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House of Representatives Passes TPP11

The House of Representatives today passed a bill to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact without the US, so called TPP11 or CP TPP (the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership).  Since a ratification bill is automatically enacted 30 days after it has been sent to the House of Councillors in Japan, today's approval by the House of Representatives ensured the enactment by the end of the current ordinary Diet session, which is scheduled on 20 June.

GR Japan to co-host the Corporate Affairs Forum on 26 April

GR Japan returns to co-host The Corporate Affairs Forum again this year.  The event, which will be held at the Fullerton Hotel Singapore on Thursday, 26 April, will explore Public Affairs in the context of The Asian Century.  Jakob Edberg, GR Japan President & CEO, and Dasuke Sakamoto, GR Japan Policy Manager, will join as the panelists to discuss the changes in the public affairs industry and the new dynamics of trade. To learn more details and register, please visit the event website.

【Press Release】GR Japan Launches New Office in Osaka

GR Japan announced today that it will open a new office in Osaka on 1 February 2018. GR Japan will be the first government relations and public affairs consultancy to open an office in the Kansai region. While the company has long maintained strong relationships with stakeholders in Kansai, the opening of GR Japan’s Osaka office marks a new level of commitment to the region and underlines GR Japan’s desire to foster even closer communication and understanding between local government leaders, business and civil society.

Job Opportunities at GR Japan (London)

GR Japan is looking to recruit a bilingual (Japanese and English) Japan Policy Analyst in London (High St Kensington), to support research into Japanese public policy issues, in sectors such as energy, healthcare, IT and tourism. We are looking for an individual with related experience and interest in government public policy and politics. Candidates should demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and outstanding professional qualities. The ideal candidate would also have government, consulting, business or business development experience. 

Japan and EU Concluded EPA Negotiations

The Japan-EU EPA negotiation is finalized on 8 December.  The parties reached to an broad agreement in July and confirmed the conclusion, excluding the investor protection issue.

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