Congratulations to 2019 BCCJ Cup champion, Joe Fisher of Herbert Smith Freehills

This year's British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) Golf Day, the "2019 BCCJ Cup" was held at the Gold Tochigi President's Country Club on May 31 (Friday) 2019. Organised by the BCCJ Golf Taskforce, the event welcomed almost 50 players from the BCCJ and wider network with male and female players of all levels joining a sunny, social day out on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Against a very scenic landscape there were fabulous prizes up for grabs, including weekends at luxury holiday resorts; fine wines; luxury weekend car packages, and even tickets for the opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, to be held in Yokohama on September 20 2019.
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July 2, 2019

Reinvent Your Company to Ramp Up Growth

ONE Championship Japan recently launched one of the most successful sporting events in the world, with a sold out crowd and a record high of 42 million viewers worldwide-- and achieved this within just 3 months. How did ONE Championship shake up the industry and achieve this tremendous traction in such a short time? Hear from Andy Hata, CEO of ONE Championship Japan, on how he developed the mission, strategy, and execution of this successful event and how this will impact future market expansion and revenue growth plans.

July 11, 2019

Sake Salon by IMADEYA

Recently Japanese Sake has gained recognition overseas, and is being enjoyed more and more by Japan's booming number of inbound tourists. Through this special event, Imadeya invites female members of the BCCJ to enjoy tasting Sake, select their favorite from a variety of different Sakes, and consider which flavours to pair with Sake.

July 24, 2019

Great British Summer Bash

For the perfect way to welcome the season of 'atsui desu ne', join us at the Great British Summer Bash! This fun and vibrant event will be held on the evening of July 24 at Lumiveil Tokyo, where you can lap up dazzling skyscraper views alongside friends from the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) and the Japan British Society (JBS). Over 100 guests will enjoy a fine selection of mouth-watering British-inspired classics and thirst-quenching beverages, as well as that Great British favourite: a raffle!

Nov. 8, 2019

2019 British Business Awards

At such an exciting time for UK-Japan relations, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is delighted to be announcing the 2019 British Business Awards (BBA)! Launched in 2008, our not-for-profit BBA gala event celebrates excellence while showcasing success and innovation across all industries. The Awards also highlight the important social contributions made by British and Japanese organisations through their commitment to sustainability, community, and ethical behaviour

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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.

 

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The May 2019 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!

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July 2, 2019

Reinvent Your Company to Ramp Up Growth

ONE Championship Japan recently launched one of the most successful sporting events in the world, with a sold out crowd and a record high of 42 million viewers worldwide-- and achieved this within just 3 months. How did ONE Championship shake up the industry and achieve this tremendous traction in such a short time? Hear from Andy Hata, CEO of ONE Championship Japan, on how he developed the mission, strategy, and execution of this successful event and how this will impact future market expansion and revenue growth plans.

July 11, 2019

Sake Salon by IMADEYA

Recently Japanese Sake has gained recognition overseas, and is being enjoyed more and more by Japan's booming number of inbound tourists. Through this special event, Imadeya invites female members of the BCCJ to enjoy tasting Sake, select their favorite from a variety of different Sakes, and consider which flavours to pair with Sake.

July 24, 2019

Great British Summer Bash

For the perfect way to welcome the season of 'atsui desu ne', join us at the Great British Summer Bash! This fun and vibrant event will be held on the evening of July 24 at Lumiveil Tokyo, where you can lap up dazzling skyscraper views alongside friends from the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) and the Japan British Society (JBS). Over 100 guests will enjoy a fine selection of mouth-watering British-inspired classics and thirst-quenching beverages, as well as that Great British favourite: a raffle!

Nov. 8, 2019

2019 British Business Awards

At such an exciting time for UK-Japan relations, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is delighted to be announcing the 2019 British Business Awards (BBA)! Launched in 2008, our not-for-profit BBA gala event celebrates excellence while showcasing success and innovation across all industries. The Awards also highlight the important social contributions made by British and Japanese organisations through their commitment to sustainability, community, and ethical behaviour

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June 12, 2019

Advertising Week Asia

Some 13,000 marketing and media executives from across APAC converged on Tokyo in late May to discuss global industry trends at Advertising Week Asia. A key theme was how public, private and non-profit sectors can utilise Japan’s upcoming sporting events to drive social and industry change. Speakers opined on Japan’s potential to develop ideas surrounding diversity & inclusion and tourism ahead of and beyond the Rugby World Cup (RWC) in September and Tokyo 2020.

June 7, 2019

How VR is transforming business - Lessons from EY and Shadow Factory

BCCJ members visited EY’s new digital innovation centre, wavespace, on April 25 for an interactive workshop on what AR and VR can offer businesses. The event was the latest in the BCCJ’s “Under the Hood” series, set up to deliver insights on digital and technology innovation as part of the BCCJ’s 5.0 plan. VR is proving valuable to organisations. According to Ehrig, it has been most quickly adopted in creative industries such as advertising, branding and social media, but healthcare providers, government agencies, manufacturers and retailers have also begun to use the technology.

May 24, 2019

ARUP | UK firm supports Japan rail exports

Arup presented an introduction to its newest offering, rail consultancy, at a BCCJ “Inside my Company” event designed to provide access to the heart of member firms, in April. Founded in 1946 by Sir Ove Arup, the London-headquartered business has long provided engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment. In October 2018, the Tokyo office set its sights on Japan’s rail business.

May 24, 2019

British Market Council – British Hills 訪問セミナー/懇親会

July 19 (Fri) - July 20 (Sat) 2019, the British Market Council will be hosting their 訪問セミナーat British Hills. There will be a number of high-profile speakers from the UK-Japan community.

May 21, 2019

ESR closes Japan Logistics Fund III and Enlarges Footprint in Singapore REIT Market

TOKYO/SINGAPORE/HONG KONG, 20 May 2019 – ESR, a leading Asia Pacific focused logistics real estate platform, today announced the closing of ESR Japan Logistics Fund 3 (RJLF3) with initial capacity to capitalize up to JPY200 billion (circa US$1.8 billion) of real estate projects from the ESR development pipeline in Greater Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

May 17, 2019

BCCJ Partner with Tokyo Met Gov for Fintech Business Camp 2019

The British Chamber of Commerce in partnering with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to promote and deliver an upcoming FinTech Business Camp Tokyo 2019. In November 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) formulated the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision with the aim of making Tokyo an unrivalled global financial centre. The policy outlines the form that this city should take, concrete measures to be taken, and the structures needed to make the vision into a reality. TMG will work together with the national government, private sector, and other bodies in carrying out initiatives to revitalize the city’s financial sector.

May 15, 2019

April 2019 Acumen Available Now!

The April 2019 Acumen is available NOW!  Top Stories: BCCJ and Rugby Alliance Event: Diversity in Rugby Cherry Blossoms and ...

May 14, 2019

BCCJ Cup 2019 - Become a Sponsor

We are welcoming opportunities to sponsor this year’s BCCJ Cup on May 31 at Gold President Tochigi’s Country Club. The BCCJ Cup is a fun golfing social welcoming around 60 guests from the international business community in Tokyo for a relaxed day of putting and casual networking. If you are interested in joining a fantastic line-up of sponsors by submitting a prize for the event, please get in contact. Details in the article.

May 10, 2019

Failing too fast in Japan

The world’s a faster place. Not only are we expected to succeed faster, we’re now expected to fail faster. That’s OK, provided you’re working in a market where it’s possible to succeed and fail quickly. But Japan isn’t one of them. My company helps western tech companies make it in Japan, as well as the other primary markets in East Asia. We identify the opportunities and work through the challenges to achieve success. That could come from licensing, direct or channel sales or the provision of services.