Topics covered on the June issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS -Advisory Committee for Geothermal Resources Development Established - Overseas IP Litigation Insurance Scheme Established for SMEs - JR Kyushu Wins the Prime Minister's Prize of the First Nihon Service Award - Interim Report toward a "Vision for the Sports Industry" Released SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA - METI Study Reveals the Scale of the Shortage of IT Human Resources - Bankruptcies in Photovoltaic Sector Show an Increasing Trend -...
June 2016. The Centre is pleased to present to you its latest issue of the EU-Japan Newsletter (June 2016) on the following link: http://www.eu-japan.eu/sites/default/files/publications/docs/june16.pdf In the newsletter you will find information on the Centre's activities, coming seminars and events as well as activities of general interest on various aspects of the EU-Japan cooperation. The...
Topics covered on the May 2016 issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS - Successful Reduction of Returned Food and Food Loss through Better Demand Forecast - Results of the Support for the Introduction of Robots Compiled - Strategy for Taking the Lead in the 4th Industrial Revolution Published - Japan-Germany Cooperation on IoT/Industrie 4.0 Announced - Report compiled on the Future Direction of the Active Use of Big Data in the Distribution and Logistics Field - Police Adopted Guidelines for...
  This Report investigates the sources of finance and business support available for European SMEs going international. Whilst relevant to the process of internationalisation in general, this study mainly focuses on Japan as a destination for business. The Report explores the business support available both at national level (case studies from a selected number of EU Member States) and at EU level. It also explores the potential support available from the central and local Japanese authorities...
The 8-minute video, made by LEPAC – www.lepac.org – is explaining the challenges facing Japan as its economy recovers. These challenges are structural and connected to energy choices, and the demographical landscape of the country. The 2014 fertility rate in Japan was 1. 4 - one of the lowest in the world, and has economic consequences : a shrinking working class and a growing ageing class – more than 26% of the Japanese population is over 65...
This Report provides useful information on the Japanese ceramic market, with a main focus on Ceramic Tableware, Wall and Floor Tiles and Bio-ceramics. The Reports includes a number of recommendations focusing on business practicalities, such as choosing a suitable location in a Japanese city, adapting the products to the market and finding Japanese partners.
Topics covered on the April 2016 issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS - METI to Start Discussion on New Trends Brought about by Biotechnology- Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Revised- The Road Map for EVs and PHVs Dissemination Compiled- METI Releases a Report by the Study Group on the Provision of Nursing Care Services- IoT Acceleration Lab Started Calling for New Projects for the Second IoT Lab Selection  SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA - Preliminary Report of 2015 Basic Survey on Small...
The Report provides in Part I and II an overview of the nuclear decommissioning in Japan and the current decommissioning projects. Part III provides an analysis of the market for nuclear decommissioning in Japan, outlining the demand for specialised technologies in specific projects. Part IV briefly discusses the most suitable strategies to enter the market. The Report concludes with a number of recommendations, underlining that the structure of the nuclear industry in Japan and the closed...
Report on the 22 March 2016 "Japan - the land of the rising business opportunities" event organised in Poland by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the Polish Confederation Lewiatan. This event assessed current links between Poland and Japan, the likely impact of the FTA/EPA, heard success stories from two Polish companies that have established links with Japan and identified sources of advice and other help. It was followed by a separate cross-cultural masterclass. To download...

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30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS As the end of the year 2016...
In this section you can find the latest news on the pubic procurement procedures and taxation...
We regret to announce that for this year the following  events are cancelled:   - “Human Resources...

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髙科 淳
経済産業省大臣官房審議官(環境問題担当)
Jun Takashina
Deputy Director-General for Technology and Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
ジェイク ワークスマン
欧州委員会気候行動総局主席アドバイザー

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Brussels
24/03/2017
Date: 24 March 2017, 10:00 - 13:00 Venue: Hilton Brussels Grand Place Co-organised by: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, JETRO Brussels EU-Japan Centre and Japan External Trade Organization...
thyssenkrupp Norte
27/03/2017
On Tuesday 28th March, the EU-Japan Centre will organise a Lean in Europe visit, to thyssenkrupp Norte (tkN), in Mieres, in the Asturias region (Spain). A preparatory afternoon and evening will be...