Nominations now OPEN for the 2019 British Business Awards!

For twelve years, the BCCJ's British Business Awards (BBA) have been celebrating and rewarding the best of UK-Japan business relationships. Now, in the lead up to the 2019 BBA, to be held on the evening of November 8th at Hotel Gajoen, you have the opportunity to nominate your favourite companies and individuals - and even your own company - to win the most prestigious award for British businesses in Japan. Supported by the BCCJ's key partners, the 2019 BBA provides a fantastic platform for companies and individuals to gain recognition for their achievements throughout the year.
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Sept. 4, 2019

Night with Irish - BCCJ/IJCC Networking event

The BCCJ is delighted to be teaming up with the IJCC (Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce) on Wednesday, September 4, for our annual "Night with the Irish". This year will be a particularly special event with the imminent start of the Rugby World Cup 2019, The Night provides a great opportunity to host clients, meet new professional contacts, and most importantly enjoy an evening of Irish food, drink and cheer with fellow Chamber members.

Sept. 11, 2019

Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture

This year’s Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture will be given by HE Ambassador Paul Madden CMG.

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.

 

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

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Sept. 4, 2019

Night with Irish - BCCJ/IJCC Networking event

The BCCJ is delighted to be teaming up with the IJCC (Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce) on Wednesday, September 4, for our annual "Night with the Irish". This year will be a particularly special event with the imminent start of the Rugby World Cup 2019, The Night provides a great opportunity to host clients, meet new professional contacts, and most importantly enjoy an evening of Irish food, drink and cheer with fellow Chamber members.

Sept. 11, 2019

Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture

This year’s Princess Chichibu Memorial Lecture will be given by HE Ambassador Paul Madden CMG.

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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July 22, 2019

Chair and Vice Chairs of "30% Club Japan" Appointed

Masahiko Uotani, President and CEO of Shiseido Company Limited ("Shiseido), has been appointed as Chair of 30% Club Japan. Yoriko Goto, Chair of Deloitte Tohmatsu Group, and Douglas Hymas, Country Executive of the Bank of New York Mellon, have been appointed as Vice Chairs.

July 19, 2019

Small is GREAT XV | Law and Disorder with Catherine O'Connell

Catherine O'Connell, who has over twenty years' experience as a lawyer and three decades of connection with Japan and New Zealand, creating an extensive background in law, business, and cross-cultural communications, shared her professional experiences and insight with BCCJ members. She discussed the key to successfully transition from being an employee to becoming one's own boss.

July 10, 2019

Tech Hack | UK-Japan Innovation Ecosystems in 2019-2020

Guests of the BCCJ came together on July 9 to generate new ideas on implementation and integration of tech in the workplace, as well as set a progressive chamber agenda driven by emerging technologies and innovation. The event at the BCCJ Hub was part of the chamber's Hackathon series, designed to promote creative thinking and problem solving by bringing together BCCJ members as well as external stakeholders, and boost innovation through inclusion and diversity.

July 8, 2019

Tributes to Haruno Yoshida

Former CEO of BT Japan, and BCCJ Executive Committee member (2014-2015), Haruno Yoshida passed away on June 30. Learning of the news yesterday morning, July 8, the BCCJ Executive Committee wishes to express its deepest condolences to Yoshida-san's family and friends.

July 5, 2019

The Memorial to William Adams (Miura Anjin) - Opportunity to Attend

In commemoration of William Adams' life and achievements, which includes being the first Englishman to land in Japan and also achieve samurai status, the William Adams Club has organized a memorial sculpture in his honor that is to be presented in an unveiling ceremony and celebratory party in May 2020. Learn how you can join in on the festivities by reading this article.

July 5, 2019

Lessons on Leadership from Global CEO of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien Jacques

Business leaders must embrace partnerships and disruption while staying connected with society in order to achieve success in the 21st century, according to Jean-Sébastien Jacques, chief executive of Rio Tinto. Visiting Japan from the Anglo-Australian firm’s headquarters in London, he spoke at a luncheon co-hosted by the BCCJ and Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan, in June.

July 3, 2019

2019 Rugby World Cup | Your Digital Guide to Exploring Japan

Come September, 400,000 rugby fans will descend upon Japan as Asia’s first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off. This will open up an entirely new experience as all the exhilaration and emotion associated with the biggest tournament in rugby meets Japan, the culture capital of the world. With 48 games spanning across 12 locations, there will be plenty of opportunity to explore a Japan beyond the usual tourist trail, and truly learn why the country has been tagged, “where tradition meets the future”. While local information provided in English is becoming more accessible, it is still essential to utilise online platforms available in order to make the most of your visit.

June 28, 2019

RWC presents chance for Welsh food and drink producers

The Welsh Government’s first trade delegation to Japan dedicated to food and drink arrived in Tokyo on June 16, hopeful of tapping the Rugby World Cup (RWC) to drive interest in Wales’ produce. Welcoming importers, distributors, restaurateurs and other business representatives to a reception at the British Embassy, Tokyo, Mark Hughes, senior manger export at the food division of the Welsh Government, said the RWC and Tokyo 2020 are driving great interest in Wales. Consumers are curious about Welsh food and drink, and importers are looking for more Welsh products, which prompted the decision to support a delegation of solely food and drink producers for the first time.

June 28, 2019

Rolls Royce - Breakfast with Ben Story

BCCJ members enjoyed a breakfast meeting with Ben Story, Strategic Marketing Director of Rolls-Royce. Mr. Story shared updates from Rolls Royce HQ and offered his views on Brexit, the future of the UK-Japan and EU-Japan business landscape. He discussed the importance of electrification and digitalisation, global challenges in international trade, sustainability goals, and more.