October 01

2019

01-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with managerial planning to draw optimal results when exporting and selling your agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the last webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to learn how to make managerial planning and optimise the outcomes of their export-to-sales businesses in Japan...

September 27

2019

27-09-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are important differences between the appeal proceedings at the EPO and JPO? While efforts have been made to harmonize the process of IP prosecution around the world, important differences remain that must be understood in order to achieve efficient prosecution in each jurisdiction. One such example is appeal proceedings before the EPO and JPO. At the EPO appeal proceedings follow a rather formalistic approach and applicants have to be aware that the Boards of Appeal are very strict with respect to amendments filed during the appeal...

September 26

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...

September 24

2019

24-09-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What should be known about the EPA and intellectual property rights (IPRs)? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU products in the realm of IPRs, especially thanks to the recognition of several geographical indications (GIs). But the EPA is not only about GIs, in fact, the text of the Agreement between the EU and Japan is covering many different aspects of intellectual property protection, from patents to copyright, trade secrets, and common measures built on the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. This webinar is part of...

September 17

2019

17-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with legal procedures to fully comply with when exporting and selling agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the second webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to know the legal procedures and comply to full extent with legal requirements from different Japanese authorities. A...

September 10

2019

10-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with administrative processes in sequence when exporting and selling your agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the first webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to learn the administrative processes to follow and to make thorough preparation for their export-to-sales businesses...
Japan

September 03

2019

03-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What to know before starting trade exchanges with Japan? Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.  This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyse the best and the easiest way to put into practice the EU-Japan EPA and will also provide some useful links...

September 01

2019

August 31

2020

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 European engineers and science-major students, managed by the EU-Japan Centre. Every year, highly skilled and motivated Vulcanus participants are selected to undertake industrial internships in Japan for 8 months, following an intensive 4-months’ Japanese language course and seminars. Typical internship projects range in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, ICT, Chemistry,...
Japan

July 16

2019

July 17

2019

The 23rd Lean in Europe visit was a double visit to Škoda's Lean Centre and to LEGO’s packing facility near Prague in the Czech Republic. It took place on Tuesday, 16 & Wednesday 17 July 2019 and included an evening discussion, moderated by Prof. Richard Keegan, around how the participants' companies capture, process and use data to capture value (see thumbnail picture at the bottom of this page). The Škoda part of the visit focused on: strategic development; team training; and using lean and industry 4.0 tools. The LEGO part of the visit focused on: implementation...
LEGO and Škoda’s Lean Centre

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...

EU-Japan Centre News

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The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation has started its operation as a new independent legal...
Launch of online training series. From September onwards, the EU-Japan Centre is managing a series...

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27/10/2020
27-10-20 | 09:30 - 10:30 AM CET How can EU SMEs best take advantage of the e-commerce growth during COVID-19 to better position their products for market entry and expansion in Japan?  In 40 minutes...
28/10/2020
28-10-20 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET What should you know when entering medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic devices (MD/IVD) market in Japan? Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits...

Library

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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...
Report: Japanese Electronics Sector To get the access to this report, please ...