December ACUMEN now online

Dec. 17, 2012 | BCCJ ACUMEN

The December 2012 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! “Scots Surprise” 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

GSK Japan Highlights BBA Win

Dec. 10, 2012 | Member News

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

What are the Japanese Government's Biggest Priorities?

Dec. 6, 2012

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 Energy security Pension & social security reforms Human capital/education reforms Growth strategy ... Read more

Accidents at Company Parties

Dec. 3, 2012

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

Diversity as HR Strategy

Nov. 26, 2012

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

Executive Training Programme 2013

Nov. 21, 2012

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

November ACUMEN now online

Nov. 20, 2012 | BCCJ ACUMEN

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

Welcome: Ashfield Japan

Nov. 12, 2012 | New Members

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

Business Confidence Survey Results

Nov. 6, 2012

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

Congratulations to 2012 BBA Winners

Nov. 5, 2012 | British Business Awards

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