2018

2018 Global Outlook

Feb. 16, 2018 | Business News

Sunnier global economy brightens Japan outlook The new year has barely begun and market turbulence has helped shatter any complacency over the world economy. Yet, despite renewed volatility abroad and in Japan, analysts see a brighter global outlook aiding the world’s third-biggest economy in the Year of the Dog. Speaking at the BCCJ’s “2018 Global Forecast ... Read more

London Symphony Orchestra visit to Japan

Feb. 15, 2018 | Community

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will be performing in Japan for a series of events: LSO PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE5 March, private reception at the Residence of the British Ambassador6 March, Tokyo Opera City8 March, Osaka Symphony HallLSO WITH SIR SIMON RATTLE23 through to 29 September, Osaka, Tokyo, YokohamaIncl. private reception at the Residence of the British AmbassadorMore information and ... Read more

Japan in the News: 9 Feb - 15 Feb

Feb. 14, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan's economic growth seen on track despite market swingsJapan's new business code to call for more outside directorsLongest growth streak since bubble Japan GDP expands 0.5% in Oct.-Dec., marks longest growth run in 28 yrs April 1 marks start of Japan’s new medical fees and processes ... Read more

Seizing the Moment with BCCJ Executive Director, Lori Henderson

Feb. 9, 2018 | Business News

Steve Crane of Export to Japan has a talk with Lori Henderson, Executive Director of the BCCJ about doing business in Japan. Discussed are topics including engaging Japanese socierty, the tourism boom as part of Abenomics, insider tips and how the BCCJ can offer support to businesses operating in the country.Find the podcast on iTunes HERE or ... Read more

Japan in the News: 3 Feb - 9 Feb

Feb. 9, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in the Japan News:  Japan reports current account surplus of 797.2 bil. yen in Dec. Japan's lopsided economic revival enters sixth year Japanese companies turn to biomass to clean up coal power Japan should increase fees government pays for home-based medical services: policy panel Real wages see 1st fall in 2 yrs on ... Read more

Members Choose New Logo to Mark 70 Years of the BCCJ

Feb. 1, 2018 | Community

  Member votes have been tallied, feedback has been received and final tweaks have been made. The BCCJ is excited to unveil a special logo to commemorate 70 years of strengthening business ties between the UK and Japan. A chamber that is modern, approachable and focused on UK-Japan relations is the message the BCCJ aims to convey with its ... Read more

Labour Management (Revision of Employment Security Act)

Feb. 1, 2018 | Business News

BCCJ member, Nagamine Mishima reports: A revised Employment Security Act came into force on January 1st, 2018 to match the needs of job seekers and employers. It is expected that this change will let those groups connect properly and smoothly.Under the revised Act, employers have to clarify their working conditions at the following junctures:(1) At the ... Read more

Japan in the News: 27 Jan - 2 Feb

Feb. 1, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan automakers' global output up 5% in 2017 Japan to offer one-stop e-filing for businesses Japan Post group to target startups with new investment arm EU ready to hit back if Trump imposes anti-EU trade measures Japan's labour crunch leads to tightest job market in 40 years Abe plays down ... Read more

Welcome: AC Global Solutions

Jan. 29, 2018 | New Members

We are proud and excited to welcome AC Global Solutions With almost 30 years of experience, AC Global Solutions is a specialist in the placement of professionals in the technology, financial services, consulting and life sciences industries in Japan. Whether you are a candidate looking for a career move, or a client company looking to fill a position ... Read more

Increased Trade and Investment for UK-Japan Relations

Jan. 26, 2018 | Business News

The new year ushered in the longest period of growth in more than twenty years for the Japanese market. On January 9th, the Nikkei stock average rose by 0.6%, marking a 26 year high, only to grow more from there on out. This can be explained through Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's successful Abenomics reform programme to ... Read more