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Wed 22 August 2012

Production of EBC's Year 2012 White Paper - Request for Sponsorship & Advance Orders

From European Business Council in Japan (EBC)

Dear EBC Committee Members and Friends of the EBC,

This year, we plan to resume production of the EBC White Paper, our hallmark annual report on the business and investment environment, in English and Japanese for release in mid November. This will be the 12th in the series. With a good chance that negotiations for an EU-Japan FTA will start in the near future, the White Paper will serve as an additional reference to our 2011 digital compendium of FTA recommendations, which we will continue to augment, update and submit to the European Commission. 

However, as usual, we cannot produce the White Paper without kind financial contributions from our members and supporters to help cover the costs of production, translation, and distribution. Moreover, sponsorship from members and supporters makes a huge contribution to establishing the credibility of the report.
So once again, we are asking EBC members and supporters to contribute as Blue-Star Sponsors, Special Sponsors or Sponsors in return for visible acknowledgment in the 2 volumes and we will also place all sponsor logos in colour on a dedicated page in our website for 12 months from publication.
Similar to last year, the EBC will also take advance orders for the white papers at 5,000 yen for one set (1 English and 1 Japanese version per set) to assist with cost-recovery. Companies placing advance orders will be listed in the white paper as Supporters.
The sponsorship and purchase price structure is as follows:
WHITE PAPER SPONSORSHIP (including complimentary set and postage)
Blue-Star Sponsorship: 150,000 yen (or more if you wish) Company logo on a 2-name page in WP
Special Sponsorship: 100,000 yen Company name on a 10-name page in WP
Sponsorship: 50,000 yen Company name on a 20-name page in WP
5,000 yen per set: 1 English copy & 1 Japanese copy Company name on 50-name page in WP
Sponsorship and order reply forms are attached to this message. If you would like to support the white paper as a sponsor and/or place an advance order for copies please print out the forms and return them to the EBC secretariat by fax (03-3263-6223) or by e-mail (

We look forward to your highly valued support of the white paper.

Best Regards
Alison Murray
Executive Director/EBC