April 02

2019

02-04-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can managers in EU-based SMEs most effectively prepare for investing in a business trip to Japan? Increasing numbers of small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe are looking to make initial investments in Japanese markets for their goods and services. Common approaches include attending a trade exposition or fair or by joining an EU-sponsored trade mission. This webinar offers practical guidance to European SMEs attempting to ‘stand out from the crowd’ and ‘get noticed’ in Japan. Presenting real-life examples of European...

March 29

2019

29-03-19 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM CET Technology transfer is the process in which we identify technologies that may have some commercial value, protect them and commercialize or license them to companies that may have such technological need. This webinar has the purpose to introduce a case study to justify the need for tech transfer, the process that we utilize, and share some basic concepts that can help your institution, academic or industrial to make the best of this process. Registration deadline: 28/03/2019 Topics learned during this webinar? Through this webinar you will be...

March 27

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...

March 19

2019

19-03-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Are there distinctive styles of Japanese business communication? Specifically, the webinar focuses on styles of business communication commonly used by managers in Japan, comparing these styles of communication to those commonly used by managers across Europe. The term ‘style’ comes from a Latin word stilus, meaning a ‘writing instrument’ or ‘pen’. Just as individuals vary in terms of their ‘style’ of handwriting, so individual managers in Europe and in Japan vary in terms of their preferred ‘styles’ of business communication. As with...

March 13

2019

March 14

2019

The 22nd Lean in Europe visit was to Amorim & Irmãos, near Porto, in Portugal. It took place on Thursday, 14 March 2019, with a preparatory meeting and dinner the previous evening. This visit focused on the challenges of introducing lean thinking and lean tools to a traditional process (the production of cork stoppers). Amorim is the largest producer and supplier of cork stoppers worldwide and in whom the main wine producers place their trust. The experience of around a century and a half of activity and a development/innovation standing provide a unique guarantee...
Amorim & Irmãos

March 05

2019

05-03-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can European SMEs both overcome and exploit mutual perceptions of distance and difference between European and Japanese business environments? In contexts for international business and management, perceptions of ‘distance’ and ‘difference’ can appear as sources of high risk, threats to management control, and thus as obstacles to international business success. As illustrated in this webinar, distances between Europe and Japan can appear actual or perceived: e.g. ‘real’ in terms of geography and climate, and ‘psychological’ in terms of...

February 28

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...

February 26

2019

26-02-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Urban Technology Alliance offering European and Japanese Smart City Testbeds The first objective of this webinar is to present the Urban Technology Alliance (UTA), a global alliance of smart city testbeds involving European and Japanaese cities and technological stakeholders. In addition, this webinar will be an opportunity to give a presentation of some of the ongoing smart city experiments within the UTA city testbeds.  The webinar is targeted to EU companies and organisations seeking a testing environment for their IoT and smart city...

February 22

2019

22-02-19 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM CET Looking to build a fundable financial model for your startup, but don't know where to start? You are not alone.... creating a set of realistic financial projections is one of the most daunting tasks for most founders! And yet, it is critical to effectively communicate funding needs and valuation expectations to investors and potential business partners, while at the same time serving as an important tool to prioritize spending and guarantee the economic survival of your startup.Based on her experiences as a Silicon-Valley valuation expert,...

February 21

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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26-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Is the Japanese leather and footwear market worth the effort for EU companies? Yes in so many ways! Finding new export channels is critical for any business but...
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28-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of fishery products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting his products to Japan? Trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters...

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Report on EU-Japan Cluster & Region Cooperation This report is the result of a research conducted...
Analysis of EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries Cooperation between European and Japanese...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #69 March 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...
February 2020 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the February issue:LEGISLATION...