At the interface between industry's needs and the priorities of the Japanese and European Authorities, the EU-Japan Centre organises debates, informs about the latest industrial and economic policies, presents feedback to policy makers and compare experiences and latest information with a view to sharing best practices and identifying areas of future dialogue and cooperation.

The Centre's seminars and workshops both in Europe and Japan cover a range of issues, including:

  • CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY (main topics include: emissions trading, carbon capture and storage, renewable energy, environmental goods, REACH, Green ICT, and CO2 reduction in transport)
  • TRADE & INVESTMENT (valuable and latest know-how about different industrial sectors in the EU and Japan.)
  • INDUSTRIAL POLICY (main topics include: policies about SMEs, innovation, competition, CSR and food safety provide answers. The Centre also informs about latest developments regarding harmonised and converging ICT-standards and IPR issues).
  • SHAPING BUSINESS (The "Shaping business - investigating issues affecting EU and Japanese industry" recorded lectures/webinars are aimed primarily at young professionals - the next generation of managers - and tackle some of the issues and themes affecting and shaping business now and in the future.)

Details of forthcoming seminars can be found in the events section. For information on past events, including presentations and reports, please see the event archive.

Since July 2015, the EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo has published "Industry and Policy News" taking information from various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation. Upon request, the EU-Japan Centre can search and provide further detailed information on a topic of particular interest to our readers (enquiries and requests to be addressed by email to: Policynews@eu-japan.gr.jp. Details.

The EU-Japan Centre also coordinates the activities of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (or "BRT") and its 4 working parties that deal with specific issues of common interest to both regions' industries and Authorities.

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation also proposes the MINERVA EU-JAPAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME, a 6 months' fellowship for EU and Japanese professionals. The in-house fellowship scheme in Japan is designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues.

EU-Japan Centre News

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Events

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Online
16/07/2020
Lean Café - sharing lean thinking in a friendly atmosphere The EU-Japan Centre would like to invite you to join us at our virtual Lean Café. We will meet occasionally (via Zoom) to discuss and share...
Japan
01/09/2020
Testimonials FROM former participants Ms Gizem Cicek (TR) VinJ Trainee at Hitachi Research Lab  "Can you imagine yourself feeling so lucky all the time? I couldn’t, until I got a chance to live in...

Library

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Japanese Industry and policy News June 2020 Topics covered on the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...
Report: The Japanese Meat Market To get the access to this report, please ...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #70 June 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...
Financing Opportunities for EU SMEs' Internationalisation in Japan Difficulties in accessing external financing and...