To get the access to this report, please click here.Expert: Maths LundinPublication date: June 2020
Difficulties in accessing external financing and attracting investment can prevent EU SMEs from benefiting from the opportunities triggered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the signature of the EU-Japan Partnership on Sustainable Connectivity and Quality Infrastructure. If on the one hand, finance remains one of the biggest obstacles to SMEs internationalisation beyond the EU; on the other hand, EU SMEs are highly unaware of available financing support schemes.
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various Japanese language sources of potential interest, including newly released policy documents, surveys, and official statements, in the context of EU-Japan industrial cooperation and is pleased to announce the May 2020 issue.The topics are as follows: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Japanese government lifted…
This report is the result of a research conducted under the Minerva Market & Policy Intelligence scheme at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. The objective of this report is to provide an analysis of the practices, successes and challenges of existing EU-Japan region-to-region, cluster-to-cluster and region-to-cluster cooperation, hereafter referred to as “region & cluster cooperation”.
By Masami Marbot in the framework of the Minerva EU-Japan Market and Policy Intelligence Programme .
March 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you its latest issue of the EU-Japan Newsletter on the following link: https://www.eu-japan.eu/sites/default/files/publications/docs/march20.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.
Topics covered in the February issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Measures for Supporting SMEs Affected by Novel Coronavirus Announced・Automobile Industry Council for Studying Countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus to be Launched・Revision of JIS Includes Way of Assessment for Photo Voltaic Cell Module・Winners of the First ESG Finance Awards Announced
Topics covered in the January issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Renewables to Become Japan's Main Sources of Power Supply・AIST to Establish International Joint Research Center for Zero-Emission Technologies・Advanced Emergency Braking System Will Become Obligatory for New Cars・Act on the Rational Use of Energy was Revised Partially・Tokyo to Promote Hydrogen Society during the Olympic/Paralympic Games

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