e-News February 2020

Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the EU-Japan Centre's monthly e-News!
In this February 2020 issue, you will find more information on our upcoming webinars, published reports, latest updates, EPA Helpdesk, press review and much more! We hope that this information is useful for you and we wish you every success with your prospective business ventures in Japan!

Kind regards,

The EU-Japan Centre's team

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Upcoming webinars in March 2020

Upcoming webinars in March 2020

We have released more information about our upcoming webinars in March and we have also listed a few webinars for your further consideration that took place earlier in February. 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 February 2020

New reports released in February 2020

Last month we have published 3 factsheets. These factsheets, which are written by our external experts, provide insights to exporters on the market access opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Agreement for an Economic Partnership.

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Last Call for Applications for the Next WCM Training 2020

Last Call for Applications for the Next WCM Training 2020

The Centre is currently inviting EU manager working in EU manufacturing companies to apply for the next "World Class Manufacturing" training in Japan in June 2020.
The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed exclusively at EU managers with knowledge of WCM practices and an engineering background.

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Cross-cultural issues: Overcoming mutual perceptions of distance and difference

Cross-cultural issues: Overcoming mutual perceptions of distance and difference

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 Overcoming mutual perceptions of distance and difference with Japanese partners. Information on the related webinar is available below:

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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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Special Focus: Forestry

Special Focus: Forestry

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

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Latest Updates February 2020

Latest Updates February 2020

This month we have updated 3 pages with new statistics, charts, further readings and much more!

Please find hereafter an overview of Machinery, Machine Tools, and Digital Technology sectors in Japan.

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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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Press Review: February 2020

Press Review: February 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. 

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