EBC News

Japan in the News: 9 Mar - 15 Mar

March 15, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  EU appeals to Trump: 'make trade, not ear' Japan's big firms to raise wages, but figures fall short of Abe's 3% target FSA urges increasing female board members Narita airport to get 3rd runway to meet demand, operate longer Watchdog warns trade tariffs would slow world growth upswing OECD ... Read more

Ushering in the new EPA deal

March 9, 2018

On February 28, the EBC was pleased to host an event, in cooperation with the Delegation to Japan and the EU-Japan for Industrial Cooperation, called Mission Accomplished - The EU-Japan EPA Agreement: A Time to Celebrate. Over 200 people from companies and embassies attended the seminar, including key speakers:H.E. Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura, Ambassador of the EU ... Read more

Japan in the News: 2 Mar - 8 Mar

March 8, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan GDP grows at much faster annual rate of 1.6% in Oct.-Dec. Imported auto sales down 2.4% in February Aluminium premiums set for 30% hike in Japan as US curbs loom Cabinet approves plans to improve preliminary GDP accuracy Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs have Japan in ... Read more

Japan in the news: 23 Feb - 1 Mar

March 1, 2018

The latest development in the Japan news:  US amenable to trade talks with Japan, 4 other TPP members: USTR Gov't to remove contentious part in labor reform draft bill: Abe Lower House approves largest budget Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6% EU, Japan seek to push through trade deal before Brexit Japanese megabanks ... Read more

Japan in the News: 16 Feb - 22 Feb

Feb. 22, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan's cryptocurrency industry to embrace self-regulation Abe seeks more stimulus to keep humming beyond Olympics Abe calls for foreign employment review to increase skilled workers Abe seeks steps to prevent economic slump after Tokyo Olympics Govt adopts bill to reduce impact of global warming Revised TPP text to be released ... Read more

Japan in the News: 9 Feb - 15 Feb

Feb. 14, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan's economic growth seen on track despite market swingsJapan's new business code to call for more outside directorsLongest growth streak since bubble Japan GDP expands 0.5% in Oct.-Dec., marks longest growth run in 28 yrs April 1 marks start of Japan’s new medical fees and processes ... Read more

Japan in the News: 3 Feb - 9 Feb

Feb. 9, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan News:  Japan reports current account surplus of 797.2 bil. yen in Dec. Japan's lopsided economic revival enters sixth year Japanese companies turn to biomass to clean up coal power Japan should increase fees government pays for home-based medical services: policy panel Real wages see 1st fall in 2 yrs on ... Read more

Japan in the News: 27 Jan - 2 Feb

Feb. 1, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan automakers' global output up 5% in 2017 Japan to offer one-stop e-filing for businesses Japan Post group to target startups with new investment arm EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures Japan's labour crunch leads to tightest job market in 40 years Abe plays down ... Read more

Japan in the News: 20 Jan - 26 Jan

Jan. 23, 2018

The latest developments in the Japan news:  UPDATE: Japan exports up 12%, imports rise 14% in 2017 in lift for economy Japan posts trade surplus in 2017 for 2nd straight year on strong exports Japan's career women see little to cheer since Abe empowerment vow Trans-Pacific trade pact, without U.S., to be signed in March Motegi ... Read more

European Business Council Japanese Business Environment Report of 2017

Jan. 19, 2018

Newly available to both English and Japanese readers, the EBC announces the arrival of its 2017 Business Environment report. A detailed report consisting of 27 chapters, each written with expertise summarisations, gives a hopeful outlook for the future of European and Japanese trade relations. Trade and investment is expected to take off in 2018 as the prospective Economic ... Read more