Business and Economic Briefing | 29 May 2019

Hosted by SMBC Bank EU AG at their Dublin office, and in partnership with  JETRO London and Ireland Japan Association, the Business and Economic Briefing took place on Wednesday, 29th May 2019.

The briefing was designed to provide attendees with latest insights into Japan-EU relationship, current economic situation and business opportunities.

Presentation ‘Japan-EU Relationship, Economic Outlook & Business Opportunities’  was given by Takumi Fujino, Director General, JETRO London. In his presentation he reviewed Japan-EU EPA and its advantages, improvements to the market between EU and Japan as well as investment and development opportunities.

With a better environment for investment in EU as a result of the Japan-EU EPA, more and more Japanese companies are planning to expand business cooperation in the EU.

Satoshi Okagawa, SMBC Senior Global Markets Analyst, and Sujin Lim, Vice President, SMBC Bank EU AG, Treasury Department introduced attendees to presentation ‘European Crisis Again?’ providing great insight into current situation of the global economy, financial market trends and development.

Briefing was followed by informal networking and refreshments.

We would like to thank all guest speakers, attendees of the briefing and SMBC Bank EU AG for their support and hosting this event in Dublin.

Photos: SMBC Bank EU AG


IJA Annual Golf Outing 2019


Ireland Japan Association would like to invite you to our Annual Golf Outing that will be held on Thursday, 27th June at the beautiful Castle Golf Club in Rathfarnham, Dublin.

Get your teams ready and clean your clubs for an amazing day of golf, networking, and great food & atmosphere at the stunning Castle Golf Course, Dublin.

Date: Thursday, 27th June 2019
Time: 2 p.m.
Venue: Castle Golf Club, Woodside Drive, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

* Price per team of 4 (including dinner): €500 members | €560 non-members
* Individual price (including dinner): €130 members | €150 non-members
* Dinner only: €50

Plan of the day:
* Arrival from 1.30 p.m.
* First tee time at 2 p.m. (slots after that will be allocated on first come basis).
* Dinner & Prize Giving from 7.30 p.m.

To book tickets, please RSVP by Monday, 17th June by email: or call 01-6787008.

Event is organized by: