EBC Newsletter – August 24, 2022

EBC Newsletter – August 24, 2022


From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

We hope you enjoyed a pleasant summer in Japan or abroad !

Talking about travel and business people who wish to come to Japan, Japanese media recently revealed that the government may lift the requirement for travelers to undergo a COVID-19 test before departure and may increase the number of daily entries into the country. In an interview with Reuters, EBC President Michael Mroczek said that “the need for business people to have a visa before travelling to Japan remains an obstacle, especially for companies that have no presence in Japan”. The EBC remains mobilised and active so that our European companies can develop their business on the Japanese market without obstacles.

We are pleased to inform you about two events that may be of interest in early September:

  • International Webinar: Realizing Digital Societies with Data Infrastructure, and Workforce Education

    Date:Thursday, September 8th, 2022, 5:00PM-7:30 pm
    Information and registration here

  • The Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC), Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), and European Business Council in Japan (EBC) proudly present “Japan International Dispute Resolution Center Tour & Arbitration Talk: Current and Future Prospects of International Arbitration in Japan” (link: on September 8, 2022 from 3:30 to 5:15 JST.

    Date: September 8th, 2022, 3:30 pm–5:15 pm
    Register here: In Person (limited to 50 people)

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

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

What’s in the Media

  • Japan to ease COVID entry requirements, raise cap on entrants (Kyodo News+)
  • 72% of survey respondents say border controls reason for not visiting Japan (The Mainichi)
  • Health ministry to approve online sales of antigen coronavirus test kits (News on Japan)
  • Over 100,000 foreign visitors to Japan in July for 4th month in row (Kyodo News+)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
Aug 25 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Sep 2 (Fri) Railways EBC & Web
Sep 7 (Wed) Energy EBC&Web
Sep 9 (Fri) Liquor Web
Sep 12 (Mon) Materials EBC & Web
Sep 15 (Thu) Human Resources Web
Sep 15 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Sep 16 (Fri) Automotive Components & Aftermarket Off-site and Web
Sep 22 (Thu) Telecommunications Equipment EBC & Web
Sep 27 (Tue) Retail and Wholesale EBC & Web
Sep 29 (Thu) Legal Services Web

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

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