NEW eBook – MOSAICA JAPONICA, Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique

MOSAICA JAPONICA:
Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique

« Japan Series » : Book/Livre III
Editeur : Lulu.com
Par Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)
Avec une Préface d’André Jaumotte

 

Masque de Noh "Okina" réalisé par Philippe Huysveld

 

An eBook, in French, about the Relations between Culture, Society and Economy in Japan, Avec une Préface d’André Jaumotte

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First Tsukiji Market Auction of 2017: tuna price peaks at 74 Mio JPY!

Tsukiji Market - Fish Auction (picture by Lagardère Active Digital)

Tsukiji Market – Fish Auction (picture by Lagardère Active Digital)

 

In short:

First Fish Auction of the year at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, where the first red tuna (maguro)of the year 2017 (212 kg) was sold for as little as 74.2 Millions JPY (about 605.000 Euros), the second highest price since the record breaking price of 155.4 Millions JPY in 2013. For the sixth time, it is the restaurant chain “Sushizanmai”, headed by Mr Kiyoshi Kimura, who bought the giant tuna fish.

At this level of prices, it’s time to become a fisherman and to learn more about red tuna fishing!!

Read more from:

http://www.msn.com/fr-fr/actualite/photos/a-tokyo-un-thon-rouge-vendu-plus-de-600-000-euros/ss-BBxVhkt?ocid=spartanntp#image=1

 


MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 !

 

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Mery Christmas and a Happy New Year !!

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JOYEUX NOEL ET BONNE ANNEE 2017 !

良いお年をお迎え下さい。

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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 2017, 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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GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting)
Paris, France

Read/Lisez “Lecture Economique de l’Histoire du Japon”, un eBook de Philippe Huysveld

an eBook, in French, about the History of the Japanese Economy, by Philippe Huysveld, GBMC

Source: Lecture Economique Histoire Japon, eBook, Philippe Huysveld


Ultimate Survival Guide Business Japan, Philippe Huysveld

eBook by Philippe Huysveld, GBMC, targeted at executives of companies approaching the Japanese Market, already exporting to or established in Japan

Source: Ultimate Survival Guide Business Japan, Philippe Huysveld


Videos, Events, GBMC, Global Business Management Consulting

“MESSE NAGOYA 2016 Pre-Departure Workshop”

at CEEVO offices, Cergy-Pontoise, France (Octobre 6th 2016):

Check out here our Videos and Speaking Events, webinars, conferences, workshops

Source: Videos, Events, GBMC, Global Business Management Consulting


Europe-Japan Cross-cultural Training, GBMC Consulting

We offer in-house, company specific seminars, customised and on site, as well as open business seminars, standard and open to all, in Paris and Brussels

Source: Europe-Japan Cross-cultural Training, GBMC Consulting


IP protection in Japan: “to submit or not to submit a patent, that’s the question”

Par Metiipr — Travail personnel, CC BY-SA 4.0, (Wikimedia Commons)https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48284951

Par Metiipr — Travail personnel, CC BY-SA 4.0, (Wikimedia Commons)https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48284951

 

“The filing budgets of many international companies have been reduced since the financial crisis in 2008, and a proportionately greater share of these financial resources is now being allocated to protecting innovations against infringements taking place in China.

The question of where to submit a patent depends on the size of the market, the presence of competitors and the existence of manufacturing bases.

With most manufacturing now being done in China, European companies are more motivated to first submit there, says Ayato Susaki, chief consultant and group leader of the Innovation and Industrial Strategy Group for the Science and Safety Policy Research Division at Mitsubishi Research Institute in Tokyo.

“It also makes sense to submit patents in jurisdictions with many pirated goods, in order to protect against [pirating],” he says.

Felix R. Einsel of Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office in Tokyo is a patent attorney with a licence to jointly litigate cases with other attorneys at law in Japan. He points to inadequacies with the court system in Japan as one of the main reasons those European companies that file frequently in Europe choose not to do so in Japan.

IP protection is supposed to be enforced when an infringement occurs, as lawsuits can be filed with the possibility of damages being awarded by the courts. But in Japan, damages are relatively low, sometimes making court cases little more than a costly exercise.

In Germany, on the other hand, the party that loses the case is required to pay the legal fees of the winning party. Doing so ensures that the patent owner can recover any damages in a true sense.

In Japan, patent infringement cases normally cost between ¥20 million (€162,000) and ¥40 million (€325,000), and each party pays their own legal fees.

Japanese companies also often prefer to reach a settlement before going to court. Einsel highlights the cultural aspects of such a move, especially since companies that sue each other may have a working relationship in other fields that are just as important to them.”     (Source: EUROBIZ News)

 

So, unless the IP court system is improved  and more effective (in a “kaizen” approach), is it really worth going to court for a patent row in Japan, the land of the “consensus”? What is your experience or opinion?

Read more from:

http://eurobiz.jp/feature/better-courts-better-protection/

 


EU-Japan FTA: towards Open Markets and Stronger Economies!

EU-Japan Trade

EU-Japan Trade

 

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska:

“If we can work together effectively on the basis of open markets, our economies will gain, our businesses will gain, and our consumers will gain,” insisted EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska in her speech at the EU-Japan Business Round Table in Tokyo to an audience that included Japanese Cabinet Ministers and businesspeople.

“The free trade agreement that we are negotiating will stimulate growth on both sides.

She noted that there are those who believe markets and borders should be shut, but pointed to the fact that this has not worked historically. If Japan and the EU are to move forward and grow economically, these voices of opposition must be proven wrong; and in order to do this, both entities must work closely together.”    (EUROBIZ News)

 

Very well. Enough negotiations: When will a deal be signed?? Meanwhile, because of  higher trade tariffs, Europeans companies are loosing ground (market shares) in Japan to US rivals and others!!

Read more from:

http://eurobiz.jp/qa/open-markets-stronger-economies/

and

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/eu-japan-epa-why-europe-needs-finalise-deal-right-now-philippe?trk=mp-reader-card

 

 


Brexit: relocate to and invest in Paris and Brussels areas!!

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UK

EU

EU

 

Well, as you know, the British people have decided to leave the EU-28! So be it.

What will be the new (trade/financial) relations between UK and the EU-27 is still unclear but we already know that some banks, multinationals and investors (some of them being Japanese) will/might relocate or move part of their activities to Paris, Frankfurt or other EU cities (like Brussels). For example, HSBC bank announced its plan to shift 1000 jobs to Paris. JP Morgan will also move thousands of jobs to continental Europe.

So, it is the right  timing now to review the “Top 10 reasons to invest in Paris area”:

http://parisregionentreprises.org/en/about-paris-region/top-10-reasons-invest-paris-region

as well as the “9 Good reasons to invest in Belgium”:

9 Good reasons to invest in Belgium

Also check our previous post on this Blog:

https://gbmc-blog.biz/2016/05/09/eu-exit-would-make-uk-less-attractive-to-investors-says-japans-pm/

as well as our own (home-made) “European Countries Profile Handbook series”:

http://www.gbmc.biz/countries-handbook–report-.html

 

So what is your company waiting for? What do you think?

 


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