WTO

Japan signed up to the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Public Procurement (GPA) in 1994, to create better opportunities for foreign companies in the signees’ respective countries.  Concretely...

Tendering procedures

Type of procedure Occurrence Tender size Open Tendering Common Any Selective Tendering Rare Any...

Public Procurement in Japan : An outline

The Japanese public procurement (PP) market is one of huge potential, with EU-estimates ranging from EUR 550 billion to EUR 565 billion. EU-companies are relatively underrepresented in the PP-market ...

Postponement of VAT increase impacts other fiscal reform

Nikkei Online reports on June 2 that the second postponement of the VAT increase to October 2019 is likely to have an impact on other planned fiscal reforms as well. Language English ...

Taxes & Accounting - Questions & Answers

Question What are the effective corporate tax rates in Japan? Answer The Japanese government has adopted a policy to lower the effective corporate tax rates in the coming years. For FY 2015 corpora...

Guidelines for Special R&D costs Tax credit scheme

In May 2015, METI published revised guidelines for the Special R&D costs Tax credit scheme, necessitated by the tax reforms of the Abe government in April 2015.  The Special R&D costs Tax Red...

Structure of tax administration

For foreign companies, the competent tax office is the location of the main permanent establishment in Japan.   The National Tax Agency , an external organ of the Ministry of Finance, is in charge o...

Payment procedures

As many other countries, Japan charges penalties for any delay in the payment or the filling of the tax returns. Japanese tax system offers a wide range of possibilities to pay taxes:...

Filing tax returns

The annual filing of the corporate tax return has to be done within 2 months of the last day of the fiscal year at the taxation office where the company has its registered business address. The final ...

Practical guides

Beside descriptions of the taxation system in Japan, the JTPP Helpdesk also strive to supply practical information to get your job done with regard to tax matters. For now, it is not yet possible to ...

EU-Japan Centre News

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To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
The latest issue of the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is available on https://www.eu-japan...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...

Events

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01/09/2019
Testimonials FROM former participants Ms Gizem Cicek (TR) Trainee at Hitachi Research Lab – VinJ 2016/2017 "Can you imagine yourself feeling so lucky all the time? I couldn’t, until I got a chance...
Japan
01/09/2019
Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! “Vulcanus in Japan” is a 1-year internship programme for...

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July 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the July issue:LEGISLATION AND...
June 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...
May 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the May issue:LEGISLATION AND...