Study: UK remains attractive to Japan ahead of Brexit

Young people in Japan are no less interested in, or less likely to engage with, the UK for education, business, culture and tourism following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). That is according to the results of two surveys by Ipsos MORI, carried out before and after the historic referendum on bloc membership in June 2016. Matt Burney, director of the British Council—which commissioned the study—delivered the news at a BCCJ event on 20th June. Speaking about the British Council’s report on the study, From the Outside In: G20 views of the UK before and after the EU referendum, he called on BCCJ members to be optimistic about how the UK might be viewed by Japan’s future generations post-Brexit.
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July 18, 2018

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Selling In Japan

Japan can be a frustrating market when it comes to getting sales results. The sales team seems to show promise but may fall short of expectations. While there may be excuses each week about why sales targets are not being achieved, solutions are not forthcoming. The sales team leader should be addressing these shortfalls, but might not be sure how to identify or indeed fix the issues. If any of the above sounds familiar, we have just the seminar for you . . .

July 19, 2018

Great British Beer Garden

This year our big summer party will be held on July 19 at an idyllic oasis for city dwellers, the newly-opened Sky Beer Garden at the Hilton Tokyo. Join us and over 100 guests for a top selection of 5-star free-flow drinks (not only beer!) and delicious summer bites to ignite your seasonal spirits.

July 31, 2018

2018 Summer Young Professionals Networking Party

This year, twelve foreign chambers of commerce will be joining the event, held at the luxurious VILLA TOKYO in Roppongi. Expect a relaxed night of networking and exploring other business circles operating in Tokyo. Free-flow drinks and buffet-style food will be served throughout the night, to music from the venue's DJ on a state-of-the-art sound system. This will be a great opportunity to strengthen relationships, meet new faces, and unwind before summer kicks-in.

Aug. 1, 2018

The current state of affairs, with Liam Fox

Liam Fox has been Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since 2016. He last visited Japan and addressed BCCJ members in May 2017. On August 1 we have an excellent opportunity for members to once again hear directly from a man very much at the centre of Government and Theresa May's cabinet. In a 1-hour session, Fox will update members on Brexit progress, the latest thinking in London on the future UK-Japan trade relationship, and wider global trade mattters. We will allocate 30 minutes for open-floor Q&A.

Sept. 19, 2018

2019 Rugby World Cup - One Year to Go

The British Chamber of Commerce together with our foreign chamber partners invite you to come celebrate "2019 Rugby World Cup One Year To Go". RWC will be held from 20 September to 2 November 2019 and will include 20 international teams, 48 matches and 12 host cities. RWC19 represents a number of firsts.

Nov. 2, 2018

2018 British Business Awards

In our 70th anniversary year we are aiming to host the biggest and best event in the history of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan: the 2018 British Business Awards (BBA)! Launched in 2008, our not-for-profit gala event recognises excellence and promotes success and innovation across all industries. The BBA also acclaim the important social contributions made by organisations through their commitment to community, ethical behaviour, and environmental sustainability.

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The June 2018 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!

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July 18, 2018

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Selling In Japan

Japan can be a frustrating market when it comes to getting sales results. The sales team seems to show promise but may fall short of expectations. While there may be excuses each week about why sales targets are not being achieved, solutions are not forthcoming. The sales team leader should be addressing these shortfalls, but might not be sure how to identify or indeed fix the issues. If any of the above sounds familiar, we have just the seminar for you . . .

July 19, 2018

Great British Beer Garden

This year our big summer party will be held on July 19 at an idyllic oasis for city dwellers, the newly-opened Sky Beer Garden at the Hilton Tokyo. Join us and over 100 guests for a top selection of 5-star free-flow drinks (not only beer!) and delicious summer bites to ignite your seasonal spirits.

July 31, 2018

2018 Summer Young Professionals Networking Party

This year, twelve foreign chambers of commerce will be joining the event, held at the luxurious VILLA TOKYO in Roppongi. Expect a relaxed night of networking and exploring other business circles operating in Tokyo. Free-flow drinks and buffet-style food will be served throughout the night, to music from the venue's DJ on a state-of-the-art sound system. This will be a great opportunity to strengthen relationships, meet new faces, and unwind before summer kicks-in.

Aug. 1, 2018

The current state of affairs, with Liam Fox

Liam Fox has been Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since 2016. He last visited Japan and addressed BCCJ members in May 2017. On August 1 we have an excellent opportunity for members to once again hear directly from a man very much at the centre of Government and Theresa May's cabinet. In a 1-hour session, Fox will update members on Brexit progress, the latest thinking in London on the future UK-Japan trade relationship, and wider global trade mattters. We will allocate 30 minutes for open-floor Q&A.

Sept. 19, 2018

2019 Rugby World Cup - One Year to Go

The British Chamber of Commerce together with our foreign chamber partners invite you to come celebrate "2019 Rugby World Cup One Year To Go". RWC will be held from 20 September to 2 November 2019 and will include 20 international teams, 48 matches and 12 host cities. RWC19 represents a number of firsts.

Nov. 2, 2018

2018 British Business Awards

In our 70th anniversary year we are aiming to host the biggest and best event in the history of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan: the 2018 British Business Awards (BBA)! Launched in 2008, our not-for-profit gala event recognises excellence and promotes success and innovation across all industries. The BBA also acclaim the important social contributions made by organisations through their commitment to community, ethical behaviour, and environmental sustainability.

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July 11, 2018

JTB draw up sample travel packages & travel plans for 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC)

In preparation for the 2019 RWC, Japan's largest travel agency, JTB is looking to gauge interest and receive feedback on fan packages for England, Wales, Scotland & Ireland. As part of an effort to offer fans the opportunity to engage with local communities and make the most of their trip near the cities hosting matches, they have compiled inside information corresponding from accomodation to sight-seeing with the hopes of offering visitors a complete experience.

July 4, 2018

Welcome: Clarence International School

Clarence International School offers a unique opportunity for young children to receive a culturally rich international education in Tokyo. Founded on the British curriculum, children receive a strong academic grounding via a bespoke immersion into literature, dance, music and visual arts, all delivered by exceptional teaching staff.

July 4, 2018

Japan in the News: June 30 - July 6

Latest developments in the Japan news

June 29, 2018

Japan in the News: June 23 - June 29

Latest developments in the Japan news

June 29, 2018

BCCJ members manage risk

People, cyber security and natural disasters are the top concerns of firms in Japan, according to BCCJ members at the organisation’s business risks workshop on 14th June. Building on the success of the BCCJ’s first hackathons, in May, the workshop was facilitated by risk management experts, who supported small group discussions and an interactive feedback and Q&A session.

June 28, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover studio opens in Ginza

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the production of the first Land Rover. To celebrate the outstanding achievements in engineering and design innovation, the British car manufacturer are opening a temporary showroom in Ginza (June 30 - September 24).

June 27, 2018

Standard Chartered Bank support "UK Export Finance Seminar"

Standard Chartered Bank supported "UK Export Finance Seminar", jointly sponsored by the British Embassy Tokyo and OCAJI (The Overseas Construction Association of Japan, Inc). The Seminar introduced UKEF’s program to Japanese exporters, aiming at furthering business collaborations between UK and Japan in 3rd countries. This was the first UKEF seminar in Japan.

June 26, 2018

Congratulations to 2018 BCCJ Cup champion, Tim Paech of Pernod Ricard

Our 2018 British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) Golf Day was held at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club on June 24 (Sunday) 2018. Organised by the BCCJ Golf Taskforce, the event welcomed 68 players from the BCCJ and our wider network, with male and female players of all levels joining a sunny, social day out on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Against a very scenic landscape there were fabulous prizes up for grabs, including weekends at luxury holiday resorts; fine dining vouchers; a luxury weekend car package, and even tickets for a 2019 Rugby World Cup game.

June 26, 2018

June 2018 ACUMEN Now Online

Check out the June 2018 issue of ACUMEN