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EU-Japan Training programmes


The European Commission is encouraging European enterprises to penetrate the Japanese market. To this end it has put in place various promotional activities to further European exports to Japan and to maximise business opportunities there.

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Co-operation, which was established in Tokyo in 1987 and in Brussels in 1996, organises:

Training programmes for EU managers (4 weeks):
- Japan Industry Insight HRTP (8 May to 2 June or 9 June 2017) - provides an integrated in-depth view of Japanese industrial structure and business practices. It is targeted at managers who have a major role in defining and implementing their company’s policies in relation to Japan, or who are to be transferred to Japan, or who wish to be kept informed about management practices in Japan.
Deadline: passed.

World Class Manufacturing WMC (five days)
- for EU managers and for EU senior executives - to assist EU companies to acquire a better understanding of how Japanese companies continually take costs out of their manufacturing, constantly innovating using "KAIZEN" manufacturing methods (continuous improvement), "JIT" (Just in Time), "TQC" (Total Quality Control), TIE (Total Industrial Engineering), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and "TQM" (Total Quality Management) practices.
Deadline: 23 March 2017 ( from 26  to 30 June 2017).

  • Target participants are:
  • managers from industrial companies;
  • minimum of 5 to 10 years of professional experience in industry
  • good knowledge of English;
  • be nationals of an EU Member State or of a COSME partnering country;
  • must work for a company that is > 50% EU or COSME partnering country owned;
  • must work for an organisation that is an EU or COSME partnering country juridical person;
  • must be supported by their employer and be able to participate in the entire programme;
  • must have a reasonable command of English;
  • should be a manager or an executive from an industrial company;
  • should have proven experience in industry.

    The EU-Japan Centre covers all costs directly related to the programme (i.e.conferences, seminars and transportation costs during group field trips). The participant's company is expected to cover the participant's travel costs to and from Japan as well as living expenses in Japan (including accommodation).

    Further information and application forms can be found on:


EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
1000 Brussels
+ 32 2 282 00 40