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...

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...

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~Transforming business in the digital, green and space transitions~ In this webinar, you will be able to: • learn about concrete cases of such collaborative industrial innovation in particular in the...
03/12/2020
In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising "Export Support" webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member...

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EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #72 December 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's...
Japanese Industry and Policy News September-October 2020 issue Topics covered on the issue:LEGISLATION AND...
Report: Artificial Intelligence in the Japanese Educational Sector To get the access to this report, please ...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #71 October 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's...