EBC Newsletter – June 3, 2020

EBC Newsletter – June 3, 2020


From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

Last week, the EBC organised a Webinar to inform you about the various support programmes offered to businesses by the Japanese government between February and May 2020 to counter the effects of COVID-19.

In this week’s issue, we publish a document from METI (in Japanese) summarizing its financial support and a list of links on the COVID-19 from various ministries/agencies.

We wish you a good reading and hope you stay positive and healthy during this difficult time.

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

Various financial supports from METI

This document is a summary of several funding supports (credit guarantee and loan systems) for businesses.

Links from various ministries/agencies on the COVID-19

The EBC has, to the best of its knowledge, collected all applicable links presented by the various Japanese ministries and agencies.

Read more


What’s in the Media

  • Abe gives up on Sept. school start for now (News on Japan)
  • Japan to develop reusable rocket with Europe (The Japan News)
  • Japan’s corporate profits log biggest fall since 2009 (Japan Today)
  • Japan revises law to make more part-timers join pension program (Japan Today)
  • Japanese automakers’ global output plunges 61% on year in April (The Mainichi)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
June 11 (Thursday) Logistics & Freight EBC
June 16 (Tuesday) Sustainability and Social Responsibility Off-site
June 18 (Thursday) Telecom Carriers
Telecom Equipment
June 25 (Thursday) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
July 16 (Thursday) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
July 30 (Thursday) Human Resources EBC

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

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.

We would be very glad if you could support our work on improving better economic relations between the EU and Japan through one of OUR VARIOUS SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMMES.

Thank you in advance for your precious contribution.


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