EBC ニュースレター 2021年11月17日

EBC ニュースレター 2021年11月17日


From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

The EBC and the Chambers of Commerce of the G7 countries issued a joint statement on the latest changes to the entry regulations in Japan, as well as the quarantine rules, entered into force on 8 November. While we believe this is a positive change, we will continue our advocacy actions as the requirements that need to be fulfilled to isolate for 3 days are too administratively burdensome for companies.

In this newsletter, you will also read:

We hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult time.

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

Joint Statement on the Entry Restrictions in Japan


Click here to the article.
Read the statement in English [pdf] / Japanese [pdf]

Written pledge for the traveler wishing entry into Japan


The translation of this document is based on the official Japanese document that was available on the government’s website as of November 8.

This unofficial translation may be helpful to those who need to communicate with their colleagues abroad wishing to come to Japan for business purpose.

Questionnaire Investigation regarding the Government Procurement Measures in Japan


The Japanese government has been voluntarily implementing necessary measures in the field of the government procurement in order to ensure more transparent, fair, and competitive procurement procedures, and to provide easy market access opportunities for both domestic and foreign competitive suppliers.

Based upon the Understanding among related ministries and agencies concerned in procurement (31 March 2014), which is a successor to the Action Program Committee’s decision (28 March 1994), we would like to have opinions and requests of domestic and foreign companies and business associations regarding the current government procurement measures.

You are more than welcome to answer and send in the survey directly, but you are also welcome to send it via the EBC. Contact point (Cabinet Secretariat):

Mr. Yusuke KIYANAGI, the Office of Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary
1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968
Tel 03-5253-2111 ex82532
E-mail: [email protected]

Deadline for submission is DECEMBER 10, 2021.

Prospects of cooperation between Poland and Japan in the field of hydrogen technologies development – webinar


At the beginning of November, Polish government adopted the National Hydrogen Strategy, which will serve as a basis for the development of numerous projects aimed at the development of hydrogen technologies in Poland. In accordance with the provisions of the strategy, our country is to allocate 2 bln PLN by 2025 to the development of this industry, and by 2030 a total of nearly 17 bln PLN. This heralds the rapid development of the industry and the implementation of many projects, most of which will be implemented in cooperation with foreign partners.

The seminar will be composed of several speeches about the content of hydrogen strategies adopted in Poland and Japan and presentations on planned or ongoing projects in the field of green hydrogen production. Examples of already existing Polish-Japanese cooperation in this field will be presented, as well as financial initiatives and projects undertaken by local governments to support green hydrogen energy production.
The seminar will end with a panel discussion on the prospects for the development of scientific cooperation between Poland and Japan in the field of the development of green hydrogen production technology.

30 November, from 4.30 to 7.30pm

If you are interested in participating in the seminar, please use the below link:


What’s in the Media

  • Japan looking to beef up chip, storage battery sectors as part of stimulus plan (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Japan 3rd-qtr GDP down 3% amid virus emergency, slow car shipments (Kyodo News+)
  • New stimulus package to include wage hikes for care workers, nurses (Japan Today)
  • 20 nations to join hands in promoting electric vehicles (The Japan News)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
Nov 18 (Thursday) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Nov 25 (Thursday) Human Resources Web
Dec 2 (Thursday) Liquor Web
Dec 6 (Monday) Materials EBC & Web
Dec 8 (Wednesday) Energy EBC & Web
Dec 9 (Thursday) Automotive Components & Aftermarket Off-site & Web
Dec 9 (Thursday) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Dec 10 (Friday) Railways EBC & Web
Dec 16 (Thursday) Telecommunications Equipment Web

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

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