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Panasonic is moving its EU headquarters to Amsterdam ahead of Brexit


“We cannot wait”: Panasonic is moving its EU headquarters to Amsterdam ahead of Brexit” tells us Panasonic Europe’s CEO Laurent Abadie. We have been studying this for almost one year, and evaluating everything, and then we decided a few months ago to move forward. He added that the company had examined potential tax issues, as well as its ability to move goods and capital, before deciding that it had to move.

Abadie added that, for many Japanese companies, the UK has long served as an entry door to the European market. “After Brexit, the UK cannot be the entry door to Europe any more, that’s a fact.”   (Quarz)

 

More details from:
https://qz.com/1374524/panasonic-europe-ceo-laurent-abadie-announces-that-the-corportate-headquarter-will-move-from-the-uk-to-amsterdam-from/

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The EU–Japan EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) is signed!!

EU-Japan Trade

EU-Japan Trade

“History was made in Tokyo on 17 July 2018. At the 25th EU–Japan Summit, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, for the long-awaited signing of the EU–Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). It is set to become the world’s largest bilateral agreement, covering 600 million people and nearly a third of global trade.

Formal negotiations began in 2013 and were finally concluded last December. The initial aims of the agreement were to solidify the economic relationship between the EU and Japan by removing tariffs, creating more transnational business opportunities and promoting job creation. However, in the political context of 2018, the EPA also represents the ongoing commitment of both the EU and Japan to free trade, fair trade and friendship.”  (source: EURO Biz)

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So, if you intend to do business with Japan in 2018 onwards, we recommend you to read one of our books:

“The Ultimate Survival Guide for Business in Japan” (http://www.gbmc.biz/survival-guide–e-book.html)

“Mastering Japan Business” (http://www.gbmc.biz/mastering-japan-business–e-book.html)

“Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette” (http://www.gbmc.biz/bridges-to-japanese-business-etiquette–e-book.html)

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More details about the agreement from:

https://eurobiz.jp/ebc-update/its-official/

 


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:

https://eurobiz.jp/feature/winds-of-change/

Or also check our Report:

https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/library/publication/report-renewable-energies-japan

Or our LI post:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/reporting-renewable-energies-japan-philippe-huysveld-ir-mba/


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:
www.gbmc.biz/gbmc-interviews.html#

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:

http://gbmc.agence-presse.net/2018/01/03/japan-books-philippe-huysveld-gbmc-%c2%ab-japan-series-%c2%bb-a-new-series-of-books-5-about-the-economy-the-society-the-culture-business-tourism-and-the-history-of-japan/

 


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

https://ceevo95.fr/actualites-et-opportunites/actualites-economiques/edition-economique/1971-edition-japan-series-une-nouvelle-serie-d-ouvrages-5-sur-l-economie-le-commerce-la-societe-la-culture-le-tourisme-et-l-histoire-du-japon

 


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 !

 

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Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year !!

Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year !!

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JOYEUX NOEL ET BONNE ANNEE 2018 !

良いお年をお迎え下さい。

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Shinnen Akemasite Omedetou Gozaimasu (GBMC)

Shinnen Akemasite Omedetou Gozaimasu (GBMC)

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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 !
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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.
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Best Wishes,
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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)

More info from: 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Japan-and-EU-settle-trade-pact-aim-for-2019-start?page=1

OR ALSO

“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)

More info from:

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-5142_en.htm

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684

OR FINALLY

https://gbmc-blog.biz/2017/10/04/eu-japan-making-moves-towards-trade-liberalisation/

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

The GBMC Team


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