EBC News

Japan in the News: December 1 - December 8

Dec. 6, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news: Economy seen sharply shrinking in Q3 Asian stocks retreat as trade worries sour mood Japan enacts law allowing private firms to operate water services British Museum to hold largest-ever manga exhibition outside Japan Japan's SDF to get power to counter cyber-attacks when vital infrastructure at risk Diet group compiles bill to ... Read more

Japan in the news: Nov 17- Nov 23

Nov. 22, 2018

The latest in Japan / UK news : Japan inflation steady at 1.0% in Oct. Japan ranks low for skilled foreign staff LDP pens measures to cushion tax hike Japan panel urges total split of handset and service prices Japan exports up in October, but not enough to erase deficit EU set to tighten rules on FDI Japan aims ... Read more

Japan in the news: Nov 12- Nov 16

Nov. 14, 2018

Japan producer price up for 22 months in now Abe calls for steps to boost Japan's domestic demand Asian nations unlikely to reach RCEP free trade deal by year-end Japan, EU cars seen in cross-hairs as White House weighs recommended tariffs on national security grounds 4 automakers enjoy sales, profit growth Japan's Oct. economy watcher sentiment ... Read more

Japan in the News: Nov 3-Nov 9

Nov. 8, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japan's GDP shrank 0.9% in September on soft foreign demand: JCER  Japan logs 1.82 tril. yen current account surplus in Sept. Gov't to urge companies to curb use of microplastics Only 10% of firms in Japan plan to hire foreign students 2 megabanks in Japan to share ATMs ... Read more

Japan in the News: 19 Oct - 25 Oct

Oct. 25, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news: Abe vows to prevent consumption tax hike from hurting economy Abe vows to open Japan to 'work ready' talent Japan economy improving even as exports slow: gov't Ministers vow global collaboration to create hydrogen society Japan and EU to establish LNG framework Japan and EU to work toward early ratification of ... Read more

Japan in the News: 5 Oct - 12 Oct

Oct. 10, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Govt to grant permanent residency to foreign workers with high-level skills  Ministry panel starts talks on cuts to mobile phone tariffs Japan's Sept. economy watcher index inches down due to disasters Japan's August machinery orders up 6.8%, assessment upgraded Business lobby to scrap lomg-held recruitment guidelimes in 2021 IMF ... Read more

2018 EBC Chairman Election - Call for Nominations

Sept. 28, 2018

Letter from EBC - September 26, 2018 Dear EBC Members and stakeholders, We inform you that Mr. Danny Risberg resigned as EBC chairman at the Board of Governors’ meeting on September 19. Mr. Risberg will be leading the Japanese operations of a US corporation and therefore concluded that in this new capacity he cannot represent the European business community ... Read more

Japan in the News: Sept 9 - Sept 13

Sept. 13, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japan, US, EU eye trade ministerial talks in late Sept. Japan logs 2.01 tril. yen current account surplus in July EU’s Barnier says Brexit deal possible by Nov. Japan economy watcher sentiment improves in Aug. as heat boosts sales Japan govt approves opening of Tokyo's Toyosu market Natural disasters ... Read more

Press Release - The EBC welcomes the signature of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership

July 24, 2018

  Press Release   THE EBC WELCOMES THE SIGNATURE OF THE EU-JAPAN ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT AND LOOKS FORWARD TO ITS SWIFT IMPLEMENTATION DURING THE BEGINNING OF 2019 Tokyo, 23 July 2018  The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) welcomes the signature of the EUJapan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). On 17 July 2018 the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker ... Read more

Japan in the News: July 14 - July 20

July 19, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news: Fukushima groups discuss food promotion in Europe 40 regional banks hit by losses for 3 years Japan, EU to sign widespread trade deal eliminating tariffs Japan looks to pioneer carbon transport by sea Panel OK’s bill to add more upper house seats IMF cuts Japan 2018 growth outlook to 1% Japan ... Read more