Newsletter June 25

For the moment most organisations incl. BLCCJ are still focusing on online activities.

-In this regard we would like to inform you of upcoming EU-Japan webinars on COVID-19 organized by the EU Delegation to Japan and the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.

 

-On Monday 22 June, Mr. Michael Mroczek, President of the European Business Council in Japan (EBC), gave a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on “Relaxing Entry Ban in Japan”.
You can watch the conference on the FCCJ website.

 

-The Federation of Belgian Chambers would like to know the effect of covid-19 on Belgian companies abroad, and has launched a survey.
If you are a Belgian company, we kindly ask a few minutes of your time to fill out the survey, which will be available till July 3.

 

-We are preparing more webinars ourselves, so please keep an eye on your mailbox.
You can also find our latest news and activities on the websiteFacebook page and LinkedIn group.

 

To facilitate investment in Japan, the government offers appealing incentives, as well as operating single contact points in relevant ministries and agencies for inquires/support regarding doing business in Japan. Local governments also offer various incentives and support exclusively for foreign-affiliated companies and foreign companies planning to open an office in their region.
More details on the JETRO website.

 

Finally, here are a few news headlines of the past days:

-European business lobby calls on Japan to ease travel restrictions (Kyodo News, June 22)

 

-Half of telecommuters in Japan work longer than before pandemic (Kyodo News, June 24)

 

-Telework harassment in the spotlight as Japan insurers move to cover potential claims (The Mainichi, June 25)

 

-Tokyo stocks open lower on lingering coronavirus concern (The Mainichi, June 25)

 

-Japan department store sales drop 66% in May, pace of fall moderates (Kyodo News, June 23)

 

-Coronavirus: Updates on major shops, facilities as economy reopens in Japan (Kyodo News, June 23)

 

-Tokyo confirms 55 new coronavirus infections, highest since May 5 (Kyodo News, June 24)

 

-Olympics: JOC chief says Tokyo emerging from coronavirus crisis (Kyodo News, June 23)

 

-IOC proposes plans for simplified Tokyo Games (NHK World – Japan, June 25)

 

-Luxembourg: Measures in place as of 24 June

 

Take good care, and have a pleasant end of the week!

 

The BLCCJ office