Japan-Spain Business Circle

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. 




Latest News

  • CEJE and the Chamber of Commerce of Seville organize a workshop entitled ‘Japan: 127 million consumers within your reach’.


    On 8 February 2018, the Japan-Spain Business Circle (CEJE), in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Sevilla, held a workshop entitled ‘Japan: 127 million consumers within your reach’. Present at the event were the Secretary of State for Commerce, Ms. Marisa Poncela; the Japanese Ambassador to Spain, Mr. Masahi Mizukami, the Secretary General of Economy of the Junta of Andalusia and President of Extenda, Gaspar Llanes, the Chairman of CEJE, Jorge Lasheras, the Chairman of the Board of...

  • CEJE holds a lunch/colloquium with the Secretary of State for Budgeting and Expenses, to discuss Spain’s economic future and the influence of its political situation


    On 15 January 2018, CEJE held a luncheon/colloquium with the Secretary of State for Budgeting and Expenses, Mr. Alberto Nadal Belda, to discuss the subject “Spain 2018: Policy and Economy”.

  • CEJE closes the year with a visit to the MEAM


    On Monday, 11 December 2017, members of the Japan-Spain Business Circle (CEJE) attended a private visit held at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona. Those present at this exclusive museum tour were able to view two important exhibits: the works selected for the ‘Figurativas 2017’ international competition, and the recently inaugurated exhibit of the works of Polish sculptor Grzegorz Gwiazda, considered a promising new artist on the contemporary European sculpture scene.

  • Cinco Días interviews the President of CEJE, Jorge Lasheras


    The financial journal Cinco Días published an interview with the President of the Japan-Spain Business Circle, Jorge Lasheras. The article analyzes the effects of applying the free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union, which will enter into force on January 1, 2019. According to Lasheras, “EU companies will save a billion euros by ending import tariffs with Japan”.
    The full article can be read in Cinco Días. 

  • CEJE and CEOE recognize the Iberia and Nissan companies for their contribution to business development between Japan and Spain


    Yesterday, Spain’s Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, awarded two prizes during the celebration of the 2nd Gala of the Japan-Spain Business Circle and the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations The award ceremony was attended by 170 high-levelrepresentatives of institutions and of prominent Spanish and Japanese companies.  
    Yesterday, the Iberia and Nissan companies were awarded the Keicho Prizes for Innovation and Technology by the Japan-Spain Business Circle...

SHACHO KAI Japanese Enterprise Association is a not-for-profit organization that encompasses the non-Japanese leaders and presidents of Japanese enterprises with headquarters in Catalonia, the Valencian Community, and the Balearic Islands.
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