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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

Japan in the News: June 30 - July 6

July 4, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japan to U.S.: Auto tariff would damage U.S., world economy   Japan Diet enacts work style reform, TPP-related legislation   Japan consumer sentiment worsens   High-level professional worker system feared beyond labor inspectors' control   Asia economies discuss trade pact amid rising protectionism   Govt envisions cars in the sky in 2020s   Special ¥4 tril ... Read more

Japan in the News: June 23 - June 29

June 29, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Asia's first patent arbitration hub to open in Tokyo As money flows into corporate Japan, workers see few benefits BOJ ‘very far off’ from stimulus exit Japan seeks exemption, imported 10 mil. kiloliters UK car industry says investment down by half due to Brexit Justice Ministry to accept online visa applications ... Read more

Japan in the News: June 16 - June 22

June 20, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:    Cabinet approves basic economic, fiscal policies BOJ far from realizing exit strategy for monetary easing New e-car battery project to be launched Japan logs goods trade deficit of 578.3 bil. yen in May Japanese firms solidify LGBT policy Japan to raze barriers in financial-sector overhaul Boardroom diversity moves forward in Japan ... Read more

Japan in the News: June 2 - June 8

June 5, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:    Japan mulling WTO challenge to US steel tariff: Aso JAL sets sights on AirAsia’s turf for 1st low-cost route Japan aims to launch self-driving vehicle services by 2020 Japan household spending falls for 3rd straight month in April Japan Services PMI softens in May Corporate Japan sharpens business focus under investor ... Read more

Japan in the News: May 26 - June 1

May 29, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:    Japan to use national ID system to track foreign labor Japan committed to October 2019 tax hike, draft document shows Japanese firms moving to reduce trans fatty acid use APEC nations divided over statement on protectionism Global Economy / Prolonged high oil prices may hurt economy Strategy eyed to cut plastic waste / Govt ... Read more

Japan in the News: May 19-25

May 22, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan's core inflation rate slows to 0.7% in April Abe sees hope for Trump change of heart on TPP Japan's lower house passes TPP trade deal Record 98% of fresh university graduates land jobs in Japan With TPP ratification in sight, Abe raises banner of free trade Global ... Read more

Japan in the news: May 5-11

May 11, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan logs largest current account surplus in decade in FY 2017 Asian exports get boost from Trump tax cuts, IMF says AInsurance company uses AI to evaluate companies' creditworthiness 7 major traders log solid profit gains Japan real wages rise in positive sign for consumption Japan mulls targeting budget deficit of ... Read more

Japan in the news: Apr 20 - 27

April 25, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan's bussines travelers lift ANA to new heights Japan to help foreign students start businesses G-20 officials agree to keep up expansion of world economy EU reiterates call for exemption from U.S. tariffs Gov't to ask mobile carriers to stop charging for switching providers Japan's core inflation ... Read more