On Tuesday 23rd May, the EU-Japan Centre organised a Lean in Europe visit, to Rational AG, in Landsberg am Lech, in Bavaria (Germany). A preparatory evening was organised the previous day. It included lean activities and a networking dinner hosted by the EU-Japan Centre. The next day was devoted to the visit to Rational AG. The visit focused on: 100% KANBAN for purchasing material and in-house component production cascade shopfloor management entrepreneur within the enterprise (personal responsibility) 100% customer order-related pilots in industry 4.0 Participants...
½-day "About Japan" Cross-cultural Workshop Series in the EU In cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture.The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business Etiquette General...
09-05-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How to generate and manage knowledge in multi-cloud environments; the iKaaS project approach. Nowadays, the pervasiveness of IoT devices in Smart Cities (let them be sensors/actuators, personal devices like mobile phones etc.) creates a wealth of information that if manipulated appropriately can reveal knowledge and insights of unprecedented value for Smart City applications. In addition to IoT devices, the infrastructure owned even by individuals these days has raised to a level that it can support functionalities traditionally offered by...
25-04-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET During the webinar JTPP Helpdesk will give an overview of the major changes in the Japanese tax system which have been introduced since this month. In the webinar we will briefly talk about the changes in individual taxation, and primary focus on business related taxation, with specific attention to fiscal measures impacting SMEs. Registration deadline: 24/04/2017 Webinar is targeted at EU SMEs with interest on the fiscal environment in Japan. You will learn what are the main changes that are implemented for FY2017 Programme Introduction...
18-04-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the key factors for establishing and maintaining a successful business in Japan? Japan’s business culture has a modern surface, but is still based on a set of traditional values like harmony, respect and hierarchy. A lack of understanding of these underlying patterns may result in misunderstanding and frustration. Apart from a general awareness of Japanese cultural patterns, specific knowledge of business practices as well as appropriate communication skills are needed to master the challenges of Japan’s business world, which is...
11-04-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What role does an open city platform play in creating smart city innovation? Data will be what the smart city of the future runs on. To make this a reality, cities need a platform where data from a variety of sources –e.g., Internet of Things data, open government data, social media – can be processed, linked, and analysed and made accessible to third parties for further exploitation. The CPaaS.io project is building such a platform in Europe and in Japan. The Webinar is introducing this platform with a special focus on the targeted use...
On Tuesday 28th March, the EU-Japan Centre organised a Lean in Europe visit, to thyssenkrupp Norte (tkN), in Mieres, in the Asturias region (Spain). A preparatory afternoon and evening was organised the previous day at Prodintec (a regional technology centre specialised in industrial design and production) and included lean activities and a visit of the technology centre. It was followed by a networking dinner at TKEIC (Thyssenkrupp's technical innovation centre). The next day was devoted to the visit to thyssenkrupp Norte. The visit was focused on Team work organisation...
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 (JETRO) are co-organising a seminar to look at the EU policies in the field of energy and environment. This seminar targets Japanese industry and businesspeople interested in understanding the EU legislatative process and what the latest EU policy development are in these fields. 09:30 Registration starts, Welcome Coffee 10:00 Opening Remarks by the EU...
EU and Japan - How digital trade can support businessTowards a fair and open business environment Digital trade already brings very significant economic benefits to the EU and Japanese economies as well as having a spin-off effect across value chains. Although its importance is continuing to grow at a very fast rate (between 2005 and 2015, global data flows increased 45-fold), barriers (such as to the free-flowing of data, e.g. through data localisation requirements) persist and protectionist trends are on the rise. The challenge is to achieve a more integrated internet,...
This project was conducted as part of the MINERVA research fellowship, and the final report provides a comprehensive overview of the Japan Space policy and industry, with a focus on Earth Observation (EO), including a SWOT analysis of the Japanese EO industry. It’s the first report of its kind dedicated to the commercial EO data service industry in Japan, and it distinguishes itself through fresh market analysis based on on-site interviews with 40 private and public Japanese entities in 8 different industries that use Earth Observation products and services (including...