September 10

2019

10-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with administrative processes in sequence when exporting and selling your agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the first webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to learn the administrative processes to follow and to make thorough preparation for their export-to-sales businesses...
Japan

September 03

2019

03-09-19 | 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...

September 01

2019

August 31

2020

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 European engineers and science-major students, managed by the EU-Japan Centre. Every year, highly skilled and motivated Vulcanus participants are selected to undertake industrial internships in Japan for 8 months, following an intensive 4-months’ Japanese language course and seminars. Typical internship projects range in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, ICT, Chemistry,...
Japan

July 16

2019

July 17

2019

The 23rd Lean in Europe visit was a double visit to Škoda's Lean Centre and to LEGO’s packing facility near Prague in the Czech Republic. It took place on Tuesday, 16 & Wednesday 17 July 2019 and included an evening discussion, moderated by Prof. Richard Keegan, around how the participants' companies capture, process and use data to capture value (see thumbnail picture at the bottom of this page). The Škoda part of the visit focused on: strategic development; team training; and using lean and industry 4.0 tools. The LEGO part of the visit focused on: implementation...
LEGO and Škoda’s Lean Centre

June 28

2019

28-06-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Patents: Patentability of Software Inventions and AI – Overview of Legal Systems and Recent Trends in Germany, Japan and other European jurisdictions How can you get protection for your Software and AI-related inventions? Software related inventions are often perceived as not patentable. Though this perception is not correct, it is understandable. The law is highly complicated and the fact that every jurisdiction treats this matter differently, doesn't help much. This webinar will shed some light on this topic and help inventors understand...

June 18

2019

What are the EPA opportunities for EU exporters of Processed Agricultural Products (PAPs) to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU PAPs exporters to Japan.  Duties will be eliminated at the entry into force of the Agreement for important products such as mineral waters, cigarettes, cocoa powder, pectic substances, spirits, yeast and caseinates.  For other products such as uncooked spaghetti, esterified starches, food preparations, duties will be eliminated over periods between 6 to 11 years.  Sizeable tariff quotas are provided for other PAPs...

June 11

2019

What are the EPA opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan.  Duties will be gradually phased out for pork meat and processed pork meat, as well as for poultry meat.  For beef meat duties will reduced from almost 40 to 9% over 15 years. 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 Agreement will make and the opportunities it will create. Each...

June 06

2019

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 EtiquetteGeneral...

June 04

2019

04-06-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can managers in EU-based SMEs achieve clear and confident outcomes in their negotiations with Japanese business partners? Earlier Webinars in this series have illustrated how Japanese and European business cultures differ. In European cultures it is normal for people to express individual preferences and concerns directly and explicitly, while in Japan there is a shared expectation that these should be stated indirectly and implicitly, perhaps in order to avoid causing embarrassment or conflict. In Europe, parties to business...

May 29

2019

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 EtiquetteGeneral...

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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...
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EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #69 March 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...