BCCJ members consider work-place innovation

Nov. 29, 2018 | Event Round Ups

Organisations need to enable, incentivise and impose changes to Japan’s working environment to help promote agile working and better work-life balance for their staff, according to representatives of BCCJ member firms who joined a BCCJ workshop on November 21. Unlike flexible working—which focuses on hours of work and working remotely—agile working is defined by UK ... Read more

2018 BBA Winner Profile: UK–Japan Partnership – Japan House London

Nov. 29, 2018 | British Business Awards

  A mere five months into operations, Japan House London has scooped a 2018 British Business Award in the category of UK–Japan Partnership at the BCCJ’s gala ceremony on November 2. The new cultural home of Japan in London was commended for its efforts to build lasting partnerships between Japan and the UK. Since opening on Kensington ... Read more

Japan in the News: Nov 24 - Nov 30

Nov. 29, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   IMF warns Japan of over 25% economic shrinkage in 40 years EU executive wants bloc to go climate neutral by 2050 Aging Japan faces 25% drop in GDP, IMF warns Mileage-based auto tax eyed Companies may be obliged to keep workers until 70 Lower House passes foreign workers bill Japan inflation steady ... Read more

Japan in the news: Nov 17- Nov 23

Nov. 22, 2018 | EBC News

The latest in Japan / UK news : Japan inflation steady at 1.0% in Oct. Japan ranks low for skilled foreign staff LDP pens measures to cushion tax hike Japan panel urges total split of handset and service prices Japan exports up in October, but not enough to erase deficit EU set to tighten rules on FDI Japan aims ... Read more

2018 BBA Winner Profile: Entrepreneur of the Year – Noriko Sawayama

Nov. 16, 2018 | British Business Awards

Enthused by the accolade of a 2018 British Business Award, Noriko Sawayama is brimming with new ideas to build on her work promoting British interior design in Japan. The president of the Japan-based British Associates of British Interior Design (BABID) fought off competition from six individuals to scoop the Entrepreneur of the Year trophy at the BCCJ’s ... Read more

Barclays shares expertise on disaster preparedness

Nov. 16, 2018 | Event Round Ups

Though most disaster preparedness in Tokyo focuses on what to do in the case of an earthquake or tsunami, BCCJ Platinum Member Barclays has shared that the probability of a flood is much higher. At a BCCJ risk seminar, in October, the firm outlined why Tokyo is at risk of flooding, what residents might expect if a flood ... Read more

Leaders share how D&I can shape Tokyo, London

Nov. 16, 2018 | Event Round Ups

On the 54th anniversary of the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, October 10, the BCCJ held an exclusive event at the British Embassy in Tokyo featuring guest speakers Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, and Dame Inga Beale, chief executive officer of Lloyd’s of London, a leading insurance market providing specialist insurance services to businesses in more than ... Read more

Japan in the news: Nov 12- Nov 16

Nov. 14, 2018 | EBC News

Japan producer price up for 22 months in now Abe calls for steps to boost Japan's domestic demand Asian nations unlikely to reach RCEP free trade deal by year-end Japan, EU cars seen in cross-hairs as White House weighs recommended tariffs on national security grounds 4 automakers enjoy sales, profit growth Japan's Oct. economy watcher sentiment ... Read more

British Council Report - Women, Power, and Politics: What’s Changed in 100 Years?

Nov. 13, 2018

[Taken from British Council's report, "Women in Politics - What Changed in 100 Years?"] Given that 2018 is the centenary of some women gaining the vote in the UK, the British Council has commissioned this research to map and understand the key developments of women’s role in politics in the UK and around the world over the ... Read more

Upcoming Rugby Games for England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Nov. 9, 2018 | Community

England v All Blacks: Saturday, Nov 10 at midnight Wales v Australia: Sunday, Nov 11 at 2:20am Ireland v Argentina: Sunday, Nov 11 at 3:30am Wales v Tonga: Saturday, Nov 17 at 11:30pm Scotland v South Africa: Sunday, Nov 18 at 2:20am Ireland v All Blacks: Sunday, Nov 18 at 4:00am Scotland v ... Read more