e-News January 2020

Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the EU-Japan Centre's monthly e-News!
In this January 2020 issue, you will find more information on our Get Ready for Japan programme, 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 February 2020

Upcoming webinars in February 2020

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

New reports released in January 2020

Last month we have published 2 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 to apply for our 2-week training - Get Ready for Japan

Last call to apply for our 2-week training - Get Ready for Japan

The 2-week "Get Ready for Japan" scheme offers EU managers the unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan's business and technological achievements. 

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Latest Updates January 2020

Latest Updates January 2020

This month we have updated 6 pages with new statistics, charts, further readings and much more!

Please find hereafter an overview of Publishing, Textiles, Paper & Packaging, Forestry, Forestry & Paper, and Green Personal Transportation sectors in Japan.

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Call for Applications for the Next WCM Training 2020

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.

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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. 

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Cross-cultural issues: Negotiations and closing the deal

Cross-cultural issues: Negotiations and closing the deal

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 Negotiations and closing the deal with Japanese partners. Information on the related webinar is available below:

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Special Focus: Automotive

Special Focus: Automotive

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

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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: January 2020

Press Review: January 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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