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...
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.

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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...