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.
Journalist Antoni Fuentes of El Periódico interviewed Jorge Lasheras, Chairman of the Japan-Spain Business Circle, to learn his opinion about the trade agreement signed recently between Brussels and Tokyo.
In the article, Lasheras states that the agreement is “very interesting, and will clearly reduce the costs of many Japanese companies with a presence in Spain and will favor exports to Japan”, adding that “Spanish products will be more attractive” in Japan from now on.
Next year, 2018, marks the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship, Trade and Navigation between Japan and Spain, the event that initiated diplomatic and trade relations between the two countries. Because of this, the Embassy of Japan in Spain has decided to form an Organizing Committee in Spain to carry out activities aimed at promoting a large number of events commemorating the 150th anniversary in Spain.
On July 6, at that headquarters of Foment del Treball in Barcelona, José María Gay de Liébana and Leopoldo Abadía, representing Fujifilm and the Japan-Spain Business Circle (CEJE), discussed the ability of individuals and companies undergo transformation in a complex environment.
Raventós i Blanc is a family firm dedicated to wine growing, wineries, and the marketing of sparkling and still wines. The group exports a large volume to Japan through Nihon Shuri Hanbai Co. Ltd.
The company is the winery with the longest wine-growing tradition in the world. The Raventós i Blanc property at Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, consisting of 90 hectares of forest, vineyards and a lake, has been passed from generation to generation until the present day.
The Master Automoción official automobile dealership has been admitted to the Japan-Spain Business Circle.
M Automoción has a track record of more than 50 years in which it has piled up countless miles of experience in the automobile industry. First-line brands such as VOLKSWAGEN, AUDI, SKODA, TOYOTA, OPEL, HONDA, MAZDA, HYUNDAI, SEAT, SUBARU, SSANGYONG, SAAB and CHEVROLET have placed their trust in this company’s abilities.