2018

Virtual Reality Meets Fashion Week

March 16, 2018 | Embassy News

“Britishness” ? a trending word in the current fashion scene, but what is it? Explore the world of high quality women’s fashion from the UK at this interactive event. Understand the true context of “Britishness” in fashion.Through a fully immersive VR experience you can explore inside the British Ambassador’s Residence discovering the latest collections of 18 ... Read more

Japan in the News: 9 Mar - 15 Mar

March 15, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in the Japan news:  EU appeals to Trump: 'make trade, not ear' Japan's big firms to raise wages, but figures fall short of Abe's 3% target FSA urges increasing female board members Narita airport to get 3rd runway to meet demand, operate longer Watchdog warns trade tariffs would slow world growth upswing OECD ... Read more

Moving money to UK? Transferwise fees are going down

March 14, 2018 | Community

Hello, TransferWise has some great news. Launched in 2011, TransferWise is a UK based peer-to-peer money transfer service. Sending money around the world is expensive, but using Transferwise allows people to send their money abroad at the lowest possible cost. It supports more than 300 currencies and multi-currency accounts.   On March 15th, fees on all transfers from JPY ... Read more

UK Vs Japan - Fed Cup Tickets on Sale!

March 14, 2018 | Community

Great Britain have drawn Japan in the World Group 2 Play-Off of the Fed Cup, set to be held on April 21-22. Tickets for the match are available on the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) website between March 14-18. Following this window, it will still be able to purchase tickets from the Japan Tennis Association website (Japanese only). The ... Read more

Joining the World of E-Commerce with Export To Japan

March 12, 2018 | Export to Japan

Export to Japan will be offering a free webinar on infiltrating Rakuten, the largest market of e-Commerce in Japan Thursday March 29 17:00 Japan time and 9:00 AM UK time. Guest speaker Katsuhiko Kayama, International Merchant Developer, who assists online sellers with Rakuten will be there to provide tips for curious entrepreneurs. Japan serves as the ... Read more

The Pledge for Equality and Press for Progress

March 9, 2018 | Community

  In a win for good governance, in 2012 we moved to a fully open and democratic system for electing our Executive Committee (Excom) members. The annual Excom election ultimately determines which members will shape and influence the overall strategic direction of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ). That same year, we pledged our commitment to diversity ... Read more

Ushering in the new EPA deal

March 9, 2018 | EBC News

On February 28, the EBC was pleased to host an event, in cooperation with the Delegation to Japan and the EU-Japan for Industrial Cooperation, called Mission Accomplished - The EU-Japan EPA Agreement: A Time to Celebrate. Over 200 people from companies and embassies attended the seminar, including key speakers:H.E. Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura, Ambassador of the EU ... Read more

Japan in the News: 2 Mar - 8 Mar

March 8, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan GDP grows at much faster annual rate of 1.6% in Oct.-Dec. Imported auto sales down 2.4% in February Aluminium premiums set for 30% hike in Japan as US curbs loom Cabinet approves plans to improve preliminary GDP accuracy Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs have Japan in ... Read more

Japan in the news: 23 Feb - 1 Mar

March 1, 2018 | EBC News

The latest development in the Japan news:  US amenable to trade talks with Japan, 4 other TPP members: USTR Gov't to remove contentious part in labor reform draft bill: Abe Lower House approves largest budget Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6% EU, Japan seek to push through trade deal before Brexit Japanese megabanks ... Read more

Help Make A Change for International Women's Day 2018

Feb. 28, 2018 | Community

March 8 marks this year's International Women's Day (IWD), a global day celebrating women's achievements in cultural, social, economic, and political advancements. It also stands as a pledge for gender parity and equal opportunity for women. With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over ... Read more