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Press Releases

2017


January 23, 2017
EBC Position on the extension of unlimited Japanese inheritance tax liabilities to certain foreign nationals having no significant nexus to Japan
(English | Japanese)PDF

 

2015


January 16, 2015
EBC Position on the Proposed Exit Tax
(English)PDF

 

2014


October 03, 2014
EBC welcomes the recent notice from the National Tax Agency (NTA) on traceability

The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) welcomes the notice on Traceability issued by the National Tax Agency (NTA) to eight liquor related industry associations on 22 September.

Article – (English)
Press Release
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English | Japanese) PDF

2013
May 31, 2013
ACCJ-EBC Joint Press Conference - Healthcare White Paper 2013
To launch the ACCJ-EBC Health Policy White Paper 2013, Lengthening Healthy Lifespans to Boost Economic Growth, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and the European Business Council in Japan (EBC) held a joint press conference on May 31, 2013.

Article – (English)
Press Release
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English | Japanese) PDF


2012


November 30, 2012
EBC Welcomes European Council Approval of Start of EU-Japan FTA/EPA Negotiations
The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) welcomes the decision taken by the European Council on November 29 to give the European Commission the mandate to launch negotiations for an FTA/EPA with Japan in early 2013. Long being a firm advocate of more open trade between the EU and Japan, the EBC believes that this agreement, with a strong focus on non-tariff barriers, will deliver a huge positive effect on trade between both parties based on numerous published studies. We have always maintained that the EU and Japan have “under-traded” and that a catalyst like a trade agreement of this kind would unleash the real potential between the two economies.

Article – (English)
Press Release – (English | Japanese) PDF


September 24, 2012
EBC and ACCJ express concern over Postal Services Privatization Committee revised guidelines
In response to the publication of the Postal Service Privatisation Committee's revised guidelines, the EBC and ACCJ have issued a statement expressing their disappointment. In previous public comments and at hearings, the EBC and ACCJ have expressed their long-standing concern about allowing Japan Post to offer new or modified products. These opinions were unfortunately not reflected in the revised guidelines.
Article – (English)
Statement – (English | Japanese) PDF


September 6, 2012
Ensure a level playing field BEFORE allowing Japan Post to offer new or modified products or services
On September 3, it was announced that Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance had filed for government approval to offer new or modified products. The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) has long held the view that Japan Post and its subsidiaries shall not be allowed to offer new or modified products until a level playing field is ensured. This is not the case today as Japan Post Bank and Japan Post Insurance are not governed by the same laws and regulations as private insurers.

Article – (English)
Statement – (English | Japanese) PDF

2011


December 12, 2011
European Business Council in Japan elects Duco Delgorge as new Chairman.

Article – (English)
Press Release – (English & Japanese) PDF


October 27, 2011
The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) participated in a joint Press Conference on the need to change Japan's corporate governance and company law.

Article – (English)
Press Release – (English | Japanese) PDF


October 20, 2011
The EBC Defence & Security Committee held a joint seminar with the International Geopolitics Institute Japan to discuss the future of international collaboration in defence and security on Thursday, October 20 followed by a reception co-hosted with the EBC Aeronautics & Space Committee.


Article – (English)
Press Release (English | Japanese) PDF

May 13, 2011
On May 13th 2011, a joint press release was issued by the Keidanren, the European Business Council in Japan (EBC), and the major Brussels-based business organisations, EUROCHAMBRES, EuroCommerce and DIGITALEUROPE, recommending that the EU-Japan Summit scheduled for later this month decides to start negotiations on an EU-Japan Economic Integration Agreement.

Press Release – (English | Japanese) PDF

January 13, 2011
To launch the new EBC Defence and Security Committee, the European Business Council in Japan (EBC) held a press conference on January 13th, 2011. EBC Chairman Mr. Tommy Kullberg, inaugural Defence and Security Committee Chairman Mr. Tony Ennis (BAE Systems), and committee members were joined by more than 50 participants and members of the press.

Article – (English)
Press Release – (Japanese & English) PDF
Speech by Mr. Tony Ennis – (English | Japanese) PDF
Presentation – (English) PDF
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2010
December 17, 2010
The EBC Tax committee issued a press release welcoming the 2011 tax reform proposal approved by the Cabinet on December 16, addressing some of the key changes that have been recommended by Japanese and foreign businesses.

Press Release (English & Japanese)
PDF

November 2, 2010
The EBC Committee for Aeronautics, Space and Defence welcomes Japan’s review of its three principles on arms exports, and has issued a related press release at the committee’s annual reception held on November 2nd, 2010.

Press Release (English & Japanese)
PDF

April 28, 2010
The EBC issued a press release and position paper on the occasion of the EU-Japan Summit.

Press Release(English)
Statement (English)


2009
July 27, 2009
The Nippon Keidanren, ACCJ, and the EBC issued a joint press release urging the expeditious extension of NOL Carry Forward Period and Revival / Extension of NOL Carry Back.

Press Release (English | Japanese)
PDF

April 14, 2009

The EBC welcomes the call by the Nippon Keidanren for a greater focus on non-tariff barriers to trade in seeking a bilateral EU-Japan accord.

Press Release(English & Japanese) PDF


2008
December 10, 2008
European Business Council (EBC) in Japan elects Tommy Kullberg as new Chairman.

Press Release(English | Japanese) PDF

November 26, 2008
"ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: THE NEW REFORM PARADIGM – The EBC Report on the Japanese Business Environment 2008", was issued at a luncheon at the Hotel Okura in Tokyo.

Press Release(English) PDF
Speech by Mr. Richard Collasse (English) PDF


2007

 


November 21, 2007
"ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: A NEW APPROACH TO REFORM – The EBC Report on the Japanese Business Environment 2007" – was issued at a luncheon at the Westin Hotel in Tokyo.

Press Release (English | Japanese) PDF
Speech by Mr. Richard Collasse (English | Japanese) PDF

June 20, 2007
The EBC airline committee issued a press release related to the aviation liberalisation recommendation in the report of the Council of Economic and Fiscal Policies.

Press Release(English | Japanese) PDF

March 25, 2007
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, a key event in the development of the European Union. Click here for further information.

Press Release(English & Japanese) PDF


2006

December 4, 2006
The EBC issued a press release on the occasion of the completion of the EBC White Paper 2006.

Press Release(English | Japanese) PDF

December 1, 2006
The EBC issued a press release expressing concerns over Government of Japan changing position on triangular mergers.

Press Release(English | Japanese) PDF

November 14, 2006
The EBC issued a joint press release expressing concerns about misleading statements appearing in Japanese media reports on the use of stock swaps in merger transactions in Europe.

Press Release(English | Japanese) PDF

October 27, 2006
The EBC and the ACCJ issued a joint press release voicing concerns about reports developing Keidanren policy on limiting triangular mergers.

Press Release (English | Japanese) PDF

September 27, 2006
The EBC issued a press release congratulating Prime Minister Abe on his election and on the inauguration of the new Abe Cabinet.

Press Release(English & Japanese) PDF


2005

June 28, 2005
A joint EBC-ACCJ-ANZCCJ press release, the EBC press release, and the EBC statement to members, was issued after the passage of the new Japanese Corporate Law with a rider added to Article 821 through the Judicial Affairs Committee of the House of Councillors.

Joint Press Release(English | Japanese)
PDF
EBC Press Release(English & Japanese) PDF
Letter(English) PDF
Rider (English & Japanese)PDF



 

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