ABOUT THE CENTRE
The Centre is a joint venture established in 1987 by the European Commission (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government (METI) for promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan. It is jointly funded and managed by both sides. It has its head office in Tokyo and an office in Brussels.
JAPANESE BUSINESS CULTURE
2-week ‘Get Ready for Japan’ scheme in Tokyo.
CROSS CULTURAL & MARKET ACCESS WORKSHOPS
Half-day or full-day workshops in the EU to introduce EU companies to Japanese business culture, export procedures/rules and EU-Japan EPA opportunities. Done in cooperation with local members of EEN.
JAPANESE MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE
5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission in Japan.
In-depth one-day visits to world class European plants and discussion and sharing of lean thinking
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/lean-visits-europe (physical visits to European companies)
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/lean-cafe (webinars and online discussions of lean strategy)
INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIPS IN JAPAN
One-year 'Vulcanus' programme in Japan.
HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THE EU-JAPAN EPA
The ‘EPA Helpdesk’ supports and guides EU SMEs in their search for relevant information.
EU-Japan trade deal: the opportunities for small business
Doing business in the Land of the Rising Sun
OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPANESE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
The ‘Tax & Public Procurement Helpdesk’ provides a wide range of services in the areas of public procurement and tax issues in Japan. https://www.eu-japan.eu/government-procurement
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND IP
The ‘EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk’ supports EU and Japanese companies and individuals in their search for technologies. http://www.eu-jp-tthelpdesk.eu/
BUSINESS PARTNERS IN JAPAN
TEMPORARY OFFICE IN JAPAN
"Step in Japan" is a support initiative for SMEs, offered free of charge.
PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PLAN
“Keys to Japan” offers a personalized market entry business plan.
CLUSTER & SME COOPERATION
The ‘Cluster Support Helpdesk’ can identify potential cooperation partners in Japan.
BUSINESS & MATCHMAKING MISSIONS TO JAPAN
3-4 days missions are organised every year in Japan for EU Clusters and SMEs in biotech, ICT and nanotech.
Include market-specific business seminars, one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair.
HOSTING A JAPANESE ENGINEERING STUDENT
BUSINESS INFORMATION & DIALOGUE
INTELLIGENCE on MARKETS & OPPORTUNITIES in JAPAN
The "EU Business in Japan" programme offers information, reports and webinars on a wide range of Japanese business sectors. https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/
EU & JAPAN POLICY SEMINARS
The Centre's seminars and workshops both in Europe and Japan cover a wide range of issues including circular economy, SMEs, food safety, public procurement, EPA, regions & clusters, connectivity... https://www.eu-japan.eu/policy-seminars
FELLOWSHIPS FOR EXPERTS
“Minerva” is a 6-month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues.
EU-JAPAN BUSINESS ROUND TABLE
The ‘EU-Japan Business Round Table’ (BRT) fosters communication between the Japanese and European industries, and submits recommendations to the Japanese and European authorities.
R&D PARTNERS in JAPAN
The Centre is the ‘National Contact Point’ in Japan for the EU programmes "Horizon Europe" and “Horizon 2020” to promote research cooperation and support participation from Japanese organisations to Horizon 2020. https://www.ncp-japan.jp/
Space Japan focus on certain cooperation sectors such as Earth Observation.
Global Navigation Satellite systems (GNSS).
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION
Philippe de Taxis du Poët, General Manager: @PhilippePoet
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COORDINATION with the TPOs
The Centre organises regular meetings with all the Member States Trade Promotion Organization present in Japan for sharing information, and ensure complementarities.
ACTIVITIES JUST LAUNCHED or in THE PIPELINE
EU-JAPAN REGIONAL COOPERATION
Launched in October 2019 to promote cooperation at the level of clusters, regions and prefectures.
First event in Strasbourg on 27-29 April 2020.
EU-JAPAN CLIMATE ACTION
EU-Japan cooperation on climate action though industry, trade and climate policies. Series of events to be organised in Japan.
EU BUSINESS MISSIONS to JAPAN
With a view to taking advantage of the EU-Japan EPA, missions to assist European SMEs access the Japanese market via organizing European business missions to Japan, including matchmaking with Japanese companies.
EU-JAPAN BUSINESS COLLABORATION in THIRD MARKETS
Operational follow up of the seminar organised on 3 December 2019
Operationalisation of the business dimension of EU-Japan Connectivity partnership, including its financial arm with EIB-JBIC and EIB-JICA MoUs.
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