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....
  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...

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24/10/2017
24-10-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can I make meetings with Japanese partners more effective and achieve own goals? Meetings with Japanese partners follow a different agenda than the one we are used...
27/10/2017
27-10-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What can IP (patent, trademarks and copyrights) do for new technologies such as VR/AR? People talk about VR (Virtual Realty) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies...