JUNE 2, 2020

Japanese Government Links on COVID-19

The EBC has, to the best of its knowledge, collected all applicable links presented by the various Japanese ministries and agencies. While there is quite some information published in English, there will more comprehensive information in Japanese.

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Production of EBC’s YEAR 2020 White Paper – Call for Sponsorship & Pre-Orders

The EBC White Paper continues to be at the forefront of trade policy discussions with both the Japanese and European Authorities and is the most tangible product of our committees’ year-long deliberations and advocacy activities. We are now seeking sponsors for the 2020 edition of this important document.

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.


White Paper


Eurobiz Japan


  • Japan to digitize tax data management system (The Japan News)
  • Japan to let some foreign residents back into country in August (News on Japan)
  • Environment ministry warns electricity industry it will miss CO2 cut target (Japan Today)
  • ANA to resume 90% of its domestic flights next month (Japan Today)
  • Japan to allow re-entry for more foreign residents amid coronavirus measures, sources say (The Japan Times)
  • Pandemic-proofing: Insurance may never be the same again (Japan Today)
  • UK aims to strike trade deal with Japan by end of July (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s economy to shrink at fastest pace in decades this fiscal year (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s wholesale price fall eases in June (Japan Today)
  • BOJ further cuts assessments of all regional economies amid pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to tighten export criteria for coal-fired power plants (The Mainichi)
  • Japan nonlife insurers to raise premiums by 6-8 percent in wake of disasters (The Japan Times)
  • Japan bank lending in June hits record (News on Japan)
  • EU forecasts deeper economic hit from pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • OECD-wide jobless rate projected to reach 12.6% if pandemic resurges (The Mainichi)
  • Supply chains need revamp as virus takes toll: Japan trade ministry (Japan Today)
  • New support center opens in Tokyo for foreign residents in Japan (Japan Today)
  • Eight European countries lift bans on entry from Japan (The Japan News)
  • Japan to shift from coal to renewable energy (News on Japan)
  • In Japan, refusal to follow coronavirus requests could become a crime (News on Japan)
  • Business sentiment rises first time in nine months as Japan reopens (News on Japan)
  • Government Pension Investment Fund posts record quarterly loss of ¥17.71 tril (Japan Today)
  • Japan to phase out 100 coal-fired power units to cut CO2 emissions (Japan News)

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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 26 industry committees covering a wide variety of economic sectors.