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 Executive Operating Board and the relevant Committee Chairman.

Premier Members

Annual Dues: JPY 600,000

For Companies that are resident in Japan and are members of Stakeholder.
Benefits include:

  • Permanent exposure on the EBC website through a prominent banner on the left side of the homepage linked to an EBC-site-embedded company promotion page with a further clear link to the PREMIER Member’s homepage. This banner space, which is viewable throughout the website, combined with a dedicated promotion page will be available only to PREMIER Members.
  • Permanent listing of the company on a “PREMIER Members” page of the EBC’s website
  • Listing of the company on a “PREMIER Members” page of the EBC’s annual White Paper
  • Company logo in “Blue-Star Sponsors” section of the EBC’s annual White Paper • Company will receive up to 20 sets of EBC White Papers per year free of charge
  • Right to join EBC committees for no extra charge
  • Company name included in “PREMIER Members” list in new prospective members package
  • Company name included in “PREMIER Members” list in EBC Information Package
  • Company will receive ten copies of the monthly EBC Magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company recognition quarterly in the monthly EBC Magazine – Eurobiz Japan
  • Company will receive the EBC newsletter and announcements distributed by e-mail and can attend all EBC events
  • Participation in meetings with visiting key personnel from the European Commission
  • Provision of briefings on the Japanese Business Environment for the visiting Global CEO and other senior executives
  • Assistance to local CEO, global CEO and other senior executives in developing & implementing government relations & public affairs planning by providing strategic advice, identifying and communicating with Japanese politicians & high-level government officials, and arranging related meetings.
  • If the last two mentioned benefits are not of interest, other support can be arranged on request

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].

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

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.

Non-Resident Membership

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

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