On 16 November (15:00-20:00), the EBC Automotive Components and Aftermarket Committee, supported by AHK Japan, the Delegation of the EU to Japan and the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, will organise a hybrid Digital Automotive Summit that will bring together industry, policy, and advocacy leaders of the Japanese and European Automotive Industry. Expanding and building on our speakers’ keynotes, we’ll discuss the industry’s future against the backdrop of an accelerated pace of digitalisation and increasingly feeble markets. What factors are tying our markets together? Is more collaboration among both stakeholders and geographies an avenue to future success? Best practices and insights will be shared leading to a panel discussion. We are looking forward to welcoming you online and in-person!
The EBC team is looking forward to hearing from you soon,
EBC Chief Operating Officer
What’s in the Media
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday he is preparing to take bold economic measures, including an income tax cut for households hit by inflation and tax breaks for companies to promote investment, in what’s seen as a move to lift his dwindling public support. In his speech to start a new Diet session, Kishida said it was time to shift from an economy of low cost, low wages and cost-cutting to one backed by growth led by sustainable wage hikes and active investment. (Japan Today)
A government panel on Wednesday proposed replacing Japan’s controversial trainee program for foreigners with a new system with more flexibility and oversight to prevent human rights infringements, according its draft report. The panel called for enabling trainees who attain a certain level of skills and Japanese language ability after working for a year at one place to transfer to another within the same business sector, which is not allowed in principle under the present system. (Japan Today)
Japan has joined an international framework backed by cyber powers, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel, for software manufacturers to ensure security of their products against cyber-attacks, digital minister Taro Kono announced Tuesday. The 13 participating nations have compiled a guide emphasizing manufacturer accountability to encourage the creation of products that are secure by design and by default to protect customers. (The Japan News)