EBC Newsletter – October 21, 2020

EBC Newsletter – October 21, 2020


From the EBC


Dear Friends of the EBC,

This week, a European businessman who came to Japan on a short-term business trip shared with us the documents he had to submit to the Japanese Embassy in his country of residence and on his arrival at Haneda.

The EBC warmly thanks him for providing this useful information and hopes this short article will help your colleagues or clients prepare their next trip to Japan.

We also communicate an interesting webinar hosted on October 22nd by the European Delegation in Japan on “COVID-19 & Connectivity”.

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

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

How to prepare for a short-term business trip
to Japan?


In your country of residence, take an appointment by email with the Japanese Embassy.
The below document explains the whole process for a short-term business trip (point 2 on page 3):

You will need to fill in different forms:

At the Japanese Embassy, you will also receive a COVID-19 test document in English and Japanese. The doctor/clinic that will make the test have to fill it not more than 72 hours prior to landing in Japan.

On your arrival in Japan:

“COVID-19 & Connectivity” Webinar


The Delegation of the European Union in Japan is hosting on Thursday 22 October at 4:30pm (JST) the last of the EU-Japan Webinar Series on COVID-19, with the topic of “Connectivity”.

In this webinar, European and Japanese experts and senior officials will analyse the real and potential impact of COVID-19 on the EU-Japan Connectivity Partnership, signed between the EU and Japan in September 2019. The EU and Japan recognise the importance of mobilizing levers and tools to spur private investment and intend to cooperate to facilitate financing of sustainable connectivity, including through possible joint projects, with the engagement of private sector from the Western Balkans to Africa and to the Indo Pacific.

The webinar will be in Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation will be provided).

Information and registration at this address.

What’s in the Media

  • Japan to make plastic recycling mandatory for large corporate users (Kyodo News +)
  • Japan exports down but slowly recover amid pandemic damage (Japan Today)
  • IMF steering committee warns of ‘long-lasting scars’ on world economy (The Mainichi)
  • Japan considers easing travel alert for all countries (The Japan News)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
October 22 (Thursday) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
October 29 (Thursday) Insurance Off-site
November 12 (Thursday) Logistics & Freight EBC
November 19 (Thursday) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
November 26 (Thursday) Human Resources EBC
November 27 (Friday) Legal Services Off-site
November 27 (Friday) Automotive Components & Aftermarket EBC
November 30 (Monday) Materials EBC

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

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