JUNE 2, 2020

Japanese Government Links on COVID-19

The EBC has, to the best of its knowledge, collected all applicable links presented by the various Japanese ministries and agencies. While there is quite some information published in English, there will more comprehensive information in Japanese.

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Production of EBC’s YEAR 2020 White Paper – Call for Sponsorship & Pre-Orders

The EBC White Paper continues to be at the forefront of trade policy discussions with both the Japanese and European Authorities and is the most tangible product of our committees’ year-long deliberations and advocacy activities. We are now seeking sponsors for the 2020 edition of this important document.

MAY 15, 2020

EBC statement on the limitations on re-entering Japan

The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) has issued the following statement on the limitations for non-Japanese nationals to re-enter Japan. Japan has currently a ban on the entry of non-Japanese nationals who have visited, for instance, Europe within 14 days before coming to Japan.


White Paper


Eurobiz Japan

APRIL 2020

  • G-7 finance chiefs committed to G-20 debt relief plan over pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Abe: Raising minimum wage, while protecting jobs (News on Japan)
  • Megabanks, cashless payment providers tie up for possible ‘digital yen’ (The Mainichi)
  • Abe gives up on Sept. school start for now (News on Japan)
  • Japan’s cash balance hits new high in May (Japan Today)
  • Japan to develop reusable rocket with Europe (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s corporate profits log biggest fall since 2009 (Japan Today)
  • Virus-hit Japanese firms log 1.47 tril. yen net loss in Jan.-March (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s corporate profits log biggest fall since 2009 amid pandemic (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s low unemployment rate conceals deeper labor market pain (Japan Today)
  • Japan revises law to make more part-timers join pension program (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s April jobless rate rises slightly to 2.6% (The Mainichi)
  • Japan authorities agree to promote rural migration to combat virus (News on Japan)
  • Japan’s assessment of economy unchanged as ‘worsening rapidly’ (The Mainichi)
  • Japanese automakers’ global output plunges 61% on year in April (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s new stimulus package to be worth ¥117.1 tril (Japan Today)
  • Ruling bloc to urge gov’t to retain April start for academic year (Japan Today)
  • Diet passes bill to regulate tech giants (News on Japan)
  • Japan still world’s top creditor at end of 2019 (News on Japan)
  • Many major firms continue to push teleworking (Japan Today)
  • Kuroda says BOJ ready to do more for economy after state of emergency lifted (Japan Today)
  • Japan aims to revive tourism industry by subsidizing people to go on vacation (Japan Today)

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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 26 industry committees covering a wide variety of economic sectors.