Nominations OPEN for British Business Awards 2016

The BBA recognise excellence and promote success across all industry sectors, and acclaim important social contributions made by companies through their commitment to community and ethical behaviour. This year, judges will be looking for winners who: show competitive drive, and are a driving force for best-practice - driving employee engagement and stakeholder motivation, as well as Diversity and Inclusion, in the Japan market.
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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 August 2016 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!


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Aug. 30, 2016

Japan's Unemployment Rate Hits 21-year Low

Japan's unemployment rate hit a 21-year low of 3.0 percent in July, with the availability of jobs remaining high.

Aug. 29, 2016

Japan Braces for Third Typhoon in a Week

The Meteorological Agency says Typhoon Lionrock is packing winds of more than 160 kilometers per hour near its centre.

Aug. 29, 2016

Japan: Increasing Number of People Leaving Jobs to Nurse Relatives

As Japan’s population rapidly grows older, calls for improved legislation and flexible working hours are becoming louder.

Aug. 26, 2016

UK Driving Innovation in Sport and Business in Japan

British engineering could be the key to the British team's success in November when Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, France and Japan are battling it out to take the title from the US.

Aug. 26, 2016

Japan's Regional Airports Gear up for More Foreign Visitors

Plans to reduce or waive landing fees at regional airports in Japan as foreign visitors increasingly seek out places beyond popular destinations such as Tokyo and Kyoto.

Aug. 26, 2016

Japan in the News Aug 20 - 26

The latest developments in the Japanese news: PM Abe leaves for Kenya to attend TICAD| Reform plans to promote new tech | 4.5 tril. yen for economic stimulus

Aug. 24, 2016

Gender Pay Gap for Women in UK Widens After Having Children

IFS research shows that by the time a woman's child is age 12, her hourly wages are a third below men's.

Aug. 23, 2016

August 2016 ACUMEN Now Online

Craft catches on | Winds of change | Sports venues with longer lifespan | HR at the helm of firms | Japan’s isle of modern ruin | Manchester to return art to Hiroshima

Aug. 22, 2016

Team GB - Greatest Ever Olympic Performance

By finishing second on the medal table at the Rio Olympics, Team GB has recorded its best finish in 108 years.