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...
To get the access to this report, please click here. Expert : Mr. Maths Lundin.Publication date: July 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....
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 -...
Will human assistant robotics represent the solution to population ageing? When it comes to human assistant robotics Japan is known as leading contributor to its development. The advanced level of technological sophistication, a population that is said to be particularly open to the utilisation of robots for personal care, the growing demand based on societal challenges etc. make Japan a perfect market and partner. As European countries face a similar demographic development they see the same...
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. Report written by Sonia Pupaza in the framework of the Minerva...

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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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Are you a European company willing to host a Japanese trainee? This programme is for you! Testimonials from former host companies   Andras Mate — Mortoff (Hungary)Vulcanus in Europe 2016/17...
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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...