2018

Welcome: IDC. International

Dec. 20, 2018 | New Members

The BCCJ is delighted to welcome new Entrepreneur member, IDC. International IDC. International Ltd.Co runs two schools in different industries and one international social club. The International Cross Culture Academy Tokyo has been certified in the U.K. as an international etiquette and cross culture specialist in 2018. We provide international business etiquette, protocol, and cross culture ... Read more

Welcome: Mayer Brown

Dec. 19, 2018 | New Members

The BCCJ is delighted to welcome Mayer Brown GJBJ as a corporate member!Mayer Brown has long served an impressive roster of Japan-based multinational corporations and financial institutions, including their international affiliates. The March 2018 opening of Mayer Brown’s Tokyo office advances our firm-wide goal of fully supporting our Japanese clients in the countries and regions where ... Read more

Twenty years of Japan–UK science collaboration

Dec. 14, 2018 | Community

The Millennium Science Forum (MSF) has marked the 20th anniversary of its Sir Martin Wood Prize with a special ceremony in Tokyo, in November. The event was attended by scientific experts from Japan and the UK as well as representatives of both countries’ governments, all of whom praised the prize for boosting UK–Japan ties. Named after esteemed ... Read more

Japan in the News: December 9 - December 15

Dec. 13, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in Japanese news:   It's official: Japan enjoys its second-longest postwar expansion Faster bullet train aims to give airlines a run for their money Japan considers tighter antitrust rules on US tech giants Japan’s year symbolized by ‘disaster’ British PM May wins no-confidence vote by MPs unhappy over Brexit Behind-the-scenes moves led to Japan ... Read more

2018 BCCJ Event Highlights

Dec. 13, 2018

Thank you for sharing an extraordinary 2018 with us, here are a few event highlights! Read more

2018 BBA Winner Profile: Social/Environmental Contribution – ESR

Dec. 12, 2018 | British Business Awards

ESR has expressed gratitude to the British Business Award judges for “validating” its once debated community efforts, with the presentation of the 2018 Social/Environmental Contribution trophy.The Asia-Pacific-focused logistics real estate and fund management platform was presented with the sought-after gong at the BCCJ’s red carpet gala on November 2. It was recognised for establishing onsite ... Read more

Joint Chambers of Commerce in Japan Rugby Alliance - Logo Design VOTE NOW

Dec. 10, 2018 | Community

  Rugby Alliance The Rugby Alliance 'Joint Chambers of Commerce in Japan Rugby Alliance' was launched in Tokyo on September 19, 2018 at a special Joint-Chamber “RWC 2019 - One Year to Go” event.   The Alliance is comprised of 8 international Chambers of Commerce in Japan, who have national teams participating in the Rugby World Cup 2019 tournament. With the ... Read more

2018 BBA Winner Profile: Company of the Year- AstraZeneca Japan

Dec. 7, 2018 | British Business Awards

For AstraZeneca Japan (AZKK), 2018 has been a year of firsts: a record number of treatments launched in ground-breaking time, a diversity and inclusion director appointed, a sustainability benchmark reached and a British Business Award (BBA) on display in its Tokyo office. The global biopharmaceutical business received the coveted 2018 Company of the Year trophy at the BCCJ ... Read more

Unlocking Japan’s hidden corporate value

Dec. 6, 2018 | Event Round Ups

Japan’s corporate governance practices have been boosted by reforms including corporate governance and stewardship codes, improving the nation’s reputation among global investors. Yet Ryohei Yanagi, chief financial officer (CFO) of Japanese pharmaceutical giant Eisai Co., Ltd., sees even greater potential for Japan to increase market value, if it can successfully add the return on equity (ROE ... Read more

Japan in the News: December 1 - December 8

Dec. 6, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in Japanese news: Economy seen sharply shrinking in Q3 Asian stocks retreat as trade worries sour mood Japan enacts law allowing private firms to operate water services British Museum to hold largest-ever manga exhibition outside Japan Japan's SDF to get power to counter cyber-attacks when vital infrastructure at risk Diet group compiles bill to ... Read more