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 18 April, the EBC Freight and Logistics Committee held a well-attended presentation on the changes to Import of Records. While primarily aimed at e-commerce businesses, there could be an impact on other

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On 5 April, we met Dominic Boucsein, Head of international Trade and Foreign Policy at EuroChambres, the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry based in Brussels. We had a discussion on

  •   From the EBC Dear friends of the EBC, Our EBC Committees are groups where companies can, among other things, monitor the Japanese market, share best practices, discuss the impact of public policy on business, and engage with Japanese authoriti

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On 22 March, the EBC Automotive Components & Aftermarket Committee, in collaboration with the German Chamber, hosted a distinguished speaker event. The Committee was privileged to welcome Mr Kohei Okum


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JUNE 2022

  • German-style Vocational Program Launches for First Time in Japan (The Japan News)
  • New group sets 2030 deadline for Japan to join nuke ban treaty (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan to create a 1-trillion-yen fund to bolster space business (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Promotes Revised NISA Investment Program to Young People; Kishida Focusing on Moving Money From Savings to Investment in a Safe Environment (The Japan News)
  • Ministry panel starts work for vital reform of pension system (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan Govt to Require Opening Up of Smartphone App Stores; Legislation Aimed at Big Tech Giants (The Japan News)
  • Japan Mulls Raising National Pension Age to 65 (News on Japan)
  • 20% of Japanese ‘functional’ foods have withdrawn labeled health claims: consumer agency (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s FY2022 greenhouse gas emissions hit record low (Japan Today)
  • Govt to Set Up Japanese Version of CDC Next April; Aims to Speed Up Response to Infectious Disease Outbreak (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s lower house OKs bill to create economic security clearance system (The Mainichi)
  • Ride-Sharing Services Start in Tokyo; Kanagawa, Aichi, Kyoto, Others To Follow Suit (The Japan News)
  • Govt to Require Overseas Businesses Appoint Supervisors in Japan; Increasing Responsibility for Safety Regulations (The Japan News)
  • Business groups heighten push for dual-surname system in Japan (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • BOJ cuts view on 7 of 9 regional economies, notes strong wage growth (The Mainichi)
  • BIS, 7 major central banks to test new digital currency platform (The Mainichi)
  • BOJ might mull rate hike from summer to autumn (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japanese firms now legally obliged to meet needs of disabled customers (Japan Today)
  • 50 Companies, Including Toyota and Honda, to Share EV Battery Manufacturing Data; Meet Environmental Regulations in the U.S. and Europe (The Japan News)
  • Japan OKs ride-hailing services in Tokyo, Kyoto areas (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan’s New Overtime Limits Eyed with Trepidation; Labor Shortages Threaten Medical Services, Cargo Transport (The Japan News)
  • Japan to OK home care visits by more foreign workers amid shortages (The Mainichi)
  • Japan aims to launch next-gen. passenger aircraft by around 2035 (The Mainichi)
  • Japan Lags in Efforts to Gain Value from Human Resources; Govt Working to Increase Usage (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s big airlines shifting int’l flights from Narita to Haneda Airport post-pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Japanese firms win spots on Norwegian wind farm project (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • New national standards for Japanese-language schools to start April (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency Committee Presents AI Copyright Challenges; Eyes Stakeholder Network of Creators, Businesses (The Japan News)
  • TSE to oblige top firms to release dual-language info at same time (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • More foreign students set to be eligible for Japan government scholarships (Kyodo News+)
  • Cabinet approves replacement plan for foreign intern trainee program (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan Govt Collects Data on AI-related Copyright Infringement Cases, to Consider Measures to Help Creators (The Japan News)
  • Japan to OK ride-hailing services in Tokyo, Kyoto areas from April (The Mainichi)

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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.