Category Archives: Japan

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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Japanese crown prince Naruhito invited to Versailles (France)

Editions L'Harmattan - MOSAICA JAPONICA - Philippe Huysveld

Editions L’Harmattan – MOSAICA JAPONICA – Philippe Huysveld

 

Le prince héritier du Japon Naruhito était à Paris mercredi. Reçu au château de Versailles, il a assisté à un spectacle de théâtre Nô avant un diner officiel.

Pour la troisième fois, Emmanuel Macron a choisi le somptueux décor de Versailles comme atout diplomatique, en accueillant mercredi soir au château royal le prince héritier du Japon Naruhito.

Devant une haie d’honneur de gardes républicains, le président a souhaité la bienvenue à son hôte dans la Cour royale, avant un entretien en tête-à-tête dans l’un des salons. Les deux hommes ont ensuite assisté dans l’Opéra royal à un spectacle de théâtre Nô mélangeant tradition et images en 3D. Un dîner officiel était ensuite organisé dans le vestibule haut de la chapelle royale.

Une centaine de personnalités françaises et japonaises des secteurs culturel, institutionnel et économique étaient invitées au spectacle et au dîner.” (Paris Match)

More details (in French) from:

https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/actualite/france/emmanuel-et-brigitte-macron-invitent-le-prince-héritier-du-japon-à-versailles/ar-BBNfy4U?ocid=spartanntp

 


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/

 


Learn here how to work and to communicate better with Japanese business men!

How? Simple. Read my book:

“Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette: Understanding Japan Cross-cultural Management”

by Philippe Huysveld

“Japan Series”: Book/Livre VI

Editor: Lulu.com

A reference Book for non-Japanese executives about

“How to work with the Japanese”!

More details from:

http://www.gbmc.biz/bridges-to-japanese-business-etiquette–e-book.html

"Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette" by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

“Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette” by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)


Franco-Japan relations: 160 years on celebrate “Japonism 2018”

Article by E. Motoko Inui
Cross-Culture Advisor / Japan Market Consultant / Researcher
GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting)

 

Franco-Japan relations: 160 years on celebrate “Japonism 2018”

Franco-Japan relations: 160 years on celebrate “Japonism 2018”

by E. Motoko Inui Cross-Culture Advisor / Japan Market Consultant / Researcher GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting)

by E. Motoko Inui
Cross-Culture Advisor / Japan Market Consultant / Researcher
GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting)

 

2018 celebrate the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between France and Japan.

In 1858, Japan has opened up its door to the Western world and signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce in Edo (the former Tokyo).  Until then, most of the relation Japan had with the western countries were limited to mainly Portugal, Dutch and the U.K.

Since the signing of the treaty, the relation has extended into culture as well as trade.

Japan has taken part in the Universal exposition in 19th centuries, where many examples of Japanese arts and crafts were exhibited in great numbers for the first time outside the country.  There were collectors and artists who showed great interest in Japanese prints and decorative arts for example, such enthusiasm for Japanese Arts and craft was to become known as “Japonism”.  Many great French Impressionists have collected Japanese prints and took some form of influence from it.  In the same way, many artists in Japan working in the early  20th century were keen to include new method of working from the west into their work as well. 

Other form of arts and culture in exchanges were in Cinema, literature, Manga, Animation and Cuisine. In regards to culinary and fashion, Japan has gone through major changes in the last century taking in vast influences from the west.  There were many expats and tourists from Japan coming to European countries especially in the 80s. There were considerably decreased in the 90s due to the economic depression in Japan. But since it’s gradual recovery, many European countries still ranks at the top of the holiday destination abroad. 

 

With the Free Trade Agreement and Economic Cooperation being finalised, the trade would inevitably increase between the European countries and Japan as well as cooperation in other area of the economy.  Working together in the mutual problem of the society like in renewable energy and security to name a few.

In regards to the security concern in the world, France and Japan has recently signed a bilateral agreement of the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement which will deepen security cooperation.  The mutual area of concern is maintaining “a free and open Indo-Pacific” and is aiming to strengthen coordination in maritime issues based on the rules of law in protecting the region.   Free and open seas are the foundation for the peace and prosperity of the international trade. 

2018 celebrate the 160th anniversary of bilateral relation between France and Japan.  Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force took part in the Bastille Day parade in Paris in July.   France celebrates Japanese culture with 8 month festival covering various topics in different locations throughout the country.   

 


Release of GBMC’s sixth (e)Book: “Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette: Understanding Japan Cross-cultural Management”

"Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette" by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

“Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette” by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

 

 

Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette:

Understanding Japan Cross-cultural Management

by Philippe Huysveld

“Japan Series”: Book/Livre VI

Editor: Lulu.com

 

A reference Book for non-Japanese executives about “How to work with the Japanese”!

 

More details from:

http://gbmc.agence-presse.net/2018/08/09/release-of-gbmcs-sixth-ebook-bridges-to-japanese-business-etiquette-understanding-japan-cross-cultural-management/

 


Lecture Economique Histoire Japon, Book, Philippe Huysveld

“Lecture Economique de l’Histoire du Japon”

“Japan Series”: Livre/Book 1

an (e)Book (in French) about the History of the Japanese Economy

This (e)Book, by Philippe Huysveld of GBMC, is intended for students studying Japanese language or commerce , as well as for the motivated reader interested in the History and the Economy of Japan.

Source: Lecture Economique Histoire Japon, Book, Philippe Huysveld


an (e)Book (in French) about the Relations between Culture, Society and Economy in Japan

“MOSAICA JAPONICA: Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique”

by Philippe Huysveld – GBMC

(Avec une Préface d’André Jaumotte)

 

Read more from:

Source: MOSAICA JAPONICA, Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique


Honda Jet and Japan’s Business Jet Market: MoU signed between Honda Aircraft and ANA!

HondaJet (Picture – Flightglobal & Honda Aircraft)

 

“ANA Holdings and Honda Aircraft Company announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership supporting the expansion of the business jet market around the globe by using Honda Aircraft’s technologically advanced HondaJet.

ANA, which currently operates about 260 commercial airplanes throughout the world, will introduce current business jet users and its commercial flight customers to the HondaJet by maximizing the utilization of the aircraft. ANA will use the HondaJet for its charter and feeder flights connecting them to the existing broad network at major travel hubs in North America and Europe.”

Read more from: http://speednews.com/Article/115754?&timeout=1

 


A book about Life in Kyoto in the 1990s

“CHRONIQUE DU JAPON DES ANNEES 90:

Tribulations Culturelles d’un jeune Européen à Kyoto”

“Japan Series”: Livre/Book 4

an (e)Book about Life in Kyoto in the 1990s for a young European,

from a cultural, travel, social and academic perspective

 

Source: CHRONIQUE DU JAPON DES ANNEES 90


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