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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, 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

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, As you know, the main mission of the EBC is to advocate and to lobby for EBC members and for our stakeholders, the European National Chambers of Commerce in Japan. Our 23 Committees are devoted to...

  • *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, The COVID-19 vaccination began last month in Japan and a few days ago, Japanese drugmaker Daiichi Sankyo Co. started manufacturing the AstraZeneca vaccine. Last week was therefore a timely con

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MARCH 2021

  • Japan to compile action plan for Fukushima water discharge this year (Kyodo News+)
  • BOJ cuts view on 2 areas, keeps others unchanged as recovery fragile (The Mainichi)
  • Japan mulls ratcheting up greenhouse gas reduction target (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan wholesale prices rise for first time in more than a year, stoked by commodities surge (Japan Today)
  • COVID-19 variants could drive economic hit on Tokyo up by $36 bil. (The Mainichi)
  • Health ministry: Japan job losses tied to pandemic exceed 100,000 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan looks to raise 2030 emissions reduction goal to at least 40% (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to tighten border controls on travelers from 2 more states (The Mainichi)
  • IMF sees stronger global growth as some COVID clouds begin to clear (Japan Today)
  • Govt preparing for Japanese living abroad to get vaccinated in Japan (The Japan News)
  • Bank of Japan begins 1st phase of experiment on central bank digital currency (The Mainichi)
  • Japan embracing ammonia power to achieve 2050 zero CO2 target (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Solar power generation on agricultural land expands in Japan (The Japan News)
  • Bank of Japan survey shows more optimism over economic recovery (Japan Today)
  • Law urges companies to keep workers until 70 (News on Japan)
  • Global trade volume to rise 8% this year after slump in 2020: WTO (The Mainichi)
  • Japan ranks 120th in global gender gap index, 2nd lowest level ever (The Mainichi)
  • Japan CO2 levels hit record high in 2020 despite global emission decline amid pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s February job availability logs 1st fall in 5 months (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s retail sales fall for third straight month (Japan Today)
  • Japan plans new trading market for greenhouse gas emissions (The Japan News)
  • Japan looks to end support for overseas coal power projects (News on Japan)
  • Companies in Japan roll out early retirement, redundancy programs due to pandemic pressure (The Japan News)
  • From April, all price tags in Japan must reflect final cost with sales tax included (Japan Today)
  • Govt plans to step up support for midsize firms (The Japan News)
  • Japan sees services, digital as key areas for investment in UK (The Mainichi)
  • Gov’t keeps view on Japan economy, warns of slow recovery in exports (The Mainichi)
  • RCEP could boost Japan GDP by 2.7% (News on Japan)
  • Japan mulls coronavirus variant test for all inbound travelers (Kyodo 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 23 industry committees covering a wide variety of economic sectors.