Launching a Successful Business in Japan

On the evening of 23 May 2017, BCCJ members and guests attended the latest Toolbox event in the BCCJ 'Small is GREAT' series, "Success as a Serial Entrepreneur in Japan", to hear from trailblazer Fariza Abidova about her motivational and empowering journey as a foreign, female entrepreneur in Japan, and to gain insights into the lessons she has learned in building an innovative and successful business.
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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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Latest issue:
The May 2017 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!


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May 29, 2017

Banking after Brexit

Japanese banks have traditionally set up their EU headquarters in London and used the EU-wide financial passport to provide and sell their services to clients in the EU. What will happen after Brexit?

May 26, 2017

Warm Welcome (Executive Director's Message, May 2017)

In the May edition of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, Emma Hickinbotham, interim Executive Director of the BCCJ, talks about the power women of the BCCJ, the red carpet experience of the 2017 British Business Awards and benefits for business, and rugby fever.

May 26, 2017

A New Year (President's Message, May 2017)

In the May issue of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, David Bickle, President of the BCCJ, talks about the diversity of events at the BCCJ and the growing importance of the UK-Japan business relationship.

May 26, 2017

Japan: Tourism Staff to be Increased by 50%

Japan is to increase the number of officials assigned to tourism promotion as it gears toward a target of 40 million visitors from overseas in 2020.

May 25, 2017

Abe Sends Condolences to May

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a message of condolence to British Prime Minister Theresa May after the Manchester bombing.

May 25, 2017

Japan in the News: May 19-25

Abe sends condolences to British PM May | Japan's economy expands annualized 2.2% in Jan-March | Work style reform influencing firms’ recruitment

May 23, 2017

Welcome: van der Architects

The BCCJ is delighted to welcome van der Architects as the newest Entrepreneur Member of the BCCJ.

May 23, 2017

May 2017 ACUMEN Now Online

Yuriko Koike: Call me the “Silk Lady” | Roundtable | UK–Japan defence ties open door for British firms | Emotional intelligence reaps rewards at work | Online platform helps UK firms tap potential of Japan market

May 23, 2017

Japan: Trade Surplus for 3 Consecutive Months

Japan logged a customs-cleared trade surplus of ¥481.7 billion in April, staying in the black for the third straight month.