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November 25, 2020

EBC Statement on the proposals to amend the inheritance tax regulations


OCTOBER 27 2020

The EBC delivers the 2020 White Paper to JETRO on Tuesday 27 October 2020

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

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

SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

The EBC delivers the 2020 White Paper to METI on Wednesday 16 September 2020


EBC statement on the latest changes to the (re-)entry ban to Japan



JULY 15, 2020

Annual White Paper 2020


  •     From the EBC   Dear Friends of the EBC, About a month ago, Prime Minister Suga announced that the country will be carbon-neutral by 2050. The European Commission also made similar declarations when it was newly established in the s

  •     From the EBC   Dear Friends of the EBC, Although foreigners can now (re-)enter Japan, they still face some difficulties, and we continue our advocacy work. In this article, Bjorn Kongstad, our Policy Director, summarized our variou

  •     From the EBC   Dear Friends of the EBC, COVID-19 is still a threat in many countries, but conditions to enter Japan are gradually relaxing. In today’s Newsletter, we inform you on the latest changes to the entry/re-entry to Japan.

White Paper


Eurobiz Japan


  • Japan economy still in ‘severe situation,’ Cabinet Office reports (The Japan Times)
  • Japanese gov’t determines framework of new digital agency (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to give tax breaks for long-term foreign residents to attract financial experts (Japan Today)
  • Japan gov’t retains economic assessment but warns of virus resurgence (The Mainichi)
  • Japan business lobby sets goal of 30% female executives by 2030 (Japan Today)
  • Suga says Japan to lead international efforts on climate change (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japanese firms to promote common infrastructure for cashless payments (Japan Today)
  • Japan aims to expand regional free trade pact as UK, China eye membership (Japan Today)
  • Japan firms to promote common infrastructure for cashless payments (The Mainichi)
  • FOCUS:Global monetary easing lifting Japanese stocks despite weaker economy (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to nurture production areas for farm exports (The Japan Times)
  • Car sales slump again in Europe amid renewed restrictions (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s October exports almost back to pre-pandemic levels (Japan Today)
  • Japan gov’t to give financial aid for shorter hours as virus surges (Kyodo News+)
  • Major life insurers plan to invest heavily in environmental initiatives (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s economy rebounds by 21.4% in 3rd quarter as pandemic pain eases (Japan Today)
  • Japanese businesses expect RCEP deal to boost Asia trade, investment (Japan Today)
  • Japan plans tax breaks, fund to support zero-carbon goal: Nikkei (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s new digital agency to launch in Sept. (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s wholesale prices drop 2.1% in Oct. due to falling oil costs (The Mainichi)
  • Japan mulls exempting Olympic, Paralympic fans from abroad from 14-day quarantine (The Mainichi)
  • Economists forecast 18% growth in Japan’s economy in July-Sept. (The Mainichi)
  • Japan mulls exempting int’l visitors for Olympics from quarantine (Kyodo News+)
  • Top business lobby sets 30% goal of female execs by 2030 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Suga signals readiness for new stimulus package (Japan Today)
  • Japan business conditions show signs of improving (News on Japan)

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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.