Tag: Japan

#Euro falls to a 16-month low on gloomy outlook; #Pound sinks

#Euro falls to a 16-month low on gloomy outlook; #Pound sinks

| September 3, 2019

The euro plunged to a 16-month low on Monday (2 September) as the impact of Washington and Beijing’s trade war on the European economy dominated investor sentiment while the pound tanked on speculation that Britain may be headed for a general election, writes Saikat Chatterjee. Germany’s export-dependent manufacturing sector remained in contraction in August as […]

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EU and #Japan select first #ErasmusMundus Joint Master Programmes

EU and #Japan select first #ErasmusMundus Joint Master Programmes

| August 1, 2019

The European Commission has announced the results of the call for proposals for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Partnerships with Japan launched in October 2018. The Commission and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology have selected three programmes offered by international consortia involving leading universities. Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Commissioner Tibor Navracsics said: “In […]

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Geopolitics of trade frictions between #Japan and #SouthKorea

Geopolitics of trade frictions between #Japan and #SouthKorea

| July 23, 2019

On 4 July, the Japanese government announced tighter controls on the export of semiconductor materials to South Korea and threatened to exclude South Korea from the ‘white list’ of trusted trade partners. The move could hit South Korea’s economy hard, as South Korea’s economy relies heavily on the manufacturing industry, write Chen Gong and Yu […]

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Strengthening EU-Japan co-operation in artificial intelligence, research and innovation

Strengthening EU-Japan co-operation in artificial intelligence, research and innovation

European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip and Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas met Japan’s Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Takuya Hirai. They discussed new opportunities to strengthen co-operation, building on the joint statement of the 26th EU-Japan summit, which took place on 25 April. More specifically, Vice-President Ansip and Minister Hirai discussed how to promote a human-centric […]

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European Commission adopts adequacy decision on #Japan, creating the world’s largest area of #SafeDataFlows

European Commission adopts adequacy decision on #Japan, creating the world’s largest area of #SafeDataFlows

| January 25, 2019

The Commission has adopted its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees. This is the last step in the procedure launched in September 2018, which included the opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the agreement from a committee […]

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#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

| January 11, 2019

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) met in Washington with Hiroshige Seko, minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative as part of the trilateral talks launched in 2017 to address global issues such as trade-distortive practices on 9 January. The representatives of the EU, Japan and […]

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