The news is still dominated by the Covid-19 crisis in Japan. This week, the EBC team managed to gather a variety of documents to provide you with a complete array of information for better decision-making in your business.
Vicente J Luna, a digital marketing expert, develops smart-city analytics and has deep knowledge in using data. He is offering you a very interesting analysis of Google data, which brings insights on Japan’s adaptation to Covid-19.
Several European national Chambers of Commerce in Japan are now helping businesses affected by Covid-19 through webinars. We present you a selection for today and the coming days.
Because companies need to plan the future and take advantage of this period to think about new strategies, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation gives you the opportunity to read its latest publication, “Analysis of EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries”, on the drivers, opportunities and challenges of EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries, with examples of concrete case studies.
We wish you a good reading and hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult and unprecedented time.
EBC Chief Operating Officer
What’s in the Media
BOJ considering steps to ease corporate funding strains in April (Japan Today)
G-7 to provide debt relief to poor nations amid virus outbreak (The Mainichi)
The Japanese Government’s Support Programs for Businesses in Response to COVID-19: What You Need to Know – April 15, 17:00 – 18:00 (event organized by the Norwegian and Danish Chambers of Commerce in Japan)
– Swedish Chamber of Commerce
Special Webinar: Financial Support for Business Owners in Japan – April 15, 17:00 – 18:00 (event organized by the Norwegian and Danish Chambers of Commerce in Japan) https://www.sccj.org/events/104
Special Webinar: COVID-19 Outbreak in Japan and HR Implications from a Japanese law Perspective – April 16, 14:00 – 15:00 (event organized by Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in collaboration with The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Japan) https://www.sccj.org/events/105
Report on EU-Japan business cooperation in third markets
Cooperation between European and Japanese companies in third markets is a growing and promising business trend. For example, a study conducted by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan in 2019 reveals that 69% of German companies in Japan are involved in business activities with Japanese partners outside Japan. Such cooperation builds on complementary strengths in e.g. technologies, market intelligence, financing – notwithstanding historical and cultural ties between several EU member states, or Japan may have in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Even further, it brings positive influence on standards and sustainable development. It is also the backbone of the EU-Japan Connectivity Partnership.
Against this background, the report prepared by Ms. Masami Marbot for the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in the framework of its Minerva Market and Policy Intelligence Programme analyses the drivers, opportunities and challenges of EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries, via in particular a number of concrete case studies.
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White Paper Sponsorships
The European Business Council in Japan specializes in Japanese government relations and public affairs. Among our various services, the EBC White Paper is by far the most important document that we annually produce.
The White Paper is read by not only Japanese authorities, but also by the various European embassies and the EU Delegation. Its recommendations to the Japanese government in 25 economic sectors are a useful tool for European businesses to advocate on various problems they encounter on – or to access to – the Japanese market.
We are therefore hoping that we can get the resources that are needed to print, translate and distribute this White Paper, something that has been done now for 20 years.