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.
Half-a-day cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce EU companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture. 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.
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. https://www.eu-japan.eu/epa-helpdesk
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
The Centre is the contact point in Japan of the ‘Enterprise Europe Network’. https://www.een-japan.eu/
TEMPORARY OFFICE IN JAPAN
"Step in Japan" is a support initiative for SMEs, offered free of charge. https://www.eu-japan.eu/logistical-support-step-japan
PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PLAN
“Keys to Japan” offers a personalized market entry business plan.
HOSTING A JAPANESE ENGINEERING STUDENT
BUSINESS INFORMATION ON JAPAN
The ‘EU business in Japan’ project offers information and reports on a wide range of Japanese business sectors.
The ‘Cluster Support Helpdesk’ can identify potential cooperation partners in Japan. https://www.eu-japan.eu/high-tech-cluster-support
Cluster support 3-5 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. https://www.eu-japan.eu/business-missions-japan
INTELLIGENCE AND POLICY
EU AND JAPAN POLICIES
The Centre's seminars and workshops both in Europe and Japan cover a wide range of issues including climate change, environment, energy, industry, SMEs, food safety…
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 DIALOGUE
The ‘EU-Japan Business Round Table’ fosters communication between the Japanese and European industries, and submits recommendations to the Japanese and European authorities.
SCIENTIFIC PARTNERS IN JAPAN
The Centre is the ‘National Contact Point’ in Japan for the EU programme “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. https://www.eu-japan.eu/spacejapan
Global Navigation Satellite systems (GNSS). https://japan.gnss.asia/
Philippe de Taxis du Poët, General Manager: @PhilippePoet
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Activities in preparation
Regional cooperation platform to promote EU-Japan regional cooperation (clusters, regions, prefectures). Follow up of the regional cooperation conference in November 2018.
Co-financing of industry projects
Information on operational follow up of the MoU signed between the European Investment Bank and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in October 2018.
Group of EU Member States TPOs
Organise regular meetings of the Member States Trade Promotion Organization present in Japan for sharing information (invitation launched in February 2019).