Sir Hugh Cortazzi GCMG (1924-2018)

We were saddened to hear of the death of Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former British Ambassador to Japan (1980-1984), who passed away on Tuesday 14 August 2018 at the age of 94. Sir Hugh was the most distinguished Japanese specialist of his generation in the Foreign Office and made immeasurable contributions to the UK-Japan relationship.
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Aug. 22, 2018

DIT's World Events Team - plans for 2019 and 2020

Sept. 11, 2018

Cyber AI: Under the Hood

While companies are racing to go digital, cybercriminals are seeing a widening window of opportunity. With every passing second, cybercrime syndicates are actively targeting digital ecosystems, including cloud infrastructure, software as a service (SaaS) offerings, and internet of things (IoT) devices. Companies are faced with the challenge of pushing for greater gains in digitisation while balancing the risk of cyber exposure.

Sept. 14, 2018

Women in Leadership

Over recent months, the BCCJ office has received feedback from our female members, requesting more events and meetings led by women. On the morning of September 14 we are very pleased to be welcoming to the BCCJ offfice Helen Woods, Managing Director of Equiom Solutions who will be visiting Tokyo as part of a wider Asia tour.

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.

Sept. 26, 2018

Small is GREAT XIII - Organic Growth

Why would a person take the risk of quitting a well-paid and enjoyable top job in a wonderful company to start his own business, especially when it is said that 90% of start-ups fail? At our next Small is GREAT session on the evening of September 26, Duco Delgorge will explain his transition from head of a company to entrepreneur, and give pointers on what anyone who has similar thoughts might want to consider before making such a move.

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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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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BCCJ ACUMEN

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

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Aug. 22, 2018

DIT's World Events Team - plans for 2019 and 2020

Sept. 11, 2018

Cyber AI: Under the Hood

While companies are racing to go digital, cybercriminals are seeing a widening window of opportunity. With every passing second, cybercrime syndicates are actively targeting digital ecosystems, including cloud infrastructure, software as a service (SaaS) offerings, and internet of things (IoT) devices. Companies are faced with the challenge of pushing for greater gains in digitisation while balancing the risk of cyber exposure.

Sept. 14, 2018

Women in Leadership

Over recent months, the BCCJ office has received feedback from our female members, requesting more events and meetings led by women. On the morning of September 14 we are very pleased to be welcoming to the BCCJ offfice Helen Woods, Managing Director of Equiom Solutions who will be visiting Tokyo as part of a wider Asia tour.

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.

Sept. 26, 2018

Small is GREAT XIII - Organic Growth

Why would a person take the risk of quitting a well-paid and enjoyable top job in a wonderful company to start his own business, especially when it is said that 90% of start-ups fail? At our next Small is GREAT session on the evening of September 26, Duco Delgorge will explain his transition from head of a company to entrepreneur, and give pointers on what anyone who has similar thoughts might want to consider before making such a move.

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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Aug. 3, 2018

Japan in the News: July 28 - August 3

The latest developments in Japanese news, July 28 - August 3

Aug. 2, 2018

How the British Government responds to a crisis in Japan, and how you can offer support

Representatives from the British Embassy, Tokyo led a BCCJ event on 17 July to give members an insight into how the UK government might respond to a disaster in Japan. They also gave advice on how the public can offer support in the case of a crisis.

July 27, 2018

Welcome: Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

RSA Japan Fellows' Network (RSA JFN) is a diverse network of individuals, each working to enrich society through innovative ideas and actions. We organise events which inspire people to engage in the social and cultural challenges facing Japan today. Our activities build on the RSA’s 260 year history of social innovation.

July 27, 2018

Japan in the News: July 21 - July 27

The latest developments in Japanese news

July 27, 2018

Japan and Scotland: D&I lessons

The Scottish and Japanese governments share a solution to the ageing population in their respective countries: boost the participation of their working age citizens through diversity and inclusion (D&I), to drive sustainable economic growth. And corporations in both countries have lauded the potential of D&I to spark creativity, innovation, productivity and, ultimately, business success.

July 27, 2018

Scotland and Yokohama sign joint action pact

The Scottish Government and the City of Yokohama have signed a joint declaration on collaboration, in the areas of culture and tourism, marine and subsea industries, and sports and education, under the principle of “growing together. ”Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs, penned the deal with Mayor Fumiko Hayashi on 4th July, marking the first such declaration between the Scottish government and a Japanese local government.

July 25, 2018

Nominate for the 2018 British Business Awards

Nominate your favourite companies - and even your own organisation - to win a British Business Award. Nominating is simple and free!

July 24, 2018

Press Release - The EBC welcomes the signature of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership

The European Business Council in Japan (EBC) welcomes the signature of the EUJapan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). On 17 July 2018 the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the long-awaited EPA in Tokyo. This will create the world´s largest open trade zone covering over 600 million people and nearly a third of global GDP.

July 19, 2018

Japan in the News: July 14 - July 20

The latest developments in Japanese news