Co-creating the future through Society 5.0

Members of the BCCJ and leadership platform SINCA (Sharing Innovative & Creative Action) have shared how Japan’s demographic problems can be solved through innovation and imagination, at a workshop hosted by the BCCJ. Entitled “What is Your Ideal Society 5.0,” the event was led by global business strategy specialist and Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, Yoko Ishikura. Guest speaker Naoko Ogawa, senior manager in the Industrial Technology Bureau at Keidanren, introduced Society 5.0: a framework for a world that uses technological advances and human creativity to overcome 21st century challenges and improve quality of life for all.
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April 24, 2019

BCCJ Annual General Meeting 2019

We warmly encourage all BCCJ members to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) taking place from 18:30 on April 24 (Wednesday) 2019 at the Roppongi Hills Club.

April 25, 2019

AR and VR: Under the Hood

In recent months, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have jumped out of the pages of sci-fi novels, and into the world of commerce and culture. VR/AR technologies have come a long way and are changing the way we do business. Companies are cautiously keen to use these to their advantage but are often unsure as to how to do so. To look at this hot topic more in depth, the BCCJ has invited Shadow Factory, a Hong Kong based startup VR creative company to talk about the impact of VR and AR on industry and demonstrate some of the real-world applications for business development and marketing.

May 23, 2019

51 Night at BeBu by Andaz

Join us after the long Golden Week holiday on May 23, for an evening of informal networking with around 40 guests, amid the effortlessly stylish ambience of Andaz's BeBu Bar. Thanks to the hospitality of the Andaz BeBu team, the entrance fee for this 51 Night includes a selection of mouth-watering finger-food accompanied by free-flow top quality house wine, house beer, and soft drinks.

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!

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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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The UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) could have wide-scale implications for businesses across the industrial spectrum. Being prepared for Brexit and its impact on business operations is critical for business and trade leaders. The BCCJ encourages all members to stay up-to-date with viewpoints issued by trusted business sources.

 

Latest issue:
The February 2019 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!

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April 24, 2019

BCCJ Annual General Meeting 2019

We warmly encourage all BCCJ members to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) taking place from 18:30 on April 24 (Wednesday) 2019 at the Roppongi Hills Club.

April 25, 2019

AR and VR: Under the Hood

In recent months, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have jumped out of the pages of sci-fi novels, and into the world of commerce and culture. VR/AR technologies have come a long way and are changing the way we do business. Companies are cautiously keen to use these to their advantage but are often unsure as to how to do so. To look at this hot topic more in depth, the BCCJ has invited Shadow Factory, a Hong Kong based startup VR creative company to talk about the impact of VR and AR on industry and demonstrate some of the real-world applications for business development and marketing.

May 23, 2019

51 Night at BeBu by Andaz

Join us after the long Golden Week holiday on May 23, for an evening of informal networking with around 40 guests, amid the effortlessly stylish ambience of Andaz's BeBu Bar. Thanks to the hospitality of the Andaz BeBu team, the entrance fee for this 51 Night includes a selection of mouth-watering finger-food accompanied by free-flow top quality house wine, house beer, and soft drinks.

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!

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April 18, 2019

BCCJ Platinum Member Jaguar Land Rover Wins Award

Breaking news from the New York International Auto Show - the World Car of the Year jury just announced that the Jaguar I-PACE is now officially the best car in the world! A hearty congratulations from the BCCJ to Jaguar Land Rover for this incredible accomplishment!

April 18, 2019

Japan in the News: Apr 15 - Apr 17

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news.

April 17, 2019

Building a Sustainable Workplace

The BCCJ has kicked off its popular hackathon series in 2019 with a Toolbox event entitled “Building a Sustainable Workplace.” Members from a wide range of firms and industries joined the interactive workshop at Hogan Lovells’ newly refurbished eco-friendly office in central Tokyo.

April 16, 2019

Welcome: Croda

We are delighted to welcome Croda as the newest Corporate Plus member of the BCCJ! Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the most successful brands in the world: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.

April 12, 2019

W20 co-chair addresses BCCJ members

The co-chair of the W20 engagement group, which proposes women-related policy recommendations to the G20, has called on BCCJ members to be pioneers for female empowerment through individual actions. Speaking at a BCCJ workshop about the W20 summit held in Tokyo on March 23–24, Haruno Yoshida presented digitalisation as a “gamechanger” for advancing gender equality globally.

April 11, 2019

Japan in the News: Apr 4 - Apr 10

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news.

April 5, 2019

2019-2020 BCCJ Executive Committee CANDIDATES

The nomination period for the BCCJ 2019-2020 Executive Committee (Excom) and Presidential elections opened on February 18. By the nomination deadline, March 15 at 1700, we had received 15 nominations that met constitutional guidelines. Under our constitution, the Excom is run by a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 individuals.

April 4, 2019

Japan in the News: 29 Mar - 3 Apr

The latest developments surrounding Japan in the news.

April 4, 2019

Embracing the Green Finance Revolution

Green finance is undergoing a revolution, as British banks such as Barclays lead the nation’s charge for global leadership with products ranging from green bonds to mortgages and trade loans. And, with the recent launch of Green Finance Network Japan, Tokyo is also starting to embrace the global trend.