Nominations OPEN for British Business Awards 2016

The BBA recognise excellence and promote success across all industry sectors, and acclaim important social contributions made by companies through their commitment to community and ethical behaviour. This year, judges will be looking for winners who: show competitive drive, and are a driving force for best-practice - driving employee engagement and stakeholder motivation, as well as Diversity and Inclusion, in the Japan market.
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Welcome to the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

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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Latest issue:
The August 2016 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!


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Aug. 26, 2016

UK Driving Innovation in Sport and Business in Japan

British engineering could be the key to the British team's success in November when Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, France and Japan are battling it out to take the title from the US.

Aug. 26, 2016

Japan's Regional Airports gear up for more Foreign Visitors

Plans to reduce or waive landing fees at regional airports in Japan as foreign visitors increasingly seek out places beyond popular destinations such as Tokyo and Kyoto.

Aug. 26, 2016

Japan in the News Aug 20 - 26

The latest developments in the Japanese news: PM Abe leaves for Kenya to attend TICAD| Reform plans to promote new tech | 4.5 tril. yen for economic stimulus

Aug. 24, 2016

Gender Pay Gap for Women in UK Widens After Having Children

IFS research shows that by the time a woman's child is age 12, her hourly wages are a third below men's.

Aug. 23, 2016

August 2016 ACUMEN Now Online

Craft catches on | Winds of change | Sports venues with longer lifespan | HR at the helm of firms | Japan’s isle of modern ruin | Manchester to return art to Hiroshima

Aug. 22, 2016

Team GB - Greatest Ever Olympic Performance

By finishing second on the medal table at the Rio Olympics, Team GB has recorded its best finish in 108 years.

Aug. 22, 2016

Showcase your Success (Executive Director's Message, August 2016)

Are you a BBA winner? Each year, BBA trophies are presented by the British ambassador to Japan to mark outstanding contributions over the past 12 months. Nominations for all categories are open to any eligible companies or individuals with relevant achievements.

Aug. 22, 2016

Politics and Sport (President's Message, August 2016)

David Bickle, President of the BCCJ, addresses the recent changes in British politics and upcoming global sporting events.

Aug. 19, 2016

Global Sports Events: Stadia and Arena

As Japan's thirst for knowledge grows in the run up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the 2021 Kansai Masters, the country is undergoing a mindset shift around sporting venue management ...