The Three Seas Initiative and Japan: Exploring investment opportunities
The history of Japanese investments in Central and Eastern Europe spans over 30 years. As Japan became a strategic partner of the Three Seas Initiative in 2024, new possibilities for business have emerged.
Launch of the EU Business Hub for Japan and Korea
The “EU Business Hub - Japan and the Republic of Korea” is an EU-funded programme that boosts the presence and visibility of EU companies operating in the green, digital, and healthcare sectors in Japan and the Republic of Korea. The programme will organize 10 business missions to Japan and 10 to the Republic of Korea over the next four years.
“About Japan” Reports
New reports have been published within the frame of the Centre’s EU Business in Japan support.
EU and Japan advance joint work on digital identity, semiconductors, artificial intelligence
On 30 April, the EU and Japan held their second Digital Partnership Council in Brussels. The Council was co-chaired by the Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, and by the Japanese Minister for Digital Transformation, Taro Kono, the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Takeaki Matsumoto, and the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Taku Ishii.
European SMEs and startups visit the Smart Manufacturing Summit 2024 with the Digital Mission
From 11 to 15 March, ten European SMEs and Clusters from Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Austria, and Hungary visited Aichi Prefecture to participate in the Aichi Innovation Days and Smart Manufacturing Summit 2024 during the Digital Mission organized by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.
Open call for a new Digital Mission in October 2024
Are you a DX EU-based SME? Apply now to our Digital Mission and exhibit at CEATEC in Japan. All booth and fair expenses covered.
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.

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