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March 4, 2021

EBC Briefing on COVID-19 – 9 March

February 19, 2021

Joint Statement on the Easing of Re-Entry Restrictions on Foreign Residents in Japan

February 16, 2021

Statement on welcoming the Government’s initiative of “Strengthening Japan’s functions as a global financial center

February 5, 2021

EBC Statement on Carbon-Neutrality



December 14, 2020

The EBC delivers the 2020 White Paper to Mr. Philippe Setton, Ambassador of France in Japan on Monday 14 December 2020


December 10, 2020

CCCJ ACCJ EBC Joint Statement: Foreign Chambers Urge Prime Minister Suga to Engage with Foreign National Residents of Japan


November 25, 2020

EBC Statement on the proposals to amend the inheritance tax regulations



  •     From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, I hope you had a great and safe Golden Week! In this week’s Newsletter, we are pleased to present you: The EBC Intellectual Property Rights Committee,  chaired by Mr. Laurent Dubois. This committee

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, With the announcement by Prime Minister Suga that Japan will become carbon neutral by 2050, the energy sector, a sector with a large carbon footprint, has stepped up to do its part. The EBC Energy Committe

  •     From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On Monday 26 April, the European Commission will hold its 2021 Trade Policy Day to discuss its new Trade Strategy to promote an open, sustainable and assertive trade policy for the EU. This full-day

  •     From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, Since February 2019, trade and cooperation between Japan and the EU have been boosted thanks to the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement. In April, two events in the ICT and Agri-Food sectors wil

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APRIL 2021

  • UN raises global economic forecast to 5.4% growth in 2021 (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to establish agency to speed up digitalization (Japan Today)
  • Job offers for 2022 university graduates improve as COVID-19 fears subside (Japan Today)
  • Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly amid virus surge (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s 2020 internet traffic sees 78-fold jump from 2004 level (The Mainichi)
  • Drink makers set target of reusing 50% of plastic bottles by 2030 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • 4 Central Europe countries seek Japan’s support for infrastructure plan (Japan Today)
  • Japanese airlines eye low-cost services to drive post-pandemic growth (Japan Today)
  • Wages in Japan see 1st rise in 13 months due to less part-timers (Japan Today)
  • Japan to regulate digital ads under law on IT giants (News on Japan)
  • Bank of Japan lifts growth forecast, keeps policy unchanged (Japan Today)
  • Govt presents plan for ‘digital payday’ in Japan (The Japan News)
  • Mass inoculation sites in Tokyo, Osaka to use Moderna vaccine (The Japan News)
  • 5 Japanese automakers to jointly develop vehicle communications devices (The Mainichi)
  • Health ministry panel to make decision on Moderna vaccine on May 20 (Japan Today)
  • Tokyo gov’t hotline on COVID open during Golden Week to offer consultation in 5 languages (Japan Today)
  • Japan gov’t warns Line over insufficient personal data protection (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan needs to double share of renewables to meet emissions goal: Koizumi (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s CPI dips 0.1% in March, but downward pressure eases (The Mainichi)
  • Japan gov’t retains economic view, but warns of virus resurgence (The Mainichi)
  • Japan says it will aim for 46% emissions cut by 2030 (Japan Today)
  • Some foreign residents in Japan consider traveling to other countries for vaccines (Japan Today)
  • COVID-19 insurance sales surge in Japan (News on Japan)
  • Japan’s March exports up 16.1% on year, biggest rise in over 3 yrs (Kyodo News+)
  • Gov’t seeks safety guarantee in Japan’s digital wage payout plan (The Mainichi)
  • Japan tightens rules on COVID-19 test certificates for travelers (Japan Today)
  • EU fashioning new carbon tax rules to protect domestic companies (The Japan News)
  • 22% of Japan firms eye fewer new hires for FY 2022 as pandemic bites (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s exports post largest monthly gain since late 2017 (Japan Today)

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