e-News April 2020

 Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the EU-Japan Centre's monthly e-News!
In this April 2020 issue, you will find more information about Globalstars EUREKA initiative with Japan, our upcoming webinars, published reports, next Biotech mission, latest updates, EPA Helpdesk, press review and much more! We hope that this information is useful for you. In addition, we wanted to mention that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will do our utmost to keep you informed on any changes in our planning in the foreseeable future. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to helping you fully with your businesses in Japan very soon.

Kind regards and stay safe,

The EU-Japan Centre's team

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Upcoming webinars in May 2020

Upcoming webinars in May 2020

We have released more information about our upcoming webinars in May and we have also listed a few webinars for your further consideration that took place earlier in April. In case you did not manage to attend live sessions, you can check recordings of previous sessions.

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New reports released in April 2020

New reports released in April 2020

Last month we have published 3 factsheets. These publications, which are written by our external experts, provide an overview of fintech industry and give insights on the market access opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Agreement for an Economic Partnership.

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EUREKA Globalstars call with Japan (pre-announcement)

Within the GlobalStars initiative of EUREKA and based on mutual interest, Japan will be launching a common call with the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Canada, Israel and the UK.

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MINERVA - EU-Japan - Market and Policy Intelligence

MINERVA - EU-Japan - Market and Policy Intelligence

The EU-Japan Centre is launching the 2020 Autumn slot of ' MINERVA EU-Japan -Market and Policy Intelligence': a 6-month in-house scheme in Japan, targeting EU / COSME and Japanese academics, trade/ economic analysts and civil servants.

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Next Biotech Cluster/SME mission in Japan 2020

The EU-Japan Centre is launching the 6th edition of its Biotech mission in Japan.  The mission will take place 13 - 16 October, 2020.

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The EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk

The EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk

The EU-Japan Centre has launched an EPA Helpdesk to support and guide EU SMEs in their search for relevant information.

The "EPA Helpdesk" provides up-to-date information and recommendations on the potential benefits the EU-Japan EPA offers EU SMEs. The helpdesk answers EPA-related queries, organises webinars and publishes information packs each of them composed of a factsheet and practical guide covering a specific topic or sector.

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Partnership Opportunities: Japanese Profiles of the Month

Partnership Opportunities: Japanese Profiles of the Month

Each month on this page we will be introducing profiles of Japanese companies that are looking for EU partners.
EU-Japan SME support & partnership opportunities are provided by the Enterprise Europe Network division of the EU-Japan Centre.

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Latest Updates April 2020

Latest Updates April 2020

This month we have updated 2 pages with new statistics, charts, further readings and much more!

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Special Focus: Textiles

Special Focus: Textiles

Knowing the specifics of the Japanese market is vital for any project to succeed. This month in “Special Focus”, we focus on Textiles.
Information on the related sub-topics, latest reports, and past webinars on this topic are available on the following links.

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Cross-cultural issues: Organising a business trip to Japan: getting noticed

Cross-cultural issues: Organising a business trip to Japan: getting noticed

Understanding the Japanese people represents one of the single biggest obstacles for European SMEs wishing to break into the Japanese market. This month in "Cross Cultural Issues", we focus on Organising a business trip to Japan. Information on the related webinar is available below:

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Press review: April 2020

Press review: April 2020

In this section you will find this month's press review, which contains a selection of some of the most interesting Japan-related online articles that have been published over the past month. To read them, please click on the following links:

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