e-News March 2020

 Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the EU-Japan Centre's monthly e-News!
In this March 2020 issue, you will find more information on our upcoming webinars, published reports, latest updates, MINERVA Fellowship, 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, some of our activities are being rescheduled to a later date, we apologise for any inconveniences caused and we will keep you informed on any changes in our planning in the meantime. 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 April 2020

Upcoming webinars in April 2020

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

New reports released in March 2020

Last month we have published 1 report and 1 facthseet. These publications, which are written by our external experts, provide an overview of trade relations between the EU and Japan and give insights to exporters on the market access opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Agreement for an Economic Partnership.

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Get Ready for Japan programme postponed to September

In support of the recommendations of health officials, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is postponing its programme "Get Ready for Japan" until September 2020.

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MINERVA Fellowship in 2020

MINERVA Fellowship in 2020

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

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Cross-cultural issues: Business communication & styles comparison between Japan and Europe

Cross-cultural issues: Business communication & styles comparison between Japan and Europe

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 Business communication & styles comparison between Japan and Europe. 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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Latest Updates March 2020

Latest Updates March 2020

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

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Special Focus: The Material Sector

Special Focus: The Material Sector

Knowing the specifics of the Japanese market is vital for any project to succeed. This month in “Special Focus”, we focus on the Materials.
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: March 2020

Press Review: March 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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