The December 2012 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!
Mission Accomplished: Firms report sales triumph on first Tokyo trade visit
After the Typhoon: Former Tokyo defence attache starts consultancy
Raising the Bar: After 25 years back in Japan, foreign law firms still have mixed feelings
Disability and the Workplace: Poll reveals reactions to new diversity ... Read more
GlaxoSmithKline (グラクソ・スミスクライン株式会社), named Company of the Year at the 2012 British Business Awards (BBA, Nov 4) is now exhibiting its winning trophy, certificate and BCCJ ACUMEN magazine media coverage at GSK Japan HQ in Sendagaya, Tokyo.
BCCJ Executive Director, Lori Henderson, writes: "Through its 2012 BBA nomination, GSK Japan showed excellence and outstanding achievement in all aspects ... Read more
Ahead of the Japan Summit 2012 (December 13) and in light of the country's upcoming election, The Economist has launched an online poll:
What do you see as the top priority for Japan's new government to tackle?
Free trade agreements
Foreign relations/national security
Pension & social security reforms
Human capital/education reforms
Growth strategy ... Read more
Labour managementAs the year draws to a close, year-end (bonnenkai) parties abound in Japan. If your employee gets injured in an unexpected accident on the way home from your company’s year-end party, would this qualify as an industrial accident?
Workers’ Accident Compensation Insurance grants insurance benefits and compensation to a worker who has suffered an accident or ... Read more
What impact do Diversity programmes have on HR strategy in Japan?
BCCJ member company Deloitte Japan recently conducted a survey, mainly among senior managers in non-Japanese companies, to find out how deep the message on Diversity goes towards addressing business quandaries in Japan.
The survey finds that only 33% of the firms polled use Diversity programmes to focus ... Read more
Are you or your firm considering expanding your business activities in Asian markets? Wondering how to shape your business entry plan for Japan or Korea? Do you want to improve your knowledge of the Japanese / Korean language, cultures and business practices in order to succeed in these respective countries?
The Executive Training Programme (ETP) provides a unique opportunity ... Read more
The November 2012 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online!
“British Business Awards 2012”
BCCJ 2012 British Business Awards - winners and photos
Investment: Beyond the Bright Lights - locating outside Tokyo
Access to Success - benefits of doing business in Kobe
Business Survey: Economy expected to improve over longer term
Creative: David Bowie and Me
The Next Industrial Revolution? Tokyo ... Read more
We are delighted to welcome Ashfield Japan as the newest Entrepreneur member of the BCCJ!
Ashfield Japan, a wholly owned subsidiary of the market-leading Ashfield Group of companies, is a Contract Sales Organisation that provides outsourced sales solutions to the pharmaceutical industry.
The Ashfield Group is headquartered in the UK, with assets and operations in over 23 countries ... Read more
The Foreign Chambers in Japan Business Confidence Survey has become a widely-accepted bi-annual barometer for the sentiments of foreign business leaders, their views on the Japanese economy, and their own business performance.
Since the Survey's inception in Spring 2002, the results have become a valuable tool not only for Chambers and related embassies, but also for the ... Read more
The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) was delighted to welcome almost 200 guests to the 2012 British Business Awards (BBA), held on the evening of November 2 in the luxurious surroundings of the Conrad Tokyo.
Organised for the fifth consecutive year, the event was supported by an exciting range of member companies and friends.
The 2012 ... Read more