EBC ニュースレター 2024年3月27日

EBC ニュースレター 2024年3月27日


From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

On 22 March, the EBC Automotive Components & Aftermarket Committee, in
collaboration with the German Chamber, hosted a distinguished speaker event. The Committee was privileged to welcome Mr Kohei Okuma and Mr Hitoshi Inukai from KPMG, who gave an insightful presentation on the results of the KPMG Global Automotive Executives Survey 2023 and the Japanese Consumer Survey for the same year. Their presentation was rich with comprehensive data, providing valuable insights into the perspectives of industry executives and Japanese consumers alike. The engaging content resonated with the diverse audience of automotive executives, generating enthusiastic feedback and meaningful discussions.

Mr. Christian Seidel, Automotive Components & Aftermarket Committee Chair

If your company is interested in further information on this topic, the Government Procurement Seminar for Fiscal Year 2024 will be held online (in Japanese and English) on 23 April. If you would like to attend, please send the necessary information to the following email address by 16 April 2024:

Government Procurement Seminar Secretariat

YAGINUMA Yoshihito(Mr.), OBA Shinya(Mr.)

Email :  [email protected]


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


Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

What’s in the Media

  • Japan will introduce a new national accreditation system for Japanese-language schools from April in an effort to ensure their quality meets the needs of the country’s growing foreign population. Under the new system, Japanese language schools will have to meet certain requirements on staffing and curriculum to receive the accreditation, while instructors at accredited schools will need to obtain new national qualifications for teaching Japanese. (Japan Today)
  • A small committee of the Cultural Affairs Agency has presented cases that could constitute copyright infringement by generative artificial intelligence (AI) in a report detailing its interpretation of copyright law. The report was presented in the Agency’s subcommittee on Tuesday. (The Japan News)
  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange will require the 1,600 companies listed on its top Prime Market to simultaneously release financial results and other important data in Japanese and English starting in April 2025. According to the TSE’s Feb. 26 announcement, the dual-language information disclosure will fuel overseas investments in the Japanese companies. (The Asahi Shimbun)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
Mar 28 (Thu) Insurance Hybrid
Mar 28 (Thu) Human Resources Hybrid
Mar 28 (Thu) Telecommunications Equipment On-line
Apr 5 (Fri) Railways Hybrid
Apr 11 (Thu) Human Resources Hybrid
Apr 18 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Off-site

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

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