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European Business Council in Japan Flash Survey Impact of the entry ban on European companies and their Japanese partners


Joint Statement on the Entry Restrictions in Japan


EBC Briefing on COVID-19 – 9 March


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





  • Japan to consider tighter rules on foreign owners of domestic firms: report (Japan Today)
  • Japan to halt company applications for workplace vaccinations (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to require airlines submit business improvement plans by late August (News on Japan)
  • Europe powers up electric car battery drive (Japan Today)
  • Govt to extend financial jab support until end of Nov. (The Japan News)
  • Widespread workplace vaccination starts in Japan (The Japan News)
  • Japan to focus on greener society, digital for pandemic recovery (Japan Today)
  • BOJ to launch new scheme for fighting climate change (Japan Today)
  • Further emissions cuts needed to export coal power plants: Japan minister (The Mainichi)
  • Japan to begin COVID vaccinations for foreign embassy officials on Monday (Japan Today)
  • Japan to start issuing vaccine passports in July (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan’s bank lobby urges BOJ caution on deepening negative rates (News on Japan)
  • More than 2,300 companies to vaccinate 11 mil employees, families (Japan Today)
  • Japan expected to drop support for coal power plants abroad (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan May exports log sharpest rise in 41 yrs on pandemic recovery (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to avoid recession, but Q2 growth forecasts cut sharply: poll (Japan Today)
  • Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan steps up efforts to attract foreign funds (News on Japan)
  • G-7 leaders agree on vaccines, China and taxing corporations (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Suga to compile big stimulus package around summer: Nikkei (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s wholesale prices rise at fastest pace in 13 years (Japan Today)
  • Suga aims to finish vaccinating Japan’s population by November (Japan Today)
  • Japan eyes regional revitalization with transfer of 10,000 workers (Japan Today)
  • Japan to fund CO2 reduction steps by cities, firms over multiple yrs (The Mainichi)
  • Major companies, universities apply for on-site vaccinations (Japan Today)
  • World Bank sees 5.6% global growth in 2021, best since 1973 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Ministry to require rearview cameras for new cars from 2022 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan’s 1st qtr GDP fall upgraded to 3.9% on more public demand (The Mainichi)
  • Japan plans to issue vaccination certificates to students wishing to study abroad (The Japan News)
  • Japan looks to debut vaccine passport this summer (News on Japan)

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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.