October 09

2018

What are the significant advancements in autonomous driving systems in Japan? Unknown to many in the industry, Japan has a variety of autonomous driving systems developments that will likely be adopted by major automakers in the coming years.  Major automakers like Toyota and Nissan are investing heavily, but so are a variety of lesser-known Japanese tech, chip and auto electronics companies.  Meanwhile, Japan’s government has made development of such autonomous driving systems a key priority for the nation. The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to become part of...

October 05

2018

05-10-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET In a business environment that is becoming increasingly interconnected and dependent on data exchange, protection of data is one of the most sensible legal topics to deal with. The implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in May 2018 has set new standards to protect personal data also beyond the territory of the European Union. This webinar seeks to provide an overview of the applicable legal framework of data protection to European businesses operating in Japan and addresses how to cope with these...

September 18

2018

How do I establish first contacts and lay the basis for a good relationship with Japanese partners? Many products and services that are successful in Europe will undoubtedly also be appreciated in Japan. Just how to find and approach potential partners in the land of the rising sun? This webinar tells you all about the appropriate channels and strategies to introduce yourself to Japanese customers. It takes you through the process from first contact making to getting ready for your initial trip to Japan. Besides coming up with a number of hands-on tips, the webinar also...

September 11

2018

How is Japan’s regulatory stance efficiently incorporating fintech into Japan’s economic landscape? Consisting of numerous and diverse fast-growing segments, the fintech industry is fast becoming a vital industry across the world’s key markets. As a technological leader, Japan is an emerging player in the fintech landscape. Japan is one of the foremost DLT markets, while aggressive growth in numerous market segments including the robo-advisor, PFM, and fintech lending industries give rise to a potentially lucrative market landscape. Japan’s regulatory stance aims to...

June 29

2018

29-06-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are Utility Models and how can I best implement them in company`s IP strategy? What are the procedures and requirement to register file utility model rights in some European countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain as well as in Japan? What aspects are examined and what is not examined? How long does it take to get the utility model right granted and how long is it valid? What kind of inventions or subject matter is exempt registration as utility model rights? Is it possible to enforce a utility model right? What re the...

June 26

2018

26-06-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How has Fintech become a strong area within the Japanese startup ecosystem and where do the opportunities lie for European entrepreneurs and investors? The knowledge gained from our webinar will uncover the reasons why Fintech is booming in Japan although it is a very new concept. Besides the support from the Japanese government which passes laws to support the sector’s growth, Japanese megabanks have also understood the need of innovation for investment opportunities but also as a way to improve efficiency and find new revenue streams....

June 21

2018

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EU In 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 20

2018

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EU In 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 19

2018

19-06-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the key factors for a successful entry into the Japanese ecommerce market? Japan is the world’s fourth largest ecommerce market with annual growth estimated at 9.1% in 2016 to ¥15.136 trillion. Ecommerce offers excellent means of entry into the Japanese market as it is scalable, relatively low-cost and enables merchants to retain control over their business operations. This webinar is meant to be a practical “how-to guide” that provides overseas ecommerce merchants with a detailed overview of the Japanese market along with all the...

June 05

2018

05-06-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can European SMEs in tourism retail and distribution business compete with global OTAs? Today more and more tourism sales and marketing are done online and a handful of global Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) appear to dominate the tourism sector.  Offline and other channels still hold good market shares; however, they are mostly small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) operating locally or regionally and facing increasing threats from those technology-based global giants. In this competitive sector, European SMEs need to design new...

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On Monday 1st July 2019, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the German Chamber of...
The latest issue of the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is available on https://www.eu-japan...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...

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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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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...

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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...
The Country-of-Origin Effect in Japan (MINERVA Fellowship) By Paul Van der Plas in the framework of the...