2024 EBC White Paper Launching event February 29

The EBC attended the European Joint Chambers Cocktail on 12 October 2023

On 4 October, the EBC management met with a delegation of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) / Japan Follow-up Committee.

On 4 October 2023, the EBC attended the reception for the Day of German Unity.

Mr. Nikolaus Boltze, Country Representative of ThyssenKrupp and Chair of the EBC Defence and Security Committee, gives a presentation to a Dutch delegation

The EBC management met Mr. Jens Eskelund, the new President of the European Chamber in China.

Events Calendar


  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On 10 July, the EBC Food and Agriculture Committee had a productive meeting with the Food Safety Standards and Evaluation Division of the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA). This Division recently moved from th

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On 28 June, the EBC Railway Committee met with Tokyo Metro to discuss the forthcoming workshop between the EBC Railway Committee and selected Japanese railway operators. This workshop is part of an ongoing

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, Last week, the EBC Automotive Components Committee hosted a speaker event featuring Yutaka Kondo from Tier IV, the leading Japanese autonomous driving startup. Mr. Kondo guided attendees through advancemen

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On 12 June, the EBC had the honor of meeting in Paris Arancha Gonzalez Laya, the former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation (2020-2021), and the current Dean of the Paris S


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JUNE 2022

  • IMF cuts 2024 growth forecasts for Japan, U.S., revises China’s up (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to boost jet fuel production and imports amid tourism boom (Japan Today)
  • Japan to mull setting target of 60-66% emissions cut by FY 2035 (Kyodo News+)
  • Kansai, Kobe airports to add slots with an eye on 2025 Expo (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan aligning with U.S., Europe on offshore wind power (Japan Today)
  • Danish Ambassador Expects Japan, NATO Ties to Become Stronger; Security Environment Now More Complex (The Japan News)
  • Japan still lags as renewables account for 25% of power output (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Telecom giants launching plans to build network in outer space (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan Tire Makers Release New Products Exclusively for EVs (The Japan News)
  • Japan Downgrades Q1 GDP on Construction Data Corrections (The Japan News)
  • Japan to revamp women’s empowerment forum, focus on youth development (Japan Today)
  • Japan to obligate manufacturers to use recycled plastics (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan To Extend Emissions Reduction Trading Projects To Agricultural Sector; Will Offer Intermittent Irrigation Method to Philippines, Vietnam (The Japan News)
  • Japan to popularize online birth registration by FY 2026 (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to face 36% truck driver shortfall in FY 2030: think tank (Kyodo News+)
  • Cabinet Approves 3 Key Economic Plans; Aims to Create Stability Amid Population Decline, Break Free of Deflation (The Japan News)
  • Online Travel Authorization Platform for Foreign Visitors to be Introduced; Modeled on U.S.’ ESTA Program (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s Transport Ministry Proposes Automated Logistics Link Between Tokyo and Osaka (The Japan News)
  • EU seeks defense industry partnerships with Japan, S Korea: Nikkei (Japan Today)
  • Japan preparing to accept more foreign care workers into understaffed sector (The Mainichi)
  • Japan improves annual SDGs rank despite sluggish progress (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan Seeks to Expand Domestic Semiconductor Production; Local Governments Anticipate Economic Benefits From Plants (The Japan News)
  • Japan enacts laws for new foreign worker scheme amid labor crisis (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to allow building new reactors if others are dismantled (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Govt Draft Report Unveils Japan’s Plans to Promote Level 4 Autonomous Driving Nationwide by Fiscal 2025 (The Japan News)
  • Japan ranks 118th in 2024 gender gap report (Japan Today)
  • Japan plans to require more firms to disclose gender pay gap data (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to step up enrollment of foreign residents in pension system (Kyodo News+)
  • Keidanren calls for introducing dual-surname system quickly (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan to Set Up 3rd-Party Monitoring Body as Part of Cyber Defense Measures; New Organization to be Given High-Level of Freedom (The Japan News)
  • 5 industries to compile action plans to narrow gender pay gaps (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan gov’t launches initiative to close gender pay gap in key industries (The Mainichi)
  • Japan Establishes Financial Asset Management Zones to Attract Global Investment (News on Japan)
  • Japan, EU to Agree to Set Rules of Procurement in Decarbonization Sector; Promoting Fair Economic Competition (The Japan News)
  • Some 40% of skilled foreign workers choose to remain in Japan: OECD (Kyodo News+)

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