EBC ニュースレター 2023年5月17日

EBC ニュースレター 2023年5月17日


From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

The EBC, through members of its Asset Management and Banking & Insurance committees, met with a delegation of the European Parliament on 15 May to discuss issues covering the three sectors. The parliamentarians are in Japan for discussions with Japanese politicians and the Government. The Economic & Monetary Affairs Committee is led by Irene Tinagli, with other members being Markus Ferber, Ludek Niedermayer, Dragos Pislaru, and Michiel Hoogeven. More details here.

The EBC HR Committee will meet on 25 May from 9:30 AM, both in-person and online. The Committee has previously discussed and exchanged best practices on topics such as remote working, remote on-boarding, remuneration, equal pay, visas & the border restrictions, and digitalisation & AI. If you are a European company potentially interested in joining our Human Resources Committee, the EBC would like to invite you to take part in our discussions. To register for the meeting and for more information, send an email to: [email protected]

MOFA is organising an online Government Procurement Seminar for Fiscal Year 2023 on 13 June, 10:00-13:30. You will get information on procurements of telecommunications and medical technology products and services not less than 100 thousand SDRs; procurement of computer products and services above 800 thousand SDRs; procurement of other products and services controlled by the Agreement on Government Procurement not less than 800 thousand SDRs.
For more details

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 said Monday closer macroeconomic policy coordination is needed with the Bank of Japan as the government seeks to examine whether Japan can attain sustainable and stable wage growth and avoid sliding back into deflation. (The Mainichi)
  • Global electric vehicle sales are set to climb 35 percent in 2023 from the previous year to a record 14 million units, backed by robust growth in China, Europe and the United States, the International Energy Agency said in a recent report. (Japan Today)
  • The government is considering expanding the scope of duties foreign carers can perform to alleviate chronic labor shortages in the nursing care sector, it has been learned.The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry plans to review current regulations, including a rule that blocks foreign workers from conducting home visits. (The Japan News)
  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced that the government will set up a strategic council to discuss the use of artificial intelligence amid rapid advances in generative AI technology, as exemplified by ChatGPT.  (The Japan News)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
May 17 (Wed) Legal Services EBC
May 19 (Fri) Railways hybrid
May 25 (Thu) Human Resources hybrid
May 25 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Off-site
May 30 (Tue) Sustainability & Social Responsibility hybrid
June 2 (Fri) Automotive Components & Aftermarket hybrid
June 2 (Fri) Liquor hybrid
June 12 (Mon) Materials hybrid
June 16 (Fri) Railways hybrid
June 21 (Wed) Food & Agriculture hybrid
June 22 (Thu) Human Resources hybrid
June 22 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Off-site
June 29 (Thu) 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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