On 24 May, the Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE) welcomed Mr. Ryosei Tanaka, State Minister, Cabinet Office of Japanese Government.

With Mr. Tanaka, JBCE board members, the committee chairs and vice-chairs exchanged the views on the state of play on the EU policies and activities of each Committee, such as Trade, Digital, Environment & Energy and CSR.

JBCE members also shared concerns related to Brexit from the perspectives of their own companies.

In his final remarks, Mr. Tanaka welcomed the activities of JBCE in the EU and encouraged JBCE members to support further EU-Japan cooperation beyond the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).