EBC Newsletter – September 27, 2023

EBC Newsletter – September 27, 2023


From the EBC

Dear Friends of the EBC,

Yesterday, the EBC Sustainability and the EBC Energy Committees held a conference for their members on G7 energy progress under Japan’s Presidency – implications for energy diplomacy and policies with Yoko Mulholland, Senior Associate at E3G, a UK-headquartered international climate think tank, focusing on the transition away from fossil fuels. These 2 committees are very active on monitoring the market and on discussing and acting regarding domestic regulatory issues. If you would like to join, please contact the EBC.

Registrations for the 19th North America-Europe Golf Challenge in Japan 2023 are still open (Friday, 6 October, Atsugi Kokusai C.C. in Kanagawa Prefecture). This event is jointly organised by EBC, ACCJ and CCCJ, a perfect opportunity for an interesting business networking. If you have any questions, please contact Antti Kunnas (FCCJ) on behalf of the Cup’s Task Force.

The Osaka Prefectural Government is providina subsidy program for foreign financial companies that covers up to 1.1 million yen to establish a new business location in Osaka City. Eligible financial companies are companies engaging in the following businesses that are deemed appropriate by the governor of Osaka Prefecture:
(1) Businesses related to FinTech (businesses that provide innovative financial services that make full use of ITtechnologies such as AI and blockchain); (2) Investment management business; (3) Investment advisory and agency business; (4) Other businesses related to asset management
For more information, Osaka Global Finance One-stop Support Center E-mail:[email protected]

The EU-Japan Centrer Industrial Cooperation publishes reports in Japanese with explanations and analysis of EU policies in line with the perspectives of Japanese industry. Its latest report focuses on the European Green Deal.

The EBC team is looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Valerie Moschetti
EBC Chief Operating Officer

What’s in the Media

  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday that his government’s new economic package will seek to navigate the economy through a cost-of-living crisis to achieve long-term growth as part of his plans to redistribute wealth in Japan with pay hikes and other similar measures. (Kyodo News+)
  • The Japanese government is looking to expand its electronic visa services system to streamline application procedures for foreign visitors amid a resurgence of tourism after the end of coronavirus-related border control measures, according to government officials. (Japan Today)
  • Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged Thursday to set up special economic zones to boost foreign investment in Japan, as domestic demand in the world’s third-biggest economy has stagnated amid a declining population. (Kyodo News+)

Upcoming EBC Committee Meetings

Date Committee Time / Location
Sep 28 (Thu) Human Resources hybrid
Oct 16 (Mon) Food & Agriculture hybrid
Oct 18 (Wed) Legal Services TBC
Oct 19 (Thu) Medical Equipment & Diagnostics Off-site
Oct 20 (Fri) Railways hybrid
Oct 26 (Thu) Human Resources hybrid
Oct 26 (Thu) Automotive Components & Aftermarket

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

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