Tokyo-based tax attorney Mrs. Hiroko Koido gave an outline of the rules regarding Consumption Tax in Japan, discussed the changes after the CT increase to 10% from October 1st and...

November 27

2019

November 28

2019

The 25th Lean in Europe visit was a double visit to Pneu Laurent and SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon, France. The application deadline has now passed. This visit focused on the challenges of introducing lean thinking and lean tools into old plants. It addressed the challenges of understanding the current situation and how to develop people and processes. Day 1 - lean discussion and visit to Pneu Laurent During the coach transfer from Paris CDG airport there will be a lean discussion, led by Prof. Richard Keegan (Adjunct Associate Professor of Operational...
SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon

November 26

2019

26-11-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET As a professional service provider, where can I find the information to do business in Japan? Is it necessary to have my professional qualification recognised? Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.  This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyse the...

November 19

2019

19-11-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What to know before starting trade exchanges with Japan? Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.  This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyse the best and the easiest way to put into practice the EU-Japan EPA and will also provide some useful links...

November 18

2019

November 19

2019

The Lean in Europe visit #24 was to Applus+ IDIADA Santa Oliva close to Barcelona. This visit was open both to people working on lean implementation and to alumni of the EU-Japan Centre's Vulcanus in Japan activity. Photo © Applus IDIADA This visit focused on the challenges of introducing Lean thinking and Lean tools at Idiada two years after their first deployment. It addressed the challenges of understanding the current situation and how to develop people and processes. Applus+ IDIADA is an engineering company providing engineering services such as design,...
IDIADA - Santa Oliva

November 05

2019

05-11-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How will Japan use its leadership in bioscience and biotech to make its economy sustainable? Japan has long been successful in the commercial application of bioscience, in particular in biomedicine and industrial biotechnology. Only recently, Japan has defined its own agenda in this field, centred on the concept of a “bio-digital integration”. This new openness offers opportunities for European SMEs and startups with sustainable products, competencies for their production, or technologies to team up with Japanese partners in areas such as...

October 31

2019

  European Innovation Day   European Innovation Landscape and Women Innovators This event aims to bring together the Japan-based community of innovators, individuals as well as institutions to help them discover opportunities in Europe, and cooperation opportunities with Europe. It will provide information on strategies for fostering innovation both in the EU and Japan, and will give an overview of innovation landscapes. Latest developments, and future tools such as, on the EU side, the European Innovation Council; and on the Japanese side, the Moonshot project, will be...
Delegation of the European Union to Japan

October 29

2019

29-10-19 | 16:00 - 17:00 AM CET Japan is quietly becoming a world leader in nanotechnology: what are the recent trends of this sector? It’s not very widely known or publicised by the Japanese government, but nanotech has reached a more mature stage in Japan which is leading to a variety of new initiatives and innovations which were not even conceivable when nanotech first came to the world’s attention a couple of decades ago.  Japanese government initiatives as well as private company R&D has given Japanese researchers a much more robust understanding of how and when...

October 28

2019

Overview This seminar will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges faced by IP professionals, especially in in-house positions, when dealing with strategy-related topics about the IPRs they manage such as international patent filings in the EU and Japan, and the dynamics of corporate IP functions in light of the technological development. Programme 10:00-10:15 Welcome and opening remarks by Mr. Philippe de Taxis du Poet, EU-side General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, and Mr. Gabriele Lo Monaco, First Secretary, Trade and Economic Section,...
Delegation of the European Union to Japan (Europa House)

October 25

2019

25-10-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The adequacy decision between the EU and JP is in place and is now an available safeguard to organisations which have the requirement to send personal data from Europe to Japan. While this agreement is an important achievement, from a business perspective the struggle to identify risks, data flow, accountability and to ensure appropriate mechanisms for data subjects to support their rights, can be very time and budget consuming due its complexity. In order to handle the complexity of legal and technical obligations, experts known as data...

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