November 21

2017

21-11-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the key features of Japanese leadership and how to adapt to them as a European manager? For European companies that to enter the Japanese market often need to set up a subsidiary in Japan and see themselves confronted with the need to hire and lead Japanese staff. In this webinar you will learn how Japanese jobseekers look upon foreign employers and what should be considered during the hiring procedure. The session will also focus on Japanese approaches to management and leadership and introduce related topics such as teambuilding,...

November 14

2017

14-11-17 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h What should you be careful about when doing business or when investing in Japan from a fiscal point of view? Nowadays it is getting easier to set up companies in Japan. This webinar will focus on the fiscal aspects for your company when doing business in Japan. What is taxable and what is not?  Is the corporate tax rate high?  When do companies have to file their tax return? What should you be careful about when you invest in Japan from a fiscal point of view? These questions will be discussed during this webinar. The webinar is targeted at EU...
Japan

November 13

2017

November 14

2017

On Tuesday 14 November, the EU-Japan Centre will organised a Lean in Europe visit to Hansamatrix, electronic systems manufacturer, in Riga in Latvia. A preparatory afternoon and networking dinner was organised, the evening before in a local hotel. The next day was devoted to Hansamatrix. The visit focused on Hansamatrix approach towards WCM. It included a presentation on Hansamatrix attitude towards 5S audit with risk assesment, SMED and Lean diagnoses, time taking, layouts and flows.  It was followed by a plant tour through WH movie, PCB, LVP and lines SMT Sfab and Seho...
Latvia

November 13

2017

Future EU-Japan Collaboration on Research and Innovation With the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement set to transform the EU-Japan relationship the opportunities for greater EU-Japan collaboration on science and technology issues will be enhanced. There will be greater possibilities for Japanese public, private and academic research entities to work with their European counterparts on research and innovation. Agenda available via this link This seminar looked at the EU’s short-term and long-term strategies for enhancing R&D&I collaboration: The Horizon 2020...
JBCE

November 09

2017

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...

November 07

2017

07-11-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What approaches are taken by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to attract foreign companies to Tokyo?: Tokyo’s market trends and business support provided by the TMG with particular focus on companies related to the 4th industrial revolution and finances? Aiming to revitalize Tokyo’s economy, the TMG has been advancing efforts to attract foreign companies from various sectors. The TMG is currently focusing on measures to attract foreign companies related to the fourth industrial revolution, such as IoT or AI, which could help address...

November 07

2017

On Tuesday 7 November 2017, the EU-Japan Centre will organise an "ICT Partnering Event" with the support of the Japan External Trade Organisation and the Smart IoT Acceleration consortium in Tokyo, Japan. The partnering event will be held one day before the “Japan IT Week” (http://www.japan-it.jp/en/aki/ ), which takes place on 8-10 November at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. LOCATIONTokyo, Kasumigaseki Bldg. Plaza Hall EVENT CAPACITY40-60 EU and Japanese companies and clusters/organisations TARGET FIELDSInternet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M)...
Japan

October 27

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 leading us to the next technological revolution. What are the trends concerning VR/AR applications in IP and what can we expect from here? How can an inventor of VR/AR benefit from IP (Intellectual Property)? Different categories of IP bring different opportunities, and inventors need to be aware of their specific characteristics. On top of that, different jurisdictions bring...

October 24

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 to in Europe. They require a more meticulous preparation process, a careful choice of participants and a good deal of formality. For European business people, the greatest challenge however lies in the fact that Japanese meetings tend to be lengthy and tedious and seldom produce any concrete output. Many try to speed up the process, insist on achieving visible results or put...

October 10

2017

10-10-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can we develop assistive robots able to adapt how they behave and speak to the culture, customs and manners of the person they assist? Caresses (Culture-Aware Robots and Environmental Sensor Systems for Elderly Support) is EU-Japan coordinated research project started in January 2017. CARESSES will design culturally aware and culturally competent elder care robots. These robots will be able to adapt how they behave and speak to the culture, customs and manners of the person they assist. Making robot culturally competent is key to address...

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30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS For the past three decades,...
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The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...

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14/11/2017
With a view to helping raise industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre has organised in-depth visits to world class European plants since 2013. During the visits, participants will learn about...
24/11/2017
24-11-17 | 09:30 - 10:30 AM CET Why are so many business opportunities lost between Japanese and foreign companies? Cooperation between Japan and European companies has to be further nurtured if...

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Brief Japan Industrial Reports ADDITIONAL REPORTS AVAILABLE on www....
October 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the October issue: LEGISLATION...
September 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the September issue:...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #59 October 2017. The Centre is pleased to...