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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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#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

| December 5, 2018

Trade between the EU and Japan is set to receive a major boost ©AP images/European Union-EP  EU-Japan relations are set to receive a major lift with the signing of a major trade agreement and a strategic partnership. Although EU and Japan already enjoy good relations, they have agreed to upgrade their partnership against a background […]

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€191 million to promote #AgriFoodProducts at home and abroad

€191 million to promote #AgriFoodProducts at home and abroad

| November 20, 2018

The 2019 programmes for the promotion of EU agri-food products will focus primarily on markets outside the EU with the highest potential for growth. The European Commission adopted the 2019 promotion policy work programme on 14 November, with €191.6 million to be made available for programmes selected for EU co-financing – an increase of €12.5m […]

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EU and #Japan discuss economic co-operation at 1st High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue

EU and #Japan discuss economic co-operation at 1st High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue

| October 23, 2018

The EU and Japan held the 1st EU-Japan High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue in Tokyo on 22 October. The discussions covered a range of strategic topics of importance for EU-Japan relations and their co-operation in addressing global challenges. The High-Level Dialogue focused on four main areas: global trade challenges; economic transformations linked to energy, […]

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Vice President Katainen in #Japan on 22-23 October

Vice President Katainen in #Japan on 22-23 October

| October 22, 2018

Vice  President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen (pictured) will be in Japan on 22 and 23 October. On 22 October, the Vice-President will be in the city of Yokohama, where he will meet with Mr Yoshiaki Harada, Japanese Minister of the Environment, and deliver a keynote speech at the opening session of […]

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