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 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

  •     From the EBC Dear Friends of the European Business Council, Upcoming Event on 18 June: EBC Automotive Components and Aftermarket Committee Meeting We are excited to invite automotive companies to our next committee meeting on 18 June. Y

  •     From the EBC Greetings from Brussels! Dear Friends of the EBC, Hello from the heart of Europe! I am currently in Brussels, attending the European Business Organisations (EBO) Worldwide Network Annual Global Summit with nearly 50 EBOs fr

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On 27 May, we had the pleasure of attending the annual event of the Japan Automobile Importers Association (JAIA). The audience learned about the robust trend of electrification in Japan, with imported veh


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JUNE 2022

  • 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+)
  • Japan Govt OKs Child-Related Action Plan (The Japan News)
  • Schuman Security and Defence Forum 2024: In Our Interconnected World, There is No ‘Faraway’ (The Japan News)
  • Japan to require firms to expand support for employees with kids (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to work with ASEAN to train 100,000 digital professionals (Kyodo News+)
  • Govt Plans Public-Private Info-Sharing on Cyber-Attacks; Railways, Utilities to Help Guard Against ‘Hybrid Warfare’ (The Japan News)
  • New Training and Employment System for Japan’s Foreign Workers Approved (News on Japan)
  • Govt Aims for 30% Global Market Share of Japanese Next-Generation Vehicles; Inter-Company Cooperation, Collaboration Key (The Japan News)
  • Japan enacts law to restrict onshore wind farm construction (The Mainichi)
  • FAO Environment Director Pushes for Stronger Climate Action; Stresses Potential of Japan’s Agricultural Tech (The Japan News)
  • 3 Japanese Carmakers Eye Joint Software Development; Toyota, Honda, Nissan See Benefits in Standardization (The Japan News)
  • Japan Begins Review of Basic Energy Plan amid Spread of AI (The Japan News)
  • Japan to Formulate New National Strategy for Green Transformation with Target Year of 2040 (The Japan News)
  • New Law for Boosting Japan’s Economic Security to Enhance International Collaboration; Impacts on Personnel to be Considered (The Japan News)
  • Diet enacts law to create economic security clearance system (Japan Today)
  • Revocation of permanent residence status in contention in Japan Diet talks (The Mainichi)
  • Japan Launches New Project to Address Gender Pay Gap (News on Japan)
  • Japan Post, Seino to team up on deliveries to counter driver shortage (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s Commitment to Inclusive Employment Highlighted at OECD (News on Japan)
  • Japan Tightens Rules on Student Residency Requirements (News on Japan)

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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 22 industry committees covering a wide variety of economic sectors.