'About Japan' webinar series 188: How to build trusting and long-lasting relations with Japanese partners (MIRAI case study)

How can you overcome cultural differences and build trusting partnerships? – Experiences...

10:00 - 11:00
About Innovation

Innovation is seen as the key to economic success in the country, given the scarcity of natural resources and its rapidly ageing population. A renewed focus on achieving this in both the private and public sectors makes Japan the ideal market for European companies to enter.


From the early 2000s to 2020, the MEXT and the METI actively promoted the “Knowledge Cluster Initiative” and the “Industrial Cluster Project” as a means to reinforce international competitiveness and regional development and accelerate the formation of clusters.

European Innovation Day

10 March 2017, Tokyo, JapanThe event is jointly organised by EURAXESS Japan, the...

Report: Cluster Mapping in Japan 2016

About the ReportFollowing a first mapping attempt in 2013, the EU-Japan Centre proceeded...

Report: Cluster Mapping in Japan 2022

The EU-Japan Centre proceeded with a new screening online in order to identify new...

Report: EU-Japan Cluster & Region Cooperation

About the Report The objective of this report is to provide an analysis of the practices...

Report: Smart Mobility Market in Japan and Opportunities for EU SMEs

About the Report The modern world is changing swiftly – the technological, environmental...

Research & Development

Japan’s reputation as an international hub for R&D has been established through heavy investment in this area, making the country a key destination for the establishment of cutting-edge R&D centres.


The several policies and support programs provided by the government, the assistance of angel investors and crowdfunding and the openness of major corporations to support the start-up market, create increasing opportunities for European start-ups to flourish in the Japan market.

Technology Transfer Webinar 11: Open Innovation and International Cooperation with Japanese Companies

How to build collaborations with Japanese Companies?The practice of Open Innovation has...

10:00 - 11:00
Webinar 168: EU-Japan.AI Project (H2020)

How to increase synchronisation and cooperation on AI and related digital technologies in...

10:30 - 11:30
Webinar 171: Smart Mobility Market in Japan and Opportunities for EU SMEs

What are the opportunities for the EU SMEs on the Smart Mobility Market in Japan? This...

10:30 - 11:30