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, Our EBC committees are groups where companies can, among other activities, monitor the Japanese market, share best practices, discuss the impact of public policy on business, and engage with Japanese autho

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On Wednesday 14 February, the EBC was honoured to host the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). We exchanged views with Kazuya Nakajo, Executive Vice President, Takashi Nakagawa, Director General, In

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC,   The EBC Logistics & Freight Committee will convene on February 29th at 09:30 at the EBC office. This committee has explored various critical topics over the years, such as customs issues, quarantine


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JUNE 2022

  • New visa rules to allow more foreign students to find jobs in Japan (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan OKs bill to make crucial economic security info classified (Japan Today)
  • Japan gov’t plans to require firms to set paternity leave targets (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to Revoke Permanent Residency If Foreigners Fail to Pay Taxes (The Japan News)
  • Proposed Recycling Rules in EU Could Effectively Cause Ban on Japanese Sake Imports (The Japan News)
  • Offshore Wind Farms to be Expanded to EEZ to Promote Decarbonization (The Japan News)
  • Guidelines issued to help protect freelancers from being misused (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Joint Defense Development Urged In Public, Private Sectors; ‘Dual-Use’ Technologies Expected to Aid Economic Growth (The Japan News)
  • EU to seek security accord with Japan (Japan Today)
  • Japan Aims to Enter Global Market for Satellite Launches; JAXA Works to Boost Competitiveness By Slashing Costs (The Japan News)
  • Japan Sets up Expert Panel on Strengthening Defense Capabilities; Financial Resource Measures, yen Issues on Agenda (The Japan News)
  • Japan drops to 26th globally in annual pay for IT workers (The Mainichi)
  • Japan business lobby chief shows support for separate spouse surnames (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan OKs bill to ease burden on truck drivers amid labor shortage (Japan Today)
  • Japan Stretches Safety Net for Part-Time Workers (News on Japan)
  • Government Proposes Ride-Sharing Operational Guidelines (News on Japan)
  • Shippers to be Required to Make Plans to Reduce Cargo Waiting Time to Address Logistics Industry’s ‘2024 Problem’ (The Japan News)
  • Foreigners with permanent residency could face stricter rules (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan to Step Up Efforts to Host Int’l Conferences, Biz Events (The Japan News)
  • Japan to Support Manufacturing Technology for Space-grade Semiconductors (The Japan News)
  • Major Companies to Launch Joint Venture Supporting Local Governments with Aging Infrastructure (News on Japan)
  • Japan Inc opens door to more women directors, but managers remain rare (Japan Today)
  • Japan Education Ministry Plans to Use Metaverse to Help Foreign Students Find Jobs After Graduating (The Japan News)
  • Japan farm, fisheries exports reach record ¥1.45 trillion in 2023 (Japan Today)
  • Ministry to Support Active Recruitment of Foreign Nationals as Local Vitalization Cooperators from Fiscal 2024; Aiming to Increase Foreign Visitors to Underpopulated Areas (The Japan News)
  • Japan preparing to add transport roles to skilled visa amid shortages (The Mainichi)
  • Japan, U.S., Britain, Australia, 7 Other Countries Agree on AI Guidelines; Call for Secure Use of System (The Japan News)
  • Japan to launch electronic immigration entry stands at Tokyo airport (The Mainichi)
  • Kishida Pushes for Unprecedented Wage Increases (News on Japan)
  • Japan automakers tap foreign models to drive sales of recreational cars (Japan Today)
  • Keidanren urges government to enact dual-surname option (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan’s biggest business lobby calls for larger pay hikes than 2023 (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan Eyes Domestic Underwater Drone Production by 2030 (The 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 22 industry committees covering a wide variety of economic sectors.