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.

 

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

JAPANESE MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE

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

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 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’ (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

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.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/business-missions-japan

HOSTING A JAPANESE ENGINEERING STUDENT

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" 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.
https://www.eu-japan.eu/minerva_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 Europe" and “Horizon 2020” to promote research cooperation and support participation from Japanese organisations to Horizon 2020. 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/

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION

NEWSLETTERS

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

To promote cooperation at the local level of clusters, regions and prefectures. https://www.ejrc-helpdesk.eu/

SPIPA PROJECT IN JAPAN

Implementation of a series of events in Japan regarding the Strategic Partnerships for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPIPA).

https://europe-japan-climate-cooperation.net/

EU-JAPAN BUSINESS COLLABORATION in THIRD MARKETS

Operational follow up of the seminar on 3 Dec.2019 https://www.eu-japan.eu/events/eu-japan-business-collaborations-third-markets and the analytical report https://www.eu-japan.eu/publications/analysis-eu-japan-business-cooperation-third-countries

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