EBC Newsletter – May 12, 2021

EBC Newsletter – May 12, 2021



From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

I hope you had a great and safe Golden Week!

In this week’s Newsletter, we are pleased to present you:

Enjoy these events!

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

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

The EBC Intellectual Property Rights Committee




  • The SDGs webinar series 2021 of the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (26 May): Time to act – swiss re’s sustainability journey, with Mr. Guido FÜRER, Group Chief Investment Officer at Swiss Re, who will address Swiss Re’s sustainability journey.

What’s in the Media

  • Japan speeds up COVID vaccine rollout for elderly amid virus surge (The Mainichi)
  • Japan’s 2020 internet traffic sees 78-fold jump from 2004 level (The Mainichi)
  • Drink makers set target of reusing 50% of plastic bottles by 2030 (The Asahi Shimbun)
  • 4 Central Europe countries seek Japan’s support for infrastructure plan (Japan Today)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
May 12 (Wednesday) Energy EBC&Web
May 14 (Friday) Asset Management EBC&Web
May 14 (Friday) Automotive Components & Aftermarket EBC&Web
May 20 (Thursday) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
May 27 (Thursday) Human Resources Web
May28 (Friday) Railways EBC & Web

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

EBC White Paper

The EBC published its annual document on the Japanese regulatory business environment last July.

This year’s White Paper is called “Strengthening partnerships – in crisis and opportunity alike” . The opportunity is of course referring to the EU-Japan EPA that entered into force on February 1, 2019. Unfortunately, at the same time the COVID -19 crisis struck the world.

We are, however, confident that with our recommendations, the European and Japanese economies and companies will continue to prosper.

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