An 8-part lecture series giving a sound introduction to the practical concepts of applied lean. The EU-Japan Centre Lean Masterclass consisted of lectures, by Professor Richard Keegan, focussing on "Getting things done". The series was recorded in front of an audience consisting largely of former participants in the Centre's WCM and Lean in Europe...
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...
The report offers an overview of the Japanese human assistant robotics market including the analysis of influencing factors and societal trends, a portrait of the market environment, as well as the discussion of opportunities and challenges for the European companies. Additional material : a presentation based on this report is also available to be donwloaded here. Report written by Dana...
LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS Announcement of the Second Nippon Venture Award Winners SMEA Compiles Guidebook on Overseas Risk Management for SMEs METI Publishes the Report of the Study Group on "Internal Globalization" SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA Business Forecasting Remains Strong in Environment Sector Record Number of Foreign Residents Living in Japan JPO Surveys Losses Caused by Counterfeiting TOPICS EBRD Opens New Office in Tokyo
March 2016. The Centre is pleased to present to you its latest issue of the EU-Japan Newsletter (March 2016) on the following link: http://www.eu-japan.eu/sites/default/files/publications/docs/march16.pdfIn 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 next issue...
Topics covered on the February 2016 issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS- METI and Fukushima Prefecture Conclude an Agreement on the Development and Operation of Robot Testing Fields- SMEA Compiles an Export Support Handbook for SMEs SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA- Japan's Population Shrinks for the First Time- Agricultural Export Recorded Historical High in 2015- Number of SMEs and Micro Businesses Remains Stable COMPANY NEWS- Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to Buy Nisshin Steel to Address Severe...
This report presents the current market situation and the main actors in the nutraceutical sector World Wide, with a particular focus on the functional food and beverages industry in Japan, including the market access issues and the business opportunities for European companies. The specificity of the Japanese market is presented in general context of the worldwide industry performance and consumption trends (US, Europe and Asia-Pacific). Author: Ms. Simona Lupsea, BiomedConsult

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30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS For the past three decades,...
In this section you can find the latest news on the pubic procurement procedures and taxation...
ABOUT THE MISSION The mission is targeting the Food & Drink sectors and will be organised on...

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経済産業省大臣官房審議官(環境問題担当)
Deputy Director-General for Technology and Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

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Europe
01/08/2017
Are you a European company willing to host a Japanese trainee? This programme is for you! Testimonials from former host companies   Andras Mate — Mortoff (Hungary)Vulcanus in Europe 2016/17...
Japan
01/09/2017
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...