EBC ニュースレター 2023年10月11日

EBC ニュースレター 2023年10月11日



From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

On 4 October, the EBC management met with a delegation of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) / Japan Follow-up Committee. The EESC is a consultative body of the European Union and represents European organised civil society, composed of representatives of employers’ and workers’ organisations and other interest groups. We exchanged on the current situation and future perspectives for European business in Japan, and on the main obstacles and competitors in developing EU business in Japan.

On the same day, the EBC attended the reception for the Day of German Unity. We warmly thank Dr. von Goetze, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan for the invitation. Many German companies are members of the EBC committees through the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan, and actively contribute to our work, in particular to our White Paper.
I would also like to draw your attention to an event that might be of interest to you:

On 19 October, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and the EU-Japan Connectivity Partnership Program are organising a hybrid event about financing opportunities for EU-Japan business cooperation in Africa. Financing organizations such as JBIC, JICA and the EIB will present their financing instruments for the private sector. The event will start at 4 PM and will be hosted by the Delegation of the EU to Japan and online.
Agenda and registration

The EBC team is looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

What’s in the Media

  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged on Monday that a part of an upcoming economic package, to be drawn up possibly by the end of the month, will include measures to boost the development of artificial intelligence. Kishida made the remarks at the ongoing Internet Governance Forum in Kyoto, western Japan. The outcome of the discussions will be utilized in the Hiroshima AI Process, in which the Group of Seven industrialized nations will establish rules on AI-related topics to avoid the misuse of the technology. (The Mainichi)
  • Japan plans to host a leaders’ meeting on reducing carbon emissions with most ASEAN members and Australia in December, Japanese government sources said. The summit in Tokyo will be held under the Asia Zero Emission Community framework launched by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government last year, aimed at promoting decarbonization in the fast-growing Asian region. (Japan  Today)
  • The Japan Air Self-Defense Force has opened an office in Tokyo to share information on outer space with businesses and research institutions. The Oct 2 launch of the Japan Space Collaboration and Innovation Office is part of the country’s effort to boost defense capacity in space, where competition among major powers such as the United States, China and Russia has been intensifying.(Japan Today)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
Oct 16 (Mon) Food & Agriculture hybrid
Oct 18 (Wed) Legal Services TBC
Oct 19 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Off-site
Oct 20 (Fri) Railways hybrid
Oct 26 (Thu) Human Resources hybrid
Oct 26 (Thu) Automotive Components & Aftermarket Off-site
Nov 2 (Thu) Railways hybrid
Nov 15 (Wed) Logistics & Freight hybrid
Nov 16 (Thu) Human Resources hybrid
Nov 16 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Off-site
Nov 16 (Thu) Automotive Components & Aftermarket TBC

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

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