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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Oct. 11, 2019

BCCJ / TCCI Bilateral Business Session

High level business networking session co-hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Oct. 16, 2019

European Joint Chamber Networking Party

Come and join more than 200 guests at this must-attend event, welcoming business people from over 10 European Chambers of commerce. Guests can enjoy an evening of networking with fine food and free-flow wine awaits you. A free raffle will be organized and you just may be the winner of one of the beautiful prizes offered by our member companies.

Oct. 30, 2019

Special Lecture by HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa

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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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.

 

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The August 2019 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!

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Oct. 11, 2019

BCCJ / TCCI Bilateral Business Session

High level business networking session co-hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Oct. 16, 2019

European Joint Chamber Networking Party

Come and join more than 200 guests at this must-attend event, welcoming business people from over 10 European Chambers of commerce. Guests can enjoy an evening of networking with fine food and free-flow wine awaits you. A free raffle will be organized and you just may be the winner of one of the beautiful prizes offered by our member companies.

Oct. 30, 2019

Special Lecture by HIH Princess Akiko of Mikasa

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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Sept. 13, 2019

RWC team welcomes, hospitality sales exceed expectations

Excitement is building for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 as the national teams arrived in cities across Japan this week to an exceedingly warm welcome. The high interest in Asia’s first RWC is also reflected in the uptake of travel and hospitality packages, with sales to date exceeding expectations, according to RWC exclusive official hospitality and supporter tour provider STH Japan.

Sept. 6, 2019

RWC as catalyst for boosting Japan–Wales ties

With two weeks to go until the kick-off of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019, Welsh Government representatives to Japan are ramping up their efforts to build ties between Wales and Japan during the six-week global sporting event. Work began in earnest in 2018 following the confirmation that Kitakyushu would become the Welsh side’s training base. With involvement from the Welsh Government, Welsh Rugby Union and local partners, residents have been introduced to Wales through events, activities and visits from the national squad. Reflecting their positive interactions with the nation, it is expected that residents will “turn the town red” next week to welcome the Wales team.

Sept. 5, 2019

UK in Japan 2019-2020 Launches at British Embassy Tokyo

Officially announced in January of this year by Prime Minister Abe during his visit to the UK, the UK in Japan 2019-20 campaign is launching this month with the start of the Rugby World Cup, running through the Olympic Games and ending next September 2020 with the Paralympic Games. As the host of these world-class sporting events, Japan will be enjoying a unique year in the international spotlight. The UK in Japan 2019-2020 campaign provides an opportunity for the two countries to strengthen bilateral ties and emerge as innovative partners in global leadership.

Sept. 3, 2019

August 2019 ACUMEN Now Online!

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Aug. 26, 2019

Applying Neuroscience to Business | 26-28 September, Yokohama

Applying Neuroscience to Business aims to promote dialogue between academics and business professionals interested in applying behavioural sciences, behavioural economics, psychology, and neuroscience to solve real-world problems related to business, social enterprise, public health, and education. The meeting is for academics and business professionals (at all levels). The meeting’s format consists of keynote speakers, themed sessions, round-table discussions, poster sessions, and a half-day "Neuro-Hack-a-Thon" for collaborative brainstorming around key areas of consumer neuroscience. Both the format of the meeting and the reception provide ample opportunities for networking and offline discussions.

Aug. 23, 2019

JNTO offers support, entices RWC fans to the regions

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has released a smartphone app designed to help Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 attendees from abroad navigate Japan ahead of the tournament’s kick-off on September 20. Named the “Japan Official Travel App,” the software offers Japan news, weather, travel information and safety advice as well as maps and public transport schedules. To support visitors to explore with greater ease, it also features articles about Japanese food and culture, details on tourist attractions and a function that enables users to search for services and facilities nearby.

Aug. 21, 2019

BCCJ think tank talks responsible tourism

Japan’s tourism boom has delivered record numbers of overseas visitors, rising from 10 million in 2013 to 20 million in 2016 to 30 million in 2018. The influx has provided a welcome boost to the economy. Nationally, travel and tourism’s contribution to GDP reached 7.4% in 2018 and, in some regions, overseas visitors’ spending is helping bring jobs to communities. But the influx also leaves Japan grappling with issues such as overcrowding at popular historical sites and a lack of tourism infrastructure.

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.