June 12, 2019
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
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 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
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
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
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
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May 14, 2019
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
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.