Japan in the news: Dec 18 - Dec 25

Dec. 18, 2015 | Business News

The latest developments in the Japanese news Japan's curious passion for the business novel Bank of Japan moves to boost economy EU pushes Japan to reach FTA in 2016 or else face renewed skepticism Toyota to buy stake in artificial intelligence firm Japan panel proposes cutting smartphone charges to 5,000 yen or less Ruling bloc adopts ... Read more

2015: What a year (Executive Director's Message, Dec 2015)

Dec. 18, 2015 | Leaders

Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Lori Henderson MBE, reflects on a record-breaking year As another year draws to a close at the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), we can look back with satisfaction on how we’ve strengthened our community, taken on new challenges and delivered bigger and better events. The ... Read more

Resilience in Business (President's Message, Dec. 2015)

Dec. 17, 2015 | Leaders

In the current issue of ACUMEN, David Bickle, President of the BCCJ, celebrates success and looks ahead. In a recent Financial Times article, Risto Siilasmaa, chairman of Nokia, introduced a word that he feels is one of the most important in Finnish culture. Sisu, he explained, means “a mix of perseverance, determination, guts. Never give up. Go through ... Read more

Welcome: Macquarie

Dec. 17, 2015 | New Members

***Delighted to welcome Macquarie as the newest Corporate Plus member of the BCCJ*** With an established presence of more than 3,500 staff across 14 locations in 11 markets, Macquarie Group has been delivering opportunities for their Asian clients for more than twenty years. Macquarie is a global financial services provider and acts primarily as an investment intermediary ... Read more

December 2015 ACUMEN Now Online

Dec. 17, 2015 | BCCJ ACUMEN

The December 2015 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! Top story BCCJ 2015 British Business Awards Others Top tech and brands turn heads From respected heritage to futuristic vehicles  Japan know-how to boost UK firm Cheese and … beer Carbon-neutral first HQ invariably gets it wrong about Japan Teatime together 70 years on Read the full edition here ... Read more

Diversity and Inclusion - Action Speaks Louder than Words

Dec. 16, 2015 | Event Round Ups

The BCCJ is fully committed to supporting diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. On Nov 26, as part of a D&I programme of events we hosted "Diversity - the global standard, with GSK". BCCJ members and invited guests heard from Claire Thomas, Senior Vice President, Human Resources for GlaxoSmithKline, and Outstanding European Woman of Achievement in ... Read more

Welcome: Swan & Lion

Dec. 15, 2015 | New Members

***Delighted to welcome Swan & Lion as the newest Entrepreneur member of the BCCJ*** Established in 2013 in Tokyo, Swan & Lion is owned and operated by Ian Gibbins, a British born lawyer who worked for many years in the film business. Swan & Lion takes classic British cooking and adds modern, fresh flavours accumulated by the owner and his team ... Read more

2015 BBA Winner Profile: Company of the Year - Arup

Dec. 15, 2015 | British Business Awards

The eighth British Business Awards were held on 13th November, 2015 at the Palace Hotel Tokyo | Arup, UK-headquartered international engineering consulting firm, was named Company of the Year. In 2015, British Business Awards (BBA) Company of the Year nominees were required to show excellence and outstanding achievement in all aspects of their organisation in Japan, focusing on the ... Read more

'Tis the season to network

Dec. 11, 2015 | Event Round Ups

On December 10, BCCJ members attended the 22nd Joint Chamber Bonenkai 2015, an end-of-year networking party drawing a diverse crowd of approximately three hundred business people from various chambers of commerce in Japan to the Canadian embassy in Tokyo. Members gathered in the great hall, which was illuminated by a magnificent Christmas tree and adorned with bright and ... Read more

A Night of Intercultural Street Rugby

Dec. 10, 2015 | Community

Preparing for the 2019 Rugby World Cup! At "Night Street Rugby" on the evening of December 8, over 500 visitors and 150 players from around ten different countries participated in the intercultural sports event, with international food and drink stalls set up around the pitch. Organisers and players were honoured to welcome members of the Japan women's ... Read more