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 (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