January 2018 ACUMEN now online

Jan. 23, 2018 | BCCJ ACUMEN

The January 2018 edition of BCCJ ACUMEN is now online! Top stories: Strength in numbers The growth of Japan's equality, diversity and inclusion groups   Ian de Stains OBE (8 December, 1948 - 18 December, 2017)BCCJ executive director for 24 years and prolific BCCJ ACUMEN writer   Happy New Year!Message to the UK community in Japan from British ... Read more

Japan in the News: 20 Jan - 26 Jan

Jan. 23, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in the Japan news:  UPDATE: Japan exports up 12%, imports rise 14% in 2017 in lift for economy Japan posts trade surplus in 2017 for 2nd straight year on strong exports Japan's career women see little to cheer since Abe empowerment vow Trans-Pacific trade pact, without U.S., to be signed in March Motegi ... Read more

European Business Council Japanese Business Environment Report of 2017

Jan. 19, 2018 | EBC News

Newly available to both English and Japanese readers, the EBC announces the arrival of its 2017 Business Environment report. A detailed report consisting of 27 chapters, each written with expertise summarisations, gives a hopeful outlook for the future of European and Japanese trade relations. Trade and investment is expected to take off in 2018 as the prospective Economic ... Read more

Japan Tax Changes Affect Foreign Residents

Jan. 16, 2018 | Event Round Ups

  Marilyn Monroe had the seven-year itch, but foreign residents in Japan might start getting itchy feet after nine years to avoid getting dragged into the inheritance tax net. That was the message from the BCCJ’s toolbox event, “What you need to know about Japan’s Inheritance and Gift Tax,” which was presented by BCCJ Corporate Plus member ... Read more

Japan in the News: 13 Jan - 19 Jan

Jan. 16, 2018 | EBC News

The latest developments in the Japan news:  Japan business lobby seconds call for 3% pay hikes Japan's intellectual property generating revenue at record pace Japan's wholesale prices in 2017 log 1st rise in 3 yrs  Japan's largest business lobby seeks 3% pay hike as 'social demand' In rare dissent, Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan ... Read more

BCCJ 70th Anniversary Logo - You Decide!

Jan. 12, 2018 | Community

To commemorate 70 years of strengthening business ties between the UK and Japan, we are excited to be marking our milestone anniversary with the launch of a special logo. Among other celebratory projects for our platinum year, this project is designed to reflect the long-standing cultural and commercial successes of the Chamber and its members, while symbolising a ... Read more

Japan in the News: 6 Jan - 12 Jan

Jan. 12, 2018 | Business News

The latest developments in the Japan news: Japan real wage Up 0.1 pct in Nov.World Bank estimates 2018 growth for Japan at 1.3%, world at 3.1%Japan's NEC buying midtier British IT services firm for $640mNippon Express eyeing rail cargo service to Europe via ChinaJapan to fine JIS violators up to 100 million ... Read more

Tributes to Ian de Stains II

Jan. 11, 2018 | Leaders

Former Executive Director of the BCCJ (1987-2011), Ian de Stains OBE, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, Dec 18, 2017.  Messages of tribute continue to arrive at the BCCJ office and a selection of these are below. When I arrived in Japan in 1978 Ian was already an established figure within the British community. Later ... Read more

2017 BBA Winner Profile: Company of the Year - Aston Martin Lagonda

Jan. 9, 2018 | British Business Awards

The past 12 months have been good for Aston Martin Lagonda, with record profits, a lucrative Japan-UK deal and a new Tokyo brand centre, not to mention a British Business Award. The BCCJ member firm picked up the trophy of Company of the Year at the BCCJ’s headliner red carpet event in November. Aston Martin Lagonda was ... Read more