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The BCCJ is an active supporter of UK companies that have an interest in exploring opportunities in the Japan market. 

In the video above (07:50) British Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens, and David Bickle, BCCJ President talk about the ways in which the BCCJ can help UK companies establish their business in Japan.

Export to Japan

Export to Japan is a unique not-for-profit partnership led by UK Trade & Investment Japan based at the British Embassy Tokyo and Consulate-General Osaka, along with strategic partners: British Airways & Japan Airlines, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan and Business Link Japan. The website is a one-stop shop to help UK companies succeed in the Japanese market.



The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a government-related organisation promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. JETRO offers investors information on all aspects of businesses in Japan. It provides expert consultation and offers free temporary office space in major business areas across the country. JETRO has succeeded in attracting more than 900 foreign companies to Japan in past eight years.

Tokyo One Stop Business Establishment Center

The Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center is a desk that has been jointly set up by the national government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to support business establishment of domestic and foreign companies.
This center provides comprehensive support for procedures related to company establishment and consultation services. The website also gives details on Tokyo's Special Economic Zones.


Chambers of Commerce: Asialink

Asialink is an informal network of British Chambers of Commerce in the region. BCCJ members are invited to contact participating Asialink chambers, regarding market, travel or cultural advice and, when visiting countries with participating chambers, can attend events at member rates. In return, the BCCJ welcomes visitors from other participating chambers, also at member rates.


British Chamber of Commerce in China

The British Centre
Room 1001 China Life Tower
16 Chaoyangmenwai Avenue
China 100020
Tel: +86 10 85251111
Managing Director: Ian Mckendrick


British Chamber of Commerce in Korea

British Chamber of Commerce in Korea
15th Fl, Kyobo Bldg
Jongno-1, Jongno-gu
Tel: +82 2 2010 8967
CEO: Sean Blakeley


Links for academic research, funding and exchange.



Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers. Includes information on funding for Europe-Japan research and partnerships.

International Higher Education - British Council

Opportunities to exchange opinions, share case studies and to receive training as well as other consultancy services to Japanese universities and other bodies on the various issues surrounding the internationalisation of the Japanese higher education sector



(Japan REsearch Career Information Network) provides information on job openings and job-seeking members via an online database.


Study in Japan

Information from Japanese Embassy/Consulate on Japanese government scholarships, including the MEXT scholarship programme.

Market intelligence


The Economist

 The Economist provides up-to-date business, finance and political news, as well as market data - from Japan and globally. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is an independent business within the Economist Group offering forecasting and advisory services to its clients. It provides country, industry and management analysis worldwide, and is particularly well known for its monthly country reports (including Japan), five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, and industry reports.