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The BRT takes part in EU-Japan stakeholder workshops
The EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) took part in two stakeholder workshops organised by the EU and Japanese Authorities on the fringes of formal EU-Japan annual government-to-government dialogues on industrial policy and the digital partnership.
Submission of the EU-Japan Business Round Table’s 2023 Recommendations to the Japanese Government
On 16 February 2024, Nobuhiro Endo (Japan-side BRT Chair and Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation) and Christopher Thomas (Representative Director, President of Merck Ltd., Japan, representing Belén Garijo, EU-side BRT Chair) submitted the BRT’s 2023 Recommendations to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
The EU-Japan BRT will address economic security, green transition, standardisation, and digital issues
Established in 1999 to foster communication and cooperation between EU and Japanese industries, November’s EU-Japan Business Round Table meeting will address 4 key areas for future EU-Japan cooperation – economic security, the green transition, standardisation and digital.
News from EU-Japan Business Round Table’s member NEC Japan establishes European subsidiaries to strengthen its work on AI drug development
NEC strengthens its European life science activities where AI technology, biomedical science and ICT combine to develop advanced therapies for patients across the globe. Central and Northern Europe’s vivid entrepreneurial and scientific environment, and the European clinical network and regulatory infrastructure, help drive developments in immunotherapies.
News from members of the EU-Japan Business Round table
MELCO supplies traction systems to SNCF.
European Commission’s Acting Director General for Research and Innovation addressed the EU-Japan Business Round Table
On 15 November 2022, European Commission’s Acting Director General (DG) for Research and Innovation, Ms Ratso, addressed remotely the members of the EU-Japan Business Round Table gathered in Tokyo.
Report on the 24th EU-Japan BRT
The 24th annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table took place in Tokyo on 15 November and addressed green, digital and other issues including equality & diversity, technological innovation and discussions with the EU and Japanese Authorities.
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Expansion of BASF majority-owned JV with TODA
How to deepen the EU-Japan partnership in a geopolitically challenging setting
During a meeting on 31 March, BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer and the Vice-Minister for International Affairs of Japan Hirose Naoshi talked about the strong trade and investment ties between the EU and Japan, which have been reinforced after the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement that entered into force 3 years ago.

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