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EU-Japan: Making moves towards trade liberalisation!

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships in Japan

GBMC’s article published in the Septembre 2017 issue (issue 50) of “The Shipping Network Magazine”, the official magazine of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (see pages 12 and 13).

Content: Update on the status of the negotiations for the EU-Japan EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) and Analyse of the impact of populism on a future deal.

Download the magazine (PDF file) from here: ICS – Shipping Network Magazine – 50 septembre 2017

 

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NEW – Release of GBMC’s fifth (e)Book: “Mastering Japan Business”

“Mastering Japan Business”

by Philippe Huysveld (GBMC)

​”Japan Series”: Livre/Book 5

"Mastering Japan Business" (by Philippe Huysveld)

“Mastering Japan Business” (by Philippe Huysveld)

 

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

More information from:

http://gbmc.agence-presse.net/2017/09/23/release-of-gbmcs-fifth-ebook-mastering-japan-business/

OR also from:

http://www.gbmc.biz/mastering-japan-business–e-book.html


MOSAICA JAPONICA, Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique

Read my (e)Book “MOSAICA JAPONICA” and learn more about Japan’s Culture!

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

“Japan Series”: Livre/Book 3

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

(Avec une Préface d’André Jaumotte)

 

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


CHRONIQUE DU JAPON DES ANNEES 90

Read my (e)Book “CHRONIQUE DU JAPON DES
ANNEES 90” (in French) and learn more about Japan!

Source: CHRONIQUE DU JAPON DES ANNEES 90


Third edition of the (e)Book “The Ultimate Survival Guide for Business in Japan”

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Business in Japan
by Philippe Huysveld
“Japan Series”: Book/Livre II
Editor: Lulu.com

 

 

“The first edition of this book was released under digital format (eBook) in 2014. In 2015, a second edition of the eBook was released, containing, besides minor changes here and there, two important additions: Chapter VII about “the Japanese Consumer Mindset” and Chapter XI about “3 Keys for Success in Japan”. In 2017, the third edition is being released with a new Table of Contents and a revision of Chapter XI, becoming “5 Keys for Success in Japan”.

This book is targeted at business executives of companies:
• approaching the Japanese Market,
• reviewing their options in terms of Japan Entry Strategy,
• already exporting to Japan (Indirect Sales) or,
• already established and doing business in Japan (Direct Sales).

In this book, we show:
• That the Japanese Market is a great market to approach and that, provided the right methodology and marketing mix, there are great opportunities to seize in the long-term for foreign companies.
• That it is necessary to get familiar with cross-cultural differences and to understand better your Japanese clients, their country, their culture and their business system.
• How to market your products or services in Japan (B2C and B2B Marketing Guidelines).
• Which Entry Strategies are available to foreign companies to choose from and guidelines for selection.”

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BOOK AVAILABILITY

More information from our Press Release at http://gbmc.agence-presse.net/?p=30&preview=true

or from our website at http://www.gbmc.biz/survival-guide–e-book.html

 

 

 


Troisième édition de “Lecture Economique Histoire Japon”, (e)Book, Philippe Huysveld

Lecture Economique de l’Histoire du Japon

 

Nous vous invitons à lire la Troisième édition du livre “Lecture Economique de l’Histoire du Japon” !!

Source: Lecture Economique Histoire Japon, eBook, Philippe Huysveld

 


Hommage au Baron André L. JAUMOTTE (ULB)

ANDRE JAUMOTTE (Source: www.academie-sciences.fr)

ANDRE JAUMOTTE (Source: http://www.academie-sciences.fr)

Ce n’est que récemment, en publiant la version “papier” de mon livre “MOSAICA JAPONICA: Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique”, que je me suis aperçu de ce que André JAUMOTTE nous a quitté le 18 décembre 2016, à l’âge de 97 ans. Ce livre, dont le premier jet remonte à 1995, je le dois en partie à André (qui avait alors 76 ans) dont j’ai bénéficié des judicieux commentaires et qui en a écrit la préface, écrite avec beaucoup de passion et de précision!

En effet, Recteur et Président honoraires de l’Université de Bruxelles (ULB), membre émérite de l’Académie Royale de Belgique, titulaire de nombreuses distinctions scientifiques et honorifiques, André JAUMOTTE se passionnait également pour les Arts, l’Asie et le JAPON, en particulier. Fruit de ses nombreux déplacements au Pays du Soleil Levant et de sa contribution au développement des relations académiques et scientifiques de la Belgique avec le Japon, il avait aussi été décoré par le gouvernement japonais de “l’Ordre du Trésor Sacré avec étoile d’or et d’argent”.

 

Read more from:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/hommage-au-baron-andr%C3%A9-l-jaumotte-ulb-philippe-huysveld-ir-mba

 


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

More information from:  MOSAICA JAPONICA, Lecture Culturelle du Japon socio-économique


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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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 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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Best Wishes,
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The GBMC Team
Europe-Japan Business Consultants
GBMC (Global Business & Management Consulting)
Paris, France

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/

 


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