While the country is still suffering from the third wave of COVID-19, the Japanese Government, mainly through the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour, is starting to release information on how the vaccination will
be carried out. The EBC is pleased to share with youa summary of the Japanese plan.
The current crisis has drawn our attention to the importance of tackling climate change. But a lot remains to be done to prevent the planet’s temperature from rising too much. One first necessary step is attaining carbon neutrality in developed countries by 2050. In this regard, the Japan-Europe collaboration on climate action is quite dynamic, as shown in this EuroBiz article.
On January 21st, the EBC participated in the European Business Organisation World Wide Network Webinar on“The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – A new trade agreement that will shape global economics”. If you are interested in this topic, you can watch it now on this link.
In January, we had the great pleasure to welcome the following new members at the EBC: ABB, FoodPanda and Prettl Japan. Thank you to our new and old members for their continued trust, we are looking forward to co-operating with you in 2021!
We hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult time.
EBC Chief Operating Officer
Recent information on the vaccination plan
The Japanese Government, mainly through the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour (MHLW) is starting to release information on how the vaccination will
be carried out.Documents from the said ministries indicate that there will be 4 groups: healthcare workers, elderly people, people in risk groups and the general population (please note that
there are some exceptions to the above).
While there is not yet a complete timeline for when each group will be scheduled for vaccination, it is indicated that the first group will start vaccination at the end of February.
Another thing to note is that the second group – individuals of 65 years and above – will receive a vaccination ticket through the post.
For more information, please have a look at the below links. Keep in mind that only the Japanese information is the official, while the English documents are machine translated.
Also note that the information is subject to change.
Towards Carbon Neutrality Together – Japan and Europe collaborate on climate action
The current crisis has drawn our attention to the importance of tackling climate change.
But a lot remains to be done to prevent the planet’s temperature from rising too much. One first necessary step is attaining carbon neutrality in developed countries by 2050. In this EuroBiz article, Stéfan Le Dû, in charge of climate cooperation at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, is reporting on Japan and Europe collaborations on climate action.
European Business Organisation World Wide Network Webinar – “The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – A new trade agreement that will shape global economics”
The RCEP is a free trade agreement (FTA), signed on 15 November 2020 between the 10 ASEAN Members and its dialogue partners Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. It is an important milestone in the regional economic integration.
Companies that are located in the RCEP-region can leverage this FTA and benefit from the preferential market access provided.
In this webinar, our experts on the ground evaluated the key achievements and limitations of the RCEP. They also discussed the impact the trade deal will likely have on supply chains and trade volumes across Asia.
Webinar co-organized by JCAA and WIPO – Effective use of arbitration and mediation for international IP disputes – Feb. 10
In 2020, many Japanese companies will have realized how vulnerable court proceedings are to a pandemic, particularly when faced with a suspension of international travel. In rethinking strategies for cross-border IP dispute resolution, insights from global companies may be informative.