BCCJ / TCCI Bilateral Business Session

Oct. 11, 2019 17:00 - 19:00

Joint Event

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

2019 has proven to be an exceptional year for UK-Japan collaboration. In January, our Prime Ministers announced a new partnership to promote new technology and innovation that could transform whole sectors and open up new opportunities for British and Japanese researchers and industry experts to work side by side to tackle the Grand Challenges identified by the UK’s modern Industrial Strategy and Japan’s Society 5.0 – healthy aging, clean growth, the future of mobility, and AI and data. 

Fast-forward to September, and we are buoyed by stories of bilateral partnerships. The British Business Awards 2019 nominations mailbag is overflowing with news of exciting developments between the two nations. The British Embassy and British Council’s year-long “UK in Japan 2019-2020” initiative, launched yesterday, will showcase outstanding partnerships in action. Our two countries also remain committed to an ambitious future trading relationship modelled on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

As part of the BCCJ's continued work to identify and facilitate bilateral business opportunities for our members, we are very pleased to be working alongside the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) to host our first ever business matching session, offering potential new avenues for collaboration for members from both organisations.

The event is designed to provide networking opportunities for UK and Japanese executives, build business connections and forge future, cross-sector partnerships.

The session is aimed at management-level delegates.

BCCJ places are limited to 25.



Sue Kinoshita
| Minister Counsellor for Economic Diplomacy | The British Embassy Tokyo

Sue Kinoshita became Minister of Counsellor for Economic Diplomacy at the British Embassy Tokyo in September 2018. Previously, Sue was Consul-General and Corporate Services Director at the British Government offices in Geneva from 2007, Director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy Tokyo from 2010, and then Deputy Head of Mission and Director of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Seoul from August 2015. Since joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1983, Sue has worked on Trade Policy, Press and Public Affairs, EU accession issues, and taken on HR and Finance roles. Sue graduated from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.


Hideki Hayashi | Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Centre for Economic Research 

Hideki Hayashi is serving research fellow posts concurrently at Japan Centre for Economic Research and Hitachi Research Institute. He has been appointed as Advisor to Hokkaido EU Association since 2015. Hayashi joined The Japan Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) after graduated from University of Tokyo in 1981.  After serving to the IBJ in Japan and in Luxembourg, he took positions in the field of international business and global researcher positions at The IBJ in Luxembourg, Japan Centre for International Finance, Shinko Securities, Mizuho Securities and Hitachi Research Institute. He also took academics positions at Fukui Prefectural University, Keio University, International University of Japan and Meiji University.


Cancellation policy: 
Paid reservations by October 7, 17:00, after which there can be no refunds on cancellations. 
No-shows will be charged. 

Bookings taken on a first-come-first-served-basis. Prior booking is essential.

Free seat coupons cannot be used for this joint chamberl event.

  • Strictly first come, first served basis.
  • Deadline for registration, payment and cancellation is  October 7, 17:00. There can be no refunds after this date.  
  • No-shows will be charged. 

お申し込みとキャンセルの締め切りは 10月7日 17:00 です。




Venue Information

The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Head Office
Conference Room A1

Marunouchi Nijubashi Building
Address:3-2-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0005
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Payment Options:

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  • Bank transfer

Member Cost: ¥5,500

Non-Members Cost: ¥7,000