AUGUST 4, 2020

The EBC delivers the 2020 White Paper to METI on Tuesday 4 August 2020

JULY 31, 2020

The EBC delivers the 2020 White Paper to Keidanren on Friday 31 July 2020

JULY 20, 2020

The EBC delivers the 2020 White Paper to MOFA on Monday 20 July 2020

JULY 15, 2020

Annual White Paper 2020

MAY 15, 2020

EBC statement on the limitations on re-entering Japan

The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) has issued the following statement on the limitations for non-Japanese nationals to re-enter Japan. Japan has currently a ban on the entry of non-Japanese nationals who have visited, for instance, Europe within 14 days before coming to Japan.


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JULY 2020

  • Bank of Japan may extend corporate support amid pandemic (The Japan News)
  • Int’l school teachers in Japan exempted from COVID-19 entry ban (Kyodo News+)
  • UK says trade talks with Japan making good progress (Japan Today)
  • Japan and Britain consider bilateral trade rule to protect famous products (The Japan Times)
  • Japan’s GDP fall of 2.2% in Jan.-March unchanged in revised data (The Mainichi)
  • JETRO to help companies export made-in-Japan refined crafts online (Japan Today)
  • Japan slashes GDP forecasts, expects biggest contraction in decades this fiscal year (News on Japan)
  • Japan to ease re-entry rules for foreigners stuck overseas (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan’s June retail sales fall for fourth month, but at slower pace (Japan Today)
  • Japan-U.K. trade pact to allow for EU parts (The Japan News)
  • Bank of Japan speeds up work toward issuing digital currency (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japanese automakers eye e-fuel as alternative to EVs (The Japan Times)
  • Japan’s Jan.-March corporate sales show biggest fall since 2011 (The Mainichi)
  • BOJ policymakers voice concerns over possibility of slow recovery (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s Jan.-March business spending revised down to 0.1% rise (The Mainichi)
  • Japanese government to ask firms to ensure at least 70% of staff work from home (The Japan Times)
  • Japan’s travel ban has hit 85% of European businesses there: trade lobby (Japan Today)
  • Businesses asked to join dine-out campaign (News on Japan)
  • Ministries to make separate virus budget requests for FY 2021 (Japan Today)
  • Japan 1st-half exports fall 15%, sharpest drop in decade due to virus (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan’s core consumer prices stay flat in June after 2-month fall (The Mainichi)
  • Majority of Japan CEOs say recovery won’t happen for 2 years (News on Japan)
  • Cabinet OKs economic guidelines to push digitalization, telecommuting under Japan’s ‘new normal’ (The Japan Times)

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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.