EBC Newsletter – September 14, 2022

EBC Newsletter – September 14, 2022


From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

We would like to warmly welcome the new EU Ambassador-Designate to Japan, H.E. Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, who submitted copy of his credentials on 6 September (and will present his credentials to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan at a later date).

We are looking forward to working with him and his team to promote an impediment-free business and investment environment that will make it less difficult and costly to do business in Japan.

Let me also share with you documents that the Cabinet Office has recently uploaded in English: the “Grand Design and Action Plan for a New Form of Capitalism” and “Follow-Up”, approved by the Cabinet based on the Cabinet Resolution on 7 June 2022.

Grand Design and Action Plan for a New Form of Capitalism
Follow up
These links can be found at https://www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/atarashii_sihonsyugi/index.html

– Lastly, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is organising a webinar on Improving the eating experience in space”
Date: Thursday 29 September 2022, 16:00-16:30 (in English)

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

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

What’s in the Media

  • Wholesale prices jump 9% in August as weak yen lifts import costs (Japan Today)
  • Japan aims to remove daily arrival cap in October to spur tourism (Kyodo News+)
  • Japan to draw up economic package in Oct. to fight inflation: Kishida (The Mainichi)
  • Insurers to limit COVID-19 benefit payouts mainly to elderly people (The Asahi Shimbun)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
Sep 15 (Thu) Human Resources Web
Sep 15 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Sep 16 (Fri) Automotive Components & Aftermarket Off-site and Web
Sep 22 (Thu) Telecommunications Equipment Web
Sep 27 (Tue) Retail and Wholesale EBC & Web
Sep 28 (Wed) Logistics and Freight EBC & Web
Sep 29 (Thu) Legal Services Web
Oct 6 (Thu) Human Resources Web
Oct 20 (Thu) Insurance Web
Oct 20 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Committee Off-site
Oct 21 (Fri) Railways EBC & Web

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

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