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

  • 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 Corporate Affiliates

To become a member of our committees:

EBC Fee Structure

Membership Category

Fee (JPY)

Stakeholder members (member of one of the 15 national chambers of commerce)
Companies with more than 1,000 employees worldwide

135,000

Companies with more than 250 employees worldwide

100,000

Companies with less than 250 employees worldwide

50,000

Non-European Companies
Non-European Companies with European interests who do not belong to any Stakeholder

200,000

European Companies
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

200,000

If you are a Member of one of the 15 National Chambers of Commerce

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 on the Digital EBC White Paper Website
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company will receive voting rights within its sector Committee and the right to stand for office [within such Committee].
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 on the Digital EBC White Paper Website
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • 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 on the Digital EBC White Paper Website
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Company does not receive voting rights within the Committee.
  • Company is not eligible to take up any office within the Committee.

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 specialises 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, on the Digital EBC White Paper Website)
    • Their logo/name on the Digital White Paper PDF print version and on the A4 cover handed over to the Japanese and European leaders
      • What is the White Paper?
        The 22 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, online or in-person, 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.

PINNACLE SPONSOR

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
  • Company logo in colour on the Digital White Paper Webpage + on single-logo page in the White Paper PDF print version
  • Company logo (big size) on the English and Japanese versions of the White Paper A4 hard cover (document to be handed over to officials and business leaders)
  • Sponsorship of all the 4 EBC Briefings: company logo on the digital invitation, possibility of displaying on-site company banners, company products of information and to be included, if wished, among the keynote speakers (depending on the topic)
  • Company logo on each EBC Newsletter (on top)

GOLDSTAR SPONSOR

EBC GOLDSTAR SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY600,000

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
  • Company logo in colour on 2-logo page in the White Paper PDF print version
  • Company logo (mid-size) on the English and Japanese versions of the White Paper A4 hard cover (document to be handed over to officials and business headers)
  • Sponsorship of 2 EBC Briefings: company logo on the digital invitation, possibility of displaying on-site company banners, company products of information and to be included, if wished, among the keynote speakers (depending on the topic)
  • Company logo on the EBC Newsletter (at the bottom), each other month

BLUESTAR SPONSOR

EBC BLUESTAR SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY250,000

Includes:

  • One-year free membership to EBC (value up to 135,000 yen) + free participation to all EBC sectoral committees
  • Logo (smaller size) on EBC dedicated sponsors’ web page for 12 months
  • Company logo in colour on 3-logo page in the White paper PDF print version
  • Company logo (small size) on the English and Japanese versions of the White Paper A4 hard cover (document to be handed to officials and business leaders)
  • Sponsorship of 1 EBC Briefing: company logo on the digital invitation, possibility of displaying on-site company banners, company products of information and to be included, if wished, among the keynote speakers (depending on the topic)
  • Company logo on the EBC Newsletter (at the bottom), each Quarter

SPECIAL SPONSOR

EBC SPECIAL SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY100,000

Includes:

  • Logo (smaller size) on EBC dedicated sponsors’ web page for 12 months
  • Company logo in black and white on 5-logo page in the White Paper PDF print version
  • Company logo (small size) on the English and Japanese versions of the White PaperA4 hard cover (document to be handed over to the officials and business leaders)

EBC SPONSOR

SPONSOR – Annual Dues: JPY50,000

Includes:

  • Company logo in Black and White on 10-name page in the White Paper PDF print version
  • Company logo (small size) on the English and Japanese versions of the White Paper A4 cover (document to be handed over to the officials and business leaders)

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: +81-3-6807-5931
Email: vmoschetti@ebc-jp.com