e-News June 2014

Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the June 2014 edition of the eubusinessinjapan.eu newsletter. As always, in this month’s issue you will find a complete list of all webpages and expert reports which have been released on www.eubusinessinjapan.eu this month. We hope that this information continues to be of interest to you, and we look forward to your continued participation in this new project!

Kind regards,

The EuBusinessinJapan team.

New Webpages Released in June

This month, we have released 10 webpages. Many of these cover a wide range of important issues related to establishing your business in Japan. Please feel free to have a look:

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Advertising / Competition Law

Advertising / Competition Law

Japanese advertising and competition laws have been subject to government reform and restructuring in recent years.  The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is one of the world oldest fair trade commissions. It concerns itself primarily with competition law, in particular the Antimonopoly Act. For more information, please read on.

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Labour-Related Law

Labour-Related Law

Labour-related laws in Japan are quite extensive and govern different aspects of every hiring step as well as leave, contracts forms, working hours etc. Click here for more info.

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Unfair Competition Prevention Law

Unfair Competition Prevention Law

Japan’s market economy encourages competition in industry and commerce. The Unfair Competition Prevention Law (UCPL) serves as a means of prohibiting acts which constitute unfair competition. For more information, please click here.

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Access To Finance

Access To Finance

Japanese banks are actively encouraging foreign investment in the country by offering improved access to finance. This section will detail the means by which European businesses can access loans and subsidies to facilitate their entry into the Japanese market.

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Banking

Banking

Japan has one of the largest financial services markets in the world and dense branch networks exist at the regional level. This page will provide you with more information on the Japanese banking sector. 

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Incentives & Subsidies

Incentives & Subsidies

From generous tax breaks to the potential for an accelerated immigration process, Japan offers many subsidies and incentives to attract foreign investment. Businesses creating regional headquarters or R&D Centres and projects which can create employment opportunities in special recovery zones will find government measures to be particularly favourable. Find out more here.

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Payment Methods

Payment Methods

When entering the Japanese market, it is useful to know about their payment habits. Although Japan is famous for its high-tech environment, cash is still the Japanese preferred payment method. Click here to find out more.

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Taxes & Accounting

Taxes & Accounting

Understanding the taxes and regulations of a foreign country can be a difficult and time-consuming process. However, this section provides a detailed overview of both the corporate and personal tax systems in Japan in order to equip you with all the information that you need to known when engaging in business in Japan.

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ICT

ICT

The ICT sector plays an important role in Japanese economic development and cultural prosperity, and technological developments have been widely embraced in areas such as mobile communications. With a receptive domestic market and reputation for excellence in science and technology, opportunities in the Japanese ICT sector are present in many areas. Find out more here.

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Digital Technology

Digital Technology

Digital technology has a long history in Japan. The Japanese tendency to embrace new technology in daily life makes the country a promising market for firms engaged with digital technology. The field of new digital media is developing rapidly in the Japanese market, particularly within interactive digital gaming and the use of animation in digital entertainment. 

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New Reports Released in June

This month we have released 8 expert reports, covering a wide range of important Japan-related topics and sectors. For more information please see below:

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Report: Human Resources in Japan Legal Aspects

Report: Human Resources in Japan Legal Aspects

This report covers the essential legal aspects of Human Resources in Japan. Here, European businesses will find everything they need to know about recruitment, the establishment of work rules, work patterns, employment contracts, working hours, and much more.

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Report: ICT Hardware

Report: ICT Hardware

This report examines several aspects of the ICT market in Japan including its size, local quality and technical standards, Japanese companies' emphasis on customer support, and the phenomenon of "Galapagos Syndrome". This report also identifies current trends and opportunities within the Japanese ICT market as well as the factors which have led to the important global position of Japanese ICT companies.

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Report: Nanomedicine Market

Report: Nanomedicine Market

This report on the Japanese Nanomedicine Market examines the global nanomedicine market with a focus on market drivers and market trends. Detailed information is provided on the Japanese market, government initiatives, R&D, key players and opportunities, providing valuable information for those interested in the Japanese nanomedicine sector.

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Report: Accounting and Taxes

Report: Accounting and Taxes

This report provides a summary of the Japanese Accounting and Taxaton sectors. Its main objective is to provide EU companies with an overview of Japanese accounting practices and taxation regultions for both companies and individuals, while at the same time discussing recent taxation reforms. The report also examines various types of business establishment open to EU companies entering the Japanese market as well as the different taxation regimes they fall under.

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Report: Software & Video Games

Report: Software & Video Games

This report examines the Japanese video games industry. It also analyses trends in the Japanese market for video games, and highlights areas which show potential for further growth, such as video games in the smartphone market. The report also includes profiles of the main players in the Japanese Software and Video Games sector, and speculates upon the future of the computer games industry in Japan.

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Standards

Report: ICT Services

This report provides an overview of the ICT services sector in Japan. It contains information on size of the Japanese ICT services market, the importance of customer satisfaction in the Japanese ICT services market, and discusses several recent trends. This report also discusses new opportunities within specific subsectors of his market including IT outsourcing, system integration, consulting and training services.

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Report: Nanotechnology Applied to ICT

Report: Nanotechnology Applied to ICT

This report covers the main applications of nanotechnology in the Japanese ICT industry. This report also provides up-to-date information concerning trends in the market for associated products and technologies such as communication and optical devices, imaging devices, as well as wireless sensor and communication devices. The report also outlines Japan’s relevant laws and regulations as well as information on forthcoming nanotechnology-related trade fairs and seminars.

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Report: Digital Technology

Report: Digital Technology

This report covers the Japanese digital technology industry, with a particular focus on sound, image and text technologies. It also explores, among other things, the major changes in the Search Engine industry, the growth potential for 3D imaging and printing technology, the maturation of text-to-speech and speech-recognition technologies and the rapid growth of the digital signage market, which is expected to continue growing in the future.

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