New BLCCJ Director

Friday July 19th, 2019

We are glad to inform you that Mr. Kevin Dethoor has become the 12th Director on the BLCCJ Board, following a vacancy left by the move to the Philippines of Mr. Francois Stroobant.   Kevin is a computer vision engineer at startup FunLife Inc. He started working in Japan after completing a study at Keio […]


Invitation for EBC Sustainability and Social Responsibility meeting

The EBC is looking into the possibility of starting a Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee. This is an area which the EBC has never formally been involved in despite it being on the agenda for many years. We are aware that many companies are involved in CSR related activities. To better support European industry in […]


The Conclusions on the Actions to be Implemented by the Customs Authorities of Both Parties Relating to Certain Origin Procedures

Thursday July 4th, 2019

The European Commission and Japan held its first meeting in the Committee on rules of origin and customs related matters 26 June. They have jointly come up with an action plan that will hopefully once and for all sort out the issues related to the certification of the origin. A comprehensive explanation of what each authority will do […]


Job offer at genae

Sunday June 30th, 2019

We received the following job offer from our member genae: Business Development Director Looking to join the genae team? Be part of a growing global CRO specialized in medical devices, dedicated to accelerating the development and commercialization of innovative technologies. The cross-functional collaboration between Business Development and Operations allows for strong support, which sets you […]


EPA Webinars

Tuesday June 18th, 2019

Every month, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will organise a webinar covering a specific EU-Japan EPA-related topic. Each standalone webinar will last an hour. Participants will learn about the changes brought by the EPA the and new opportunities that are being created. After a 45-minute presentation, participants will be able to put their questions […]


BLCCJ discount on Just Smile bamboo toothbrushes

Friday June 14th, 2019

Do you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle and support the environment? What about using bamboo toothbrushes instead of plastic ones?   Just Smile is a Belgian-Japanese start-up, which aims at offering an easy, fun and stylish way to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. Being sustainable has never been so easy. Pick your colour and […]