BCCJ 5.0 Project launched!

The BCCJ was pleased to launch a new vision project, setting the tone for Chamber activities in 2019 and beyond. BCCJ 5.0 is designed to connect members with a future of innovation and inclusion, while staying true to the BCCJ mission of strengthening business ties between the UK and Japan. Over 100 members and guests were reminded by BCCJ President David Bickle of the exciting year that lies ahead for Japan. Not only will the country announce a new Imperial era (May); it will also host its first ever G20 Summit (June); and stage the Rugby World Cup 2019 (Sep - Nov).
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Jan. 22, 2019

UK-Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable

With the UK at the forefront of education, the sector is considered as a highly attractive export in boosting the country’s economy internationally. Annual revenue from investment in education-related exports has garnered nearly £19bn in 2015, growing by 22% since 2010. Because of this, the government has been a staunch supporter in developing global partnerships as well as fostering its brand appeal abroad.

Jan. 26, 2019

4th Inter-Chamber Ski Race

The Inter-Chamber Ski Race is intended as a fun event for members of foreign business chambers in Japan, their friends, Japanese or foreign business partners and family. Children and senior family members are welcome! The race will be a "best of two runs", so get your skis ready and hit the slopes of Hakuba!

Jan. 30, 2019

2019 Global Forecast

As the end of the year approaches, businesses start planning ahead and wondering what the next twelve months has in store . . . Recent trends suggest that commercial success will be tied to purpose, ethics and politics, with consumers being more discerning about where to use their purchasing power. Certainly there are some seismic shifts on the horizon around AI, and technology-led disruption will start to put people back at the heart of the business.

Feb. 1, 2019

The UK's Image Before And After Brexit Part II

Two and a half years on from the referendum, how attractive is the UK for business, education and for tourism in the eyes of Japan's young people? How are the Brexit negotiations affecting the UK's image?

Feb. 7, 2019

Small is GREAT XIV: The Unintentional Salaryman

From humble beginnings as a TEFL instructor with lacklustre management in Germany, to a fledgling business owner in Japan during the financial crisis of 2008, Richard Straughan has weathered many storms.

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BCCJ ACUMEN

Latest issue:
The December 2018 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!

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Jan. 22, 2019

UK-Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable

With the UK at the forefront of education, the sector is considered as a highly attractive export in boosting the country’s economy internationally. Annual revenue from investment in education-related exports has garnered nearly £19bn in 2015, growing by 22% since 2010. Because of this, the government has been a staunch supporter in developing global partnerships as well as fostering its brand appeal abroad.

Jan. 26, 2019

4th Inter-Chamber Ski Race

The Inter-Chamber Ski Race is intended as a fun event for members of foreign business chambers in Japan, their friends, Japanese or foreign business partners and family. Children and senior family members are welcome! The race will be a "best of two runs", so get your skis ready and hit the slopes of Hakuba!

Jan. 30, 2019

2019 Global Forecast

As the end of the year approaches, businesses start planning ahead and wondering what the next twelve months has in store . . . Recent trends suggest that commercial success will be tied to purpose, ethics and politics, with consumers being more discerning about where to use their purchasing power. Certainly there are some seismic shifts on the horizon around AI, and technology-led disruption will start to put people back at the heart of the business.

Feb. 1, 2019

The UK's Image Before And After Brexit Part II

Two and a half years on from the referendum, how attractive is the UK for business, education and for tourism in the eyes of Japan's young people? How are the Brexit negotiations affecting the UK's image?

Feb. 7, 2019

Small is GREAT XIV: The Unintentional Salaryman

From humble beginnings as a TEFL instructor with lacklustre management in Germany, to a fledgling business owner in Japan during the financial crisis of 2008, Richard Straughan has weathered many storms.

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Jan. 17, 2019

Japan in the News: 11 Jan - 17 Jan

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news

Jan. 15, 2019

BCCJ | Request for Proposal: Website design & development

The BCCJ is now accepting proposals to design, develop and host the Chamber’s website. This is a concept to completion production, which should be built on a scalable open-source framework that will further enhance the Chamber’s online presence.

Jan. 10, 2019

Japan in the News: 5 Jan - 11 Jan

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news

Jan. 8, 2019

December 2018 ACUMEN Now Online

The December 2018 edition of the BCCJ Acumen is now available!

Jan. 8, 2019

Optimise your LinkedIn profile: tips for branding success

Time is the only barrier to making LinkedIn work for you and your business, according to LinkedIn marketing entrepreneur Chris Reed, who led his Mini Masterclass for BCCJ members on December 4. He outlined four consecutive areas to work on to ensure success on the social networking platform: personal branding, content marketing, company branding and social selling.

Dec. 20, 2018

Welcome: IDC. International

The BCCJ is delighted to welcome new Entrepreneur member, IDC. International. IDC. International Ltd.Co runs two schools in different industries, "The International Cross Culture Academy Tokyo" and "International Dance & Social Academy Tokyo", and one international social club.

Dec. 19, 2018

Welcome: Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown has long served an impressive roster of Japan-based multinational corporations and financial institutions, including their international affiliates. The March 2018 opening of Mayer Brown’s Tokyo office advances our firm-wide goal of fully supporting our Japanese clients in the countries and regions where they do business. As with all of Mayer Brown’s offices, our Tokyo office is fully integrated with our global platform, ensuring our ability to provide world-class client service and providing a new route for clients to draw on our capabilities.

Dec. 14, 2018

Twenty years of Japan–UK science collaboration

The Millennium Science Forum (MSF) has marked the 20th anniversary of its Sir Martin Wood Prize with a special ceremony in Tokyo, in November. The event was attended by scientific experts from Japan and the UK as well as representatives of both countries’ governments, all of whom praised the prize for boosting UK–Japan ties.

Dec. 13, 2018

Japan in the News: December 9 - December 15

The latest developments in Japanese news