May 28

2019

28-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can EU-based SMEs prepare effectively for hosting a business delegation from Japan? After having invested time, money and other resources into making initial contact and subsequently developing the basis for a business relationship with partners in Japan, one objective commonly shared by managers in European small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is to invite their Japanese partners to their ‘home base’ in Europe. One potential gain in having such an invitation accepted is that the relationship between partners becomes more solid and...

May 27

2019

27-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The number of patent applications from Europe filed at the JPO was over 20,000, which accounts for more than a third of the total number of patent applications filed at the JPO from overseas (2017).  Even if your patent is successfully granted, are you ready to enforce your patent rights in an efficient way?  If your patent is infringed, how should you counter this?  How should you take proper precautions in order to prevent infringement?  We will introduce these measures based on the practice and systems in Japan from the viewpoint of...

May 21

2019

What are the EPA opportunities for EU dairy exporters to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU dairy exporters to Japan.  Duties will be gradually phased out for hard cheeses and a tariff quota will allow for duty free access as from 1/4/2033 for fresh cheeses.  Import market access improvement also for other dairy products such as butter, whey products and skimmed milk powder. 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-...

May 15

2019

The 21st annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) took place in Brussels on Wednesday, 15 May 2019. The main BRT website has two pages on the annual meeting - one has photos, videos and documents from the 15 May meeting and subsequent meeting with PM Abe, and the other has tweets and other social media articles about the discussions. The BRT has more than 50 members - senior executives from leading EU and Japanese companies / business organisations. They meet annually, together with senior representatives of the Japanese and EU Authorities to discuss...

May 14

2019

14-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can EU-based SMEs that have invested in a business trip to Japan follow up on and gain a return from this investment? One of the challenges that managers face after returning from an overseas business trip is to identify which of the meetings and conversations at (for example) a trade fair, Expo or conference should be prioritised and followed up on. The return from business trips in Japan can be especially challenging in this regard: not only are there the many business cards to sort through and organise, there is the challenge to...

May 09

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...

May 07

2019

What are the EPA opportunities in Japan for EU GI-protected products? The EPA guarantees registration and protection for more than 200 EU GIs for wines and spirits and food-stuffs, including beers, and the possibility to add new GIs in the future. 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 webinar will be accompanied by a factsheet and a practical guide. For more...

April 25

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...

April 24

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...

April 24

2019

On the occasion of the EU-Japan Energy Policy Dialogue held in Tokyo jointly by the Japanese Government and the European Commission, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation organized a side event, bringing together Japanese and European energy business people to discuss about the possibility of future cooperation in the field of hydrogen and offshore wind power system. Program (Moderator: Akira YABE, Dr. Eng. Director General, Technology Strategy Center, NEDO) 14.30 Welcoming remarksDr. Philippe de Taxis du Poet, EU-side General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for...
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