2016 BBA Winner Profile: UK-Japan Partnership - British Council and JAOS

The BCCJ extends its warmest congratulations to the British Council and JAOS for winning the 2016 BBA UK-Japan Partnership Award!

The British Council-JAOS partnership was recognised for launching the ‘Summer Study in the UK Programme’ for Japanese Senior High School students in 2016 to forge new links between Japanese agents and UK English language schools with a view to growing the market and helping young people realise their potential through education opportunities.
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The November 2016 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!


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Dec. 7, 2016

Major Companies Divided on Overtime Caps

A recent Yomiuri Shimbun survey has revealed that major companies are divided over the introduction of upper limits on overtime hours, which is being discussed by the government as part of working-style reforms.

Dec. 5, 2016

Abe Becomes 4th Longest-Serving Prime Minister in Japan

December 5th marks Abe's 1,807th day in office - one day longer than Yasuhiro Nakasone who was Prime Minister from 1982 to 1987.

Dec. 2, 2016

Japan in the News Nov 26 - Dec 2

The latest developments in Japanese news: Bill to legalize casinos now in Diet | Investigation of Nissan deal | Olympic volunteers

Dec. 2, 2016

BCCJ Old World vs New World Wine Tasting

On 1 December 2016, BCCJ members gathered in the elegant Imperial Dining Room at Berry Bros. & Rudd for a champagne reception followed by a two-hour wine tasting session featuring a selection of premium Old World and New World wines.

Dec. 1, 2016

UNESCO Adds Japan Festivals to Heritage List

UNESCO has approved the addition of 33 Japanese traditional festivals to its list of intangible cultural heritage.

Dec. 1, 2016

Fewest Jobless Since 1995; Job Ratio at 1.4

The number of jobless people in Japan fell to the lowest level in more than 20 years in October.

Dec. 1, 2016

Tokyo 2020: A View from the IOC

On 30 November 2016, the Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) John Coates, who was visiting Tokyo in his role of supervising the planning and execution of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, spoke to members and guests at an exclusive event organised by the ACCJ and co-hosted by the BCCJ.

Dec. 1, 2016

2016 BBA Winner Profile: Company of the Year - GlaxoSmithKline K.K.

The ninth British Business Awards were held on 11th November, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Tokyo | GlaxoSmithKline K.K., was named Company of the Year.

Nov. 29, 2016

2016 BBA Winner Profile: Innovation Award - AstraZeneca K.K.

Ninth annual British Business Awards (BBA) ceremony held on November 11 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Tokyo | AstraZeneca K.K. receives Innovation trophy.