Get Ready for Japan 2020, Tokyo - EU monitor

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Get Ready for Japan 2020, Tokyo

date September 7, 2020 - September 18, 2020
city Tokyo, Japan
organisation Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) i

The 2-week ‘Get Ready for Japan’ training programme offers EU managers the unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan's business and technological achievements. Continuously improved to meet the latest expectations about business in Japan, the Get Ready for Japan provides EU businessmen with a professional Japan-related expertise.

It is focused on business management and consists of a combination of lectures, case studies, role plays and company visits. This is designed to help participants become thoroughly informed about the actual conditions of Japanese business through practical analysis and research. Participants will have the opportunity to take part to negotiation role-play exercises and discuss with Japanese managers about decision-making, team management methods in Japan. The mission may include the possibility to have tailored B2B meetings as well.


Typical participants:

  • Start-Up or SME
  • have a major role in defining and implementing their companies’ policies vis-à-vis Japan,
  • are to be transferred to Japan,
  • come from companies intending to supply Japanese companies,
  • wish to learn about management practices and technological developments in Japan.

In order to ensure a high degree of personal attention, the number of participants in the programme is limited and therefore a selection process will be held between all the received candidatures by the deadline.

The mission is open to any kind of sector of activity.

There is no tuition fee for EU SMEs; participants are expected to cover their flight to/from Japan, hotel and living expenses.

A grant from the European Commission up to €1200 is available for EU SMEs that are selected for the programme to help cover the costs.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Duration: 2 weeks

Training dates: 7-18 Sept 2020

Application deadline: Thursday, 13 February 2020

Please check the website with more details about the programme, eligibility criteria, the application and selection procedures.


Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

EASME replaced the EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation). It has been set-up by the Commission to manage a number of EU programmes on its behalf:

  • Horizon 2020: Research
  • COSME: Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • LIFE: Environment and climate action
  • EMFF: The Maritime and Fisheries Fund
  • Intelligent Energy – Europe
  • The Eco-innovation initiative


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