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Newsletter July 22

Newsletter July 22

We hope you are doing well despite the crisis and the long rainy season.


In this newsletter we’d like to inform you that the EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation is holding the webinar “European economy and corporate movements around COVID-19”, where a speaker from JETRO Tokyo will provide explanations on the Japanese perspective, while a speaker from SMEunited in Brussels will give insights on the European perspective.
July 31, 16:30-18:00 JPT – you can register here.


The European Business Council (EBC) shared the results of its survey on “The impact of the (re-)entry ban to Japan on European companies”.
The key findings show that:

  • The (re-)entry ban to Japan impacts 85% of European companies;
  • 44% of European companies expect a loss of revenue solely due to the (re-)entry ban;
  • Among all activities, project development, governance and Human Resources are mostly affected;
  • 23% of the companies expect appropriate actions from the Government of Japan, such as compensation and tax relief


And new dates for Belgian Beer Weekend 2020 have been announced!

  • Nagoya: August 13-18
  • Osaka: August 26-30
  • Hibiya: September 3-6

More info on the Belgian Beer Weekend website.


Finally, some news headlines of the past days:

-Japan raises travel advisory for 16 countries, region (Kyodo News, July 21)


-To fight pandemic, Japan keeps fiscal tap wide open on budget spending requests (The Japan Times, July 21)


-Japan 2020 1st-half exports log sharpest drop in decade due to virus (Kyodo News, July 20)


-Japan gov’t eyes amendment of special law against coronavirus (Kyodo News, July 19)


-Gov’t to pay for Tokyo travel promotion cancellation in about-face (Kyodo News, July 21)


-Japan cautiously weighs easing capacity limits (NHK World – Japan, July 22)


-Tokyo reports 237 more coronavirus cases, total nearing 10,000 (Kyodo News, July 21)


-Costs for delayed Tokyo Games hit sponsors already facing virus woes (Kyodo News, July 21)


-Only 23.9% in Japan look forward to Tokyo Olympics next summer: poll (Kyodo News, July 19)


-Japan OKs dexamethasone as second drug for coronavirus treatment (Kyodo News, July 21)


Please note that July 23 and 24 are national holidays in Japan; we will be back at your service on Monday July 27.


Take good care!


The BLCCJ office