November 14

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 the host company's 'lean journey' including the tools it uses in its relentless drive to be competitive, and will see the tools in operation. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the participants along their companies' lean journeys and can also provide valuable feedback to the host companies.  Our next visits:   To Phonovation and to Topflight Travel...
Europe

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 24

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 these companies want to maximise their opportunities within the global economy. While many Japanese companies receive partnership opportunities from European companies, these are often declined due to internal struggles that challenge Japanese companies. SMEs in Japan often lack the resources necessary to develop or maintain partnerships with foreign companies. Such companies may...

November 30

2017

'Market opportunities for EU agribusinesses in the context of the EU-Japan EPA' by William Fournel (Minerva fellow participant) on 30 November 2017 30-11-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET This webinar presents a report that consolidates 6 months of research conducted under the MINERVA Fellowship Programme at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Tokyo. The report provides an analysis of the economic and demographic situation of Japan as well as of its trade integration in order to show how these factors affect simultaneously the local demand, the domestic supply and...
Japan

December 01

2017

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 activities. As well as being the Advisor to the EU-Japan Centre's WCM and Lean in Europe activities, Richard is also the Manager of the Competitiveness Department at Enterprise Ireland and an adjunct assistant Professor at the...
Online

December 04

2017

December 05

2017

On Monday 04 and Tuesday 05 December, the EU-Japan Centre will organise its 16th Lean in Europe visit. For the first time, the activity will consist of a double-visit and will focus on lean in services. The first company to be visited is Phonovation. The second visit will be to Topflight Travel Group. Both visits will take place on 5 December, with a preparatory meeting and dinner on the evening in Dublin on 4 December. The application deadline has now passed. It is no longer possible to apply for a place on this visit. The usual Lean in Europe visit terms and conditions...
Phonovation and Topflight Travel Group

February 14

2018

February 16

2018

Exhibit at the “nano tech - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference” Gain knowledge about the Nanotechnology market structure, sector analysis, business policy Identify relevant key contacts (decision makers, R&D centres, business partners) Establish relationships with potential partners (trade and technology) Benefit from face-to-face meetings leading to possible business opportunities ABOUT THE MISSION The Nanotech Cluster/SME mission coincides with the  “nano tech - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference” in Tokyo. During the fair (3...
Japan

March 05

2018

March 09

2018

Business opportunities in Japan for EU organic agri-food companies The EU-Japan trade deal will be the most successful agreement ever achieved in agriculture, providing EU exporters better opportunities. It represents the biggest concession Japan has ever granted on agriculture to any trade partner, meaning that the EU is likely to become the most significant partner for Japan for agri-trade. ABOUT THE MISSION This 5-day mission will focus on the organics sector (primarily processed food and drinks, for raw ingredients: wheat, rice and sugar only) and will include a 1-day...
Japan

March 06

2018

March 09

2018

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Europe

April 01

2018

September 30

2018

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues. The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (70-100 pages), to be owned by the Centre. Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the daily analytical activities of the Centre, including media monitoring, policy briefings...
Japan

EU-Japan Centre News

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30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS For the past three decades,...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...
The Centre is inviting applications for a 6 months in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, targeting...

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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...

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Japan
14/11/2017
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....
JBCE
13/11/2017
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...