June 12th, 2013
Production of EBC's Year 2013 White Paper - Request for Sponsorship & Advance Orders

Dear EBC Committee Members and Friends of the EBC,

This year, we will again produce the EBC White Paper, our hallmark annual report on the business and investment environment, in English and Japanese, for release in mid November. This will be the 13th in the series. With the EU-Japan FTA negotiations underway, the White Paper will serve as a valuable reference for both our Japanese and European interlocutors.

However, the White Paper production depends on kind financial contributions from our members and supporters to help cover the costs of production, translation, and distribution.


Moreover, sponsorship from members and supporters makes a huge contribution to establishing the credibility of the report. This year, we have added two additional sponsorship categories – Pinnacle Sponsors and Gold-Star Sponsors– to give greater exposure to large-figure donors.

We are requesting EBC members and supporters to contribute as Pinnacle Sponsors, Gold-Star Sponsors, Blue-Star Sponsors, Special Sponsors or Sponsors in return for visible acknowledgment in both the English and Japanese versions as indicated below. Pinnacle, Gold-Star and Blue-Star sponsor logos will be placed on the EBC homepage and all sponsor logos will be placed on a dedicated page in our website for 12 months from publication.

The EBC will also take advance orders for the white papers at 5,000 yen for one set (1 English and 1 Japanese version per set) as another form of sponsorship to assist with cost-recovery. Companies placing advance orders will be listed in the white paper as Supporters.

The sponsorship and purchase price structure is as follows:

WHITE PAPER SPONSORSHIP (including complimentary set and postage)

        Pinnacle Sponsors
500,000 yen
• Company logo on single-logo page in WP
• Unlimited sets of WPs
• Logo on homepage & dedicated web page
        Gold-Star Sponsors
250,000 yen
• Company logo on two-logo page in WP
• 5 sets of WPs
• Logo on homepage & dedicated web page
        Blue-Star Sponsors
150,000 yen
• Company logo on three-logo page in WP
• 3 sets of WPs
• Logo on homepage & dedicated web page
        Special Sponsors
100,000 yen
• Company name on 5-name page in WP
• 2 sets of WPs
• Company name on dedicated web page
50,000 yen
• Company name on 10-name page in WP
• 1 set of WPs
• Company name on dedicated web page
5,000 yen / set
(1 English copy & 1 Japanese copy)
• Company name on 30-name page in WP

Sponsorship and order reply forms are attached to this message. If you would like to support the white paper as a sponsor and/or place an advance order for copies please print out the forms and return them to the EBC secretariat by fax (03-3263-6223) or by e-mail (ebc@gol.com)

We look forward to your highly valued support of the white paper.

Best Regards

Alison Murray
Executive Director/EBC