e-News January 2021

Dear Subscriber,

Happy New Year and welcome back to the EU-Japan Centre's monthly e-News!

In this 2021 issue, you will find the latest information on upcoming online sessions, matchmaking events, most recently published reports, more information on call for experts' reports, the EPA Helpdesk, press review and much more! We hope that this information is useful for you.

As in previous issues, 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 wish you every success with your prospective business ventures in Japan!

Kind regards and stay safe,

The EU-Japan Centre's team

PS: Don't forget to follow us on Twitter (@EUJapanCentre), LinkedIn and Facebook to receive regular updates on our activities.

Upcoming webinars in February 2021

Upcoming webinars in February 2021

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 January. In case you did not manage to attend live sessions, you can check recordings of previous sessions;

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Japanese Food and Beverage Days -  online matchmaking event

Japanese Food and Beverage Days - online matchmaking event

We would like to invite you to participate to "Japan Food and Beverage Days" an online Matchmaking Event for European Food and Beverage Importers, Wholesalers, Distributors and Retailers and Japanese Manufacturers and Exporters of fine Food and Beverages.

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Meet Innovative Japanese Companies in the Field of Biotechnology and Life Sciences

Meet Innovative Japanese Companies in the Field of Biotechnology and Life Sciences

A new portal site promotes innovative Japanese biotechnology and life sciences companies and is inviting European companies to express their interest for the arrangement of online meetings.

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New reports released in January 2021

New reports released in January 2021

This month we have published 3 reports. These publications, which are written by external or internal experts, provide an overview of Japanese convenience stores, consumer behaviour and smart farming technology in Japan;

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Call for Expert Proposals: January 2021

Call for Expert Proposals: January 2021

In order to provide reliable and up-to-date information on as many different relevant sectors and issues as possible, the EU-Japan Centre currently interested in receiving new proposals for reports covering numerous topics. These reports should contain the most up-to-date information currently available.

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Spotted events: EU-Japan

Spotted events: EU-Japan

In this page we will be listing upcoming Japan-related events that might be of your interest. Please find the first few events for your further review and consideration:

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EPA - is there a guideline about rules of origin?

The European Commission released a guideline providing examples, and explaining the main used terms and conditions that appear in the rules of origin.

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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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Latest Updates January 2021

Latest Updates January 2021

This month we have updated 8 pages with new statistics, charts, further readings and much more! Please find hereafter an overview of various operational issues, industrial sectors, and culture-related information of your interest;

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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 2021

Press review: January 2021

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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