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About Us

Created in 1999, the Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE) is a leading European organisation representing the interests of more than 100 multinational companies of Japanese parentage active in Europe.

 

Our members operate across a wide range of sectors, including information and communication technology, electronics, chemicals, automotive, machinery, wholesale trade, precision instruments, pharmaceutical, steel, textiles and glass products.

 

Building a new era of cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Japan is the core of our activities, which we perform under several committees focusing on: Corporate Sustainability, Digital Innovation, Environment & Energy, Standards and Conformity, and Trade.

Our Mission

WE SEEK TO:

  • Build a bridge between the EU and Japan, and enhance Europe’s understanding of Japanese companies and their contribution to the European economy
  • Contribute to the EU public policy by sharing our members’ expertise with decision-makers across sectors
  • Promote a favourable and predictable environment in which European and Japanese companies of all sectors can compete for sustainable growth in Europe

Our Team

SHOZO MAEDA
SECRETARY GENERAL
MIKAELA NILSSON
SENIOR POLICY MANAGER
HIBIKI KIMURA
POLICY MANAGER (TRADE, DIGITAL, CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY)
HIDEAKI ASADA
POLICY MANAGER (TRADE)
YOHEI KATAKAWA
POLICY MANAGER (TRADE)
TETSUSABURO MIURA
POLICY MANAGER (ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY)
NAGISA KAGAWA
POLICY MANAGER (CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY / ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY)
HIDETAKA OZAWA
POLICY MANAGER (STANDARDS & CONFORMITY)
HIROKI SHIGEMITSU
POLICY MANAGER (DIGITAL INNOVATION)
JONATHAN BARKER
POLICY MANAGER (ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY)
HIDEAKI YONEKUBO
POLICY MANAGER (ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY)
MASAKAZU SHIMOSAWA
POLICY MANAGER (ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY)
NAOMI OTA
ASSISTANT
MANON LEPRINCE
TRAINEE, EU AFFAIRS