Event Types

The BCCJ events programme comprises five different event types, each with specific objects and attractions. The categories are:

Headliner: Not to be missed

Events led by world-class speakers that are "must attends" with high-profile guests and attendees celebrating the "Best of British".

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Banner: Strategic business intelligence

Events led by thought leaders on topical issues, either in a single-speaker or panel discussion format.

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Inside My Company: CEO & Director led

Events led by key member company CEOs and Regional Directors that give us direct access to the heart of a firm.

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Toolbox: Functional topics

Events led by BCCJ firms with services and issues they wish to share or discuss, within a small group setting.

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Just for Fun: Social

Events that give members the opportunity to network and connect with other members in a lively social atmosphere.

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Individual and Corporate members of the BCCJ are invited to attend any of our events at member rates. In the case of Corporate members, invitations at member rates are extended to any member of staff - so please feel free to spread the news widely within your companies - particularly to your up-and-coming young stars!

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HEADLINER: Not to be missed

Our Headliners - including the annual British Business Awards and events led by world-class speakers, such as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the UK, are “must attends”, with high-profile guests and attendees that showcase and celebrate the very best of British. The British Business Awards will be held again this year in November. More information on the BBA can be found HERE.

Recent events

2016 British Business Awards
2020 Vision: Open for Business with Governor Masuzoe

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BANNER: Strategic business intelligence

Our Banner events give members the opportunity to interact with key thought leaders on topical issues. This category includes our popular Brown Bag Lunch sessions held at the British Embassy in Tokyo. Also included in this category are our Quarterly Question Time (QQT) panel discussions, such as “UK-Japan Defence Collaboration” and "Diversity: What's the Point?"

Recent events 

BCCJ Breakfast with Jeremy Hunt MP
The Ikumen Project: Leading by Example

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INSIDE MY COMPANY: CEO & Director-led

At our Inside My Company events, CEOs and Regional Directors of member companies invite us to look at their organisations from the inside. Here, BCCJ members can analyse a company’s history, performance, ambitions and challenges, as well as share their own stories and strategies with the audience. Examples of Inside My Company speakers are Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of the FT.com, Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman of Japan Rail (JR) Central, and CEO of TransferWise, Taavet Hinrikus.

Recent events

Dow Jones: Keeping News Credible
Inside My Company: A conversation with Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise)
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TOOLBOX: Functional topics

Our "Toolbox" events are led by BCCJ member companies with services they wish to share more about, or issues they are keen to discuss with a group. This category is driven by functional topics - in, for example HR, recruitment, tax and branding - vital areas to address and master, helping member companies perform better in the Japan market. An example of a Toolbox event is "Small is Great", which creates an open platform for entrepreneurs and SMEs to build networks and leverage success stories. 

Recent events

Small is GREAT VIII: The Secret to Business Success in Japan
Community Hub 2016 - Powered by PechaKucha

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JUST FOR FUN: Social

There is of course a lighter side to life and business! Our regular and lively social events give members the opportunity to connect with new faces and catch up with old friends. Our popular "51 Nights" are held six times a year at high quality venues across Tokyo. Other highlights include Joint Chamber events, our bonenkai and shinnenkai, and golf days. 

Recent events

BCCJ's 51 Nights at BeBu by Andaz
BCCJ Golf Day: Swing in Spring

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We look forward to welcoming you to a BCCJ event in the very near future.

For a full listing of upcoming BCCJ events, please see:

BCCJ Event Calendar