MAY/JUNE 2020  / FEATURE

Recovery on the horizon

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games raised expectations for domestic and international businesses in Japan, which envisioned an unprecedented year for the economy. Unfortunately, Covid-19 and its tragic aftermath have brought a 2020 that no one could have imagined.

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“The hospitality industry has taken the largest hit”

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Focused on the future

After becoming one of the worst-hit countries in Europe for cases of Covid-19, Spain has eased its lockdown measures and is working to carefully reopen its economy.

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Strengthening partnerships

Against the backdrop of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the EBC is releasing its 2020 white paper, Strengthening partnerships in crisis and opportunities alike.

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Office Mugino

Office Mugino is a Tokyo-based brand consultancy firm with branches and partnerships in several countries including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Spain, and the US.

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Eurobiz International School Guide 2020

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Don’t grab the wheel

Although it will still be a while before the elusive flying car takes to the skies, automated driving has arrived. Well, almost.

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Solidarity in action

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, Ambassador of the EU to Japan Patricia Flor sat down with Eurobiz Japan — at a safe social distance — to speak about the EU’s response to the coronavirus…

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USM U. Schaerer Sons K.K.

Founded in 1885, Swiss firm USM creates modular furniture for a diverse clientele of businesses and individuals.

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The new EBC

In the first three months of the new decade, the European Business Council in Japan (EBC) underwent some of the biggest structural and aesthetic changes since it was founded in 1972.

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A distinctive personality

The iconic David Bowie had many faces (and hairstyles) over the more than four decades of his career.

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The personal touch

Technology is changing the recruitment industry. New services — such as online interviews, video CVs and AI-enabled resume matching — have allowed many firms to accelerate their processes.

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Strong ties through the highs and lows

For three years, Ambassador of Italy to Japan Giorgio Starace has been successfully promoting trade, businesses, and culture from Italy in Japan.

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Productivity problems

Japan’s 2.2% unemployment rate may be a point of pride for the country among the Group of Seven (G7) nations, but its workforce has not historically been a paragon of productivity.

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Laurus International School of Science

The first and only international science school in Japan, Laurus International School of Science focuses on providing an interdisciplinary science

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Don’t get left behind

Are you ready for the digital economy?

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Growing ambitions

After working as an interpreter, Roxane de Bilderling began a career in diplomacy in 2000, working first in Brussels and then as first secretary at the Embassy of Belgium in Nairobi, where she was also deputy permanent representative to the UN Environment Programme and the UN Human Settlement Programme.

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A new age of crime

Not everyone is enthused about Japan’s experiment with increasing immigration. Last April, the government tweaked its visa rules to allow more workers from abroad.

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