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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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Commissioner Hogan on high-level mission to #Japan

Commissioner Hogan on high-level mission to #Japan

| May 10, 2019

Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) is visiting Japan to 11 May accompanied by a business delegation of 61 senior representatives from the European agri-food sector. The purpose of the visit is to promote European agricultural food and beverage exports to Japan to ensure that EU producers benefit to the fullest possible extent from the opportunities under the EU-Japan […]

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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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#Huawei cyber security transparency centre opens in Brussels

#Huawei cyber security transparency centre opens in Brussels

| March 5, 2019

Huawei opened their Cyber Security Transparency Centre today (5 March) in Brussels, with more than 200 representatives from regulators, telecom carriers, enterprises, and the media attending the event. Representatives from the European Union, the GSMA, and the World Economic Forum spoke at the opening ceremony. Trust in cyber security is a major challenge that the […]

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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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