BCCJ Partner with Tokyo Met Gov for Fintech Business Camp 2019

The British Chamber of Commerce in partnering with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote and deliver an upcoming FinTech Business Camp Tokyo 2019. In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) formulated the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision with the aim of making Tokyo an unrivalled global financial centre. The policy outlines the form that this city should take, concrete measures to be taken, and the structures needed to make the vision into a reality. TMG will work together with the national government, private sector, and other bodies in carrying out initiatives to revitalize the city’s financial sector.
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May 31, 2019

BCCJ Cup 2019 - Annual Golf Day

You are invited to join the next Annual BCCJ Golf Day, to be held at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club on May 31 (Friday) 2019. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course is one of the most scenic around and, at the same time, easy to play!

June 5, 2019

Disruption, expectation and complexity: the 21st century business imperative

At our event on June 5, J-S will share his views on how industry and business must respond to the complexities and constantly changing realities of the world in which we operate, in order to stay relevant in the 21st century. Topics to be covered in J-S's keynote followed by an armchair discussion will include: technological disruptions in data and AI, to societal expectations around climate change and environmental footprint.

June 6, 2019

Small is GREAT XV: Law and Disorder

Many of us have been raised to believe that the best way to become financially secure is to get a sensible job and earn regular income. But as an employee, aren’t you willfully putting yourself into a subservient position each day - one that isn’t at all secure when at any given time someone in a superior position can press a few buttons and reduce your income? Regardless of the number of hours and energy you put into your job, doesn't your ultimate fate lie in the hands of your boss? Can you have therefore have true job security when you have little control over your own compensation journey?

June 7, 2019

Joint Summer Cocktail Event 2019

Please join us for an excellent opportunity to network with members of other Chambers of Commerce in Japan and, of course, enjoy an extensive buffet with free flowing drinks!

July 24, 2019

Great British Summer Bash

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The BCCJ welcomes members of all nationalities. Our five membership categories provide a range of options to suit every eligible company and individual in Japan, and non-resident members are also welcome.

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The April 2019 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!

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May 31, 2019

BCCJ Cup 2019 - Annual Golf Day

You are invited to join the next Annual BCCJ Golf Day, to be held at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club on May 31 (Friday) 2019. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course is one of the most scenic around and, at the same time, easy to play!

June 5, 2019

Disruption, expectation and complexity: the 21st century business imperative

At our event on June 5, J-S will share his views on how industry and business must respond to the complexities and constantly changing realities of the world in which we operate, in order to stay relevant in the 21st century. Topics to be covered in J-S's keynote followed by an armchair discussion will include: technological disruptions in data and AI, to societal expectations around climate change and environmental footprint.

June 6, 2019

Small is GREAT XV: Law and Disorder

Many of us have been raised to believe that the best way to become financially secure is to get a sensible job and earn regular income. But as an employee, aren’t you willfully putting yourself into a subservient position each day - one that isn’t at all secure when at any given time someone in a superior position can press a few buttons and reduce your income? Regardless of the number of hours and energy you put into your job, doesn't your ultimate fate lie in the hands of your boss? Can you have therefore have true job security when you have little control over your own compensation journey?

June 7, 2019

Joint Summer Cocktail Event 2019

Please join us for an excellent opportunity to network with members of other Chambers of Commerce in Japan and, of course, enjoy an extensive buffet with free flowing drinks!

July 24, 2019

Great British Summer Bash

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May 24, 2019

ARUP | UK firm supports Japan rail exports

Arup presented an introduction to its newest offering, rail consultancy, at a BCCJ “Inside my Company” event designed to provide access to the heart of member firms, in April. Founded in 1946 by Sir Ove Arup, the London-headquartered business has long provided engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. In October 2018, the Tokyo office set its sights on Japan’s rail business.

May 24, 2019

British Market Council – British Hills 訪問セミナー/懇親会

July 19 (Fri) - July 20 (Sat) 2019, the British Market Council will be hosting their 訪問セミナーat British Hills. There will be a number of high-profile speakers from the UK-Japan community.

May 21, 2019

ESR closes Japan Logistics Fund III and Enlarges Footprint in Singapore REIT Market

TOKYO/SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, 20 May 2019 – ESR, a leading Asia Pacific focused logistics real estate platform, today announced the closing of ESR Japan Logistics Fund 3 (RJLF3) with initial capacity to capitalize up to JPY200 billion (circa US$1.8 billion) of real estate projects from the ESR development pipeline in Greater Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

May 15, 2019

April 2019 Acumen Available Now!

The April 2019 Acumen is available NOW!  Top Stories: BCCJ and Rugby Alliance Event: Diversity in Rugby Cherry Blossoms and ...

May 14, 2019

BCCJ Cup 2019 - Become a Sponsor

We are welcoming opportunities to sponsor this year’s BCCJ Cup on May 31 at Gold President Tochigi’s Country Club. The BCCJ Cup is a fun golfing social welcoming around 60 guests from the international business community in Tokyo for a relaxed day of putting and casual networking. If you are interested in joining a fantastic line-up of sponsors by submitting a prize for the event, please get in contact. Details in the article.

May 10, 2019

Failing too fast in Japan

The world’s a faster place. Not only are we expected to succeed faster, we’re now expected to fail faster. That’s OK, provided you’re working in a market where it’s possible to succeed and fail quickly. But Japan isn’t one of them. My company helps western tech companies make it in Japan, as well as the other primary markets in East Asia. We identify the opportunities and work through the challenges to achieve success. That could come from licensing, direct or channel sales or the provision of services.

May 10, 2019

KEF punches above its weight in Japan's audio market

In Japan’s mature and fiercely competitive audio market, Nobu Asai is helping high-end loudspeaker manufacturer KEF punch above its weight. While domestic and foreign brands vie to attract the country’s discerning consumers, company president Asai is adopting innovative management and leadership to help his team compete.

April 26, 2019

Diversity in Rugby - Legacy goals of grassroots play, regional rejuvenation

Rugby is a growing, thriving, global sport because it is inclusive and fosters diversity at all levels,” Rob Abernethy told attendees of the BCCJ’s “Diversity in Rugby” luncheon in Tokyo, on March 26. The executive director of Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 was speaking at the second event of the Rugby Alliance, a coalition of eight Japan-based foreign chambers of commerce that was set up last year to help the RWC Organising Committee deliver a legacy.

April 26, 2019

Profitability key to driving D&I agenda

Womenomics is working, but it needs to be linked with greater profitability to maintain momentum in the long-term, according to a panel of D&I experts at an event marking International Women’s Day. Presented by the BCCJ, Barclays and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), the headliner event was held on March 8, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity at work, guest speakers considered Japan’s progress to date and how their organisations are changing the status quo.