2018 BBA Winner Profile: UK–Japan Partnership – AstraZeneca

For AstraZeneca Japan (AZKK), 2018 has been a year of firsts: a record number of treatments launched in ground-breaking time, a diversity and inclusion director appointed, a sustainability benchmark reached and a British Business Award (BBA) on display in its Tokyo office. The global biopharmaceutical business received the coveted 2018 Company of the Year trophy at the BCCJ’s headliner red carpet event on November 2. It was recognised for its efforts to bring seven innovative treatments to the Japanese market in a single year and to provide life-changing treatments more quickly to patients in desperate need. The firm’s approach to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and social and environmental responsibility was also commended by BBA judges.
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Jan. 17, 2019

BCCJ Shinnenkai (New Year Party) 2019

With 2019 just around the corner, you are invited to book your seat for one of the BCCJ's annual favourites - our Shinnenkai (New Year Party)! Join us on the evening of January 17, to celebrate the beginning of 2019 and toast a successful year ahead, with around 100 Chamber members and guests from across the Tokyo business community.

Jan. 22, 2019

UK-Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable

With the UK at the forefront of education, the sector is considered as a highly attractive export in boosting the country’s economy internationally. Annual revenue from investment in education-related exports has garnered nearly £19bn in 2015, growing by 22% since 2010. Because of this, the government has been a staunch supporter in developing global partnerships as well as fostering its brand appeal abroad.

Jan. 26, 2019

4th Inter-Chamber Ski Race

The Inter-Chamber Ski Race is intended as a fun event for members of foreign business chambers in Japan, their friends, Japanese or foreign business partners and family. Children and senior family members are welcome! The race will be a "best of two runs", so get your skis ready and hit the slopes of Hakuba!

Jan. 30, 2019

2019 Global Forecast

As the end of the year approaches, businesses start planning ahead and wondering what the next twelve months has in store . . . Recent trends suggest that commercial success will be tied to purpose, ethics and politics, with consumers being more discerning about where to use their purchasing power. Certainly there are some seismic shifts on the horizon around AI, and technology-led disruption will start to put people back at the heart of the business.

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BCCJ ACUMEN

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

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Jan. 17, 2019

BCCJ Shinnenkai (New Year Party) 2019

With 2019 just around the corner, you are invited to book your seat for one of the BCCJ's annual favourites - our Shinnenkai (New Year Party)! Join us on the evening of January 17, to celebrate the beginning of 2019 and toast a successful year ahead, with around 100 Chamber members and guests from across the Tokyo business community.

Jan. 22, 2019

UK-Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable

With the UK at the forefront of education, the sector is considered as a highly attractive export in boosting the country’s economy internationally. Annual revenue from investment in education-related exports has garnered nearly £19bn in 2015, growing by 22% since 2010. Because of this, the government has been a staunch supporter in developing global partnerships as well as fostering its brand appeal abroad.

Jan. 26, 2019

4th Inter-Chamber Ski Race

The Inter-Chamber Ski Race is intended as a fun event for members of foreign business chambers in Japan, their friends, Japanese or foreign business partners and family. Children and senior family members are welcome! The race will be a "best of two runs", so get your skis ready and hit the slopes of Hakuba!

Jan. 30, 2019

2019 Global Forecast

As the end of the year approaches, businesses start planning ahead and wondering what the next twelve months has in store . . . Recent trends suggest that commercial success will be tied to purpose, ethics and politics, with consumers being more discerning about where to use their purchasing power. Certainly there are some seismic shifts on the horizon around AI, and technology-led disruption will start to put people back at the heart of the business.

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Dec. 14, 2018

Twenty years of Japan–UK science collaboration

The Millennium Science Forum (MSF) has marked the 20th anniversary of its Sir Martin Wood Prize with a special ceremony in Tokyo, in November. The event was attended by scientific experts from Japan and the UK as well as representatives of both countries’ governments, all of whom praised the prize for boosting UK–Japan ties.

Dec. 13, 2018

Japan in the News: December 9 - December 15

The latest developments in Japanese news

Dec. 12, 2018

2018 BBA Winner Profile: Social/Environmental Contribution – ESR

ESR has expressed gratitude to the British Business Award judges for “validating” its once debated community efforts, with the presentation of the 2018 Social/Environmental Contribution trophy.The Asia-Pacific-focused logistics real estate and fund management platform was presented with the sought-after gong at the BCCJ’s red carpet gala on November 2.

Dec. 10, 2018

Joint Chambers of Commerce in Japan Rugby Alliance - Logo Design VOTE NOW

The 'Joint Chambers of Commerce in Japan Rugby Alliance' was launched in Tokyo on September 20, 2018 at a special Joint-Chamber “RWC 2019 - One Year to Go” event. We are now looking for a logo to represent the Rugby Alliance to be used in communications channels next year.

Dec. 6, 2018

Unlocking Japan’s hidden corporate value

Japan’s corporate governance practices have been boosted by reforms including corporate governance and stewardship codes, improving the nation’s reputation among global investors. Yet Ryohei Yanagi, chief financial officer (CFO) of Japanese pharmaceutical giant Eisai Co., Ltd., sees even greater potential for Japan to increase market value, if it can successfully add the return on equity (ROE) component to ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance).

Dec. 6, 2018

Japan in the News: December 1 - December 8

The latest developments in Japanese news.

Nov. 29, 2018

BCCJ members consider work-place innovation

Unlike flexible working—which focuses on hours of work and working remotely—agile working is defined by UK institutions such as NHS England as “a way of working in which an organisation empowers its people to work where, when and how they chose, to optimise their performance.” Ultimately, it offers maximum flexibility and minimal constraints based on the concept that work is an activity we do rather than a place we go.

Nov. 29, 2018

2018 BBA Winner Profile: UK–Japan Partnership – Japan House London

The new cultural home of Japan in London was commended for its efforts to build lasting partnerships between Japan and the UK. Since opening on Kensington High Street on June 22, it has successfully attracted 34 member organisations—including 32 from Japan’s corporate sector—and exceeded visitor targets set for its first year.

Nov. 29, 2018

Japan in the News: Nov 24 - Nov 30

The latest developments in Japanese news.