EBC ニュースレター 2020年5月13日

EBC ニュースレター 2020年5月13日


From the EBC


Dear Friends of the EBC,

This week, the EBC continues the efforts to accurately inform its members about the current crisis.

We provide you with new documents aiming at better understanding the effects of Covid-19 on businesses and cities, mostly in Asia and in Europe:

  • The EuroCham Singapore published a series of surveys launched by European Chambers of Commerce around the world focusing on the economic impacts of COVID-19 on European companies in their area
  • Vicente J Luna, an analyst of worldwide big data on location and mobility, shares a presentation on how cities and business in Japan and in Europe are affected by Covid-19

We wish you a good reading and hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult and unprecedented time.

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

Surveys on the effects of COVID-19 on European Companies around the world


As you know, the EBC is member of the European Business Organization Worldwide Network, which mission is to “provide a platform for European Business Organisations at global and regional levels to share best practices and to advocate for European Business in third markets”. We invite you to visit the EuroCham Singapore website to read reports sent by the EBO members about the effects of COVID-19 on European Companies around the world (reports released between February and April 2020).

How cities and business are affected by Covid-19


Vicente J Luna, a digital marketing expert, develops smart-city analytics and has deep knowledge in using data. He already shared presentations in previous issues of this Newsletter.

Today, he is offering a very interesting analysis of Google and Apple data which brings insights on how cities and business in Japan and in Europe are affected by Covid-19.

Webinars on supporting businesses affected by the covid-19 crisis


Webinar at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce

The New Normal: How can we ensure a safe and secure environment?- The development of PCR test for corporate usage
19 May 17:00 – 18:00
Free for SpCCJ Members/ Non-members JPY2,000

What’s in the Media

  • Foreigners with stays until July again given extra 3 months to renew visas (Japan Today)
  • Lower house passes bill allowing delayed pension payout (Japan Today)
  • UK says it plans to start virtual trade talks with Japan shortly (Japan Today)
  • Japan economic index sees biggest fall in 9 yrs as virus takes toll (The Mainichi)
  • Tokyo starts distributing cash to businesses shuttered due to virus (News on Japan)
  • Japan tightens rules on foreign stakes in 518 firms, citing national security (Japan Today)
  • Japan’s ruling bloc agrees on rent relief plan for virus-hit firms (Japan Today)
  • IMF calls for coordinated action for post-pandemic global recovery (The Mainichi)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
May 15 (Friday) Legal Services Off-site
May 28 (Thursday) Human Resources EBC
June 1 (Monday) Materials EBC
June 2 (Tuesday) Retail & Wholesale EBC
June 11 (Thursday) Logistics & Freight EBC
June 16 (Tuesday) Sustainability and Social Responsibility Off-site
June 18 (Thursday) Telecom Carriers
Telecom Equipment

If you are interested in joining a committee meeting, please contact the EBC to confirm the time and meeting place.

White Paper Sponsorships

The European Business Council in Japan specializes in Japanese government relations and public affairs. Among our various services, the EBC White Paper is by far the most important document that we annually produce.

The White Paper is read by not only Japanese authorities, but also by the various European embassies and the EU Delegation. Its recommendations to the Japanese government in 25 economic sectors are a useful tool for European businesses to advocate on various problems they encounter on – or to access to – the Japanese market.

We are therefore hoping that we can get the resources that are needed to print, translate and distribute this White Paper, something that has been done now for 20 years.

We would be very glad if you could support our work on improving better economic relations between the EU and Japan through one of OUR VARIOUS SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMMES.

Thank you in advance for your precious contribution.


European Business Council JAPAN
Sanbancho POULA Bldg. 2F, 6-7 Sanbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0075
TEL 03-3263-6222   |   FAX 03-3263-6223

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