February 13

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 12

2019

12-02-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What Laws should you know when starting a business in Japan? Legal matters upon starting and operating a business in Japan from technical points will be described in this webinar. On the other hand, the presentation will focus on the course of actions for start-ups and how to overcome the challenges you may encounter rather in practical points of view. The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking to launch a business in Japan, and who would need updated information about the laws and the statutes regarding starting and operating a...

February 05

2019

05-08-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can a European company efficiently set up and effectively utilise a representative office in Japan? This Webinar presents practical, step-by-step guidelines relevant to EU-based small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are thinking about entering Japanese markets by first opening a representative office. For many companies in Europe, Japan can appear both an attractive and a distant or unfamiliar market. For this reason, many European companies hesitate to invest in Japan, or do decide to invest on the basis of imperfect or out-...

January 29

2019

29-01-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What is Japan’s approach to address plastic pollution? Japan is a world leader producer and consumer of plastic and disposable products. Yet, marine pollution from plastic waste is a growing concern and, after the EU, Japan is actively preparing a new strategy to tackle this issue before welcoming the next G20 in Osaka in 2019. The webinar will introduce the Japanese market of single-use plastic products and potential substitutes, focusing on the items targeted by the EU. We will review the latest development and current situation in Japan,...

January 25

2019

25-01-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The complexity of current R&D and innovation challenges requires cutting edge companies to constantly seek external strategic partners to acquire competitive know-how and technologies. The goal of this webinar is to present a proven scientific platform that transforms the complexity of scattered historical scientific information and up-to-date research information hidden behind silo’s, into a single, user-friendly search engine streamlining real-time validated partner discovery, consortium building and collaboration. Registration...

January 17

2019

On the occasion of the visit of Dr. Jean-Noël Thépaut, Director, Head of Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will organize a presentation about ECMWF’s activities to implement C3S.   About COPERNICUSCopernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship programme for monitoring the Earth’s environment using space and in-situ observations. Copernicus delivers operational data and information services on a range of topical areas. https://www.copernicus.eu/en About...
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January 17

2019

Japanese and EU decision makers presented their visions for long term climate policies and discussed the opportunities and the challenges ahead on decarbonisation of their economies. Business representatives and experts gave their views in a panel discussion on the business opportunities offered through decarbonisation.
Delegation of European Union to Japan ((Europa House, 4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0047)

December 17

2018

17-12-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What do companies with R&D in Europe and Japan need to know in regard to the various employee invention legal systems? This webinar explains the basics of different legal systems on employee remuneration in Japan and Germany, and will also provide some information on how this topic is dealt with in some other European jurisdictions. It teaches who owns the right to an invention in each jurisdiction and how a company can take possession of the invention. The webinar also covers the question of adequate remuneration for inventors. It...

December 13

2018

What additional opportunities will the EPA offer to European SMEs? The EU-Japan Economic partnership Agreement (EPA), expected to come into force in 2019, will give European companies additional opportunities in Japan’s government or public procurement market. While European companies already have enjoyed access to Japanese government contracts under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), the EPA builds upon the GPA and gives European companies additional access to procurement by Japanese government entities and extra assurances to compete with Japanese...

December 11

2018

11-12-18 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How do I successfully prepare and negotiate a deal? Meetings with Japanese partners follow a different agenda than the one we are used to in Europe. They require a more meticulous preparation process and a good deal of formality. For European business people, the greatest challenge however lies in the fact that Japanese meetings tend to be lengthy and tedious and seldom produce any concrete output. Many try to speed up the process, insist on achieving visible results or put pressure on the Japanese partners – and thus rather do more harm...

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