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February 19, 2021

Joint Statement on the Easing of Re-Entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents in Japan

February 16, 2021

Statement on welcoming the Government’s initiative of “Strengthening Japan’s functions as a global financial center

February 5, 2021

EBC Statement on Carbon-Neutrality



December 14, 2020

The EBC delivers the 2020 White Paper to Mr. Philippe Setton, Ambassador of France in Japan on Monday 14 December 2020


December 10, 2020

CCCJ ACCJ EBC Joint Statement: Foreign Chambers Urge Prime Minister Suga to Engage with Foreign National Residents of Japan


November 25, 2020

EBC Statement on the proposals to amend the inheritance tax regulations


SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

The EBC calls on the European and Japanese authorities to start negotiations on a business and residence track


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  • Japan jobless rate in January down to 2.9% (The Mainichi)
  • Japan likely to receive boost to COVID-19 vaccine stock in April (News on Japan)
  •  G-20 promises no let-up in stimulus, sees tax deal by summer (Japan Today)
  • Japan car output slumps on chip shortage (News on Japan)
  • Japan introduces new regulations to define what qualifies as Japanese whisky (News on Japan)
  • Japan to allow domestic venture capital firms to raise more money from foreign investors (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s green growth plan propels firms to sharpen environment focus (The Japan Times)
  • Govt. lowers assessment of Japan economy (News on Japan)
  • Japan’s exports grow at faster pace in January on China demand (Japan Today)
  • Steel industry sets 2050 target for net zero CO2 emissions (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan’s double-digit expansion signals resilience in economy (The Japan Times)
  • Japan’s economic recovery slows as pandemic pain lingers (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan’s 2020 GDP shrinks real 4.8%, 2nd worst on record amid pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s green growth plan propels firms to sharpen environment focus (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s foreign residents to get COVID-19 vaccines at same time as citizens (The Mainichi)
  • Economists project Japan GDP grew 8% in Oct.-Dec. on export recovery (The Mainichi)
  • BOJ eyes readiness for greater negative rates if needed (The JapanTimes)
  • Cabinet OKs bills to promote delayed digital reforms in Japan (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s Jan. economy watcher sentiment down for 3rd month in row (The Mainichi)
  • FSA banks on AI to bust possible money laundering (The Japan News)
  • Japan looks to create system to support procurement of renewables (The Japan Times)
  • Food exports set record in 2020; eggs register spectacular growth (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • EU approves coronavirus vaccine exports to Japan for first time (The Japan Times)
  • Subsidy applications for small, midsize firms to go fully digital in Japan (The Japan News)
  • Discussions on carbon pricing resume (News on Japan)
  • Japanese gov’t minister suggests EU export rules may delay vaccinations (The Mainichi)
  • Japan new car sales rise 6.8% in Jan. despite coronavirus pandemic (The Mainichi)

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EBC members can not only learn about important changes taking place in Japan, but also play a critical role in influencing change themselves.

Some 300 of the over 2,500 affiliated local European companies and individuals participate directly in one or more of the EBC’s 23 industry committees covering a wide variety of economic sectors.