The Japan-Spain Business Circle [Círculo Empresarial Japón España (CEJE)] is the Association that includes Japanese companies established in Spain, as well as Spanish companies with interests in Japan, and that arise from the Shacho Kai Barcelona transformation, due to its desire to expand its scope of activity.
The fundamental mission of the Association includes the desire to spread Japanese business culture.
The Japan-Spain Business Circle's main objective is to establish synergies and create a hub of initiatives, resources, and relations between Japanese businesses established in Spain with public, social, and communications institutions, as well as with Spanish companies with interests in Japan and public and private institutions in Japan, while also promoting contact between both corporative collectives and the diffusion of their business cultures.
This objective is articulated by establishing stable means of communication that permit exchange of perceptions, points of view, and approaches to commercial relations, but also knowledge and gap-narrowing between both cultures in cultural and social development. Through these activities we can create an environment for relationships and exchanges that is an authentic, and dynamic, networking platform serving the interests of its members.
On September 22, the Japan-Spain Business Circle (CEJE) visited the Spanish airline’s technical facilities and then met in Madrid with IBERIA executives with the aim of creating the new direct route between the Spanish capital and Tokyo.
The CEJE delegation consisted of President Jorge Lasheras, Vice President Juan Corominas, and association members David Correa, Eduardo Vila and Koji Saito.
The Japan-Spain Business Circle (CEJE) and Foment del Treball [Job Development Organization] held a round table discussion on September 29 on the topic of “Japan: An attractive market.” The event unveiled the various forms of support offered to address entry into the Japanese market, through the practical experiences of several prestigious companies.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan published a message on its web page that the Japanese government sent to Great Britain and the European Union after a Task Force from the Japanese Government Cabinet studied the impact that Brexit may have on Japanese companies.
See the full message here.
The Japanese government has awarded this distinction to the current President of the Japan-Spain Business Circle (CEJE) in recognition of his defining contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding between Spain and Japan.
The opening of the economy and the structural reforms being undertaken by the Japanese government led by Shinzo Abe, as well as the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan, currently under negotiation and due to be finalized in the coming months, open up new business and investment opportunities in Japan for Spanish companies.