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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.

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BUSINESS SERVICES

  • BUSINESS & MATCHMAKING MISSIONS TO JAPAN: 3-5 days business support missions are organised every year in Japan for EU Clusters and SMEs in biotech, digital, nanotech and green economy. Include exhibiting and one-on-one meetings at a targeted trade fair
  • INTELLIGENCE ON MARKETS & OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPAN: The "EU Business in Japan" project offers information and reports on a wide range of Japanese business sectors, on regulations and Japanese business culture. Over 400 reports and webinars are already available
  • BUSINESS PARTNERING IN JAPAN: The EU-Japan Centre is the contact point in Japan of the "Enterprise Europe Network" (EEN).
  • EU-JAPAN BUSINESS COLLABORATION IN/WITH ASEAN, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA: Helpdesk for EU Japan business cooperation in Africa, ASEAN and Latin America
  • HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THE EU-JAPAN EPA: The "EPA Helpdesk" supports and guides EU SMEs in their search for relevant information
  • HOSTING A JAPANESE ENGINEERING STUDENT IN INDUSTRY IN THE EU: One-year "Vulcanus" programme in Europe
  • TEMPORARY OFFICE IN JAPAN: "Step in Japan" is a support initiative for SMEs, offered free of charge:
  • PROMOTING YOUR PRODUCTS / SERVICES IN JAPAN (organic food / green / digital)
  • 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

 

POLICY RELATED ACTIVITIES

  • 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
  • JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS: By screening various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, this newsletter aims to provide information in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation
  • POLICY REPORTS: The EU-Japan Centre commissions occasional "Minerva" reports on policy intelligence issues aimed at helping EU industry and authorities understand recent trends and developments in Japan in different market segments.
  • EU & JAPAN POLICY SEMINARS: The Centre's webinars and workshops both in Europe and Japan cover a wide range of issues including circular economy, Green x digital, SMEs, food safety, public procurement, EPA, regions & clusters, connectivity

 

TRAINING PROGRAMMES

 

R&D, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND SPACE COOPERATION

  • R&D PARTNERS IN JAPAN: The Centre is the "National Contact Point" in Japan for the EU programmes “Horizon 2020” and its successor "Horizon Europe" to promote research cooperation and support participation of Japanese organisations
  • SPACE COOPERATION: Space Japan focuses on certain cooperation sectors such as Earth Observation
  • TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND IP: The "EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk" supports EU and Japanese companies and individuals in their steps to search for and acquire technologies

 

INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS AND REGIONS

  • MOBILISING CLUSTERS, REGIONS, CITIES, PREFECTURES IN THE EU AND JAPAN: The EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Helpdesk help entities at local level to learn from existing cooperation, and promote new ones in a wide range of topics in terms of industry, trade, investment, innovation, tourism, and people mobility

 

COMMUNICATION & COOPERATION

EU-Japan Centre's News

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Events

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Online and in Japan
17/06/2024 - 12/07/2024
17-21 June 2024, → mandatory week online (open to SMEs and large companies) 08-12 July 2024, → optional week in Japan (open only to SMEs who have completed the first online week) PROGRAMME…
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01/08/2024 - 31/03/2025
  The organization of the Vulcanus Programme is pending reception of a grant by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation for the Japanese fiscal year 2024-2025: Please note that this call is…
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The EU-Japan Centre currently produces 5 newsletters :

  • EU-Japan NEWS - our flagship newsletter covering the Centre's support services, information about EU (or Member States) - Japan cooperation
  • Japanese Industry and Policy News
  • “About Japan” e-News (Only available for EU companies / EU organisations)
  • Japan Tax and Public Procurement Weekly Tender Digest (Only available for EU companies / EU organisations)
  • Tech Transfer Helpdesk Newsletter
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