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EBC Chief Operating Officer
Entry / Re-entry to Japan
Japan has changed the rules regarding the need for quarantine in Japan.
If you come for the purpose of business or if you live in Japan and leave temporarily for business, you may not have to quarantine for 14 days when coming back as usually required. There are, however, certain things that you need to fulfill to benefit from this. For more information, please go to : https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html
With the changes implemented on 1 November, the “Receipt for Request of Re-entry” for foreign residents will no longer be needed. For more information, please see the following links: English Japanese
Note that you will still need a negative COVID-19 test result conducted within 72 hours of the departure time of the return flight to Japan.
COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT)
METI has published information on TeCOT, a coordination point for the testing of travellers that need testing in Japan due to requirements that other countries may have. Please note that this is not connected with neither the testing that is currently required before returning to Japan for non-Japanese, nor the testing that is required at the airport when returning: English Japanese
EBC Retail & Wholesale Committee
The EBC Retail & Wholesale Committee has a wide-ranging membership, from sellers of luxury goods to household products to liquor, and they do not all share the same needs.
For a better understanding of this Committee’s objectives, please read this article. If you are interested in joining the Committee, contact the EBC at: [email protected]
Notice of postponement of Tokyo Challenge 100 and Innovation Leaders Summit 2020
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japan Business Federation, the Japan External Trade Organization, and Project Nippon Co., Ltd., announced in October 2019 that they signed an agreement on cooperation for building a Tokyo global startup ecosystem. The 8th Innovation Leaders Summit (ILS2020), one of the largest open innovation matching events in Asia, run by Project Nippon, was planned to be held from October 27 this year. However, due to Covid-19, it has been postponed to 2021. https://ils.tokyo/news/202004_01.php
New schedule for the 8th Innovation Leaders Summit (ILS2021)
In person : Mar. 3-5 2021
Online: Mar. 8-12 2021
TOKYO CHALLENGE 100
Application deadline for major companies: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Power matching 2021
Application deadline for major companies: Monday, November 30, 2020
電話：03-3356-9121 E-Mail: [email protected]
[Inquiry about cooperation agreement]
Tagawa / Onoki Tokyo Strategic Policy Information Promotion Headquarters
What’s in the Media
Japan mulls exempting int’l visitors for Olympics from quarantine (Kyodo News+)