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. *Some are digitalized due to the covid-19 pandemic.

 

TRAINING

JAPANESE BUSINESS CULTURE AND PRACTICES

2-week ‘Get Ready for Japan’ scheme in Tokyo.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/get-ready-for-japan-training-programme

CROSS CULTURAL & MARKET ACCESS WORKSHOPS

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.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/tags/workshops-in-eu

JAPANESE MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE

5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission in Japan.
Nov session : https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/world-class-manufacturing-mission-I
March session : https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/world-class-manufacturing-mission-II

In-depth one-day visits to world class European plants and discussion and sharing of lean thinking
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/lean-cafe (webinars and online discussions of lean strategy)
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/lean-visits-europe (physical visits to European companies)

INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIPS IN JAPAN

One-year 'Vulcanus' programme in Japan.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/host-european-trainee-japan (companies)
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/vulcanus-japan (students) 

 

BUSINESS SERVICES

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

EU-Japan trade deal: the opportunities for small business
https://www.euronews.com/2019/11/01/eu-japan-trade-deal-the-opportunities-for-small-business

Doing business in the Land of the Rising Sun
https://www.euronews.com/2019/11/01/expanding-trade-with-japan-find-out-how-on-business-planet

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 steps to search for and acquire technologies. http://www.eu-jp-tthelpdesk.eu/

BUSINESS PARTNERING IN JAPAN

The Centre is the contact point in Japan of the ‘Enterprise Europe Network’ (EEN).
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.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/market-entry-business-plan-support-keys-japan

CLUSTER & SME COOPERATION

The ‘Cluster Support Helpdesk’ can identify potential cooperation partners in Japan.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/high-tech-cluster-support

BUSINESS & MATCHMAKING MISSIONS TO JAPAN

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

HOSTING A JAPANESE ENGINEERING STUDENT IN INDUSTRY IN THE EU

One-year ‘Vulcanus’ programme in Europe.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/vulcanus-europe (companies)
https://www.eu-japan.eu/ja/VIE-outline (students)

 

BUSINESS INFORMATION & DIALOGUE

INTELLIGENCE ON MARKETS & OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPAN

The "EU Business in Japan" project offers information and reports on a wide range of Japanese business sectors. https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/

EU & JAPAN POLICY SEMINARS

The Centre's webinars 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

6-MONTH IN-HOUSE RESEARCH SCHEME IN JAPAN

“Minerva” is a 6-month in-house research scheme in Japan, designed to support research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. https://www.eu-japan.eu/minerva_programme. Reports available:https://www.eu-japan.eu/overview-minerva-eu-japan-market-policy-intelligence-programme

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.
https://www.eu-japan-brt.eu/

 

INNOVATION 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. https://www.ncp-japan.jp/

SPACE COOPERATION

Space Japan focus on certain cooperation sectors such as Earth Observation.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/spacejapan

SATELLITE NAVIGATION

Global Navigation Satellite systems (GNSS).
https://japan.gnss.asia/

 

COOPERATION AT LOCAL LEVEL

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. https://www.ejrc-helpdesk.eu/

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION

NEWSLETTERS

The Centre currently produces 5 newsletters:
https://www.eu-japan.eu/newsletter

You may also have a monthly overview of our upcoming events below:
https://www.eu-japan.eu/news

SOCIAL NETWORKS

Twitter: @EUJapanCentre
Philippe de Taxis du Poët, General Manager: @PhilippePoet
Facebook: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
LinkedIn: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Youtube: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Instagram: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

COORDINATION WITH THE EU MEMBER STATES TPOs

The Centre organises regular meetings with all the EU Member States Trade Promotion Organization present in Japan for sharing information, ensuring complementarities, and developing joint actions.

 

NEW ACTIVITY IN THE PIPELINE

EU AND JAPAN TOGETHER IN THE WORLD

EU-JAPAN BUSINESS COLLABORATION IN/WITH ASEAN, AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA

The Centre has been preparing a new initiative for 2022 to promote EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries.
Example of past matchmaking event with Africa:
https://www.eu-japan.eu/sites/default/files/imce/reports/een/jabf-2021.pdf
For more information:
General report (2020):
https://www.eu-japan.eu/sites/default/files/publications/docs/report_masami_marbot_april_2020_0.pdf
Focus on the digital economy (2021):
https://www.eu-japan.eu/publications/eu-japan-business-cooperation-third-markets-focus-digital-economy

 

TO KEEP YOU INFORMED

Do you want to be kept informed about some of our support services?
Feel free to fill in the following form: https://www.eu-japan.eu/be-informed

Email: office@eu-japan.eu

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