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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: Cluster support 3-5 days 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
  • PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PLAN: “Keys to Japan” offers a personalized market entry business plan
  • 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)
    • EUfood2Japan - supports EU SMEs producers of organic food seeking to export their products to Japan:
    • EUgreen2Japan
    • EUdigital2japan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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)
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