Robot looks toward future of EU and Japan

| May 9, 2014

Robot looks toward future of EU and Japan

In February 2014, a cute robot suddenly appeared on the wall of the Delegation of the European Union in Tokyo. The robot is looking around the corner to see what Japan and the European Union can do together in interesting new technologies. But the ...

Working to broaden EU-Japan cooperation in research

| May 9, 2014

Working to broaden EU-Japan cooperation in research

by Chiho Iuchi

I was surprised Japanese children knew the European Union, said Maria Cristina Russo, director for international cooperation in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, who joined an event on robots held on April 13 in Tokyo during her recent visit to Japan. ...

EBC an important partner

| May 9, 2014

EBC an important partner

by Danny Risberg

As voters throughout the European Union prepare to go to the polls to elect the next European Parliament, will anyone pause to think about the people who made all this possible? It has been 64 years since the first steps were taken toward the ...

| May 9, 2014

Horizon 2020 fosters knowledge

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s biggest ever research and innovation framework program with a seven-year budget worth nearly €80 billion intended to help boost Europe’s knowledge-driven economy and tackle issues that will make a difference in people’s lives. For the first time, the European ...

| May 9, 2014

Contest to find a name for a robot

The contest is open to anybody living in Japan (no age limits). Eligible entries must include the following information: Proposed name of the robot (alphabet, hiragana and katakana accepted) Reason for choosing name The applicant’s contact information including full name, telephone number, email address ...

EU logos aim to ensure food quality

| May 9, 2014

EU logos aim to ensure food quality

The European Union participated in the 39th International Food and Beverage Exhibition, known as Foodex Japan, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, from March 4 to 7. The European contingent was there to introduce and promote a variety of high-quality European food and beverage ...

European Union's Quality Logos

| May 9, 2014

European Union's Quality Logos

Protected Designation of Origin (PDO): PDO indicates a food or drink originates in a specific region or country, is particularly linked to the place of origin through inherent natural or human factors and is produced, processed and prepared in the defined geographical area. Protected ...

Seeing the EU through film

| May 9, 2014

Seeing the EU through film

The celebration of Europe Day on May 9 serves to kick off a major cultural event, the annual EU-Japan Friendship Week, which introduces Europe’s diverse culture, languages and history to the people of Japan. Through July, various events and activities for all ages will ...