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. Report written by Sonia Pupaza in the framework of the Minerva...
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

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30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS For the past three decades,...
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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
For EU companies willing to host a Japanese intern in R&D. Industrial placements in R&D from August 2018, for 8 months >>> Testimonials at the bottom of this page <<<...
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...