A reference Book for non-Japanese executives about “How to do business in Japan”!

Mastering Japan Business, Book, Philippe Huysveld

Source: Mastering Japan Business, Book, Philippe Huysveld


Update on Wind Power Energy in Japan (2018)

Mitsubishi floating concept

Mitsubishi floating concept

“Several issues need to be resolved so that we can develop wind power faster and introduce it on a much larger scale” (EUROBIZ Japan Newsletter)

If interested, read more from:


Or also check our Report:


Or our LI post:


Read “The Ultimate Survival Guide for Business in Japan” (e)Book from Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

Source: Ultimate Survival Guide Business Japan, Book, Philippe Huysveld

GBMC’s Interviews highlihting #Japanese companies presence in #Europe are online now! 

GBMC’s Interviews highlihting #Japanese companies presence in #Europe are online now! Check out:

Source: GBMC Interviews Section, Europe Japan Relations

Japan Books – Philippe Huysveld (GBMC) – « Japan Series »

Philippe Huysveld (GBMC) : « Japan Series »: A new series of Books (5) about the economy, the society, the culture, business, tourism and the history of Japan.


<Paris, January 2018>

Mastering the cultural, linguistic, social, economic, technical and business specificities of the Far East and in particular of Japan is not an easy thing and demands a certain amount of investment in time and resources.

For this purpose, Philippe Huysveld, Japan expert and senior consultant in Europe-Japan business at the consulting firm GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting, www.gbmc.biz), has written and proposes to you his series of books about Japan, entitled « Japan Series ».

Made of 5 books, available as well in digital format (eBook) as in paper format (paperback), this collection’s objective is to share with business men, students, Japan “aficionados” and the general public about the various aspects of the Land of the Rising Sun.


More details about our Press Release:



Edition : « Japan Series » : Une nouvelle série d’ouvrages (5) sur l’économie, le commerce, la société, la culture, le tourisme et l’histoire du Japon





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Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year !!

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Shinnen Akemasite Omedetou Gozaimasu (GBMC)

Shinnen Akemasite Omedetou Gozaimasu (GBMC)


We wish you a Happy End of the Year Holiday and we are looking forward to keeping in touch, working, engaging or exchanging with you again next year !
In 2018, please feel free to contact us, as well as to follow us on our Blog (www.gbmc-blog.biz) or to check regularly our website (www.gbmc.biz) for updates.
Best Wishes,
The GBMC Team
Europe-Japan Business Consultants
GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting)
Paris, France

EU-Japan EPA: Japan and EU settle trade pact, aim for 2019 start !!

EU-Japan Trade

EU-Japan Trade

Good news, at last !!!

Japan and the European Union wrapped up negotiations Friday (Decembre 8, 2017) on a far-reaching economic partnership agreement that would encompass about 40% of the value of global trade. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker affirmed the move by phone. The finalized pact, which the parties aim to sign next summer at the earliest and have take effect in 2019, would also cover about 30% of the world’s gross domestic product.”   (Nikkei Asian Review)

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“Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono today announced the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Building on the political agreement in principle reached during the EU-Japan Summit on 6 July 2017, negotiators from both sides have been tying up the last details in order to finish the legal text. This process is now finalised.”

(EU Commission Press Release, Decembre 8, 2017)

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Looking forward to a prosperous EU-Japan year 2018!!

The GBMC Team

Livres Japon: Philippe Huysveld: “Japan series”

Philippe Huysveld (GBMC) : « Japan Series » : Nouvelle série d’ouvrages (5) sur l’économie, le commerce, la société, la culture, le tourisme et l’histoire du Japon.


<Paris, Novembre 2017> Maîtriser les spécificités culturelles, linguistiques, sociales, économiques, techniques et « business » de l’Extrême-Orient et en particulier du Japon n’est pas chose simple et demande un certain investissement en temps et en ressources.

A cet effet, Philippe Huysveld, expert « Japon » et consultant sénior en affaires Europe-Japon du cabinet de conseil GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting), a écrit et vous propose sa collection d’ouvrages sur le Japon, intitulée « Japan Series ».

Constituée de 5 ouvrages, disponibles aussi bien en format numérique eBook qu’en format papier « paperback », cette collection a pour but de faire partager aux hommes d’affaires, aux étudiants, aux passionnés du Japon et au grand public les diverses facettes du Pays du Soleil levant.


Plus de détails à propos de notre Communiqué de Presse:



Workshop “Keys for Success in Japan”

Workshop “Keys for Success in Japan” in the context of the Val d’Oise Prefecture’s Novembre 2017 Japan Promotion Action “Le Mois du Japon”, at CEEVO offices, Cergy-Pontoise, France (Novembre 15th, 2017)


Interactive Japan Business Workshop: Atelier “Les clés du succès au Japon”:

“ Destiné aux entreprises désireuses de nouer des partenariats avec des Japonais, ou de se développer sur le marché nippon, cet atelier abordera les thèmes suivants : communiquer avec des Japonais, adapter ses méthodes de travail, négocier avec des Japonais ou encore, s’approprier les bonnes pratiques pour développer des affaires au Japon.
Cet atelier durera entre 1h30 et 2 heures au maximum.

Intervenants :

Monsieur Jean- François BENON, Directeur Général du CEEVO (Comité d’Expansion Economique du Val d’Oise).​Monsieur Philippe HUYSVELD, Consultant Business Europe-Japon, GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting).”

Novembre 15th 2017, 18-20:00 at Conseil départemental du Val d’Oise (Cergy), Cergy-Pontoise (Val d’Oise), Paris area, France


“5 Clefs pour réussir en affaires au Japon” (in French)

a GBMC’s cross-cultural management related Workshop

GBMC Presentation – Les clefs du succès au Japon – CEEVO – Nov 2017 (hand out)

Mr Benon of CEEVO and Philippe Huysveld of GBMC animated this France-Japan Business related Workshop, during which we spoke about “Keys for Success in Japan” and replied to questions of the participants in a very interactive way (2 hours session in total)!


PS> if your are interested by Japan Business, check out our books on the subject:





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