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50 years EU celebration in Tokyo

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50 years European Union – 50 Years Treaty of Rome

Today was the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which was at the beginning of the European Union.

The Treaty of Rome (Wikipedia) (“Treaty establishing the European Economic Community”) was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany and came into force on 1 January 1958.

The Text of the Treaty of Rome is here as a pdf file.

In Tokyo we had a big party at the top of Roppongi Hills – 52nd floor. Here are some pictures…

Celebration of the foundation of the EU 50 years ago with the Treaty of Rome
Celebration of the foundation of the EU 50 years ago with the Treaty of Rome
Celebration in Tokyo of the 50 year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome- the foundation of the EU
Celebration in Tokyo of the 50 year anniversary of the Treaty of Rome- the foundation of the EU
Celebration of the 50 year anniversary in Tokyo of the Treaty of Rome that laid the foundation for the European Union
Celebration of the 50 year anniversary in Tokyo of the Treaty of Rome that laid the foundation for the European Union

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Briefing EU Technology Attaches to Japan about Japan’s telecom sector – unspoken question: Why did Vodafone fail in Japan?

by Gerhard Fasol

Following Vodafone’s decision to end business in Japan and the announcement of the sale of Vodafone-Japan to SoftBank, this author has been asked to brief the Technology Attaches of the 25 EU Embassies in Tokyo on Japan’s mobile phone and telecom sector.

The EU Technology Attaches were particularly interested in the impact on Europe by the termination of by far the biggest ever European investment in Japan. Clearly it is also important to determine, what other European companies can learn from Vodafone’s experience.

More details in our blog post:
Why did Vodafone fail in Japan and sell to SoftBank?

Eurotechnology Japan KK has been awarded a contract by the European Union to benchmark Japan’s telecom sector vs EU and make recommendations.

Japan telecommunications industry market report

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EU Government contract awarded: benchmarking broadband/FTTH in EU vs Japan

As a consequence of our CEO’s briefing entitled “Why Japan is several years ahead of Europe in telecommunications and what Europe can do to catch up” on March 23, 2006 for the Technology Attaches of the Embassies of the 25 European Union countries here in Tokyo our company has been awarded a project contract by the Government of the European Union to examine EU vs Japan benchmarking issues in telecommunications and related key technology areas.

Read an updated report of Japan’s broadband market, ADSL and FTTH here: Eurotechnology Japan Report on Japan’s telecom sector.

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