2018 BBA Winner Profile: UK–Japan Partnership – Japan House London

A mere five months into operations, Japan House London has scooped a 2018 British Business Award in the category of UK–Japan Partnership at the BCCJ’s gala ceremony on November 2. The new cultural home of Japan in London was commended for its efforts to build lasting partnerships between Japan and the UK. Since opening on Kensington High Street on June 22, it has successfully attracted 34 member organisations—including 32 from Japan’s corporate sector—and exceeded visitor targets set for its first year.
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Jan. 17, 2019

BCCJ Shinnenkai (New Year Party) 2019

With 2019 just around the corner, you are invited to book your seat for one of the BCCJ's annual favourites - our Shinnenkai (New Year Party)! Join us on the evening of January 17, to celebrate the beginning of 2019 and toast a successful year ahead, with around 100 Chamber members and guests from across the Tokyo business community.

Jan. 22, 2019

UK-Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable

With the UK at the forefront of education, the sector is considered as a highly attractive export in boosting the country’s economy internationally. Annual revenue from investment in education-related exports has garnered nearly £19bn in 2015, growing by 22% since 2010. Because of this, the government has been a staunch supporter in developing global partnerships as well as fostering its brand appeal abroad.

Jan. 26, 2019

4th Inter-Chamber Ski Race

The Inter-Chamber Ski Race is intended as a fun event for members of foreign business chambers in Japan, their friends, Japanese or foreign business partners and family. Children and senior family members are welcome! The race will be a "best of two runs", so get your skis ready and hit the slopes of Hakuba!

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BCCJ ACUMEN

Latest issue:
The November 2018 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!

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Jan. 17, 2019

BCCJ Shinnenkai (New Year Party) 2019

With 2019 just around the corner, you are invited to book your seat for one of the BCCJ's annual favourites - our Shinnenkai (New Year Party)! Join us on the evening of January 17, to celebrate the beginning of 2019 and toast a successful year ahead, with around 100 Chamber members and guests from across the Tokyo business community.

Jan. 22, 2019

UK-Japan 21st Century Education Roundtable

With the UK at the forefront of education, the sector is considered as a highly attractive export in boosting the country’s economy internationally. Annual revenue from investment in education-related exports has garnered nearly £19bn in 2015, growing by 22% since 2010. Because of this, the government has been a staunch supporter in developing global partnerships as well as fostering its brand appeal abroad.

Jan. 26, 2019

4th Inter-Chamber Ski Race

The Inter-Chamber Ski Race is intended as a fun event for members of foreign business chambers in Japan, their friends, Japanese or foreign business partners and family. Children and senior family members are welcome! The race will be a "best of two runs", so get your skis ready and hit the slopes of Hakuba!

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Dec. 7, 2018

2018 BBA Winner Profile: Company of the Year- AstraZeneca Japan

For AstraZeneca Japan (AZKK), 2018 has been a year of firsts: a record number of treatments launched in ground-breaking time, a diversity and inclusion director appointed, a sustainability benchmark reached and a British Business Award (BBA) on display in its Tokyo office.

Dec. 6, 2018

Unlocking Japan’s hidden corporate value

Japan’s corporate governance practices have been boosted by reforms including corporate governance and stewardship codes, improving the nation’s reputation among global investors. Yet Ryohei Yanagi, chief financial officer (CFO) of Japanese pharmaceutical giant Eisai Co., Ltd., sees even greater potential for Japan to increase market value, if it can successfully add the return on equity (ROE) component to ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance).

Dec. 6, 2018

Japan in the News: December 1 - December 8

The latest developments in Japanese news.

Nov. 29, 2018

BCCJ members consider work-place innovation

Unlike flexible working—which focuses on hours of work and working remotely—agile working is defined by UK institutions such as NHS England as “a way of working in which an organisation empowers its people to work where, when and how they chose, to optimise their performance.” Ultimately, it offers maximum flexibility and minimal constraints based on the concept that work is an activity we do rather than a place we go.

Nov. 29, 2018

Japan in the News: Nov 24 - Nov 30

The latest developments in Japanese news.

Nov. 22, 2018

Japan in the news: Nov 17- Nov 23

The latest from Japan

Nov. 16, 2018

2018 BBA Winner Profile: Entrepreneur of the Year – Noriko Sawayama

Enthused by the accolade of a 2018 British Business Award, Noriko Sawayama is brimming with new ideas to build on her work promoting British interior design in Japan. The president of The British Associates of British Interior Design (BABID) fought off competition from six individuals to scoop the Entrepreneur of the Year trophy at the BCCJ’s gala event on November 2nd.

Nov. 16, 2018

Barclays shares expertise on disaster preparedness

Though most disaster preparedness in Tokyo focuses on what to do in the case of an earthquake or tsunami, BCCJ Platinum Member Barclays has shared that the probability of a flood is much higher. At a BCCJ risk seminar, in October, the firm outlined why Tokyo is at risk of flooding, what residents might expect if a flood occurs and how to be prepared.

Nov. 16, 2018

Leaders share how D&I can shape Tokyo, London

On the 54th anniversary of the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, October 10, the BCCJ held an exclusive event at the British Embassy in Tokyo featuring guest speakers Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, and Dame Inga Beale, chief executive officer of Lloyd’s of London, a leading insurance market providing specialist insurance services to businesses in more than 200 countries and territories.