Driving On (President's Message, December 2016)

Dec. 26, 2016 | BCCJ ACUMEN

In the December issue of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, David Bickle, President of the BCCJ, talks about the success of the 2016 British Business Awards, performing beyond expectations, and bidding a fond farewell to British Ambassador, Tim Hitchens CMG. William Trubridge, a UK-born New Zealander, holds the free diving world record. When asked what drives him to plunge ... Read more

A Change in Season (Executive Director's Message, December 2016)

Dec. 26, 2016 | BCCJ ACUMEN

In the December edition of the BCCJ magazine ACUMEN, Emma Hickinbotham, interim Executive Director of the BCCJ, talks about the upcoming festive season and the diverse line-up of BCCJ events in the New Year. Winter has certainly arrived in Tokyo over the past couple of weeks. One of the many things I, like so many others, love about ... Read more

Young Professionals End of Year Party

Dec. 16, 2016 | Event Round Ups

On 15 December 2016, the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) held their very first event for young professionals co-hosted with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ). At an event for BCCJ members 35 years old or under, valuable connections were made with peers from diverse industries in a relaxed and festive setting. Young professionals ... Read more

Wishing all BCCJ Members and Friends a Successful 2017!

Dec. 15, 2016 | Community

The BCCJ team and executive committee would like to wish all members and friends a peaceful end to 2016 and inspiration and success for 2017! We very much look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events. Make the most of the diverse range of networking and learning opportunities offered by the BCCJ events programme. From top CEO ... Read more

'Premium Friday' to Start in February

Dec. 15, 2016 | Business News

The Japan News reports: The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry and consumption-related organizations in the private sector decided on 12 December to launch on Feb. 24 next year the “Premium Friday” campaign to promote shopping and eating out on the last Friday of each month. The public and private sectors aim to help boost consumption through the envisioned ... Read more

Japan in the News Dec 10 - 16

Dec. 15, 2016 | Business News

The latest developments in the Japanese news Japan parliament legalises casinos Japanese brewer Asahi to buy East Europe beer brands for $8B Japan to lower purchase prices for solar, wind power At conference on empowering women, Abe pledges action amid Japan’s poor global rankings ‘Premium Friday’ to start in Feb. Japan to adopt annual drug price reviews ... Read more

Volunteer Recruitment for 2020 Olympics to Start in 2017

Dec. 14, 2016 | Community

Tokyo Time Out reports: Preparations for the big show in 2020 are slowly but surely being ramped up, with the ground finally broken at the old National Stadium site last week. One of the more pertinent things to arrange before the actual games kick off is a full-scale army of volunteers, so to make sure they don't ... Read more

Labour Shortages in Japan

Dec. 13, 2016 | Business News

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports: Companies in specific industrial sectors, especially restaurants and the construction industry, are struggling with a serious shortage of workers. There is also a widening gap between employers and job seekers over the terms and conditions of employment, such as low wages. The government and business circles aim to increase the working population to help ... Read more

2016 BBA Winner Profile: Community Contribution – Klein Dytham architecture

Dec. 12, 2016 | British Business Awards

Ninth annual British Business Awards (BBA) ceremony held on November 11 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Tokyo | Klein Dytham architecture receives Community Contribution trophy. The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 British Business Awards (BBA) trophy for Community Contribution award: Klein Dytham Architecture. Klein Dytham architecture wass recognised ... Read more

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt at the BCCJ

Dec. 9, 2016 | Event Round Ups

On the morning of 9 December 2016, Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, was welcomed by BCCJ members and guests on the 24th floor of The Peninsula Tokyo where he spoke over breakfast about his responsibility for the business, policies, and finances of the Department of Health, his former role as Culture Secretary in ... Read more