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 8 May, we attended a conference featuring Mr. Kazuo Ueda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, who gave a speech on the “Virtuous Cycle between Wages and Prices and the Bank of Japan’s Monetary Po

  •   From the EBC Dear Friends of the EBC, On 24 April, the OECD Centre for Responsible Business, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, visited the EBC thanks to Stéfan Le Dû, Chair of our Sustainability Committee. Froukje Boele, Head o

  •   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


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Eurobiz Japan

JUNE 2022

  • Govt Aims for 30% Global Market Share of Japanese Next-Generation Vehicles; Inter-Company Cooperation, Collaboration Key (The Japan News)
  • Japan enacts law to restrict onshore wind farm construction (The Mainichi)
  • FAO Environment Director Pushes for Stronger Climate Action; Stresses Potential of Japan’s Agricultural Tech (The Japan News)
  • 3 Japanese Carmakers Eye Joint Software Development; Toyota, Honda, Nissan See Benefits in Standardization (The Japan News)
  • Japan Begins Review of Basic Energy Plan amid Spread of AI (The Japan News)
  • Japan to Formulate New National Strategy for Green Transformation with Target Year of 2040 (The Japan News)
  • New Law for Boosting Japan’s Economic Security to Enhance International Collaboration; Impacts on Personnel to be Considered (The Japan News)
  • Diet enacts law to create economic security clearance system (Japan Today)
  • Revocation of permanent residence status in contention in Japan Diet talks (The Mainichi)
  • Japan Launches New Project to Address Gender Pay Gap (News on Japan)
  • Japan Post, Seino to team up on deliveries to counter driver shortage (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s Commitment to Inclusive Employment Highlighted at OECD (News on Japan)
  • Japan Tightens Rules on Student Residency Requirements (News on Japan)
  • Keidanren in call to make Japan an ‘AI, robotics powerhouse’ (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan, EU to Cooperate in Digital Regulation (The Japan News)
  • G7 agrees to phase out coal power by 2035 but gives leeway (Kyodo News+)
  • Govt to Launch Searchable Database of Budget Projects; Japan Project Aims to Boost Transparency, Efficiency (The Japan News)
  • Japan to Restrict Exports of Civilian Goods Sought by Militaries; Risk Assessment Could Be Mandatory for Sensors, Motors (The Japan News)
  • Japan Advances Towards Mass Production of Hydrogen Fuel Trains (News on Japan)
  • 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)

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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.