EBC Newsletter – April 6, 2022

EBC Newsletter – April 6, 2022

From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

In this newsletter, you will find a few documents and events to help you prepare for the future:

We hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult time.

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

Two interesting surveys conducted by JETRO

Government Procurement Seminar for Fiscal Year 2022

A Government Procurement Seminar for Fiscal Year 2022 is scheduled to be held online on Monday 25 April 2022.

Information: https://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/economy/page25e_000002.html

1/ General overview of the Japanese Government Procurement Procedures

2/ Expected procurement for Fiscal Year 2022:

  • Procurement of telecommunications and medical technology products and services not less than 100 thousand SDRs
  • Procurement of computer products and services above 800 thousand SDRs
  • Procurement of other products and services controlled by the Agreement on Government Procurement not less than 800 thousand SDRs

3/ Additional information related to procurement of goods and services in which many suppliers are considered to be interested (including the information on the expected procurement for Fiscal Year 2023 and beyond, if possible)

If you wish to take part in the Seminar, please send necessary information to the following email address before 18 April 2022 and contact the seminar secretariat if you have any questions.

Government Procurement Seminar Secretariat
MIYAZAKI  Kanichiro(Mr),OBA Shinya(Mr)
TEL :  03-3507-9777
FAX :  03-3507-9771
Email :  [email protected]

Insights on the global economy 2 years into the corona crisis and with the war going on in Ukraine – Webinar, BLCCJ, 12 April

At one of our first webinars two years ago, Mr. Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis (Belgium), then presented his economic outlook with the corona crisis just in its beginning phase.
On 12 April, Mr. De Leus will return to share his insights on the global economy two years into the corona crisis and with the war going on in Ukraine.Because of that war a new world has emerged / is emerging, we’re being catapulted back to the era before the 90’s, with big consequences for countries and companies alike. Of course this war and the rising inflation will have an impact as well on the economic forecasts.

Event details:
Tuesday 12 April
16:00-17:00 Japan time
Presentation and Q&A in English
Free of charge for EBC members

If you are interested, please send your name, company and title to [email protected]  by Tuesday 12 April noon JST and we will confirm your registration. Please mention your EBC membership.

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom. If your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a Zoom invitation link and passcode on the day itself.

The Japanese corporate approach to international dispute resolution: a high-level comparison of litigation, arbitration and other forms of ADR – hybrid event, ICC International Court of Arbitration, 18 April

Click here to see the information on the webinar.

What’s in the Media

  • Japan Business Federation proposes digitizing all public, private admin procedures (The Mainichi)
  • Global warming to eclipse 1.5 C mark unless emissions plateau by 2025 (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to further relax daily entry quota to 10,000 from April 10 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • Myriad of changes as fiscal 2022 begins (The Japan News)
  • Japan eyes 5G access for 95% of population by March 2024 (The Asahi Shimbun)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
April 15 (Fri) Automotive Components & Aftermarket Web
April 21 (Thu) Human Resources Web
Apr 21 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Apr 22 (Fri) Railways EBC & Web
May 11 (Wed) Energy EBC&Web
May 20 (Fri) Automotive Components & Aftermarket EBC&Web
May 20 (Fri) Railways EBC & Web
Mary 26 (Thu) Legal Services Web
May 26 (Thu) Human Resources Web
May 26 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site

If you are interested in joining a committee meeting, please contact the EBC to confirm the time and meeting place.

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