EBC Newsletter – February 4, 2022

EBC Newsletter – February 4, 2022



From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,
For the past two years, except for a few short periods, the entry ban has continued to affect many foreign and Japanese companies. The EBC, the ACCJ and the IBA (International Bankers Association of Japan) published yesterday a new joint statement urging Japan to quickly adopt a science-based entry policy.

In parallel to this publication, the EBC is launching a Survey, kindly provided by the German Chamber of Commerce in Japan, that will be distributed through the EBC Chambers of Commerce. The objective is to obtain data related to foreign personnel (expats or short-term businesspeople) and investment amounts currently at stake that will be used for lobbying purposes.
If you did not receive this survey through your Chamber of Commerce, you can access it through this link

Thank you for your participation. The more answers we get, the more meaningful the data will be!

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

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

What’s in the Media

  • Japan has no plans to review sales tax rates, finance minister says (News on Japan)
  • Hybrid car sales catch up to diesel in Europe (Japan Today)
  • Gov’t panel proposes ways to strengthen Japan’s economic security (The Mainichi)
  • Survey on technical trainees’ financial situation in Japan begins (Kyodo News+)
  • Pandemic unlikely to have ‘scarring’ effects on Japan’s economy: IMF (Japan Today)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
Feb 18 (Fri) Railways EBC & Web
Feb 18 (Fri) Automotive Components & Aftermarket EBC & Web
Feb 24 (Thu) Legal Services Web
Feb 24 (Thu) Human Resources Web
Feb 24 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Mar 11 (Fri) Retail and Wholesale EBC & Web
Mar 24 (Thu) Liquor Web
Mar 24 (Thu) Human Resources Web
Mar 24 (Thu) Telecommunications Equipment EBC & Web
Mar 24 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Mar 25 (Fri) Railways EBC & 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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