JOIN THE EBC

Are you facing difficulties doing business in Japan? Would you like to help lobby the Japanese Government to improve the environment for trade and investment in Japan? Would you like to participate in the agenda setting process? Are you looking to share concerns with colleagues? Then perhaps you should consider joining the EBC…

THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL OFFERS YOUR COMPANY AN OPPORTUNITY TO:

  • Influence the issues addressed in political forums such as the EU-Japan Summit and the EU-Japan bilateral FTA/EPA negotiations
  • Share information on the market and business environment with colleagues in your sector
  • Liaise with the Japanese Government and various regulatory agencies from a neutral position behind the banner of the EBC
  • Promote European businesses in Japan
  • Be a proactive part of change

EBC MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES, FEES & DUES

  • Applicants for membership of the EBC shall nominate an EBC Committee through which such membership is proposed to be held.
  • Application in any category for membership of an EBC Committee is subject to formal approval by the EBC Board of Directors and the relevant Committee Chairman.

EBC Committee Members for Stakeholder Members

Annual Dues for companies with more than 1000 employees worldwide: JPY135,000
Annual Dues for companies with more than 250 employees worldwide: JPY100,000
Annual Dues for companies with less than 250 employees worldwide: JPY50,000

  • Includes membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in other Committees at no additional cost
  • Company name included in the EBC annual report
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive voting rights within its sector Committee and the right to stand for office [within such Committee].

EBC Committee Members for Associate Members

Non-European Companies – Annual Dues: JPY200,000

For non-European Companies with European interests who do not belong to any Stakeholder.

  • Includes membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in other Committees at no additional cost.
  • Company name included in the EBC annual report.
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included Committee Members list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company does not receive voting rights within the Committee
  • Company is not eligible to take up any office within the Committee

European Companies – Annual Dues: JPY200,000

For European Companies that are resident in Japan and are members of a European National Chamber of Commerce or European Recognised Business Organisation in Japan that is not a stakeholder of the EBC.

  • Includes membership in one Committee and the right to register an unlimited number of Additional Members in other Committees for a discounted 50% of the annual fee per each extra committee (currently ¥50,000)
  • Company name included in the EBC annual report.
  • Company name included in Committee Members list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included Committee Members list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive (each month) a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company does not receive voting rights within the Committee.
  • Company is not eligible to take up any office within the Committee.

EBC Committee Members for Non-Resident Members

Annual Dues: JPY50,000

For European Companies that would otherwise be eligible for membership under categories 2,3, or 4 but are not resident in Japan and are domiciled in Europe.

  • Includes participation in EBC committees
  • Permanent listing of the company in a “Non-Resident Members” page of the EBC’s website
  • Listing of the company on a “Non-Resident Members” page of the EBC’s annual White Paper
  • Company name included in a “Non-Resident Members” list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in a “Non-resident Members” list in the EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive a set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive the relevant committee minutes
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail
  • Company will receive a briefing on the relevant industry sector from the EBC when visiting Japan

EBC Supporting Members

Annual Dues: JPY25,000

For Companies that are resident in Japan and are members of a Stakeholder. This category allows chamber members, who of their choice are not members of an EBC committee, to support the EBC. Benefits include:

  • Permanent listing of the company on an “SUPPORTING Members” page of the EBC’s website
  • Listing of the company on an “SUPPORTING Members” page of the EBC’s annual White Paper
  • Company name included in an “SUPPORTING Members” list in new prospective Members Package
  • Company name included in an “SUPPORTING Members” list in the EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive one set of EBC white papers per year (one English, one Japanese)
  • Company will receive a copy of the monthly EBC magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events

Sponsorship Scheme

Why supporting The European Business Council in Japan?

The mission of the EBC is mainly advocacy and lobbying on behalf of the European National Chambers of Commerce in Japan and for the EBC-affiliated companies. The EBC specializes in Japanese government relations and public affairs and offers a full range of government relations and related services. It issues monitoring, in-depth intelligence and strategic outreach reports, and works on public affairs campaigns and strategic support for public tenders / public-sector sales.

The EBC offers 6 categories of sponsorship

Depending on the categories they choose, the Sponsors will be able to get:

  • Membership to the EBC
  • Participation to the EBC sectoral committees
  • Their logo on the EBC website (homepage and/or dedicated sponsors’ web page)
  • Their logo/name in the EBC White Paper
    • What is the White Paper?
      The 23 sectoral EBC committees produce every year the White Paper, a series of recommendation to the Japanese government. It is a direct channel to the Japanese Government officials and politicians, which gives you the opportunity to have your voice heard.
  • Their company banner/information material/keynote speaker at the EBC Briefings
    • What is an EBC Briefing?
      It is a public conference, generally held at the EU Delegation and followed by a networking cocktail. It is organized by committees’ clusters 4 times a year, one of which featuring the public launch of the year’s White paper.
  • Their company name listed in EuroBiz Japan (EBC monthly magazine)

EBC PINNACLE SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY900,000

Includes:

  • One-year free membership to EBC (value up to 135,000 yen) + free participation to all EBC sectoral committees
  • Rotating logo on EBC homepage + on the dedicated sponsors’ web page for 12 months
  • White Paper (new format: renewed style, printed and online version) sponsorship: company logo in colour on single-logo page in WP – near front and back of report, unlimited sets of WPs, full-page colour advertisement toward back of report
  • Sponsorship of all the 4 EBC Briefings: possibility of displaying company logo on the invitation, possibility of displaying on site company banners, company products of information and to be included, if wished, among the keynote speakers
  • Company name listed in Eurobiz Japan (4 times a year)

EBC GOLDSTAR SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY500,000

Includes:

  • One-year free membership to EBC (value up to 135,000 yen) + free participation to all EBC sectoral committees
  • Logo on EBC dedicated sponsors’ web page for 12 months
  • White Paper (new format: renewed style, printed and online version) sponsorship: company logo in colour on two-logo page in WP – near front and back of report, 5 sets of WPs, half-page colour advertisement toward back of report
  • Sponsorship of 2 EBC Briefings: possibility of displaying company logo on the invitation, possibility of displaying on site company banners, company products of information and to be included, if wished, among the keynote speakers
  • Company name listed in Eurobiz Japan (3 times a year)

EBC BLUESTAR SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY250,000

Includes:

  • Logo on EBC dedicated sponsors’ web page for 12 months
  • White Paper (new format: renewed style, printed and online version) sponsorship: company logo in colour on three-logo page in WP – near front and back of report, 3 sets of WPs
  • Sponsorship of 1 EBC Briefing: possibility of displaying company logo on the invitation, possibility of displaying on site company banners, company products of information and to be included, if wished, among the keynote speakers
  • Company name listed in Eurobiz Japan (twice a year)

EBC SPECIAL SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY100,000

Includes:

  • Logo on EBC dedicated sponsors’ web page for 12 months
  • White Paper (new format: renewed style, printed and online version) sponsorship: company name on 5-name page in WP, 2 sets of WPs
  • Company name listed in Eurobiz Japan (twice a year)

EBC SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY50,000

Includes:

  • White Paper (new format: renewed style, printed and online version) sponsorship (Company name on 10-name page in WP, 1 set of WP)
  • Company name listed in Eurobiz Japan (once a year)

EBC WHITE PAPER SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY5,000

Includes:

  • Company name on 30-name page in WP

JOIN US

If you are interested in joining an EBC committee, please contact the EBC Secretariat for more information or fill in the application form and return to:

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Valerie Moschetti
Tel: +81-3-3263-6225
Fax: +81-3-3263-6223
Email: vmoschetti@ebc-jp.com