November 20

2018

Overview: International region-to-region cooperation is an effective means for bringing dynamism to regional economy by internationalizing activities of local entities, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Forms of regional cooperation are well diversified, covering wide range of activities such as export-import of commodities, trade in services, investment, business partnerships (B2Bs), collaboration in research, technology development and innovation, and promotion of people mobility. Such cases of region-to-region cooperation in industry, trade,...
Delegation of European Union to Japan

November 13

2018

What are the recent developments in the AR and VR fields in Japan and where can EU companies add value to the market? Augmented reality and Virtual reality are still technologies in development but with a lot of potential in many domains. The Japanese government issued a report as early as 2016 about the expected long-term positive effects on the Japanese economy brought by AR and VR. The Japanese AR and VR market has a lot of strong players in the gaming field including Sony for Hardware or Bandai Namco and GREE for software. Japanese companies also started an offering...

November 12

2018

November 13

2018

The twentieth Lean in Europe visit took place in Spain's Basque Country on Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 November 2018. The usual Lean in Europe terms and conditions apply. Mission location: Basque Country, Spain (closest airport is Bilbao, BIO). 25 places, priority was given to applicants with some experience in implementing lean. Cost: No participation fee, although all participants had to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Day 1 - Preparatory evening at the Basquegame Lab The prep evening included: a lean activity led by Richard Keegan (Adjunct Professor -...
GKN Driveline Zumaia

November 08

2018

How can my SME benefit from the preferential rates linked to the Rules of Origin? The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is foreseen to come into force in early 2019 giving opportunities to European SMEs to start exporting or strengthen their exports to Japan. The agreement lets exporters benefit from preferential treatment upon importation into Japan provided that their products are produced within the European Union. However, the Rules of Origin can become complex to understand, especially when the supply chain involves multiple countries. The goal of this webinar...

November 06

2018

06-11-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How do I follow up visits in Japan and keep in touch with Japanese Business Partners? A first encounter with Japanese business partners can be quite challenging. Having a realistic view of what can be achieved at all and what pitfalls are to be avoided, is of vital importance. Not only do you need to know about the basic business etiquette. You will also have to be acquainted with Japanese communication and presentation styles. No matter if you meet up with your potential business partners in Japan or your home country. This webinar will...

November 05

2018

05-11-18 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM CET Hackathon is a hacking marathon to accelerate some solutions development. This format is very used in the “digital world”, but much less in the real physical product development and innovation. This webinar has the purpose to show what is it, and share some tips and tricks on how to use a hackathon to accelerate the product development. Registration deadline: 02/11/2018 Topics learned during this webinar? When you would like to accelerate a product development, and at least arrive to a (semi-)functional prototype, the product hackathon can...

October 30

2018

30-10-18 | 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 it operates rather differently from the EU VAT regime. In this webinar, Tokyo-based tax attorney Ms. Hiroko Koido will give an outline of the rules regarding Consumption Tax in Japan and introduce a number of cases. The webinar was targeted to EU companies having...

October 23

2018

How can I turn my first encounter with Japanese business partners into a success? This webinar has been postponed to 23/10/2018 A first encounter with Japanese business partners can be quite challenging. Having a realistic view of what can be achieved at all and what pitfalls are to be avoided, is of vital importance. Not only do you need to know about the basic business etiquette. You will also have to be acquainted with Japanese communication and presentation styles. No matter if you meet up with your potential business partners in Japan or your home country. This...

October 19

2018

On the occasion of the visit of Mr. Julien Guerrier, Director of the European Commission Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation organized a briefing on EASME's support for European SMEs.
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

October 19

2018

Webinar This webinar is only open to participants in our Training "Get Ready For Japan" 5 - 16 November  Training Programme to Japan About the mission The EU-Japan Centre launches “Get Ready for Japan”, a 2 weeks long training which will take place in Tokyo,  aimed at helping EU companies make better partnering decisions when entering or expanding into the Japanese market. This mission, whose contents are inspired/drawn from the 4 weeks long Human Resources Training Programme, will offer a concentrated combination of: 1) hands-on business seminars about Japan; 2) practical...
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The Centre is inviting applications for a 6 months in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, targeting...
The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for expert report proposals for its "About Japan"...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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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...
Japan
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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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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...