The JBCE Information and Society Committee and Trade Policy Committee held a joint meeting on 26 February 2016.

In the first part of the joint Committee meeting, Mr. Ohki, Director of Digital Consumer Electronics, Strategy Office Commerce  and Information Policy Bureau, METI, presented  about IoT Acceleration Lab in Japan, ITA expansion and TPP chapters related to data transfer.  Mr. Chihara, Chair of JEITA Trade Committee, also presented about the trends of Forced Localization Measures and JEITA Initiatives to FLM.

In the second part, Mr. Nakaya, the coordinator of the BRT WP3, explained the ideas of BRT recommendations related to ICT and how those recommendations will be shared to EU/Japanese business/government through events until G7 Summit.  The current activities of JBCE Information and Society Committee and trends of related regulations were also shared.

JBCE will keep contact with JEITA and METI in order to mutually update the developments of both European and Japanese sides.