2020’s Golden Week has a strange perfume: with many holidays in a row, this period in Japan is traditionally marked by an increase in travels, but recommendations to stay at home seem to be widely respected here as in other parts of the world.
Vicente J. Luna’s study shows it clearly. Vicente, a digital marketing expert who analyses big data, shares with us very interesting results on the evolution of mobility trends and social distancing in Japan and the EU in the coronavirus context.
As you know, the supply of vital medical equipment has recently been put under strain. That’s why the EBC,the ACCJ, AdvaMed, AMDD, EFPIA and PhRMA have issued a Joint statement on Air Transport of Critical Medicines and Supplies to suggest a number of measures that would make it easier for medical supplies to reach its intended market in a timely manner.
You may have heard that the European Business Council in Japan recently underwent some of the biggest structural and aesthetic changes since its foundation in 1972. Michael Mroczek, president of the Board,explains how it is now more agile, responsive and communicative than ever before.
We wish you an excellent and safe Golden Week and hope you stay healthy during this difficult and unprecedented time!
EBC Chief Operating Officer
COVID-19 – Analysing the Evolution of Social Distancing through Big Data in Japan and in the EU
Vicente J Luna, a digital marketing expert, develops smart-city analytics and has deep knowledge in using big data. Last April, he shared his insights on Japan’s adaptation to Covid-19. This month, his presentation focuses on the evolution of mobility trends and social distancing in Japan and the EU in the coronavirus context.
COVID-19: Joint statement on Air Transport of Critical Medicines and Supplies
The EBC, together with the ACCJ, AdvaMed, AMDD, EFPIA and PhRMA, have issued a statement on the transportation of critical medicines and supplies. With the COVID-19, the supply of vital medical equipment has been put under strain. The EBC and the other organisations have therefore suggested a number of measures that would make it easier for medical supplies to reach its intended market in a timely manner.
The New EBC
In January 2020, the European Business Council in Japan underwent some of the biggest structural and aesthetic changes since it was founded in 1972. It is now more agile, responsive, and communicative than ever before. In this EuroBiz article, Michael Mroczek, president of the Board, talks about these changes.
What’s in the Media
Japan’s regional economies in very severe situation: Finance Ministry (Japan Today)
BOJ expands easing measures; cuts growth forecast (Japan Today)
Japan to subsidize 100% of salaries at small companies (News on Japan)
Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings
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May 13 (Wednesday)
May 15 (Friday)
May 12 (Thursday)
Medical Equipment & Diagnostics
May 28 (Thursday)
June 1 (Monday)
June 2 (Tuesday)
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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.