2013

Strategic Alliances (President's Message, Dec 2013)

Dec. 20, 2013 | Leaders

Building partnerships with key agencies, market players On 25 November, the Export to Japan digital platform was officially launched, at a ceremony hosted by British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens. The website was initiated by a team at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Japan, and the chamber is one of three strategic partners, along with British Airways Japan and ... Read more

Diversity in Action (Executive Director's Message, Dec 2013)

Dec. 20, 2013 | Leaders

Conveying the varied cultural and commercial fabric of a 21st century nation It’s been another jam-packed month at the BCCJ, throughout which I’ve been reminded of the important role we play, here in Japan, in highlighting the cultural and commercial diversity of the UK. On 26 November, I attended the annual gala dinner of the Japan ... Read more

Welcome: deVere Group Tokyo K.K.

Dec. 19, 2013 | New Members

We are delighted to welcome deVere Group Tokyo K.K. as the newest Corporate member of the BCCJ! Tony Evans, Area Manager, Japan & Korea writes: deVere Group Tokyo K.K is part of the deVere Group, the world's largest independent international financial consultancy. We assist expatriate clients and international investors with choosing the right savings or investment ... Read more

December 2013 ACUMEN now online

Dec. 16, 2013 | BCCJ ACUMEN

The December 2013 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! "Defend, Detect, Destroy" London and Tokyo trade military assets in security pacts for peace and relief Also featuring . . . New Defence Attache Starts Tokyo Mission Closest of Allies - Push for enhanced UK–Japan ties in security, energy and investment UKTI Creates Export Website The Role of Roast in Early ... Read more

Welcome: Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Dec. 15, 2013 | New Members

We are delighted to welcome Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. as the newest Corporate member of the BCCJ! Mitsui Fudosan says: We are the largest and leading real estate developer in Japan and our business is now expanding worldwide, supported by our corporate motto: “Urban Enrichment and Comfort". Our business portfolio is as follows: Urban Development “Tokyo Midtown”, ”Nihonbashi ... Read more

BCCJ event with Lifenet's Daisuke Iwase appears on NHK

Dec. 15, 2013 | Event Round Ups

A BCCJ "Inside My Company" event has been featured by Japan's national broadcaster, NHK. In October, the BCCJ was delighted to host a lunch time session with Daisuke Iwase, co-founder of Lifenet Insurance Company,  at the Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo. Iwase, who grew up in Bromley, Kent, gave a talk on "Can Entrepreneurs Save Japan?" before answering questions ... Read more

Japan Wine Challenge - Feb 7 2014

Dec. 13, 2013 | Member News

On the February 7 2014, the 16th Japan Wine Challenge will be held as a fundraiser for the charity NPO Wine into Water. Since 2011, NPO Wine into Water has channeled funds into providing everday drinking water to some of the one billion people around the world who do not have access. As well as helping to raise ... Read more

Languages for the Future, report commissioned by British Council

Dec. 13, 2013

It is a widely held – if not undisputed – view that the UK is lacking foreign language skills, partly because English is now recognised as the language of international communication. The "Languages for the Future" report seeks to provide a strategic analysis of the UK’s long-term language needs, by scoring different languages against a variety of economic, geopolitical ... Read more

Nuclear: Better and Safer than Fire?

Dec. 10, 2013 | Event Round Ups

On December 9 we were very pleased to host a Brown Bag Lunch session, "Nuclear: Better and Safer than Fire?" led by Dr Keith Franklin, First Secretary (Nuclear), British Embassy Tokyo and Dr Wade Allison, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Oxford University. (L-R, Dr Wade Allison, Oxford University; Alison Beale, Oxford University Japan Office, Dr Keith Franklin, British Embassy ... Read more

2013 British Business Awards: Video Highlights

Dec. 10, 2013 | British Business Awards

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) was delighted to welcome over 220 guests to the 2013 British Business Awards (BBA), held in the luxurious surroundings of the Mandarin Oriental on the evening of November 1. Organised for the sixth consecutive year, the event was supported by an exciting range of member companies and friends. Inter FM ... Read more