Anja, spol. s r.o. – from SK From its base in Bratislava, Slovakia, Anja deals with the manufacturing, trade and storage of agricultural products. With a growing presence in Asia, the company wanted to research the feasibility of establishing links with Japan. Moreover, they were keen on adapting Japanese management techniques in their expanding company. Business: agricultural products (grains, feed, beans, etc.)History in Japan: none (23 years in Slovakia)Size: 56 employees in Slovakia and...
Star Nails - Bulgaria Ltd. was founded in 1993. The company was inspired by the latest manicure trends and became an undisputed market leader. It was a first company that introduced the nail extension system in Bulgaria. Business: Star Nails Bulgaria Ltd.History in Japan: Business partners in Japan since 2014Size: 48 employees in BulgariaTarget market: Cosmetics/luxury goods To get the access to this case study, please...
Topics covered on the July issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS Act for Strengthening the Management of SMEs Came into Force IoT Security Guidelines Formulated - White Paper on Open Innovation Compiled SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA Over 25% of Japan's Population Aged 65 or Older - Japan's Job Availability Best in 24 years 11.7 Million Foreigners Visit Japan in 1st Half of 2016 - Japan Registers 1st Half-year Trade Surplus since 2010 2016 Report of the Office of Intellectual Property Protection...
To get the access to this report, please click here. Expert : Mr. Maths Lundin.Publication date: July 2016 Please keep in mind that this report is only accessible to EU companies which are registered to the EU Business in Japan website. - If you are not yet a member, you will first have to register as a member via: http://www....
Following a first mapping attempt in 2013, the EU-Japan Centre proceeded, in 2016, with a new screening online in order to identify new clusters and better assess already existing ones identified in 2013.  Hence, this report suggests that Japan benefits from an important cluster community (at least 52 cluster organisations in 2016), mostly operating in Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical and Welfare sectors (28/52), and in other sectors, such as Electronics, Environment, ICT,...
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 -...
Will human assistant robotics represent the solution to population ageing? When it comes to human assistant robotics Japan is known as leading contributor to its development. The advanced level of technological sophistication, a population that is said to be particularly open to the utilisation of robots for personal care, the growing demand based on societal challenges etc. make Japan a perfect market and partner. As European countries face a similar demographic development they see the same...
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...
To get the access to this report, please click here. Expert : Mr. Maths Lundin.Publication date: June 2016. Please keep in mind that this report is only accessible to EU companies which are registered to the EU Business in Japan website. - If you are not yet a member, you will first have to register as a member via: http://www....

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