Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike at the BCCJ

On 6th April 2017, the Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, was interviewed by the Executive Director of the BCCJ, Emma Hickinbotham, and answered questions from BCCJ members in a Q&A session at a fully booked luncheon at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

Find out what she had to say about Tokyo 2020, work-life balance, educating young children in Japan to embrace diversity, and her responsibilities as governor.
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The April 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!


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April 28, 2017

Japanese Carmakers' Overseas Output up 5.8%

The combined overseas production of eight major Japanese carmakers in fiscal 2016 soared 5.8% from a year earlier to 19,115,573 units.

April 27, 2017

Japan Remains 72nd on World Press Freedom List

Japan was ranked 72nd on the 2017 world press freedom list, same as last year, but worsening to the last among the G7 industrialised nations as Italy to 52nd.

April 26, 2017

BCCJ Reaches out to Female Members

On 25 April, female members of the BCCJ held a brainstorming session to discuss what women want from the BCCJ and how to secure a better balance of women attending events.

April 25, 2017

Japan in the News Apr 21 - 27

Too few priests for Buddhist temples | Japan's reconstruction minister resigns | Blue-fin tuna protection

April 25, 2017

Labour Shortage a Challenge for Japan's 24/7 Convenience Stores

Japan's growing labour shortage is threatening the nation's convenience stores, whose business model relies on part-timers.

April 25, 2017

Princess Kako to Study at University of Leeds

Princess Kako will attend the University of Leeds for 10 months as part of an exchange program.

April 21, 2017

Tokyo Governor on 100 Most Influential People List

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been chosen as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine.

April 21, 2017

2017-18 Executive Committee Announced at AGM

The results of the BCCJ's contested 2017-2018 BCCJ Executive Committee (Excom) Election were announced and approved at last night's Annual General Meeting (AGM).

April 20, 2017

April 2017 ACUMEN Now Online

Three of a Kind | Remnants of the British Empire | Vintage Stickers Inspire Kit Designer | British Embassy Tokyo and Wedgwood Create Feast of Fun | Primo Toys' New Cubetto Toy Teaches Coding to Kids | Lord Green on the Key Aims for Post-Brexit UK